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, November 30, 2011
Think first of BLENKO GLASS www.blenkoglass.com
Blenko has been making snowmen ( large and now a small size $20 to $50) for a decade or more.
Ornaments ? Blenko yearly commissions a series of collector ornaments handpainted ornaments - supply is always limited.
Phone or visit Blenko Glass. You'll find Blenko has something for everyone on your shopping list
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
You own a lot of glass, may I ask what you value most?
I no longer own a lot of glass. I live in a small 3 bedroom cottage, several years ago I gifted most of my Glass to West Virginia University for display in the new Arts Building.
The items I value are those given to me, and those made or handled by Wayne Husted. ( see photo).
I'll also admit I've been saving money to purchase a JOEL PHILIP MYERS after Blenko(http://www.cmog.org/dynamic.aspx?id=1394) item.
Also on my dream list is a Marvin Lipofsky(http://www.marvinlipofsky.com/) item.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Continuing our salute to Appalachian Music, 50 of these signed and numbered 17'' tall Electric Blue Guitars will be available to our online customers (#76-#125). Each piece is skillfully crafted by our artisans and will be signed by the mold maker, Daniel Chapman.
*plus pkg. & freight charges
Winter Berry Vase
This beautifully crafted 13 1/2'' tall footed vase with swirling colors of blue, pink and white will be a beautiful addition to your collection. 30 of these beautifully crafted and numbered vases will be available to our online customers (#51-#80).
*plus pkg. & freight charges
Angel of Love
One of our best sellers, now with a new twist. The warm and vibrant colors swirling through the body of this 4'' tall miniature angel embody the feeling of love. 50 of these signed and numbered pieces will be available to our online customers (#1-#50). Each angel will be signed by retired master craftsman, Les Womack.
*plus freight charges
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Holiday Sale & Open House
November 25th - 27th
Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday Noon-5pm
Beginning Friday, November 25th and running until Sunday, November 27th; our 8th Annual Holiday Sale & Open House Event will offer our visitors an array of holiday inspired items as well as a variety of demonstrations and classes in which our visitors can view and/or participate in the actual glass making process (fees apply for classes).
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Do you know if Nickerson did anything 'special' while at Blenko? I have 3 after Blenko
art glass sculptures and would like to purchase something made at Blenko.
What is your suggestion?
Also does he work in glass currently? If so can you provide me with an address?
I'm posting a photo of my art glass vase made by Nickerson while he was at Blenko.
Nickerson didn't have the freedom past designers were given, Blenko was faltering
by the time he arrived. His Blenko designs were made to be simple and mass produced.
After Blenko - Nickerson's abilities are apparent in his award winning glass sculptures and glass art pieces. His perfume bottles ( each taking over 34 hours to complete) are works of
art. It is rare for a piece of Nickerson ( after Blenko) to be available on EBAY.
I would suggest making direct contact with Nickerson and / or your local vintage glass vendor.
Google, John Nickerson Glass.
Monday, November 21, 2011
I'm posting photos of Ebony and also Rose.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
This is one of my all time favorite Blenko decanters.
I love this color - the yellow / orange variation.
This decanter is appropriat for Christmas, but I love giving him to friends during times of growth.
He brings a smile to everyones face.
You'll want to treat yourself to
A Blenako SunFace Decanter.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Blenko VC's Annual Holiday Sale is Friday, November 25th and Saturday, November 26th!
During the event,continuing thier tribute to Appalachian music with another piece and will also have a brand-new limited edition angel, signing events, a live radio remote & more.
You can also buy items online at: http://shop.blenko.com/Holiday-Items_c31.htm
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
You are invited to the annual Holiday Showing
of Pottery by
November 12 & 13
Noon to 5 PM
Also featuring ceramic jewelry by Cree Lahti
Directions: I-79 to Big Otter, Exit 40 (Rt. 16). North on Rt. 16 to Nebo (about 3 miles), Right on Nebo-Walker Rd. and go 8/10 of a mile. Bear left up hill on Walker Road.
Go to top of hill & down the other side,
Driveway is on left at bottom of hill.
Phone (304) 286-2635,
(call if you need another time)
Make a weekend excursion and plan to visit McColley Studio in nearby Chloe to see the work of Connie McColley (jewelry), Tom McColley (wood bowls), Lynn Gundry (stained glass) and Margie Mills (fiber)
Info at 304 655-7429
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Below are Katie's response.
Subject: RE: QQQ from readers
Hello Hillary,#1: There is not a name for the red and blue frit pieces that are in the VC. #2: The plates were made by Ernie Downey who also makes some glass jewelry for the VC. He took the photos himself. It may be best to contact Ernie directly at (304) 727-6455 about having a custom piece made. Thanks,
Sunday, November 06, 2011
It's the universal gift . . . . a Blenko Glass Waterbottle. The water bottle is the oldest item in the Blenko line. It predates the first designer - Winslow Anderson. Over the years, many times, the water bottle has been altered - in an effort to make it unique, sexy, or to appeal to a wider
Its our belief and the belief of the thousands of people who yearly buy the Blenko Glass waterbottle - for gifts, for awards, the Blenko Glass Waterbottle is a perfect gift, a perfect award, a unique item. One that says " BLENKO - HAND MADE IN WV"!