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.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Don Shepherd for Blenko
Just wanted to drop a few more photos in your in-box for the blog. You are familiar with my penchant for the earlier designer pieces but these are a few from Don Shepherds tenure as designer for Blenko ( 1974-1988) that I particularly like. The trouble is I stumbled onto some black poster board and now I cannot decide which background I like better for these designs in crystal. Would love to hear some feedback from your readers. From left to right you have a 7825 decanter ( 12"), 7823 vase (11"), 7824 jug (9 1/2") from the Cumulus line. I do have another specialty line from Don in crystal that I am waiting to shoot later this summer.