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.
Saturday, May 07, 2011
Mother's Day Gift? Blenko Resources
My Mom is a Blenko wanna be collector.
Its late (5/1) , can you offer suggestions
for Mom Day purchase?
Mimi, All collectors love books. My favorite are pictured here.
Blenko Glass 1930 - 1953 is my 1st choice for a Blenko resource book - Eigle, Wilson and Rick Blenko put together this bible of early Blenko.
The book is out of print but can be found on line for cost of $79 to $130. If the collector in your family doesn't own this - give them a gift card with note saying you're having the book sent!
Check with the collector - most serious collectors own this volume.
Lisa Pina -
The Pina books have a few mislabeled photos , having said this - let me say you must own the entire collection. One can often find these books in 2nd hand shops or order from amazon.com.
Pina loves American Glass, she made many friends at Blenko Glass factory while researching her books.