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, April 30, 2015

Sometimes a thing of beauty - is just that an object of art!

At Blenko Glass  many beautiful things are made to be used!   This is an example of Blenko Glass objects of art.
Blenko Glass Company, Milton, W.Va.   www.blenkoglass.com

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Blenko Glass Bowl

CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION.  Available from Blenko Glass.  www.blenkoglass.com 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Final West Virginia Marble Festival in Cairo May 2

We are announcing this as our 20th and final West Virginia Marble Festival .  Please join us in saying goodbye to an event of long tradition.

Weston, WV – The 20th (and final) Annual West Virginia Marble Festival is set for Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Community Building in Cairo, West Virginia. The location is adjacent to Town Square in this historic town, home of three marble manufacturers. The Festival is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities include the sale of antique and contemporary marbles, exhibits, marble identification, books, games and more.  Food is available on-site and both admission and parking are free

Sponsored by the Museum of American Glass in West Virginia and Saturdays-on-the-Square
Contact: Millie @ 740-568-8014 or wvmimi@yahoo.com

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

ORCHID! Blenko Glass Company.

Blenko Glass is known for its fine colors.  The pinks have always been considered rare and are very popular with the female customers.  For some reason Blenko doesn't keep 'pink' colors in the color line.   The top photo is of orchid - which has been around for a few years.  You must see the orchid - its even more beautiful than this photo.   The color is vivid - yet clear and allows for the stems of your cut flowers to be visible.  This one is a keeper! 

Monday, April 20, 2015

COLOR! It's all about the COLOR!

Decorative Vases.  Available in Azure, Tangerine and Seabreeze.  Blenko Glass Company.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Predesigner ruffle vases

HI Hillary,

As you are well aware by now I really enjoy finding the older designs of Blenko such as these examples of Predesigner vases. From the left is the Blenko #388 Footed ruffle vase in Lemon, Blenko #389 Ruffle topped vase in Ruby, and the Blenko #390 vase in Turquoise. I have several examples of the 388's and 390's but this is only the second #389 I have been able to locate and purchase. Ruby is always plus for any Blenko that I can find.

Hope this will help your readers find one for their collections as well.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tableware. Blenko Glass Company.

Blenko Glass Tableware is well known for its time honored designs and for the beautiful colors.  Below are photos of two ( a ten inch and 8 inch) pitchers.  These are very popular classic designs available in a wide array of colors.  You'll want to order this week to avoid the Xmas rush.
Blenko Glass Made In USA. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Bag Vase.

This vase has been around for a couple decades.   Often you'll find it being used by
high end florist.  Recently we saw twelve of these in the crystal on tables in a high end
eatery located in Calif.   the bag vases had fresh flowers.   My girl friend and I held
one up to look for the mark or a stamp. 
We ask our server,  he told us the manager was from West Virginia and the vases were
in deed made in West Virginia.

Blenko Glass Company.  
This item is available in five colors with crackle finish as an option. 

Monday, April 13, 2015

 I would like to say Thank You All for your cards and  Prayers.
Deborah M. Allen’s Celebration of Life was March 21, 2015. The PeachState Depression Glass Club Ladies brought the food & drinks, Helped  put on a great party. We had 60 to 70 people there to give Deborah a great send off. Everyone enjoyed being  around Debbie’s Glass & Jewelry Collections. The Service started at 2:00pm with some of her friends talking about how she has touched their life in stories about Deborah. One friend has known Deborah from the 2nd grade. Deborah made friends with her by picking her over other kids in the class and has stayed a close friends in the good times & bad. Others told stories of how she would help out anyone with info or give a hand helping  moving Glass and stuff without question. There were some crying trying to talk about her. I had a Chaplin give a couple  prayers and Thanks as part of the service. I was able to record most of the stories. Deborah will be really missed at the Glass Club’s next meeting because we are having an auction and she was a big part of the fun and entertainment. Deborah will be and is being missed. She was & is a great Lady. I was very lucky to have been in her life and She was part of mine for 42 years. THANK YOU GOD FOR DEBORAH M. ALLEN.

Again Thank You all for your prayers & cards.
 Roderick C. Allen (Husband)

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Salad / Vegetable Bowls.

In our home, we use these bowls in the bathroom and in our bedrooms to hold hair clips,  earrings and rings.
These are currently available at Blenko Glass Company Visitors Center and the the catalog

Friday, April 10, 2015

Creative Shapes and Designs. Blenko Glass Company.

These pitchers were designed by Arlon Bayliss.  The design is unique.  The pitcher is functional.  I've used  this designer pitcher a  couple dozen times as a wedding gift.
You can't go wrong with Blenko Glass.   The size is always perfect!  This one can be filled with OJ,
or flowers from your garden.
Blenko Glass Company.  Handcrafted Glass.  Made in USA> 

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Glass update - V


I have decided to make pieces for others. But as I make 2-3 a week, will do orderwise. If you like any particular design or shape send me the information along with price quote. If I accept will make and send in 2-3 weeks. You may email me directly at vivek.yadav@ gmail.com. Also, I will leave PSU in July, so may stop making glass for a few months after that. So will take requests only until mid May.


Selection of my favorite glass works

Paper weight

Bowl with spiral and yellow pitcher

Orange bottle

My interpretation of 'fire and ice' and my first experiment with optics

Experiments to make miniature pieces

Bowls, the one on right is made with black only.

Attempts at wine glass

Attempts at wine glass

Christmas ornaments and bowls

Friday, April 03, 2015

Reminder: Adams Hallmark Limited Edition Basket and Walter Blenko signing event.

The 2015 Blenko Glass Limited Edition Spring Basket are available beginning at Adams Hallmark starting tomorrow, April 4. The introduction will coincide with a Walter Blenko signing event at Adams Hallmark at Pierpont Centre in Morgantown from 1-3pm. Reserve yours today by calling 304-291-4008 or by visiting your local Adams Hallmark location.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Blenko Pre-designer Sky blue vases with crystal handles

HI Doc,

Next up today is a pair of Pre-designer Sky Blue and Crystal handled vases. On the left is a Blenko #C490S handled urn vase and on the right is a Blenko #C488L handled vase. Wonderful color and crackle on these pieces make them especially nice in the Sky Blue section of our collection.