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.
Sunday, June 03, 2012
Readers: Bruce Specht of Texas has one of most well known Blenko Collections. On occassion he shares photos of his collection with Heart of Glass. Its an opportunity to see good examples of more difficult to local Blenko Glass from the past. hjh
A nice pair of Husted designs from the 60's. On the left is a Blenko #619 in tangerine with it's companion from 1961 a Blenko #618 in Turquoise. I hope the photo shows how the Finishers elongated the rim before trimming it in the ripple or wave edge. Both pieces have vertical ribbed sides.
Hope you enjoy,