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.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
|WVU President Gee. Foot Ball WVU vs Oklahoma|
This week for WVU Fans its a conference team ( Oklahoma) we will face.
If you plan to attend either game, we invite you to stop in Milton ( Blenko Glass Company) on your way to Huntington or Morgantown.
Blenko Glass has a wide variety of items in the WVU Blue and the Marshall Green.
A party with hand blown ( but very durable) glass with your teams Logo and a grill and a cooler
is a successful party! If you don't own WVU - or Marshall Logo items from Blenko Glass
you'll want to either order on line or stop in at the Milton location. www.blenkoglass.com is open 24/7 for online purchases.
GO OO OO TEAM (S)!
Friday, September 19, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Wayne Husted designed several of the most wonderful pitcher designs that Blenko produced. Below are two of his footed pitchers that have found their way into the collection. The Turquoise just arrived last week. These are Blenko #5711 in Amethyst and Turquoise(13 1/2").
Hope you enjoy,
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
began the 2014 Christmas Shopping in January.
Blenko Glass yearly has a Black Friday event - often they have glasses and its a great time for children and adult to shop Blenko at discounted prices.
Or have the Dad take the kids to Blenko while you do their shopping then meet up at Blenko later
and take a class or two with the kids.
BLENKO GLASS BLACK FRIDAY SALE will be November 28 - 30th.
Mark your calendar and return for more information or better yet
go to www.blenko.com and look at the calendar on the Blenko web pages.
More of my favorites in Tangerine optic glass. All of the stoppers are optic as well. These three are Joel Myers designs for Blenko from the sixties and early seventies. From the left is a Blenko #717, Blenko #6530-S, and Blenko #653.
Hope you enjoy,
Sunday, September 14, 2014
A trio of Joel Myers designed optic vases in Turquoise. From the left is the Blenko 64-D optic vase, Blenko #6913 coin-dot optic vase, and Blenko 64-E beehive optic vase. The 64-D I found in an antique shop last week for seven dollars. The random rims are a wonderful organic shape.
Hope you and the blog enjoy,
Friday, September 12, 2014
Here is another pitcher.
Last week we learned new technique to pull bottles. Instead of heating and dropping it, this time we heat and pull it with jacks. I then applied a drop foot on it, then included a handle. Here is the final product. My hand slipped the first time, so it got stuck to the bottle. The second time, I got the handle and shape correct. Its my best piece so far.
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
He who knows
that enough is enough
will always have enough. Lao Tzu
A New Yorker once said to me 80% of all collectors were not collectors but hoarders.
If you own Blenko glass you are not longer enjoying, or have it boxed away.
Why not consider allow new collectors to purchase?
Weekly we hear from new collectors who complain they can't find unique Blenko items.
Last year my parents parted with about 50 items of Blenko. They donated to the Union Mission - where it was sold to
either collectors or folks who will later sell to collectors.
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Buy Local always. Blenko Glass Milton, WVa.
|Bayliss WV Birthday Design ( my favorite).|
|Flowers blooming in the Blenko Glass Garden.|
Friday, September 05, 2014
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Each team works together in an effortless dance to produce one of a kind hand blown glass for you. Since 2007 Arlon Bayliss has been the creative designer.