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.

Friday, December 23, 2011


#1) West Virginia Blenko Collector is seeking WV Birthday pieces #1 and #3
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 theblenkoproject@aol.com . 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.
Thank you.


Anonymous said...

Did you see the pathetic article in Charleston Gazette re: Blenko seeks investors?
My God
Why now?? Three years ago people were willing to step up.
Why aren't you writing about this?
Elizabeth S.

Anonymous said...

Business Tri-State: Blenko to choose between investors, bankruptcy
February 23, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

2009/The Herald-Dispatch

The Herald-Dispatch

Blenko to choose between investors, bankruptcy
MILTON -- Unless Blenko Glass can find investors soon, the 116-year-old company plans to file for bankruptcy.

Assistant Vice President Katie Trippe says Blenko will have to choose between taking on an investor or going under once it runs out of inventory. Trippe says the decision will come soon; Blenko has enough inventory for just several more days.

Blenko stopped producing glass and laid off 26 employees Jan. 30. The company had run into a cash crunch after its bank accounts were seized in a payment dispute with former gas supplier Big Two Mile. The gas company had gone to court in mid-January seeking approximately $500,000 for unpaid bills.

Big Two Mile President Ed Maier says he was unable to work out payment with Blenko.

Trippe says the family has been talking with several possible investors.

Feds order Alpha mine to install safety equipment
This was L O N G time ago

Anonymous said...

12/ 14 / 2011 Charleston Newspaper Trippe is quoted.

Anonymous said...

No No
Article in Gazette on 12/14
do a google search.
Elizabeth if you have the article send it to glasslady and ask her to post.
Ralph S.

Anonymous said...

Ralph Smythe again-
Hilary the article is indeed
on line and has no new info.

Anonymous said...

Someone should tell Trippe to
avoid saying Blenko is closing until they are ready to shut the doors.
Its bad for business. People think why order they'll close before its shipped.
Or we won't drive down they 'll be closed.
Negative West Virginia thinking -

Anonymous said...

Herald dispatch in 2009
Charleston Newspaper 2011?
what is this.

Anonymous said...

??? for you.
Is the Blenko Museum, the Vintage Glass and the Damon Crain all the same thing?
They seem to self refer to one another.
Also I can find no Linken info on Crain can you tell me where he went to school to become an expert a leading expert on american glass?
I'm not being nasty, I honestly want to know.
Also if the links are true then aren't all three web site commerical in nature?
Are they sponsored by Blenko Glass?
Just curious.
Thomas T.

sweetdoc said...

We bought a #1 at the Cleveland Ohio
Antique Mart in 2009.
They are out there...

Anonymous said...

Re: Damon
Glasslady herself told me he is an expert.
Also he publishes in magazines etc.
Blenko and WV Glass has little press otherwise.
Dean Six would probably be #1 expert on WV Glass and Rock WIlson #2
but Damon has a big web presence and yes he does sell glass and promote his sites but I bet you all do also.