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.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Blenko Glass. Mark Davis


We often recommend new collectors purchase  glass directly from the Blenko Glass website.   Then age your glass.   In time,  you'll have a unique collection of glass you love that has become vintage.  
    Mark Davis began work at Blenko as a young man - like all Blenko craftsmen he worked at various jobs to develop the skills needed to excel.   
    Currently Mark Davis ia a senior finisher at Blenko Glass.  He is considered one of Blenko finest.  

2012 Photo Mark Davis - Finisher   Photo from Ernie Downey.


Anonymous said...

Excellent post.
Thank you.
Question for ya - I sell Blenko, can I add my shop to your collectors page? I'll send photos and a history of the shop?
Let me know. This might help new collectors in knowing where to shop.

Anonymous said...

Long ago I heard Glasswork kept you young. Mark Davis photos is proof of this.

Anonymous said...

I have watched Mark Davis finish pieces several times during visits to Blenko and he always make it look as though it is easy. He is a very talented man and an asset to Blenko Glass.

Anonymous said...

7 years ago you said buy new and age the glass, I bought the three Bayliss series about 10 pieces then bought in another color for total of 20 pieces. I'm saying this to say, I bought at the factory for 50% off and I still enjoy seeing my glass as it ages.
Thank you for this suggestion.
When will Blenko do a new series?

Alx said...

I just set up an account and would like to get in touch with the person who has the pink 533 Blenko for sale. My name is alx

Anonymous said...

Excellent bit of history.
Post like this keep me returning, I dislike the comments that are negative and focused on Blenko management.
Management was never good at Blenko from day 1 why blame the current management?
Keep the comments focused on glass and the creative workers.
Thomas Jackson
5th Ave.