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, July 14, 2016

Ernie Downey - Glass Artist

 One of the nicest things about Blenko Glass ,  Blenko Glass Company in Milton, W.Va   is you never know what you'll find -  what treasure you'll find - in the Visitors Center Gift Shop.

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. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Did not know about the Blenko connection for Downy jewelry. I bought for a long time from a little gift shop here on the hill.
He is now doing sterling, his skills are exceptional.