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.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Our very own Katie Lee is on Today giving Turkey Day hints and recipes.
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY - PRIDE OF WEST VIRGINIA Marching Band Is in the Macy's Parade - 9:45 is the time we should be seeing them.
Tomorrow November 25 - Blenko Will Be OPEN!
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Recently I had the privilege of interviewing a local Scientific Glassblower, Mike Hale of MATRIC.
Scientific glassblowers provide highly specialized glass apparatus for use in laboratory work. A West Virginia native, Mr. Hale is the only glassblower working in Research and Development in the state.
Watch the blog later in the week for opportunity to buy some of Mr. Hale's holiday pieces!
Do you know of any other scientific glass blowers in WV?
What types of items do you make for work?
Do you have any favorite pieces you have created?
Sunday, November 20, 2016
If you aren't using your Blenko. Please start. Blenko is factory glass, made to be used.
It is durable.
It probably should not be put in the dishwasher, but can be used year after year for serving. The key is to rinse and wash and dry after use.
If you are hosting the Turkey Day meal, consider BLENKO as an addition to your formal place settings.
Our family is Wedgewood Runnymede
|Blenko Glass scallop bowl|
|Blenko Glass cabbage bowl|
Photos of Bowls currently available at Blenko.
Many additional colors are available.
When you purchase a BLENKO GLASS bowl you are purchasing piece of West Virginia history and a bowl that will last your life time.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
November 25, 2016
A one day sale held in the Visitors Center on the traditional Friday after Thanksgiving. This kicks off our seasonal holiday sales with limited editions available Friday. Classes include blown vases, ornaments and more. This is when our large choir of handmade angels and snowmen appear in the Visitors Center. We strive for special seasonal gifts and thoughtful glass gifts for giving. Come see!
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
What's new is the color. This is a beautiful vase. A unique for Blenko color combination.
This is another of the 'must purchase' items
10 1/2" Tall
Monday, November 14, 2016
In November 2015, the Glass Art Society and Chihuly Garden and Glass partnered to conduct an in-depth study of the state of glass art in America with the intent of researching the most active regions for glass art, and providing a benchmark to measure future growth and trends in the industry.
GMA Research firm was brought on to administer the study nationwide. The project included two phases -- a research phase that included in-depth interviews with industry leaders (collectors, gallery owners, educators, artists, etc.) and two surveys (one for the general public and one for Glass Art Society membership.
More than 2,200 people from across the nation responded, providing a statically accurate sample of the US population. The special exhibit at SOFA CHICAGO will be the first full presentation of the research findings including the top five trends from the study affecting the glass community at large, and works of art to elucidate those trends from galleries exhibiting at SOFA.
Artists represented in order of listing: Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI (Muzylowski Allen and Eskuche); Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Heller Gallery, New York, NY
Presented by the Glass Art Society in conjunction with the SOFA CHICAGO Special Exhibit Landscape of Glass in America
If you have the opportunity I would suggest attending this event.
We've gone a few times. Meeting some of your favorite artist is one of the perks of
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Saturday, November 12, 2016
I broke a sapphire blue fiestaware from WVa. sandwich plate.
Want desperately to replace the plate, was told by Homer Laughlin it is not available since the 90s and then only sold by one NYC store.
Can you help me locate?
I am publishing your request. Have you considered Replacements Ltd?
(800) REPLACE or (800) 737-5223.
If any blog readers response I'll publish the response for Abigal.
Friday, November 11, 2016
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
|Blenko Glass Chess Piece|
In 1999 my Dad paid $750 for this chess piece ( or one of the original chess pieces) This item is certain to increase in price.
I don't often encourage new collectors to purchase, this is the exception. Buy several if you can afford the cost.
$178 plus shipping.
Check www.blenkoglass.com for colors and exact price
Monday, November 07, 2016
Nov. 12, 2016 Saturday evening
We challenge our talented glass artisans to make special pieces for you as well as digging out examples of developmental pieces crafted as we explore each years new designs. These are unique, fun and special designs. All objects sold to the highest bidder. Items listed on the internet two weeks in advance. Telephone bids may be left prior to the day before the auction by calling Blenko. Event held within the historic Blenko factory. Call for more detail close to the event date.
Saturday, November 05, 2016
12" Diameter, 6" Tall
In Clover/Tangerine Fade
The daisy bowl in large and small have been around for decades. The 'new' is the color combo...this one is clover with a tangerine fade.
A unique one of a kind bowl for $55 plus shipping .
|Daisy Bowl in clover/tangerine fade|
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
|Texas Collection - miniatures|
Some more older Blenko designs are these miniatures. For those folks with limited display room these are a wonderful way to brighten a windowsill. From the left you have a Blenko #3516F in Tangerine, Blenko #3516C in Cobalt, Blenko #3516B in Amber, Blenko #3516A in Sea Green, and a Blenko #3516G in Ruby. These are the earliest Miniatures that Blenko produced. The later designers, especially Husted, would design several groups of their own distinct miniature designs for Blenko.
Hope you and the readers enjoy,