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.

Friday, August 09, 2013

Blenko creative images in next Tamarack show

Laura Moul - photographic artist,  travel agent, wife, and good friend of this Blog sent the following information.
Laura's images of Blenko Glass and other subjects are available for purchase.  Contact Laura at the address below.

Blenko creative images in next Tamarack show
These 3 images were selected by Tamarack 's gallery for the next show "Through the Looking Glass"    An ALL GLASS exhibition and exploration of this beautiful and elusive medium.    Opening reception Sun. August 11th 3:00 pm  to 430 pm.  Show runs from Aug 11th  to September 27th.

I played in the glass cull and created these images........please confirm the color of blue in the middle one.  The sun was shining when I took these.  I have other images too.

9812--title Under the Sea at Blenko
9882--Blenko Cobalt (is this the correct name for this color)
9869--Washed up Bottle at Blenko

Just wanted to share..............the framed images will be 16 x 20 to 16 x 16.
Hope all is well with you too.



Anonymous said...

Many of the Blenko Birthday Vases are not original.
Blenko made 10 or more extras each year. During the closure due to debt a good number of these were sold for $50 and less.
They are now in the market - many with fake signatures and I've seen a few with a for real signature.
Be cautious and buy WV Birthday only from known source.
Several WV Birthday are now on Ebay - I dunno but I suggest buying with caution always.
Check the vases you purchase on line or in person carefully.
If you need to know what marks should be on the vase ask Blenko or Dr Hilery.
Sam Tyree

Anonymous said...

Sam they have done this for years with alot of their exclusive pieces. Not just birthday pieces. They usually sell them in the visitor center or to other walk in customers.