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, April 17, 2012

1992 WV Birthday Vase

A photo can never express has beautiful this vase is, it is said to be one of Mr. Bill Blenko's favorite.

Beautiful color, interesting texture and design.

Not difficult to find in the after market - usually price between 450 and 675.



Anonymous said...

hillary did you know most all the windows in Trinity Episcopal Church here in Morgantown are made with Blenko Glass?
Sue Ellen Trout
ps I think you do a wonderful job of promoting Blenko Glass.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Sue Ellen Trout
I did know the glass in Trinity was chiefly Blenko.
Willet Stain Glass Studios and Pittsburgh Stained Glass Studieos, Wilbur H Burnham Studios are responsible for the windows. ( 1987 I believe).
Do you have photos to share?

sweetdoc said...

Amazing Blenko trivia

Anonymous said...

That was one of the Last windows That Crosby Willet designed if I am not mistaken.
This is also the time when Kirk Weaver took over as Pres. of Pittsburgh stained glass.