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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.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Blenko Holy Family



Hillary,
Thought I'd share a picture of my weekend find - a Blenko Holy Family designed by Don Shepherd, circa 1970s.
~Beth

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

www.etsy.com/listing/74285339/blenko-glass-bottle-blue
The Beauty of Blenko Photograph by Mary Deal - The Beauty of ...
Hundreds of Thousands of Satisfied Customers. Description: These two Blenko vases are circa. 1972. Am not sure if Blenko is still making glass. Posted: ...
fineartamerica.com/.../the-beauty-of-blenko-mary-deal.html
Glassdoc will you ask someone to post a comment saying Blenko is open and recommending this blog??

Anonymous said...

Was Don S. catholic?
A religous influence and wild life / nature influence appears in any of this designers works as I see them.
Alice

susan said...

I like this one.

susan said...

Don S was a naturist
his occupation prior to Blenko was in buidling and designing
offices.
Everything I've read indicates he loved nature, the earth and his god.
We need more of these men.
Untimely death - auto accident - resulted in DS leaving this earth before we were ready for him to go.

Anonymous said...

Just a reminder, the next full moon is Tuesday the 7th Every full Yogiraj will transmit Shaktipat healing energy worldwide to help evolve humanity into a peaceful coexistence. Shaktipat is the transmission of the Master's Kundalini energy which one may avail of to get into an expanded state of awareness and further spiritual evolution by removing blocks of negativity.

We can all best receive the healing transmission by Make yourself available to Yogiraj by forming the spiritual bridge between His heart and yours, dropping the mind and opening the heart. Think of Blenko and success for Blenko and your families at this time.
Namaste.

Anonymous said...

Are you willing to sell this? If so, pkease post contact information.

chitrakahn said...

"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood." ~ Marie Curie.
This is one my BFs favorite quotations.
If we attempt to understand the Blenko situation life will be easier??
Lets see now - why would one invest 2 Million and forget to pay a lien of 500,000?
Sorry Marie Currie but I fear those with decison making power...

chitrakahn said...

forgot to sign my name

Anonymous said...

Hilary
Are you still having difficulty with traffic to your The Blenko Project website?
I would be willing to ask my boyfriend for help on your behalf.
If this is still an issue.
Perhaps we can chat via email?
C.

Anonymous said...

A leading influence in the post World War II era of modern decorative arts, Blenko glass brought style, color and utility to that market. Now identified as mid century modern this economical line of art glassware is currently enjoying renewed interest by older collectors and new interest by young collectors on a budget. Quote from a local magazine.
Young Collectors on a budget? Most of you are over 50 and have no budget.
Suzanne

Anonymous said...

Karmanye vadhikaraste ma phaleshu kadachna Karmaphalehtur bhurma te sangostvakarmani. -You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action। Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty.

Anonymous said...

Suzanne
I know you are under 30 or just turning 30
and a good number of the people I sell to from this blog are under 35.
Gene

Anonymous said...

Anonymous
Here in West Virginia we have a church on every corner and a bar down the street from each corner.
We don't need an annonymous blog preacher or saver of souls.
Blenko Blenko Blenko

Anonymous said...

A few years ago, I met Mr. Blenko when he was applying his signature to a couple of pieces at a Hallmark story. He told me that the holy family piece is very valuable...some have sold vor over $1000. Just an FYI

Anonymous said...

This piece is very valuable. More than you may know.