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.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Sunday, July 26, 2015
The Festival of Glass is Walter Blenko creation that has grown into an event the entire State of WV looks forward to attending.
Collectors and local citizens enjoy being able to tour the factory, to view glass blowing demonstrations, to take classes in various forms of glass arts.
One big plus is the ability to have any item you purchase signed by a Blenko Family member. You'll also get to meet Mr. Walter, Mr. Andy and their families. Blenko Glass Company is family owned. Once you attend the Festival of Glass you'll feel as if you are a part of this extended family.
The 8th Annual Festival of glass is to be held at Blenko Glass factory of Friday July 31 and Saturday August 1.
Classes fill up fast - so visit the www.blenkoglass.com website to sign up or phone Blenko Glass.
Everyone is WELCOME!
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Monday, July 20, 2015
Blog Reader Mountain Rita often writes of her gratitude to Mr Bill Blenko for his kindness during her visits to West Virginia and the factory, to Mr Richard Blenko for his charm and his generosity in including her ' an over middle age west coast bisexual' for a group lunch at a local pub. She also frequently expresses her gratitude to Mr. Walter Blenko - who at an age when many would be enjoying retirement infused Blenko Glass Company -Mountain Rita writes often to comment on the Blenko Glass men and and women, the craftsmen who always see a bigger brighter future for Blenko ! Mountain Rita writes there are no negative nellies at Blenko!
If you aren't gifting Made In West Virginia items - Why Not?
Blenko Glass is active and the products are better than ever.
www.blenkoglass.com for on line catalog and often coupons.
Thank you for shopping BLENKO GLASS CO Milton, WVa.
To learn more about Blenko Glass visit www.blenkoproject.org .
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Many glasses are being offered...
We'll post additional information as Blenko Glass sends it to us.
We do know Ernie Downey will be teaching several jewelry making classes! These classes fill up very quickly, if you are interested I recommend phoning BLENKO GLASS today.
Photo of an Ernie Downey pendant - One I'd very much like to own.
You won't be making anything quiet this nice - - but last year the ladies and gentlemen were very pleased with their creations.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Blenko Glass Company from Bankruptcy to a Most Prosperous Era.
Thank you for your continued support of BLENKO GLASS COMPANY www.blenkoglass.com.
Blenko Glass - made in West Virginia.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Mug Vase---very limited
Small dalle mosaic
Stacked dichroic jewelry
Stepping Stone Mosaic
Glass workshop on July 31
Thursday, July 09, 2015
State College PA is having its annual festival of arts this week. From Thursday to Sunday. They also have bluegrass festival during the same time, and boalsburg arts festival featuring more local artists. IF you can, please make it to the festival. Several glass artists come here from all over US to showcase their work.
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
My nana always said " Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." My nana Limoge luncheon plates are from a different era but are appreciated by my friends and I. Each time I use them I think of
my nana and how much she likes these plates.
BLENKO GLASS vinage and NEW can provide this same enjoyment and cherish memories decade after decade.
Bring your children and grandchildren with you to BLENKO allow them to learn more about the locally made glass. Allow them to see how much you treasure your Blenko.
Teach them to look without touching, and later on teach them the proper way to clean and care for the Blenko.
This is how memories are made. Blenko Glass was created to work to be used and enjoyed in your home.
Thank you for purchasing Blenko Glass. www.blenkoglass.com.
Sunday, July 05, 2015
Act Two - Wiser - more experienced - open to change - courageous and Ready for Continued Success!
In a 80s best seller a feminist wrote of ACT II in life - the above characteristics were given by her.
They are perhaps true for Blenko!
Mr Walter Blenko ( prominent patent attorney) and Mr. Arlon Bayliss ( glass artist and renown designer) are guiding BLenko glass using the most talented Blenko employees in Blenko
's Act II.
If you are considering a BLENKO GLASS COLLECTION this is a great time to start.
So many websites devoted to collecting Blenko, google Blenko Glass to find one.
The Blenko Collectors are back together and are now on Facebook - you'll want to join.
Many webpages are devoted to the collections of Blenko. We have a few of what we consider to be the best at our Blenko Project website www.blenkoproject.org . Looking at collections often inspires new collectors to search for particular items and to upgrade their on going collections.
Warning - Blenko Can Be Addictive!
Note: If you are searching for a piece of Blenko - let us know and we'll pass this info on our mailing list.
We also have a list of WV BIrthday Vases for sale.
The Blenko Project. firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, July 04, 2015
" Have nothing in your home that you do not KNOW to be USEFUL and BEAUTIFUL!
Blenko is always useful - its made in a factory - usually hand blown into a mold or free formed by the craftsman. Blenko is always beautiful!
Blenko is perfect in the Arts n Crafts ( think Frank Lloyd Wright) or a Victorian Home - Blenko is
unique, colorful and 'fits in most anywhere.'
My nana always said " beauty is in the eye of the beholder"
If you don't own Blenko Glass. May I suggest you visit the TAMARACK
www.tamarackwv.com in Beckly WVa, the Blenko Glass Co in Milton, WVa. www.blenkoglass.com or visit the Blenko Project pages of owners glass collections www.blenkoproject.org .
Thank you for buying Blenko Glass!
Thursday, July 02, 2015
WOMEN WANT BLENKO! Blenko Glass Company located in Milton West Virginia
Blenko is made in WVa by West Virginians.
To learn more about Blenko Glass visit the www.blenkoglass.com Blenko Glass Company website and www.blenkoproject.org Blenko Project website.