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Heart of 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, March 02, 2009

Chicago Collection of American and BLENKO Glass


Here are some pictures that Sweetdoc asked for. Notice yet again I am not a purist. My Blenko is on display with glass made by other companies. Again this is fun and I enjoy looking at my collection. I don't enjoy the dusting but I can put up with it. :) Besides the glass I also collect company catalogs. I have three filing cabinets filled with glass company catalogs, advertisements and catalogs that contain glass from different companies. I have been lucky enough to acquire research materials gained by a famous author, and personal papers from a couple designers. About six years ago someone emailed me and asked why I bought a Non Blenko item and wanted me to know I just screwed up. He had no clue I had documentation that the piece was made at Blenko but was not a Blenko catalog item. I hope you enjoy the pictures and if you would like more I do have more :)Oh and yes I have been called a hoarder before but I see myself as a collector that enjoys what she is doing. In case you are wondering most of our collections will be left to a couple museums.

Tammy Kosla