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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.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Blenko Glass Company. 365 Days of Blenko Photos

Blenko Glass - squirrel  and multicolored paper weight.  Photo from Blenko Glass Gift Shop - Milton, WVa.  2012   

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Blenko Glass Company. 365 Days of Blenko Glass Photos

In a recent interview Mr. Walter Blenko stated " Blenko employes  50 people,"  we look forward to a time when Blenko will again be fully staffed with craftsmen.  If you haven't made your online order for Blenko Glass as  Gifts to Celebrate the New Year -  please do so immediately. 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

365 days of Blenko Photos - Ruby Decanter


Ruby decanter (one of a kind).
Blenko Emporium "Handtied Glass".  Don Shepherd 1978?
from reader Betty Sturgeon

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

365 days of Blenko Photos. 1989 Vase .





Hi my name is Amanda Davis I have a signed vase Richard Blenko 1989 I have looked in the catalogs and I am still unable to identify my piece.  I attached photos of it.  The purple is not part of the it.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

365 Days of Blenko Glass Photos. Jupiter Florida Photo

 

Hello, This piece is either out of the 40's or early 50's. I had a uncle who worked at Blenko and my grandparents had this. I remember there was a red one and I think blue in my family it has bubbles thru out. Its a ash tray.Anthony  Jupiter Fl

Friday, December 21, 2012

Blenko Glass Blog. Where to Find Blenko?

www.blenkoglass.com   365 Days of Blenko Photos 

www.blenkoproject.org
     In WV one can find Blenko at most any antique or flea market.  In every estate their is at least one item of Blenko or WV Glass.  
    Wonderful thing about the internet -  regardless of where you live -  you can shop local.   Buy Blenko from WVa shops and dealers.  You'll find quality Blenko and the prices will be excellent.  hjh 
Two  Collectibles From Blenko

Owned by Kissin Kate's Antiques
So Charleston Antique Mall  

GAS June 12-15 2013 - Boston

Glass Art Society 43rd Annual Conference


Are you thinking of Summer Vacation?    Consider Glass Art Society  2013 Conference.
We'll post addition info as it becomes available. hjh



2013 Boston, Massachusetts

June 12 - 15, 2013



The pre-conference brochure will be available in December/January with pre-registration opening by January. If you would like to receive information please email your address and email address to info@glassart.org



Glass Art Society 43rd Annual Conference - Boston, MA: June 12-15, 2013

Envisioning the Future::BOSTON 2013



“There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?” Robert F. Kennedy, April 5, 1968



By partnering with MassArt and MIT, GAS is bringing together both art and science in developing innovative ways of sustaining our practices and inventing new ideas to guide our future. Boston has always been at the forefront of many new intellectual movements and today’s rapidly evolving economic, environmental, and indeed art-critical conditions make this conference timely and important to all who are interested in glass art. Attendees can look forward to cutting-edge demos, lectures and lec-mos by distinguished artists, scientists and writers. GAS will also be hosting the CMoG Hotglass Roadshow and will offer a number of exciting local tours, including the world-renowned Harvard Blaschka Flowers. We hope you will join us for this exciting event - see you in Boston!







Thursday, December 20, 2012

Its The Season For Giving - GIVE TO A LOCAL DOG SHELTER OR RESCUE GROUP

This photo is of two bichons -  they are Small Paw Rescue dogs.   Small Paws and many other rescue groups -  take in animals that no longer have a good or safe home.   This Holiday Season include a rescue group in your list of charities.  Perhaps a donation in the name of a deceased animal lover, or in your own name.  
All Shelters are in need of extra cash during the winter months.   Seek out a local shelter, or rescue group.
2 Beautiful Babies 

Blenko Glass. Blenko Blog. 365 Photos of Blenko


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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Blenko Glass. Blenko Glass Blog - 365 Days of Blenko Photos

www.blenkoglass.com
Photo sent from Mountain Rita  she says: ' this is my favorite Blenko photo,  I download photos of glass I want to purchase.  Aren't these colors the best?'
www.blenkoproject.org   to view photos and to learn more about Blenko Glass.

Monday, December 17, 2012

365 Days of Blenko Glass Photos. Blenko Glass

Blenko Glass always looks most magnificent outdoors or near a source of light.  This photo from a WV Blenko Collector ( Billy). 
Blenko photo from Billy of WVa.


Sunday, December 16, 2012

blenko glass company. 365 days of blenko photos. blenko glass blog. Heart of Glass - 365 Photos of Blenko.

www.blenkoglass.com.       www.blenkoproject.org    to learn more about Blenko Glass.


Classic Blenko Bowl -  Still in production -  This one is heavy and
can be used as a bird feeder. 


Friday, December 14, 2012

Blenko Glass. Blenko Blog. WV Birthday - The Cake-


Each year The Blenko Ladies arrange for a  designer cake -  the Cake will have the image of WV the State or an image of the Blenko Vase of the year.   Shown  2007  Blenko Birthday Vase.  The first in the Bayliss series. 

www.blenkoproject.org  to view photos of the WV Birthday Vases from 1980 to 2012.  

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Blenko Glass. Blenko Blog - Ash Trays made by Blenko Glass

Blenko Glass made ashtrays and lighters from the 40s to the 80s.   Many examples can be found in flea markets and on ebay.  Highly collectible and inexpensive.  
A very good entry point for beginning a collection.
    To learn more about Blenko Glass  check out www.blenkoproject.org  The Blenko Project or www.blenkoglass.com  Blenko Glass.
Blenko ashtrays


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Blenko Glass. Blenko Blog. What to Collect?

A good number of collectors focus on vintage ads -  shown here is an ad from the collection of Carolee.  Blenko currently has ads in the Southern Living and several WV magazines.     This collecting takes a great deal of time,  however,  most ads are inexpensive to purchase.  If you don't collect Blenko or American Glass.  Consider starting this holiday.  hjh

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Blenko Blog. 365 Photos Blenko Glass. Blenko water bottle.

To learn more about Blenko glass  check out the blenko project  www.blenkoproject.org .  The Blenko Water Bottle has been around for ever,  the water bottle with 4 spouts is a part of the line, and has not appeared in the Blenko Catalogs. 
Blenko water bottle with 4 spouts - Ruby Red

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Manna Meal, Inc. Christmas Raffle

Manna Meal, Inc. Christmas Raffle
This Christmas season, Manna Meal is offering this Blenko Cobalt & Crystal Vase  as our one & only Christmas Raffle item  $2.00 each ticket

Purchase tickets  @ Manna Meal, Inc 1105 Quarrier St. from 7am -2pm  or The Purple Moon 906 Quarrier St. 10 am - 5 pm
Winner will be chosen Saturday Dec 22 @ 12pm Noon.
 Check our blog site for your winning ticket MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from "mannameal.us4.list-manage1.com" claiming to be www.mannameal.com
304-345-7121 or jsmannameal@wirefire.com
 

Blenko Glass. Blenko Blog - 365 Days of Blenko Photos

www.blenkoglass.com  ( Blenko Glass Company )   or  Blenko Project  www.blenkoproject.org  to learn more about Blenko Glass.

  A popular item to collect  - Blenko Ashtray and Blenko lighters. 
Blenko Ashtray

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Blenko Glass. Blenko Blog . Blenko Mislists from September

Blenko Mislists from September
HI Hillary,
I had meant to share these with you last fall but my how time gets away from me these days. All of these were mis-lists that I found during my searches on Ebay last September. From the left you have a Myers designed "Brain " decanter in Tangerine, Blenko #678, a Winslow Anderson designed "Swish-it" pitcher in Chartreuse, Blenko #905, a Myers designed #6415 pitcher in Turquoise, and a pre-designer #37 decanter in Ruby. Needless to say it was a very good month.
Enjoy,
Bruce

Friday, December 07, 2012

Blenko Glass. Blenko Blog - 365 Days of Blenko Photos

www.blenkoglass.com  ( Blenko Glass Company ) and www.blenkoproject.org  ( Blenko Project)  to learn more about Blenko Glass.  
   This panel and another dozen or so are located on the 2nd floor of Blenko Glass Gift Shop - an area often referred to as Blenko Museum.   You'll find examples of vintage Blenko,  glass panels and other bits of Blenko history.  hjh
Blenko Art Deco Panel

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Blenko Glass. Blenko Blog - 365 Days of Blenko Glass Photos


Blenko Angels -  Les Womack  - Retired Blenko Glass Finisher returns yearly during the Holidays to create Angels. 

www.blenkoglass.com  or www.blenkoproject.org  to learn more about Blenko Glass and Collecting Blenko Glass.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Christmas Shopping? Blenko. Williamsburg. What a Perfect Combo.

 The Perfect Xmas Gift for the Man in Your Life. 
Note Photo of Blenko Made Pitcher -
Williamsburg catalog describes the Blenko made  glass decanter
'Ideally suited for holding your favorite wine or spirits, this glass decanter was expertly reproduced by Blenko Glass (a family owned and operated company since 1893) from an original in the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation collections. Thomas Jefferson's affinity for French culture led him to plant vineyards at Monticello, and in 1773 he turned more than 2,000 acres of rolling land to a Tuscan, Filipo Mazzei, to "prove the value of native grapes." A great gift for the gentleman who loves to host cocktail hour, this handsome decanter is crafted for a lifetime of use.'
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Hi Hillary.
I have attached a link where Colonial Williamsburg has the Blenko products available for sale online. http://www.williamsburgmarketplace.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductLineView?jspStoreDir=wmarket&start=25&catalogId=12122&categoryId=26098&end=33&priceRange=&langId=-1&sortBy=featured&storeId=10001
Blenko is not selling these products only Colonial Williamsburg is selling these products. They have identified that we are the ones making the products.


We are very happy to be in a partnership with Colonial Williamsburg again and hope that the venture will be successful for both of us.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks,



Katie Trippe



Vice President



Blenko Glass Company



Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Blenko Glass. Blenko Blog. www.blenkoproject.org

www.blenkoglass.com   and www.blenkoproject.org to learn more about Blenko and WV Glass.

Vase said to be designed by Rick Blenko, often used for awards.

Blenko Glass  365 days of photos.  

Monday, December 03, 2012

Blenko Glass. Blenko Blog. 365 Days of Blenko. Persian Blue


Persian Blue Photo from Texas collector
 www.blenkoproject.org  and www.blenkoglass.com  to learn more about Blenko Glass and Collecting Blenko Glass. 

Persian Blue .   Photo from Bruce S.  Texas Collector

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Blenko Glass. 365 Days of Blenko. GREEN. Blenko Greens

Hardest thing to shoot to date is a photo that shows all the Greens. From left to right. Sea Green, Lime, Olive Green, Jade, Nile Green, Peacock, Chartreuse, Emerald Green, and Kiwi.   Photo from Bruce S.  a Texas Collector


Blenko Greens.   www.blenkoproject.org  to learn more about Blenko Glass and Collecting Blenko.

Blenko Glass. BLENKO MISLIST. Blenko Blog -- 365 Days of Blenko Photos

www.blenkoproject.org   and www.blenkoglass.com  to learn more about Blenko Glass.
To have your photos included in the 365 Days of Blenko photos - please send photo and any info you want included ie location, price, is the glass up for adoption etc  to theblenkoproject@aol.com.   We welcome photos from shops and dealers -  Please include your contact info.  hjh


HI Hillary,


I had meant to share these with you last fall but my how time gets away from me these days. All of these were mis-lists that I found during my searches on Ebay last September. From the left you have a Myers designed "Brain " decanter in Tangerine, Blenko #678, a Winslow Anderson designed "Swish-it" pitcher in Chartreuse, Blenko #905, a Myers designed #6415 pitcher in Turquoise, and a pre-designer #37 decanter in Ruby. Needless to say it was a very good month.

Enjoy,

Bruce