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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.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Can You Help ID?



Can you tell me if this is blenko vase?
Thanks
Kayla

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

I HAVE THIS IN CRYSTAL AND SUNSHINE YELLOW
BOUGHT BOTH IN CHARLESTON AND WAS TOLD THEY WERE BLENKO
ONE HAS A SILVER HAND SO MAYBE OLDER DESIGN
MOUNTAIN RITA
ALSO TOLD DON SHEPPARD DID THE DESIGN

Anonymous said...

ONE MORE THING
I HEARD DURING THE BIRTHDAY EVENT THAT RANDY RIDER EITHER LEFT OR WAS LEAVING?
WHO CAN REPLACE HIM?
WHAT WILL THEY DO?
mOUNTAIN RITA

sweetdoc said...

Umm I have a Viking vase used for flowers that looks very similar to this one.
A 1979 catalog item.

chitrakahn said...

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chitrakahn said...

Hillary:
re: help with having the blog listed in google and other search engines.
genius is what I like to call my bff. today I'll ask him to fix this issue.
If it can be done he'll do it.

chitrakahn said...

Mountain Rita
Should Randy Rider leave
someone else will step up.
Keith Morris, Charles Chafin, Perry Bays, Powers kid. Just as when Osburn left the void was quickly filled.
Blenko is an organization no one person is essential.
As a group they create and suceed.

Anonymous said...

the base doesn't look blenko
I have the bowls similar but my blenko base isn't thick like this photo
Elle

Anonymous said...

My latest Blenko rumor is they are interviewing for the postion of general manager - which I believe was the position Gene Weekley held.
If so, this is good news for the future of Blenko.
Having experienced people with management degrees or business degrees and factory experience is imperative to regrouping for the Chapter 11.
What do you hear Hillary?
Betty Sue Scott

Anonymous said...

suceed is mispelled.

Anonymous said...

table cover is this tatting or
knitting?
Vintage?

Anonymous said...

Quite reasonable Betty
we heard the same rumor 2 weeks
ago.
We believe there is some truth, A certain Pittsburgh University job referral has a listing that could only be Blenko
how many glass factories are in need of management?
Elaine

lewisphddvm@hotmail.com said...

None of our business.
What management does or fails to do.
Glassdoc says this over and over.
Get off the rumor mill, focus on Blenko.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps asking Damon C from NYC to assist with marketing and management would be the best call in this time of peril.

Anonymous said...

they need to bring back some of the people katie got rid of for personal reasons. She got rid of some good glassmakers people who knew how to run that place.

susan said...

re: quality of blenko
one needs only to look at the photos sent by Bruce S to see that blenko glass while factory made is glass art.

susan said...

i can't tell if my comments are being accepted?
hilary the blog needs maintenance.

chitrakahn said...

Hilary
I ask my brother to send his laptop to Blenko for you, let me know if / when you receive.
He replaced a 2009 laptop.
Perhaps this will make it easier for you to write and respond.
C.

chitrakahn said...

Re: google
spoke with my best friend who says it is listed with google
So perhaps it is?
Anyone else know about these things?

Anonymous said...

Rider is at Blenko full time.

Anonymous said...

Collectors will collect
Blenko will sell
It doesn't matter if Katie or Randy or anyone else is replaced.
Buying Blenko is important.
Having a collection of quality glass.
PS Bring back the beautiful light yellow color.
I see this only in older glass.

Sourabhshakya said...

Chitra,

As you said the blog is not appearing in google so we are supposed to put the URL of this blog on this google ping service
http://blogsearch.google.com/ping
I have put the blog URL there & I am sure its going to appear in the google. I have searched keywords Blenko Glass Blog, Heart Of Glass Blog & Its showing this blog at the top.

Thanks
Sourabh

Sourabhshakya said...

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Anonymous said...

the blog still does not show up when i search for blenko on google.

Anonymous said...

COMMENTS DO NOT APPEAR BECAUSE HILLARY MODERATES THEM.

Anonymous said...

If you search for Blenko on google, the blog shows up as the last link on the second page. fyi.

Sourabhshakya said...

Dear Blogger,
Since the heading of this blog "Blogs @ herald-dispatch.com: Heart of Glass" does not have blenko word & the URL http://herald-dispatchblogs04.blogspot.com/ also does not have blenko word & hence the blog does not appear at the first page of google search.

Google first searches the word in the URLs or in the headings & later it searches the word in the underlying contents & shows result in that order.

The blog does appear if you search only word "blenko" but it shows the blog on the second page of google search.

If you search heart of glass, you can find this blog on the first page.

Chitra & Hillary if you want the blog to be searched by word "blenko", you have to change the blog name to something like "blenko heart of glass" or something else which contains word blenko in blog name.

Thanks
Sourabh

Anonymous said...

Who is Sourbaya and Chitra?
Doesn't the newspaper or blenko have an IT person?
Both of you need to get a life.
Paul J.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Hello!
Thank you for reading the blog.
#1)Randy Rider and Katie Trippe both continue to work at Blenko Glass and be successful in their desire for Blenko Glass' continued improvement and longevity.
#2) I appreciate comments for improving the blog perhaps in future send these to theblenkoproject@aol.com. I'm about 2 weeks behind on email.
#3) Chitrkahn I can't accept your offer of a laptop. While I appreciate your effort, I must refuse the laptop.
#4)Tablecloth was made in the 70s and its crochet.
#5) re: origin of glass we don't have an answer.
HJH

chitrakahn said...

Paul J.
If memory serves me correctly you are a LT in US Army.
My life is very full, we work full time at a clinic. we have a large patient load, we are deeply involved with our temple, spiritual and community groups. My personal life is also full.
While I can not speak to Sourbh's daily activites or life.
I believe each person has a right to devote their time to what ever brings them satisfaction and pleasure. The hour or so I spend weekly on glass brings me pleasure.
Your interest in the ' life' I have is not welcome.

chitrakahn said...

FYI
The blog does not have an IT person.