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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.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

The Artist's Way -

Hilary. I have been reading about the Blenko designers, Husted, Myers, Anderson, Shepperd, etc. Why would these people go to Milton, WV to work? All were accomplished in their area of study?
Jinny S.

Ms. S. The designers you mention came to Blenko Glass very early in their careers. Blenko was for most the 'first job' after design school. A quote from Carl Jung may explain better than anything I could say. . . perhaps if one of the designers reads he'll comment.

Carl Jung:

'Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him its instrument. To perform this difficult office it is sometimes necessary for him to sacrifice happiness and everything that make life worth living for the ordinary human being.'
Note: Collectors photo of Vintage Blenko punch bowl, ladle and cups.