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 31, 2011
WV Birthday Vase - Update
We will be posting a photo this week - Aarlon Bayliss designed the vase - he's designed the three prior and all have been 'better than great', Bayliss understands the "Birthday Collectors" and he wants to produce a very special piece each year.
Rumor has it that this year he is using Blue and Gold and the Vase will be shaped like a guitar - but you know the rumor mill in West Virginia - - - so my suggestion is you return to the Blog this week to see an actual photo.
If you haven't made reservation do so today - arrive early by 7 am (some folks come the night before and sit to talk all evening about Blenko and collecting) In past years as long as you arrive and are in line by 7am your chances of leaving with a WV Birthday Vase are extremely high.
Note: Les Womack ( retired Blenko Glass blower / finisher and Foreman ) will be returning for the 'Festival of Glass' - make plans to attend and bring your children, grandchildren and camera. Watching Les Womack create glass is
one of the most exciting events at Blenko.