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, March 07, 2014

Paper Weights Made In USA

Gloria Dodd wrote to ask for suggestions in purchasing Made In USA paperweights.

This is a photo of the 1968 Blenko Catalog -  a page of paperweights.
We would also recommend visiting the American Glass Museum -  WV Glass Museum in Weston, WVa.   This museum has a large display of American Paperweights.

Locally ( WVa)  both Blenko Glass  www.blenkoglass.com  and  Ron Hinkle Glass  www.ronhinkle.com  make quality paperweights. 


Anonymous said...

Horrible paperweights. Why did Blenko bother to make these tacky things?

Anonymous said...

Anyone have older Blenko paperweights they want to part with?
I'd like to purchase.
T. Miller ( DocGlass has my contact info).

Anonymous said...

Agreed with Anon #1. IllBay *oops* ebay has several ugly ones now. Buy them all to save us from looking at them.