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, November 14, 2013

Brrr - Only a Blenko Glass Snowman Can Bring A Smile on this cold day!

Approx. 5" Tall
Available in Cobalt and Clover.
Blenko Glass Company has made Snowmen for a decade or more.
We own a dozen,  a couple were made by Shorty Finley,  a couple were made when Dave Osburn was the Foreman, and the last two were made during Randy Rider's tenure.   The rumor is the snowman began as a gift from one blower to another.  The men made these items during down time - or on the midnight shift - often using end of day glass.  The snowman would eventually work his way to the Blenko Glass line.   Now snowmen, angels, trees, ornaments are all available year round at Blenko Glass.   If  the opportunity presents - have your snowmen signed by Mr. Blenko or one of the glass craftsmen.   Keeping a history of your glass items,  who made them, when you purchased , and where, will allow you to view the glass and  fondly remember the time or the occasion. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Last year Blenko offered miniatures of snowmen and angels.