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.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Blenko Bowls

Hillary: I want to use Blenko in my August beach wedding, I bought 3 dozen candle holders and now I'm looking for bowls to use as center pieces. Suggestions? Tonya
Tonya - The Blenko Glass website www.blenkoglass.com online store contains photos of a dozen bowls currently being produced at Blenko.
These are available in a variety of colors. The star and clam bowls are pictured below.
My favorite Blenko bowl is bonnet shaped, it was designed by Don Shepperd in 85 usually in crystal. This can be found in antique and flea markets.
One other comment in April Blenko often makes baskets with handles - these could easily be used for center pieces.