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.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Water Bottle # 348 Week

Water Bottle Week. 
As a child,  I started by collecting Blenko  animal figures and Water Bottles.
I hear from many readers they were first attracted to the 'water bottle',  #348 is the longest running item in the Blenko Glass catalogue.
Now thanks to Dean Six's innovative new programs, Blenko will be hosting a yearly Water Bottle event.  You'll want to plan to attend.
Check Blenko Glass Co web pages for updates.   Another exciting event - hosted by Blenko Glass Company Milton, W.Va.

January 23-27, 2017

Our Inaugural Water Bottle event. All you ever wanted to know about Blenko’s iconic 1930s designed Water Bottle.  Photo contest of images showing 384 in use or as “art”, special edition water bottles, contests, prizes and more.  A must for those who enjoy or love our #384 water bottles. NEW PRODUCTS introduced.
Upon reviewing our staffing possibilities we will only be able to offer the blow your own water bottles on Friday Jan 27th as a part of our Water Bottle Week.
Class sessions held will begin at 9am, 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2pm. Please arrive a half hour prior to your class time to get checked in. Each class will be limited to 10 participants. Participants must be 13 years of age or older. Each class will cost $49 to make a regular 384 water bottle and $45 to make a mini 384 water bottle, should a cancellation be necessary Blenko will retain $10 and refund $39 or $35. ALL classes will make our regular 384 water bottle except ONE of the classes at 10:30am and one of the classes at 2pm, which will make the 384 mini water bottle.
We will offer two section of our popular Make A Water Bottle Lamp class on Friday January 27. A 10am class will guide participants through making an electric lamp with our classic 384 water bottle as the main element. It fits on a handmade wooden base. The second class will begin at 1pm and will feature making a nightlight with wooden base using the 384 mini-water bottle. Both classes are limited to 15 people. The full size water bottle class will cost $54 each and the mini water bottle class will cost $49 each.
Sign-ups will begin Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 at 8am and are reserved on a first call in basis. Class spaces are limited. The class registration usually fills quickly, but the final date for registering would be Jan 20th at 3pm should there be any available spaces. An alternate Blizzard day for the classes, should extreme weather require it, would be Friday Feb 3, 2017. On that same Friday Blenko will offer four classes making a VALENTINES special piece. The details of this will be shared prior to the end of 2016...

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