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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.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Blenko glass billets

Found by a reader on a Paleontology site:



"I've recently come in to a rather large quantity of high quality Blenko glass billets. for those who don't know, Blenko was one the finest makers of glass in US for better part of a century and has only recently gone out of business. having worked a myriad of man made materials over the years i can honestly say that this stuff is the closest i have ever come to real obsidian as far as workability. i absolutely flakes like a dream! the stuff i have is in several different colors and various sizes and thicknesses. i have more than i will ever be able to use so i'm considering offering some here for a reasonable price if there's any interest. i'm open to trades as well."






2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hillary
This looks like the slabs of glass blenko sells for $5 to $8 at the visitor center.- interesting use of the slab for
a knife
Are you in touch with Lemley? I bet he knows many vendors like this one.
Courtney

Anonymous said...

Violent? Knifes and Guns.