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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.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Why I love Ruby Blenko - A Photo in place of 1,000 words.

Blenko. Blenko. Blenko. Blenko. BLenko. Blenko. Blenko Glass. Blenko. Blenko.
Most serious Blenko Collectors love RUBY BLENKO.
The Ruby color in pre 1985 is said to be richer, and more translucent. Study Bruce's photos compared with current ruby color and you too will see the difference.
I must admit I'm one of those collectors who love 'all' Ruby Blenko,
Some of my favorite Blenko items are the ones being made by this moment by Randy Rider, Mark Davis and crew. The staff at Blenko is smaller than before but the quality of employee has never been higher.
The office is now more streamline, the gift shop is working to improve customer service and their knowledge of inventory and history of Blenko, the
' the factory crew' he makers of the glass are all veterans and they want to see Blenko become more successful.
You are a key ingredient in this success. You must purchase the glass! Buy new Blenko !
All Blenko is MADE IN USA! Made in West Virginia, by your friends and neighbors.
Blenko Glass. Blenko Museum. Blenko Project. Blenko Ruby.
hjh



Hi Hillary,
Thought you would enjoy a few shots from this past week. Hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. I am sending several Ruby photos tonight of some not so typical pieces. First off is this trio of some of my favorites. From left to right a Pre-designer Blenko #374 (6") thread wrapped vase, a Husted designed Blenko #538 (4"), and the Blenko Pre-designer specialty line #3625 (6") Cobweb Urn vase.
Enjoy,
Bruce S

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hilary
No need for these negative comments about the staff and workers of Blenko.
David

Hillary J Homburg said...

David
My comments were not negative.
HJH

penny said...

Hilary
Ignore David and any other persons who want to cause trouble by mis reading post.
Your loyalty to Blenko is well documented.

susan said...

David
I've read this post four times and fail to find any critical remark.
Often I send critical negative comments about Blenko and staff, these comments are not printed. My experience with Dr Homburg or my complaint is she has a bias but it isn't critical.
She refuses to see the current state of Blenko and the lack of skills in all departments.
Blenko needs to be totally revamped to be successful.