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.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Happy Father's Day -

Happy Father's Day.

This photo is of my father - John Reed Homburg.   From the time I was 3 until I began college,  he took me weekly to Blenko Glass for scrap sheet glass.  We used these pieces  to make glass projects.   

My Dad is a 25 year member of the WVU Master Gardener's program.
He was a board member for the Blenko Collectors Society.
A Koi Club Board Member 
He is an avid promotor of WV Arts and most especially WV Glass.

He worked as a lawyer and director of Legislative Services at the State Capitol for 44 years.

This week he donated his personal collection of  Blenko Glass and the WV Birthday Vase (2000 - 2017) to the State of West Virginia.  The vases will be a part of the WV Birthday Celebration at the Cultural Center this week.   Unselfishly he did this so others might see the entire collection as a whole,  and to promote the  Blenko Glass Company.   
He maintained a 35  year friendship with the Blenko Family.

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