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 13, 2013

West Virginia 150th Birthday - Blenko Glass

2012  WV Birthday Vases -  Plate made by Ernie Downey a West Virginia
Photographer and glass artist.

This year Mr. Downey will be making a limited number of plates with the 2013 WV Birthday Vase
if you don't collect the WV Birthday Vases   ( the are pricey)  you could start a collection of Ernie's plates.
Check out the Blenko Glass website for additional information re:  the WV Birthday Event.
If you are a newbie to Blenko Glass collecting email theblenkoproject@aol.com  for a pamphlet with information on hotels,  places to visit, places to shop etc.
Note:  While in WVa  you'll want to visit   THE PURPLE MOON  located  in Charleston, WVa.
Purple Moon has a large collection of vintage Blenko Glass.  


Anonymous said...

What is the cost?
Can I phone order? Coming to Blenko is out of the question.
Matt Herford

Anonymous said...

Hello Matt,
Mr. Downey sells items online and has a website:
There is a link to the Blenko plates there.

maggie said...


I sent a notice about the Blenko Glass Company allowing RVs to park for overnight in the gift shop parking lot.

This should add to the number of visitors.