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, March 06, 2012

Glassblower Job

Hot Sand, a glass studio on the New Jersey Shore, is looking for an experienced glassblower for production, and to work with groups and the public. Part-time to start.

Please forward your resume and JPEG photos of your work to hotsandstudio@gmail.com.

No phone calls, please.


Anonymous said...

$25.50 per hour
not bad.

Anonymous said...

Is a a school of glassblowing
in West Virginia?
Where does one go to learn this skill?
$25 per hour is more than I make as
a school teacher.

CPK.collectoroffineart said...

Wow $25
what does Blenko pay?
The work would be difficult and require a good deal of skill right?
So $25 is not a lot.

Anonymous said...

Most studio glass artists have a bachlors degree in art and have gone to an acredited art school and taken glass as a major ,to do production work for an independant studio you will more than likely require 3 to 4 years of experiance .It is usually more of a passion than a job ,that ,you will find out when you are blowing glass steady for 8 hours a day in August :)

Anonymous said...

Studio artist at Tamarack
has no degree.
No glass blowing school in W.Va.
When I emailed to ask they do not require a degree.
Perhaps to teach in a university one would need a degree
but I think skill is more important.
Myers had what a BA when he opened the school of design in Chicago?
Other than Dave Osburn and Randy Rider Blenko has no one who would qualify.

Anonymous said...

also no photos of Katy (President of Blenko) for this period.

Anonymous said...

Brianna, IT IS KATIE and she is the VP. There are many photos of her. Look it up.

Anonymous said...

Yesterday I wrote a letter to the Coal company suggesting when / if they acquire Blenko they consider donating Blenko to Marshall to be used as a part of the arts department. We need a glassblowing school here. We watched Randy Rider and others perform last summer, these guys could work as adjunct faculty they are very talented employees at Blenko who could also work in a glassblowing school.
We of course wish Blenko to remain Blenko for as long as possible, but future thinking should include donating the factory - if the enviroment isn't an issue - could be clean up cost would be costly.