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, August 06, 2013

Buy Local

e.e. cummings said, " It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."

If you haven't started buying local,  for food and materials this is the summer to begin.
Ask your self where your tableware was made,   what is the source of your vegetables?

Buying Made In America  is said to be a movement that's catching on.   In my house for decades we have  been aware of  searching out Union Labels,  of buying from farmers market,   buying Mr. Casto's eggs,  and of course buying tableware and glass objects of art from Blenko Glass,  Feista Glass,  special gifts from Iron worker Fetty,  wood worker  Robert Reed.

Attend your local crafts and art fairs,  buy your gifts from small vendors,  look for made in usa

It take courage to request Made In USA,  it takes a bit longer to drive to the Farmers Market.
Part of growing up is learning to live responsible.

Purchasing glass from a local manufacturer,  buying from a local hardware store ( not the big box), learning quality is more important than quantity.  

www.blenkoproject.org  to learn more about the history of W.Va.  Glass maker  Blenko Glass.

Photo of small plate with 2012 Birthday Vase imagine - this is one the many local handcrafted items you will find at Blenko Glass.  


Anonymous said...

Well said Dr Hillary.

Anonymous said...

plate made by E. Downy who taught my class at Blenko.