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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.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Open House Event Blenko Glass

Blenko Open House

March 10 - 24, 2012

Saturday, March 10 8am - 4pm *Special hours*

Saturday, March 17 & 24 9am - 4pm

Sunday Noon - 4pm

Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm


Along with the Annual Warehouse Sale, an Open House & Inventory Clearance Event will also be held at the Visitor Center Store.

On Saturday, March 10 two new Limited Edition ''Water Lily'' pieces; the 7'' tall Compote Bowl and the 13'' tall Pulpit Vase seen below, will go on sale. Each piece is limited to 40 numbered pieces per style. Limited 2 per style per person


Shades of mint green and blue highlight the unique features of these two beautiful pieces.

Compote Vase/$42.00 Pulpit Vase/$48.00 Note: This and other information regarding warehouse sale was received today - Thank you to Christy at Blenko.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those designs are older than I am/ why not something new?

Anonymous said...

So are these the only days?
Confused by this note from Blenko?
Is the sale 2 weeks or 2 weekends?
Hilary help.
Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

to send this info 2 days prior to the sale is kinda crazy don't you think?
Communications is lacking and inferior.
Why not start talking about this in Jan?
I don't understand this
anyone else find it strange?
Z. B.

Anonymous said...

CHECK OUT EBAY
A 2011 WV BIRTHDAY OVER RUN not YET SIGNED
IS AVAILABLE FOR $279
THE PERSON SAYS THEY MADE 10 EXTRA
OMG IS THERE NO REAL LIMITED EDITIONS FOR BLENKO?
SAD SAD I DONT GO TO STAND IN LINE BUT PURCHASE AFTER THE FACT AND NOW HAVE 20 OF THESE BUT TODAY IM OFFERING THEM FOR SALE.
WHO KNOWS ABOUT THESE COLLECTIONS? HOW MANY ARE SOLD.
I"LL RETURN TO OTHER COLLECTIONS.
BLENKO IS UNRELIABLE, AND NOW WITH THIS OBVIOUSLY ALSO NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR A LIMITED EDTION ITEM.
ALL THE FOOLS WHO STAND IN LINE WHEN MORE GOES OUT THE BACK DOOR THAN TO THE CASH REGISTER? STRANGE STUFF
I WAS SO DISAPPOINTED WITH SEEING THE GUITAR / I LIKE YOU ALL HEARD ABOUT OTHER VINTAGE WV BIRTHDAY PIECES UN SIGNED BEING SOLD FOR $50 TO FRIENDS OF BLENKO DURING THE CRISIS BUT I REFUSED TO BELIEVE THE STORY NOW I DO.
OTHER THAN OFFERING GLASS FOR SALE, CRAIGS LIST AND I"LL DROP A NOTE HERE AS I LIST
I AM GIVING UP ON BLENKO.
SAD SAD SAD AND IF THE BARBOURSVILLE SELLER IS AN EMPLOYEE EVEN SADDER.

Anonymous said...

MOUNTAIN RITA
EBAY OFFERING OF 2011 BIRTHDAY GUITAR VASE FOR $279.

Anonymous said...

I own both these designs in many colors purchased years ago.
New?
Is the color new? Perhaps
Designs are not new.
Explanation Glassdoc.
This is what they are talkin about when they say ' your info is incorrect'

Anonymous said...

If you have the first five
I want to purchase these.
Lewis

Anonymous said...

The "extra" 2011 WV Birthday pieces are yet another reason why many of us purchase only vintage Blenko, and don't really have any desire to purchase new Blenko, especially "limited editions".

Steve

Anonymous said...

New to Blenko. Currently reading everything I can find.
My question is if Manchin and crew came to Blenko at the request of Blenko Project - this info from Blenko Collectors Four.
Why are there no photos of you in the newspaper or on line for August 25th?
Brianna

Hillary J Homburg said...

Response to comments:
RE: Blenko warehouse sale hours - phone Blenko 304 743 9081.
2) Ebay - purchase with caution on ebay - know your seller if possible.
3) We published the sale event when we received the notice.
4) When Gov Manchin came to Blenko I was a first year DDS student and couldn't leave clinic, I don't think Katie was a Blenko employee at this time - thus neither of us are in the photo with Manchin.
5) The 'color' is new. An awesome color - I suggest you phone to purchase these.
hjh

Anonymous said...

If this is an example of Bayliss design, you glass princess should reconsider each and every statement you've made about this fellow.
Judy H.

Anonymous said...

If I were Baylis and I'm not
I would be ashamed to have my name of copied designs.

Anonymous said...

Did this sell out?

Anonymous said...

Will you do more of the ornaments that are painted?
I keep looking for these?
If not can you put me in touch with the person who made them?

Anonymous said...

??? So does this mean Katie GT
was not at Blenko when the blog began?
I am very impressed that she became an expert and VP in such a short time.
Blenko does indeed owe her a lot, I bet the entire factory is in awe of her ability to grasp the history and process so quickly.
Carolee

ERDOCSeattle said...

Mountain Rita
We gave up on the Birthday Collection when we read about the North or South Carolina couple who bought the unsigned vintage birthday pieces.
Diluted the resell value.
Now the guitars unsigned are floating on the market. Wisdom would indicate selling 150+ vases at $125-$155 would allow for a broken mold.

CPK.collectoroffineart said...

Carolee and Dr Bob both collect this series.
As do many others, if this becomes common knowledge the edition is not so limited.