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, July 31, 2019
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
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Sunday, July 28, 2019
Folks often ask what can you do with the Dalle? In my parents yard they are used as edging in three dozen flower beds. At my home the Dalle is used on top of a cinder block wall which keeps my yard private and safe from the public alley in behind.
Mr. Bill Blenko used Blenko Glass as a shower wall in his Milton Wva home.
The use of Blenko Dalle is limited only by your imagination and pocket book. With this sale - you can't afford not to purchase Blenko Dalles
At the Bahnoff Resturant - (745 7th Ave.) A german restaurant in Huntington, W.Va. they are used in the patio wall.
Visit BLENKO GLASS www.blenkoglass.com during the 4-Day Dalle Sale; Wednesday, July 31 through Saturday, August 3!
During this sale, dalles located in our Dalle Barn will be discounted and priced as low as $4 each! Along with this, customers will also be able to shop for dalles in our Architectural department and the more that you spend the more you save! Spend over $150 on dalles and save 5% off your purchase, spend over $300 on dalles and save 10% off your purchase or spend over $500 on dalles and save a maximum of 15% off your purchase.
These slabs of colored glass are great for Dalle de verre projects, kiln casting projects and it is becoming increasingly popular to use them in Architectural Block projects. This is a great opportunity to save and stock up for future architectural projects! Color availability may be limited. Stop in early for the best selection of dalles.
Dalle Sale Hours
Wednesday, July 31: 9am - 4pm
Thursday, August 1: 9am - 4pm
Friday, August 2: 9am - 3pm
Saturday, August 3: 9am - 3pm
Sunday, July 21, 2019
384 Dollop Water Bottle - Ice Blue w/Paw Paw
Saturday, July 06, 2019
Thursday, July 04, 2019
EVERETT JUNIOR "SHORTY" FINLEY, 92, of Milton, passed away July 4, 2018. He was born January 4, 1926, in Milton, a son of the late Harry and Anna Roberts Finley. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Meadows Finley. He was a retired glass blower from Blenko Glass, having worked from 1944-1989. He was elected to Milton City Council 1987-1991, a member of the Milton Lions Club and a member of the Glass Art Association. He is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, Harry Ray Finley of Milton and Ronnie Eugene and Iva Finley of Milton; four grandchildren, Timmy Finley, Kimberly Chapman, Chris Finley and Anna Shull; many great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at
Shorty Finley was my friend. I met him as a young child visiting Blenko. He retired but frequently returned to work or volunteer. Shorty Finley loved BLENKO, the Blenko Family and last I saw him
he was in his 80s and was making the lamp pictured below - he made three that day. I don't know if he blew glass after this. I do know, even on this day it was against his doctor wishes.
As a sophomore in college I began the BLENKO PROJECT, Shorty was very excited about my project and most willing to share his memories, photos, and life experiences at Blenko. I saw Shorty weekly during my time at the University.
Shorty was unassuming - yet very accomplished. He was the cover of Glass Magazines, he presented his skills at colleges, received awards from Govenor Rockefellar, he became friends and admired the Blenko Glass designers - perhaps because he was one of the 5 'best'.
My family and I. enjoyed visiting his small farm several miles from his Milton home. We like spending 'time' with Shorty. Shorty loved his family - spoke often of his wife and 'his boy's' and their children.
I feel very blessed to have considered Shorty my friend. ( photos from Blenko Project collection)
Blenko Glass has a history of developing talent, and they continue to have extraordinarily talented craftsmen.