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, June 05, 2012
Fritz Dreisbach at Corning Museum of Glass
Blog Readers: Fritz Dreisbach worked in WVa for 3 weeks in the 80s as a part of grant to focus on factory glass.
Fritz Dreisbach glass made while in WV is on display in Weston, WV at the American Museum of Glass.
June 7, 2012 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Studio glass pioneer Fritz Dreisbach offers a survey of the first decades of American studio glass. Dreisbach was a founding member of the Glass Art Society, 2002 recipient of the Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and is an unofficial historian of the American Studio Glass movement. He was the recipient of the Museum’s 1993 Rakow Commission, and his commissioned work celebrated 30 years of studio glass. In the early years, he traveled the country with a portable furnace and annealer, demonstrating glassblowing and organizing workshops. Since, he has taught in every school and major glass program in the U.S. and has traveled the world. He has inspired so many artists to work with glass that he has rightly been dubbed the “Johnny Appleseed” of the American Studio Glass movement.
This lecture is free and open to the public but we do request an RSVP.
Museum Members at the Donor level and above are invited to come early for a private reception at 5:15.
Please RSVP for both events by June 5. Contact us at email@example.com or 607.438.5600.