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, January 14, 2012

West Virginia Glass Towns now in stock!

Brand New!!!
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.

West Virginia Glass Towns provides a town by town list of the glass producing communities giving dates, product lines and then offers a plethora of photos of glass factories, glass workers, maps, advertisements and much more.

The book is a richly textured history using period images to tell the story of what has been a significant industry in the state, an industry that employed tens of thousands of men and women over the nearly two centuries of activity.

The books spans communities from Alum Bridge to Williamstown with significant chapters on know glass communities like Clarksburg, Fairmont, Huntington, Morgantown, Wellsburg, Weston and Wheeling. Also addressed are the numerous factories and glass producers in lesser recognized glass towns such as Cameron, Dunbar, Grafton, Mannington, Parkersburg, Pennsboro and Star City to name but a few.

Go to http://www.wvbookco.com/ for these and over 450 other West Virginia books.


Atomic Crestwood said...

Sounds like a wonderful book.

sweetdoc said...

Ordering several copies immediately, suggest this as gift for any/ all Blenko collectors.
Does Dean Six auto sign?
I'm in love with him.

sweetdoc said...

another ? you haven't featured the Purple Moon or the place in Princeton The Bronze something or another in a while
are both still selling Blenko?
If so why not - I don't surf a lot and enjoy seeing whats available.

CPK.collectoroffineart said...

Sounds like a good book for blog readers.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps we can get Dean Six to a local coffee shop for book reading and signing?
WIll you work on this Doc Glass?

Anonymous said...

This is a book all collectors of WV Glass will want to own.
Dean Six is the (bible) of American Glass.

Anonymous said...

Should be required reading
can not wait to have a copy.

Anonymous said...

Fact filled
a must own.