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.

Monday, June 17, 2013

WV Birthday pics Blenko

Have you made plans to be at Blenko Glass this weekend?   Exciting news a 7-9  pm Friday Special Event and then Saturday AM  the WV Birthday Vases goes on sale.   
 WV Birthday pics Blenko

 Arlon Bayliss, Daniel Chapman, mold maker, inspecting mold for 2013 WV Birthday piece.
Arlon inspecting mold and how the three pieces come together
Birthday piece being blown into the mold, mold made of heavy gauge steel

  Arlon looking on as Randy Rider finishes Birthday piece
 These photos are from Ernie Downey - Blenko photographer,  glass artist who often teaches classes at Blenko Glass.


Anonymous said...

Hillary I want to sell my entire collection.
I'd like 1500 for 1-2@
1000 for 3 to 8 @
and 750 for 8 to 20
$500 for 20 to 32
Jeff Mullins
you have my email and phone.

Anonymous said...

Photos show Blenko at its best,
with an excellent and hardworking designer and crew.

penny said...

I'm going 7- 9 buying the less expensive but signed and a collector item
then going home to sleep.
>>CK those folks who want to stay out in the cold and rain all night.

CPK.collectoroffineart said...


Anonymous said...

I'd be interested in the 1990 and 1991 vases. Please contact Hillary if you still have them and she knows how to contact me. Thanks VP

alex said...

These photos are great.

Anonymous said...

Hilary you should be interviewing that mold maker.
He is one very talented man.
Gloria Dodd

alex said...

I wanted to say - I heard you say designer Arlen Bayliss understands what the Blenko bday vase means to us, You my dear are correct. He gets it!
In the past they just sold any old thing - and we bought whatever.
Bayliss gives us a new design and each year it is outstanding.
Cheers to Bayliss and to Blenko for keeping Bayliss!

Hillary J Homburg said...

Gloria Dodd
I will attempt to interview and photograph the mold maker before summers end.
Having a full time job - limits my abilities to be at Blenko when the
factory workers are available.

Anonymous said...

I agree with comment about Bayliss
Margie Hale

Anyone heard from Roxie, WV Janis, and Rosie?