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 05, 2013

Gump's Crystal. 365 Days of Blenko Photos

Photos by Bruce Specht

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Anonymous said...

Happiness is determined by how we act and think.
Be happy for what you have, be grateful for what you have, define who you are, and be positive.
These negative comments do nothing to encourage new collectors.

Anonymous said...

crystal never looks great in photos
yet I am drawn to Blenko crystal.
We recently used the crystal waterb ottles on each table at our 50th wedding anniversary.
We had 30 tables of 6 people and I was told no table left the center piece. So 30 new blenko collectors may have been born.

alex said...

Can you repeat the post about homemade cards?
I seem to recall one that was a heart?
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Another great photo from BS.

Anonymous said...

Crystal is one of the hardest to photograph for me as well. I enjoy my crystal pieces and have several fairly rare pieces in my collection. I have yet to really find a format that brings out the qualities that I am sure you find as enticing as I do. Crystal like diamonds need a background to bring out the character of the piece. I have tried shooting with a black background but I am still not happy with the results. I guess I will need to go back to the drawing board or someone will throw out a good suggestion for all of us to follow.
Thanks for your comments.
Bruce Specht

Unknown said...


I make the cards, most in the shape of the Blenko water bottle, but I have been known to make hearts, wine glasses, and a few other shapes. I will send Hillary some new photos soon. Thanks for asking about them.