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.
Monday, May 02, 2011
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Without seeing the item I wouldn't attempt to make a judgement. Osburn Glass in Milton, WVa. is known for his use of color. This appears to be a pure red, so perhaps its an older Blenko pitcher.
If you have not visited the Blenko Glass factory in Milton, WV plan to do so this summer. With the continued high cost of gas, and doing business in WV who knows how long we'll continue to have glass factories - currently we have Appalachain, Fenton, Osburn, Hinkle and Blenko all within a 4 hour drive. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send you a map of WV Glass sites. When you visit WV take time to see the Blenko Glass Museum upstairs at Blenko - the Huntington Museum of Art also has a WV and American Glass display, the WV Culture Center has a section devoted to WV Glass. Also the Museum of American Glass is located in Weston ( near Appalachain Glass) it is a must see for any collector of American Glass.