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.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
Will you again publish the old ads for Blenko? I lost that post.
Tom We've also lost all the Blog post prior to 7/2007 due to computer issue.
This is the only old Blenko paper ad I have.
Anyone collect Blenko Ads? If so please send photos so we can publish, I don't own any ads, I do collect the catalogs its been a slow process to find the older catalogs ,( I'm missing 50% ) the ads are
fun to collect and own. Good luck with collecting Tom.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Stock up for future Holiday Gift Giving.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
'blowers' at Blenko. His granddad worked at Blenko - in fact - his Grandad was the first work related death at Blenko. Later his Dad "Red" Powers would work a life time at Blenko, Red's last job was Director of Antique Glass sales. Red and his wife Ms. Phylis ( see www.blenkoproject.org for photos) would amass a large collection of signed and numbered unique Blenko Glass items. Many employees at Blenko are the grandchildren, children, cousins, of former Blenko employees. Blenko Glass made in WVa .
Monday, December 26, 2011
Please send price, photo if possible and your contact info to:
Theblenkoproject@aol.com and we'll forward the info to our new
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
if you own and are willing to sell, please send your asking price and contact info to
#2) A Blenko Blog reader brought to my attention my email and perhaps other
data has been compromised - so if you receive 'strange' or email you question with my address. Please accept my apology then promptly Return the email to firstname.lastname@example.org . We have someone attempting to find the source and stop the spamming.
#3) If you haven't shopped at Blenko www.blenkoglass.com, or Fenton or from a local vendor. Do so TODAY! Shop local. Support your local businesses.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
When submitting your recipes include your connection and interest in glass. If you or your family worked in the glass industry; include your name, the name of the factory(s) where you worked, and approximate dates of employment as in the example: Woody Moore, Production Manager 04/2003 - 10/2004, Masterpiece Crystal in Jane Lew, WV.
For glass collectors the book will link recipe donor names with glass. For example your recipe would appear in print as contributed by your name and a note on the clubs you belong to, your glass collecting interest or whatever you want it to say about you and your glass connection.…something like “Dean Six, passionate collector of WV glass”.Do you know others who might also be interested? If so, pass the word along. The museum really wants this to be a glass community project. It is a good chance to promote your piece of the glass world in a small way and share recipes!
It would add interest if you could include what glass items are used in preparation or serving the food including information about the glass or pattern name if known. Also include a phone number or e-mail address for contacting you in case there are questions. Please send one to four submissions; send all submissions to email@example.com
So dig out those favorite family recipes and get them in by February 15, 2012. It is for a good cause and it will be fun to see who steps up to have their glass interest or company included in the book. Any questions, please feel free to call 304-269-5006 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 pm.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
A few days ago the Glass Art Society (GAS) published the details of the 2012 Toledo Conference, June 13-16, 2012http://www.glassart.org/2012_Toledo_OH.html
Monday, December 19, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
I noticed it has been a while since I sent in some photos. Luckily I have a few in reserve to share so I will try to send a few over the next day or two. I will start off with this trio of Blenko 404 vases. From left to right you have the 404-M (11") in Ruby, a 404-L ( 15 1/2") in Sky Blue seed glass, and a 404-S (8 3/4") in Sea Foam. A wonderful older design that is still striking.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Hope you enjoy,
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
This week we are headed to The Greenbrier Resort for my mom's birthday, as part of the Tribute to the Virginia's package.
Visit http://www.greenbrier.com/packages-offers/The-Tribute-to-the-Virginias-returns-to-The-Greenbrier!.aspx for more details.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
The sale includes many West Virginia Birthday Pieces and several pieces made by Blenko for
Gov. Arch Moore. If you don't have a complete collection of WV Birthday vases - you'll want
to phone Trophy Hair ask for Tammy
tell her Hillary told you about the private sale - the WV Birthday and the unusual pieces designed for Gov. Moore.
My experience with Trophy Hair has been very good. The glass we've bought is high quality and price was reasonable.
Phone today and ask for Tammy ( the owner of Trophy Hair).
Friday, December 09, 2011
Thursday, December 08, 2011
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
It was a low key conference of Rural Health Pracitioners.
We received an award - We accepted the award not for myself but for the many Cabin Creek Health Rural Providers current and past.
Cabin Creek was one of the first Rural Health agencies.
CCHC is a well respected Rural Health agency and I feel very blessed to be a part of CCHC.
Cabin Creek Health is A Health Organization that acknowledges and embraces the role of appropriate Oral Health and the relationship to whole person health.
Photeo #1 is the Award.
Photo#2 Is Dr Richard Meckstroth, WVSOD Director of Rural Health Education -
Dr Meckstroth is my dear friend- my mentor - I came to WVSOD knowing I wanted to work in an under served area, and that I wanted to educate my population in oral health. Dr Meck quickly became my hero. Dr. Meckstroth has spent the last 20 years inspiring others to work in public health. Later I would meet Martha Endre from the WV State Office of Rural Health (no photo) another person who has dedicated her professional life to recruiting good health practitioners to Rural West Virginia.
Photo:#3 - Receiving the award at the WV Rural Health Conference 2011
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Monday, December 05, 2011
Sunday, December 04, 2011
If you have contact information for the above Blenko Collectors please
We're updating the Blenko Project website and need to contact Ms. Allen, Ms. Childers, and Mr. Hornick.
Saturday, December 03, 2011
a free standing store, an on line seller, or just someone with too much glass -
send your email and contact info
with a short paragraph about your store - link to your website and something about you / or what you are selling ( limited to WV Glass),
we'll add you and your contact info to the list we
provide new collectors of American Glass.
Send info to
Friday, December 02, 2011
Thursday, December 01, 2011
Attached are photos and a bio of the creator.