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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, August 22, 2013

Why is Glass expensive?

Hilery,   I have a question.  Why has Blenko became so expensive?  It now cost between 34 and 64 dollars for a vase at the gift shop.  I don't get it.
Andrea E.

Andrea,
Blenko prices have risen very slowly.    The tableware prices have increased little in the last five years.  

 
Blenko art glass vase - Blenko Glass gift shop.


Blenko Glass prices at the Milton gift shop are very reasonable.   The price of materials has tripled.  Blenko struggles to continue to offer customers glass at reasonable prices.

However,  Blenko  continues to make quality glass,  the same way it has for decades and decades.
Quality comes with a price.

When you purchase Blenko Glass - you are (a) supporting a local business  (b) supporting 40 -50 local workers allowing them to care for their families  (c)  you are buying a product that will last - my parents own Blenko that's 50 + years old,  (d) Blenko doesn't compromise - they continue to offer quality,  only high quality.

Judy Garland said:  " always be a first rate version of yourself...." 
Blenko is always first rate.

Blenko is a good value!

Other questions?  email  theblenkoproject  at aol.com. 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kill em with kindness Hilary!

Anonymous said...

EVERYTHING HAS INCREASED IN PRICE.
HAVE YOU BOUGHT A LOAF OF BREAD LATELY?
BLENKO REMAINS A GOOD DEAL.

Anonymous said...

So go to Target for your glass.

Anonymous said...

You should consider politics or the ministry
I d give you my vote or my last dollar, your passion may take you far.
A. P.

Anonymous said...

In years past most all Blenko admin was family
or wives of employees.
Recently Blenko hired and fired a MS Engineer and hired a BA from Marshall.
Admin expenses are more than when family was working the gift shop and admin.
Thus prices go up
also gas has gone up and continues to rise.
Hope this helps.
Perhaps this increase is something Blenko could address.
Hillary is after all a science major not a business person.
George D.