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.

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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Anonymous said...

I was told on Friday by the Herald - all photos printed on the blog are considered copyrighted and protected.
Samuel H.

Anonymous said...

The current series of photos were sent by Bruce Specht, and have been copyrighted accordingly.

Anonymous said...

????? Hillary does blenko recycle designs? Some of the old stuff klooks much like the new with another swirl or a change of the handle?
Alice H

Anonymous said...

Yes. blenko saves the molds for most designs. So many times, they attach a handle or swirl to older design and sell.

Anonymous said...

smart girl linking to your blenko project.

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Anonymous said...

please refer to the hand blown section in this link. http://www.blenkoarchive.org/blenko_characteristics.htm

Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous,

1- Blenko does save some of its molds. Holy family by don shepherd is one example which has been with blenko and released a few times over the years.

2- Other example is IceFloe line which was designed by don shepherd and blenko used this mold several times follwing the first release in 1977.

3- Blenko waterbottle is made in metal mold, and has been used several times.

4- most small items like bowls and solid pieces etc are cast and not blown.