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, February 27, 2019

Where to buy Blenko?

I'm in Scottsdale, Ariz   Its much to expensive to pay for heavy Blenko to be shipped to my home.
Are there dealers closer to me?
I'm fearful to purchase on ebay.
Thank You.
Susie Wicker

    This is a great time to start purchasing Blenko Glass.   They have recently hired a design team, that is energetic and the product has never been better.
    www.blenkoglass.com  ( Blenko Website)  has a feature that allows you to enter your address and they find the nearest dealer and then provide you with his contact information.
   Thank you for your interest in BLENKO GLASS.
   Blenko has been making fine handcrafted glass for more than 100 years.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

What Makes BLENKO GLASS so great - so Iconic? Skilled Craftsmen and Exceptional Designers.

Blenko has a long history of discovering talented artist - JOEL PHILIP MYERS is perhaps one of the  most admired Blenko Designers.

Joel Philip Myers

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Joel Philip Myers
Paterson, New Jersey
born Paterson, NJ 1934
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What you won't hear on these videos is Joel P Myers, had never worked with glass until he came to Blenko Glass.  At Blenko he often stayed late and came in on weekends to learn to blow and manipulate glass.
Joel P Myers Blenko pieces that are signed can fetch up to $1500
most any JPM glass from period after Blenko sell for no less than $6000.  Larger pieces
can bring upward of 30K.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019


Blenko's New Design team has been busy - check out the www.blenkoglass.com website.
My favorite of the new items are the table lamps.   Since 2007  I've read notes from you asking about table lamps and shades and more importantly finials.
This team is addressing those needs.   If you haven't been to the Milton, WVa factory store - gift shop, you'll be surprised.  The gift shop is filled with colorful glass elegantly displaced.
Dean Six is an artist and a perfectionist - the gift shop improvements are a result of his desire to have things perfect for you the customer.   

Stack ‘em high!  This towering table lamp is likely to turn heads.
Matched with a mini cube finial and a locally sourced cherry wood base, the fixture stands approximately 36” tall. Assembled with an 8” harp, choose brass or nickel finish, fits a lampshade with a spider fitter. 
Lampshade sold separately 18”x17”x10” (Bottom Diameter, Top Diameter, Height) brass spider fitter, in Natural Burlap or Warm White Linen.  ( description and photos from www.blenkoglass.com) 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Mark Your Calendar - March 16-19 Blenko Glass Warehouse Sale

Warehouse Sale
(March 16 - 19, 2019)
4 Consecutive Days ONLY

We open our factory warehouse with overstocks, preferred seconds, and some unique and one-of-a kind Blenko at special discount prices. We will also feature special items in our on-site store. A great shopping opportunity. This event previously was almost two weeks but we have less excess inventory and have shortened the event dramatically. This event continues to evolve so please contact us or follow us on social media to have current updates for days, times, etc.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Blenko Glass is again making large Table Lamps.

It's been a long time since Blenko had a full time on site designer - currently they have two.

   Its been a long time since Blenko made a unique table lamp -  This one is for YOU!
Those folks who don't want to buy vintage and pay to have the lamp rewired.
   Think Birthday -  Mothers Day,  Father's Day or just a GIFT FOR YOURSELF.  

3618 Large Block Table Lamp and Finial

This lamp is available in 5 colors -

Upcoming Event at Blenko - Mark Your Calendar March 16th

Spring Open House
(March 16, 2019)

A One day, Saturday Only event. Classes offered to the public to make handmade glass Easter eggs Blenko family signing event. Limited edition of special pieces for sale in our Visitors Center include an annual edition hand formed Bunny, as well as limited edition spring creations.

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Valentine's Day - Last Minute Gift Idea

The Blenko Glass Gift Shop is located in Milton, WVa.   

Most any day you'll find beautiful reds, and an array of colorful glass.

Purchase a glass object in your Valentine's Favorite Color - perhaps a water bottle
then fill it with flowers, or a platter or bowl and fill  .with  fruit or candies.

Blenko has been making handcrafted glass ( each piece is produced by local men and women), made in Milton by skilled craftsman.
Below are some  BLENKO GLASS items  used in the past for Valentine's Day.

Sunday, February 03, 2019

For the VALENTINES in your life. BLENKO GLASS No Calories.

We believe BLENKO GLASS in Milton, WVa.   has something for everyone!

Often it is my go to place for shopping - definitely for last minute out of town  gifts.

For a few years I gave  CHERYL's Cookies ( I discovered Cheryl's during my residency at Ohio State University) it was love a first taste.  BUT everyone is concerned with health and calories.  I returned to BLENKO - the water bottle is much less expensive than 12 Cheryl's cookies in a tin.

For Valentine's Day Blenko often makes a batch of PINK or Red, or something special just for this occasion.


BLENKO GLASS www.blenkoglass.com
.Blenko Mixing Bowls - a gift for the MOM or Mom In Law   



Dean Six and Company will again host a Valentine's Day Event.   
   This is perfect gift for the babysitter, the dog walker,  Mom or Dad or any  Blenko Collector in your life. 

Valentine's & Chocolate Lovers Weekend
(February 9, 2019)

Held in our Visitor Center Gift Shop this event includes special made glass objects for your special someone. Complimentary pretty-in-pink cupcakes and steamy hot chocolate.

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Blenko Glass - W.Va. Birthday Vases for Sale.

We often assist collectors in finding new home for their collections.
If you need assistance with information re: donating of your glass, or if you need to sale,
we frequently can assist by circulating your photos and info to our mailing list.

Currently we have two families attempting to liquidate their Mom's WVa Birthday Vases.

We have a 1980  for $1200
81  for $1100
84  for $ 1000
83 for $900

Family #2  has  1981 - clear vase with mountains - $1,000
1986 - blue vase with fluted edges - $400
1987 - clear bonnet with blue ribbon and handle -- $800
1989 - blue conical vase -- $400
1990 - smoky rose vase -- $400
WV Birthday Vase 2003