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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.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Winter Graduation. Blenko Glass . Blenko is the Go To Place for Gifts!

Hilary,  Winter Graduation.  I need to have suggestions for gifts.  Don't suggest the WVU Logo items.  I can not afford these.   I need gift for female and male who is finishing Law School.  Please respond before 1/10/2013.  George D. 

George,  Blenko Glass www.blenkoglass.com  is always the 'GO TO PLACE' for gifts.  At Blenko you'll find something for everyone.  Glass is always perfect!  Its long lasting, and you can engrave for a few dollars.
One suggestion other than the on line Blenko store is to contact Ernie Downey who makes jewelry and also does plates ( he can take a graduation card or wedding invitation, or a photo and turn it into a plate.  Contact Ernie at Ernsglass@aol.com   If you have difficulty with this link,  email theblenkoproject@aol.com and we'll forward your contact info.   Having the opportunity to gift a handcrafted one of a kind item is amazing.  hjh

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Husted decanters in Tangerine. 365 days of Blenko Photos



From left to right Blenko #636-L , Blenko #563, Blenko # 629-S, Blenko 629-L, Blenko #5823, Blenko 636-S, Bllenko #6215, Blenko #6224-L, Blenko #5815-S, Blenko #6152, Blenko #6027


Photos by Bruce Specht

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pre-designer dented pitcher and tumblers. 365 days of Blenko Photos


Blenko #418-P dented pitcher (11") and Blenko #418-L tumblers (6") 

Photos by Bruce Specht

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Pre-designer Blenko #C 366-ML crackle vases. 365 Days of Blenko Photos


Trio of Pre-designer Blenko #C 366-ML vases in Crystal Crackle with Sea green, Sky Blue and Jonquil leaves, (10")

Photos by Bruce Specht

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

It's FREEZING! 2-4 Inches of Snow. BLENKO IS OPEN DAILY

Glassdoc,  Is Blenko open when the weather is bad?   I know you will say phone,  but people don't always answer.  Is there a non fail way to know the hours of Blenko?  Susie

Susie,  I've been visiting Blenko for over 25 years - and have yet to find them CLOSED.  The hours are posted,  they rarely change.   If your drive is several hours -I would suggest you phone 304 743 9081 to confirm  and arrive early if possible on snow days.      In WVa this week we are part of a winter snow storm.   HOWEVER, the ladies at the Blenko Glass gift shop are behind the counter,  the shop is warm, the shelves are almost full of wonderful, colorful  West Virginia hand made glassware.
Blenko is a small, family owned glass factory.  The hours for observation deck _ observing men working _ is limited and subject to change.  The hours of the gift shop have not changed.    
Thank you Susie for reading the blog,  for purchasing Blenko,  I hope you'll write again after your visit to the gift shop.  hjh

Thursday, January 24, 2013

For Sale? Desire to Purchase. BLENKO GLASS

Hillary
I want to sell my Birthday Collection - I am missing only 1983.   I will be posting it on Etsy on 2/14.
May I send a link?  These are  $900 for first four - $600  for 1986 to 2000  and 300 for 2000 to present.
I will also be selling my collection of Variation by Husted -  I have the entire set of 12.  I'd like $1,300

If you know of anyone with Charisma  Glass - vintage by Husted  I would like to purchase.
I'll return to look for comments from potential sellers.
Bobby V.

Bobby,   We frequently facilitate the adoption of quality Blenko.   When your glass is listed send a link.
HJH

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Blenko Glass.

www.blenkoglass.com,   www.blenkoproject.org,   www.blenkoproject.org

Learn more about Blenko Glass,  visit the home page and also shop on line at www.blenkoglass.com.
Blenko Glass made in USA.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Blenko #971-L Fish Vase in Turquoise (18"), Blenko #971-S Fish Vase in Olive Green (12"). 365 days of blenko.


Blenko #971-L Fish Vase in Turquoise (18"), Blenko #971-S Fish Vase in Olive Green (12") 



Photos by Bruce Specht

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Anderson Melon Vases and Pinched vase. 365 days of Blenko Photos


Blenko #533 in Charcoal, Blenko #928 in Gold, Blenko #928 in Amythest

Photos by Bruce Specht

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Myers Lemon group. 365 days of Blenko Photos



Form left to right Blenko #6724, Blenko #6948, Blenko #6530-S, Blenko 64-B, Blenko 6911, Blenko #64-D, BLenko #6823, Blenko #64-C, Blenko #6711-S, Blenko #6913, Blenko #6528-S, Blenko #6915.
Photos by Bruce Specht

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Nickerson blenko jugs. 365 days of Blenko Photos





Blenko #7226-S in Turquoise, Blenko #7226-M in Emerald, Blenko #7226-S in Honey.

Photos by Bruce Specht

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

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Myers stretch bottle designs. 365 days of Blenko Photos


Myers designed bottles; Blenko # 6426 in Tangerine, Blenko #6425 in Peacock, and Blenko #6427 in Special Fade combination.

Photos by Bruce Specht

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


BLENKO COLLECTIONS PAGE ADDED TO BLENKOPROJECT WEBSITE


Hello,

I am working on adding blenko collections to the blenkoproject website. If you are interested in having your glass collections pictures displayed, please send them to theblenkoproject@aol.com. I have uploaded 3 collections until now, will upload more in upcoming days.
http://www.blenkoproject.org/collections
Thanks for your patience.

Regards,
V

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Blenko greens. 365 days of Blenko Photos


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.
Bruce Specht

Photos by Bruce Specht

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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Rose' blenko. 365 days of Blenko Photos




Photos by Bruce Specht

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Center PA Festival of Arts 2013. July 11-14.


Center PA festival of arts will celebrate its 46th anniversary this year from July 11-14 (http://www.arts-festival.com/). It is a 4-day event that brings about 125,000 people to state college PA. Various artists use this as an opportunity to showcase their art, glass makers being one of them. As of now, the festival is open for artists for registration.

Last year I posted after the event, and some you asked me to post it earlier, so you can make arrangements or plan accordingly. If you like to contact me, you can do so via contact form on Blenkoproject website or you may email to TheBlenkoProject@aol.com .

Thanks,
V

Below are some pictures from Festival of Arts, 2012, others can be found here https://picasaweb.google.com/103730108399998493227/PAFestivalOfArts?authkey=Gv1sRgCOK2hoXg6_H7eA






Pepper Grinders



Creations of Thomas Chapman, Shiloh Hotglass

Bird Feeders





Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Anderson 977 & 976 pitchers. 365 days of Blenko Photos





Anderson designed Blenko #977 pitcher in Amber and Blenko #976 pitcher in Lime

Photos by Bruce Specht

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

Blenko project blog and website among top google search now.


Hello Hillary, 
Finally, blenko project website and blog are listed above most other sites in google search. Blenko projet blog is 2nd and blenko project website is 3rd. 
Regards,
V

Monday, January 07, 2013

Pre-designer amber decanter, vase and Anderson 977 pitcher. 365 days of Blenko Photos




Color Pallet photo of Amber pieces with Anderson designed Blenko #977 pitcher and Pre-designer decanter and vase
Photos by Bruce Specht

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Sunday, January 06, 2013

Special edition Blenko triangle "cobweb" vases. 365 days of Blenko Photos




Special commission based on 9810-L in Antique Green and Crystal with Turquoise "Webbing"



Photos by Bruce Specht


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Saturday, January 05, 2013

Nickerson blenko stoppered bottles. 365 days of Blenko Photos







Blenko #723's in Olive Green Crackle, Honey, Emerald, Turquoise, and Tangerine
Photos by Bruce Specht

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

Friday, January 04, 2013

Nickerson blenko decanters. 365 days of Blenko








Blenko # 7411 in Olive Green, and Blenko #7224 in Tangerine
         Photos by Bruce Specht
www.blenkoglass.com   and www.blenkoproject.org  to learn more about Blenko and WVa Glass. 


Thursday, January 03, 2013

Blue Top Mountain Glass decanter and vase. 365 days of Blenko Photos





Don Shepherd designs: Blenko #7735 decanter (9") and Blenko #7738 (16").
Photos by Bruce Specht
www.blenkoglass.com   and www.blenkoproject.org  to learn more about Blenko and WVa Glass. 


Husted Charcoal wine decanters. 365 days of Blenko Photos.


From left to right is the Blenko #5810 (11 1/2"), Blenko #5520 (8"), Blenko #5623 (12 3/4").

Photos by Bruce Specht

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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Blenko Jugs. 365 Days of Blenko


Shepherd designed "Big Sky" #8225, 
"Cumulus" #7824, 
Myers designed #6526 in Tangerine, 
Husted design #5424 in Jonquil crackle, 
Special Edition jug for Blenko Collectors group in "Watercolor", 
Pre-designer jug #443 in Ruby, 
Shepherd designed "Snowdrift" #8324 with handle variation, 
Pre-designer jug #417 in Lime crackle, 
Nickerson designed  jug #7226-M in Emerald, and 
Shepherd designed  "Barnwood" #7912-S

Photos by Bruce Specht

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

Tuesday, January 01, 2013