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, September 30, 2012

Blenko Glass Blog - - -Blenko Glass in Your Garden?

We're requesting photos of Blenko Glass being used out doors.
If you have glass in your garden,  on your porch or patio,  please send photos and
if you like a description of the glass ie  how long you've used it in the yard etc.
Thank you
Note:  Photo of Blenko clam shell bowl - often used as a bird feeder. 

Readers -  Before using Blenko in the yard - feel the piece of Blenko - if its NIOT  an older heavy piece
you will need to alter your plans.  Some of the 'new' Blenko is lighter in weight.  We have no experience with using the lighter weight Blenko in yards.
   If you have used the lighter weight Blenko in your yard - please write to theblenkoproject@aol.com with your comments.
   Our experience and its been a 20 year history of outdoor use has been positive - with the older heavy Blenko Glass. 
NOTE:  Blenko Glass does not recommend use of Blenko Glass out of doors, nor does Blenko sell glass designed for use out of doors. 


Anonymous said...

Used the 'lite' weight bowl this summer - it didn't survive being knocked around by the critters.
Your suggestions about sticking to the old stuff makes good sense.

Anonymous said...

Great Day Great Week To Be A Mountaineer!
Wonderful game this weekend in Morgantown.
We did a couple Blenko WVU carafes and while I didn't take photos I did think of you glassdoc.
How are you?

Anonymous said...

We have had glass outside the clinics for going on 7 years and other than a few missing pieces
everything is in tact.
Blenko is safe for out of doors in northern west virginia.

Anonymous said...

So are you or are you not going to write about pumpkin festival and what blenko will have?

Anonymous said...

Why are you not publishing my glass?