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, July 29, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016
|Thank You to reader Maggie for this close up of the Bottle Tree - with Top Hat|
|Can you recognize these?|
|Joel Myers Panels in background - Blenko Glass brick used as border for circle bed.|
Friday, July 22, 2016
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Can you tell me what they used to make the bottle tree in Blenko yard?
I have many bottles and stoppers but need to know how they are staying on the tree. I want to use some of my Mom's milky and sick older pieces to make this as a surprise for her.
Alex, We'll send a note to Dean Six and ask where they purchased the metal hangers and also the rubber inserts ( see photo below).
Good luck with your recreation of the Blenko Glass Bottle Tree. HJH
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Ernie Downey - a glass artist - we own a few of his pieces of jewelry using sterling or silver based metals and Blenko Glass.
Ernie Downey's work is sold in many bouquets in the tri state. Ernie uses BLENKO GLASS in his designs.
Pictured above is one of his latest creations - I'm calling it a paddle - but I would envision a group of three or four hung in a kitchen.
Beautiful yet very functional.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Sunday, July 10, 2016
If you have a few hours each week to devote to the website please send us a note.
Include your name and contact info.
Some time ago - we had a couple dozen emails asking - Who is that Lady making glass at Blenko.
Well, she now has made a name for herself as a glass worker.
Brennda Ellis is her name - when you visit the Blenko Visitor Center look for stain glass items and special items made by Brenda Ellis.
Ask the Visitors Center Clerk for assistance.
We hope to publish photos of Brenda's work later this month.
If you own glass made by Brenda Ellis from Blenko - please share photos.
Saturday, July 09, 2016
Blenko now makes this item in 2 sizes and multiple colors and styles.
What we like most about the water bottle - is its affordable ( great gift for under $50 - often found at the Visitors Center for under $25) can be given with or without flowers.
It represents out STATE, it can be a going away, or with engraving a gift for most any occasion.
Our favorite Blenko Water Bottles are used for flowers, or OJ, or mineral water.
The Blenko Waterbottle its a perfect gift for all occasions.
|Blenko Water Bottle in mid century table scape|
Thursday, July 07, 2016
My parents have collected Blenko and WVa Glass for 45 years - they use everything except
some large Husted Pieces, a couple unique Joel Myers items, and the recently acquired sloped shoulder vase .
They use the WV Birthday vases to hold fruits and flowers. Never hot foods. But they were made to be used - its FACTORY GLASS for the most part.
Each item is gently cleaned after use.
Don't be afraid to use your Blenko. Plan your table scape using your Fiesta and Blenko
both are durable and can be used.
As you know we often use our BLENKO GLASS outside - and now Blenko is making items to be used OUTSIDE. Visit Blenko for ideas ( the Glass Garden) you can bring home and use in your outdoor space.
Photos OF Blenko on display and being used.
The Answer is of course BOTH - use and display your Blenko.
|Simple - Yet colorful Collection of Blenko and WVa Glass |
Monday, July 04, 2016
Friday, July 01, 2016
If NOT please visit Blenko Glass this week.
Blenko has an amazing selection of RED BLUE and CRYSTAL GLASS table ware
and decorative decanters.
Below: Photos of Random BLENKO GLASS in Crystal Blue and RUBY. Not an example of current glass.
Visit the Blenko Glass gift shop. If you buy July 4th - items please send photos. HJH