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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.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Blenko Glass. Blenko Glass Blog. - What to do!

Hilery,  Will you please stop allowing copies of limited editions and special event blenko to be remade.  This annoys me and makes me want to stop collecting.  Will my collection ever grow in value if the same vase is made for 20 years?  Or a reproduction is made.  Please take care of this.  I spoke with Bill  in 2005, at this time he seemed receptive to the idea.   David Maynard

David,  Blenko owns the designs and therefore has the right to remake at will.  Please understand asking me,  complaining to me, or petitioning me won't solve your problem.  Write to Blenko Glass c/o  Walter Blenko President.    www.blenkoglass.com.    
I am an advocate of  buying local, and buying handcrafted items.   I do not work for Blenko.  I'm a dentist.    Please do phone Blenko.  Blenko Glass is a small family owned factory. 
Trust me when I say to you Blenko values each and every customer.  They want to hear from you. 
Thank you for purchasing Blenko from the factory.  When you purchase 'new' glass you are supporting WV Glass Makers.  Thank you for reading Heart of Glass blog.  hjh

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

HOW MANY TIMES WILL YOU HAVE TO SAY
YOU DON'T WORK FOR BLENKO?
HOW MANY TIMES WILL YOU HAVE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE POLICIES ARE NOT GREAT?
HOW MANY TIMES WILL YOU HAVE TO REMIND READERS YOU ARE A HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL WHO LIKE THEM COLLECT AS A HOBBY.
OR PERHAPS UNLIKE THEM AS I THINK MOST SELL ON EBAY
AND THINK CAUSING PROBLEMS WILL INCREASE SALES.
THEY SHOULD LAY OFF YOU AND ALSO KATIE .
MOUNTAIN RITA

Anonymous said...

A group of us visited the factory earier today.
No logo items - or at least no WV schools.
The shelves were full and we were told they are gearing up for the holidays.
I would recommend visiting before the holiday sale, it seems to me that the shelves are fuller before the sale than after.
Everything looked good. Clean and polish glass.
If you haven't been in a while give Blenko another look.
Susan B.

Anonymous said...

Mountain Rita Stop blasting the after market,
95% of the people who collect buy and sell. You sell glass you no longer need or want.
When I started collecting I bought cracked vintage glass, later replaced the items with cracks or bubbles for better. Poor people have poor ways - but you wouldn't know about this.
Mark

susan said...

At one time Blenko Glass had an interactive link on their web page.
Perhaps this is the source of confusion.

susan said...

Mountain Rita
I often sell glass to other members of my glass club.
Selling glass isn't defined an adult behavior, or evil.

Anonymous said...

sugar buster will be my new name for you
former glassdoc

Anonymous said...

question for you?
What are the sismple pleasures in your life? Glaslady you must do something besides dental and glass.
Geoff

Anonymous said...

if you are a true collector you would know the remakes are not of the original colors !! duh !!

Anonymous said...


Anonymous I wish your response to be true, sad fact is it is false. Long before you came this was an issue,
and if you were a true manager you would know one can get anything from Blenko is you know the correct source.
Color are not always the same as the 'chemist' is no longer at Blenko.
Has anyone noticed how bland the colors are? Good point.
A True Collector( 1994- 2009* I stopped in 2009)

Anonymous said...

I like the cartoon of you.

Anonymous said...

Just read the comment from
duh
does she know people call her duh?
Lovely comment !
duh,

Anonymous said...

duh
question for you.
Could blenko do a reproduction? and if they could do one could they do the original color?
I've been told many times the answer this no.

Intersted in your take on this.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Blenko continues to be known world wide for the vivid colors they produce.
Blenko Glass continues to make award winning glass designs.
www.blenkoglass.com

Check out info for the upcoming Holiday Sale, you will not want to miss this event. hjh

Anonymous said...

If they want to hear from me having someone in the office after 3 would be a good starting point.
Or having phones on during 12-1.

Dr.BOB said...

Hilary
Blenko at one time was known for color, even you know this is not a current statement.
I support Blenko but design and color and technique have declined in last decade.