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, July 29, 2012


I woke thinking about
time -  how elusive it is -  how quickly or slowly  depending on the circumstances  time passes.

Blenko Glass  http://www.blenkoglass.com/  is having its 5th ( yes 5 years) Festival of Glass the first week of August.   See website for accurate info.
Blenko located in Milton, WVa is the oldest manufacturer of antique glass - rolled the old fashion way.  Blenko is the only USA manufacturer of this glass.
    Time seems to have a way of changing things doesn't it?   Current society  wants quick, fast and cheap!   I long for a time when we  again value quality -  we value handcrafted and we are willing to wait.
     Blenko isn't cheap,  it is handcrafted and it is quality hand blown art  glass.  It will last many lifetimes.  
Blenko was Green - long before Green was in. 
      Time moves so rapidly - I've been a Dentist for 3 years -  The Blenko Project is now more than seven years old -  this blog has been around way too long - and,  My Ms. B will be ten years old in October.   
       Two of my favorite quotes about time are below: 
The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.

Abraham Lincoln
    Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.

Khalil Gibran

   While at the Festival of Glass -  think about the future and buy quality glass for yourself and your family to enjoy. *   We have but one life - live it well. 
*  It may just be a good investment. 

Photo : Variations - a limited edition collection designed by Wayne Husted for Blenko Glass. 


Anonymous said...

Next week I will use this as a base for my Sunday sermon.
Peter M.

Anonymous said...

Note to you
Blenko Project is eight years old
I was around for the initial meeting.
S. B.

Anonymous said...

More about variations please.

Anonymous said...

How do you spell philosophical?
Somedays you are very p h i l o .....

Anonymous said...

NO NO Ms B can not be ten.
Photos of a puppy appear in this blog often labeled Ms B.
Gloria Dodd

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Ever hear the saying : Every dog has its day?
Well Blenko's day was 70-80s
long long ago.

Anonymous said...

Variations was about 7 years ago
by subscription only
and it was expensive.
I see these on ebay but never the entire set.
Anyone own this and want to part with the entire set?
I'm also emailing this request to Glassdoc.
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Husted into anything new? Will he again design for Blenko? I'd stand in line to purchase any design he creates.