Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Who is Shorty Finley? Continued

The work of Everette "Shorty" Finley can be seen in many museums: The Wheaton Museum, The Huntington Museum, and the Blenko Museum (upstairs at the Visitors Center in Milton).WV Dept of History and Culture, Corning Glass Museum and the Wheaton Museum.

Shorty Finley, age 80+ a widower remains in his cottage down the hill from Mr. Bill Blenko’s home in Milton,WV He returns to Blenko during the Festival of Glass or any special event Blenko invites the retired workers to attend.
Shorty worked with designers Anderson, Myers, Nickerson, Shepherd, Husted and Carter.
Shorty Finley remains very loyal to Blenko and grateful for the skills he learned while at Blenko.


DrAnnu said...

If we can't buy the glass
why show up the photos?

DrAnnu said...

While I appreciate all information about my new obsession. Don't show me glass I can't purchase.