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, January 31, 2012
Lou, It is possible - if you have the 'luck of the Irish' and spend a great deal of time in vintage glass stores. The crackle glass was part of the original design. This was made decades ago and the marks are the signature of Don Shepperd ( check out Blenko Collector Four, or Blenko Project for information on Blenko Designers). HJH
What's new a Blenko?"
The factory is on winter break. The glass workers will be returning very soon.
Blenko is alive, well and doing great.
In this time of economic trauma - small businesses are struggling, this is a time when your local business needs your help. Shop LOCAL
not just Blenko, shop your local hardware store, Mom and Pop resturants, and you'll discover the prices are NOT better at the big box stores.
What I appreciate most about buying local, is I have a person with whom I can interact - I can ask questions about the plant I purchased, or the light switch and receive appropriate information. Local business people know the products they sell.
What's happening at Blenko? Visit the factory and write to tell us.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The event is open to the public, and admission is free. The focus of the evening is the exhibit titled "Macy's Presents Haiti to Huntington: A Journey of Color," which includes Haitian Art and Blenko Glass.
This free tour will be the first of the Tuesday Tours taking place at the Huntington Museum of Art. Each fourth Tuesday of each month will feature a free tour. Each tour will have a unique theme and exhibit.
For more information see The Parthenon article.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Your photo is Blenko. It is neither rare nor unique nor difficult to find.
Before you made another purchase check the Blenko Collector Four, purchase Blenko catalogs, Pina Books etc., being prepared and having knowledge is key to purchasing collectible glass.
I'll look for the CAT photos you requested - check back they will be added to this post soon.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
With Blenko its often difficult to determine age.
Your photo decanter ( shown here in crystal) is currently being offered at www.blenkoglass.com .
Perhaps view the Blenko Museum or Blenko Collector Four
web pages to determine if their is a difference in the
current decanter and the one you own.
Happy Shopping. Thank you for collecting Blenko, and for reading the Blenko Blog.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
West Virginia Glass Towns West Virginia Glass Towns ($29.95) by Dean Six features over 450 companies and locations that have produced hot glass since the first glass was produced in Wellsburg in the second decade of the 19th century.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Thank you for the note. We do notice a surge of interest in all things Blenko. Perhaps the economy is improving!
Pictured here is cobweb, it is not the same as your vase with swirls.
Hope this helps. You might also check
Blenko Museum and archives and Blenko Collector Four for photos.
Collecting Blenko is an activity you can enjoy alone, or with friends and family. Good hunting!
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Monday, January 09, 2012
Sunday, January 08, 2012
Saturday, January 07, 2012
Hillary I was told these were Blenko molds, I’m attaching the pics that I just took. The larger one is in the best shape although someone painted a few pictures on them (gees) but I think it would clean up. The smaller one is in worse shape with no handles and more rickety. The large one is marked 7115S and the small one looks like it is marked 3750L.
Friday, January 06, 2012
Thursday, January 05, 2012
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Monday, January 02, 2012
Classes begin on May 21 and run through August 17, 2012.
The cost for summer classes at PGC is $650 for one-week classes if paid before Feb. 1.
To register for classes, visit www.pittsburghglasscenter.org or call 412-365-2145.
For more information on classes, see http://www.pittsburghglasscenter.org/classes/summer-intensives-classes/classes-Detail.aspx
Pittsburgh Glass CenterPittsburgh Glass Center is a nonprofit, public access glass school,gallery and state-of-the-art studio dedicated to teaching, creatingand promoting glass art. A growing arts organization in the regionthat continues to bring new life to Pittsburgh's glass art legacy,Learn more about the Pittsburgh Glass Center by visiting our Web siteat www.pittsburghglasscenter.org or by calling 412-365-2145.Summer intensive classes at Pittsburgh Glass Center (PGC) are open for registration now.