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, June 06, 2011

Osburn Modern Glass - Milton Location Closed

Pictured here are 3 of my favorite Osburn Modern Glass - designed by Dave Osburn items. Osburn closed his Milton Shop.

Dave Osburn - Owner of Osburn Modern Glass made the difficult decision to close his Milton Glass store front and take a job with Simon Pierce. (http://www.simonpearce.com/)

Osburn says the high cost of fuel, combined with the bad economy are given as reasons for closing.

He doesn't rule out reopening in the future.

There will be NO Osburn Glass Birthday Piece this year! So those lucky folks who bought one of the 50 Osburn Glass WV Birthday Pieces now have a rare Osburn Glass signed and number item.
Simon Pearce - check the website - is a good landing place for one with Osburne's talent and eye for design.


Anonymous said...

Are you sure the link is correct? When I click on it, it takes me to the website of someone in Australia. Steve

Anonymous said...

Is notorious for bad
I typed simon into google and got there.
Great glass but not very creative...

Anonymous said...

Love Simon Pearce poetry
and the store front is lovely.
Doc Glasslady speaking of brides and weddings
Simon Pearce has been the place for years.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Welcome to the new readers - I appreciate your connection to the blog - my email is theblenkoproject@aol.com if I can answer questions or assist
in your Blenko collecting or
glass addiction.

Anonymous said...

Anyone owning the clowns I would very much like to purchase.

Anonymous said...

I will sell my Osburn WV Birthday for $200 if anyone wants it.
George F
I'll be at the 17th-18th event.