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, June 27, 2018
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Saturday, June 16, 2018
We have a list of folks desiring to complete or start in some cases their BLENKO GLASS WV B-day Collection.
If you can help
or if YOU NEED A VASE
please contact us
at THE BLENKO PROJECT
Friday, June 15, 2018
Each year since 1980 Blenko Glass has produced a vase in honor of the State Of WVa 's Birthday.
The concept is said to have began as a conversation between Bill Blenko Jr and the Diamond Department Store.
It's now going on 38 years. Each year devoted Blenko Glass Collectors start standing in line 2-5 days ( or 6 hrs) prior to the 8 am sale. Often this is a family - friend event, folks bring xtra drinks and cookies to share during the wait. A yearly reunion of B-Day Collectors.
The number of vases is limited to the age of our State.
The Blenko Project has recorded 10 complete sets. If you have a complete set, please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org . The Blenko Project also assist folks with finding the vases they need to complete their B-Day set and to assist with rehoming BDay vases no longer needed.
This year the vase is exceptional. It's large ( for those of you who want the architectural piece), the new designers understand how important this piece is to collectors. You'll agree when you see this it's an exceptional WVa Bday Vase.
As always we are grateful to Blenko Glass www.blenkoglass.com for photos and information.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
This year's birthday piece will go on sale Saturday, June 16. The doors will open at 8am, get in line early so you don't miss your chance to own one of these rare and beautiful pieces!. Each piece will be numbered and signed by Blenko President, Walter Blenko Jr. as well as Designers, Emma Walters & Andrew Shaffer. During the celebration we will have West Virginia Day birthday cake and refreshments for all to enjoy (while supplies last) and Walter Blenko Jr. will be available from 8am until 12noon to sign additional glass purchases. Don't miss your chance to own one of these rare and beautiful pieces!
Note: While you are at Blenko -visit the newly redesigned glass garden.
Sunday, June 10, 2018