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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, June 20, 2013

Blenko Birthday Pictures taken on June 20, 2013 - I



Hillary, 

here are pictures from today with pieces being signed and some good conversation. 
I have also included a picture of the commerative plate that I did for this piece.  I only made 8, one went to Arlon the other 7 are at Blenko to be sold in the VC.
Hope you enjoy the pics. 



the plate that id did for Blenko of the birthday piece, on blue glass since it is the color of the piece this year


Birthday piece, plate and on of Arlon's drawings


Walter Blenko Signing WV Birthday piece


Pictures sent by, Ernie Downey - Blenko Glass Photographer , glass artist, teacher.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you have a more clear photo of the plate?
I've been buying these,
they don't take up so much space.
Thank You.
Mariellen

Anonymous said...

As collectors we owe a lot to Walter Blenko.
Thank you Walter for stepping up
and making Blenko Glass once again successful
M.

Anonymous said...

LOOKS MUCH LIKE A HANK ADAMS PIECE DON"T YA THINK?
MOUNTAIN RITA

Anonymous said...

Why is Blenko allowing motor homes to be parked on the lot?
Several years ago we were made to park up at the office on a Friday.
Now the motor homes are allowed on the lot.
If you didn't bring your motor home this year - plan next year to bring it - Blenko will provide electrical outlet and place to park near the Visitors Center.
Wonderful news. No more staying at the Camp Grounds 5 miles away, and paying $25 per day.
Excellent administrative decision.
We'll bring them for the Festival of Glass.
Hillery you should do a post to let others know about this new
rule.
I am thrilled.
WV Janet

sweetdoc said...

Janet
I will immediately sent this info to the RV newsletter.

sweetdoc said...

Several of our local group own RVs

Anonymous said...

Rita
Hank does do a lot of molds
and often uses nails screws
and other metal objects to provide surface interest.
This 2013 piece is beautiful.
If you don't attend you'll regret not getting this one.
I plan to drive up after work.
GeorgeD.

alex said...

??? For you Hillary how many RVs does Blenko have room for?
Do we need to make a reservation for August?

CPK.collectoroffineart said...

Buy the plate
one of 8 is
much better than one of one hundred plus

Anonymous said...

BLENKO IS PROVIDING FREE ELECTRIC HOOK UP AND PARKING SPACES FOR RVs?
WHERE WILL THE OTHER 140 PEOPLE PARK?
I'M THINKING ROOM FOR 10 RVs IN THE PARKING LOT.
IS THERE ANOTHER BLENKO LOT?
THIS IS CONFUSING.
HILLARY PLEASE CLARIFY THIS
ANNOUNCEMENT.
MOUNTAIN RITA

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maggie said...

Selling Blenko is indeed a profitable second business, especially if one has an inside source of materials.

Anonymous said...

The rv that is in the lot now is running off its own generator as Blenko does not have capability of plugging it in.

Anonymous said...

www.rvlife.com/

I am a subscriber for 10 years, I sent a notice that Blenko Glass is allowing RV to stay on the parking lot for extended visits.
Glad to do this for Blenko.
Sue Ellen

Anonymous said...

OK BLENKO ISN'T PROVIDING ELECTRIC
MOST RVs HAVE GENERATORS DON'T THEY?
PLEASE NOTIFY THE RV LIFE THAT ELECTRIC Isn't INCUDED.
MOUNTAIN RITA
BUT RVs ARE WELCOME FOR EXTENDED STAYS.
NO MORE FEES FOR PARKING!

Anonymous said...

Good News. With the lake for fishing, this could be a great overnight for the wife and kids.

Anonymous said...

Looks like hank designed this piece.

Hillary J Homburg said...

I'm not certain your information about RVs is correct, let me check with Blenko Glass.