|Blenko Friends - I just learned that Deobrah Allen Passed away. Am very saddened by this.|
The Blenko Lady From Georgia
The Blenko Project www.blenkoproject.org began while I was an undergrad at WVU - almost ten years ago.
The Blenko Collectors Group was very active at this time, many men and women with vast knowledge of Blenko and WV Glass boldly stepped forward to assist me. Deborah Allen was one of the first to offer her assistance.
Deborah Allen knows and loves Blenko Glass. She and her beloved husband Rod Allen, have a unique and vast collection of excellent quality Blenko. Deb has been featured in news articles, and has written for publication about Blenko, she frequently spoke to large groups of people on the subject of Blenko Glass. If you collected Blenko during the BCS you would recall Deb Allen as she was often a featured speaker at Blenko Collector group meetings.
What I remember most about my meetings with Deb was enthusiasm, her knowledge, her willingness to share, and her genuine love of Blenko. She knew the history of each item, many times she could tell you what shop made the item. While it was no secret Deb,a true Southern Lady had a favorite Blenko Designer. She was loyal to the brand. Not just a 'cheerleader' for handmade in WVa Glass but a person devoted to educating others about handmade WVa Glass. Deborah and Rodney bought and displayed quality Blenko made by all the Blenko Designers.
Deb Allen was a big part of 'the living encyclopedia of Blenko Glass.' Cards may be sent to the address below. I'll work on getting an email address posted.
Thank You HJH
|Deborah Allen, 4174 Reef Rd., Marietta GA 30066|
|Deb Allen giving a seminar on Blenko at the PSDGC show in Atlanta, last summer.|