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, April 02, 2013
COVET - Yearn to possess or have (something). I don't desire to own the big or expensive Blenko items. My desire is simple.
My collection of Blenko is small. Made up primarily of glass made for me by retired or current employees at Blenko. I also own several items made by glassworkers from other small independent glass shops.
There are several Blenko catalog items I covet - 1)The Blenko Pineapple ( my parents own one or more of every piece of fruit / veggie Blenko made except the Pineapple. Other than in photos, we have never seen the Blenko pineapple. The pineapple is a coveted item in our home. 2) The Blenko Ram heads are also items I would want to own. We did see the Rams Head in 2008 - A Blenko collector from Montgomery acquired one.
Note: Photo from the Blenko Glass collection belonging to Robert Stock