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.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Blenko Glass Company. Blenko Glass Blog.

www.blenkoglass.com   or www.blenkoproject.org  to learn more about Blenko,  to view collections of glass.

Arlon Bayliss was born and educated in Britain and has been working in the USA since 1990. Natural forms and the inherent qualities of hot and cold glass inspire his studio work and his design work for glass factories. His architectural projects explore light, space and movement. They result in installations that engage the viewer and activate space.
Arlon Bayliss a professor of glass, designs part time for Blenko Glass.  
Learn more about Arlon Bayliss  www.arlonbayliss.com


Anonymous said...

Thank you Hillary.
In my opinion Bayliss is the reason Blenko is surviving.
More Bayliss please.
Blenko needs a designer, a l/2 time if not full time designer.
Functioning without a designer is insane. Bayliss is talented and seems to understand the limitations of factory glass.
Excellent post. Bayliss like Myers will be thought of in future as classic and perhaps too good for the factory. Like Myers Bayliss is interested in teaching the craft of glassmaking and design.
Now where is the 2012 and 2013 catalog?

Anonymous said...

your ability to do a proper link
is . . . well it sucks.

alex said...

We agree with your very long observation.
Blenko does what they can afford to do.
Bayliss is a definite asset.