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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Face Vase

Doc Glasslady,
Awhile back someone wrote to ask for pictures of the Blenko face vases.
I am bidding on this one.

Glasslady you failed to post face vase photos, or Blenko failed to give you photos of
face vases. Anyway no one answered this young collectors question.
Publish this if you dare.
Max T.
Max, You are correct. I failed, to be honest, the 'collectors' do most all the work for this blog.
The photos you see belong to the 'collectors', the 'collectors' answer most all the questions, I keep promising I'll 'improve' after my training is completed, but the quality of this blog will always be dependent upon the 'collectors'.
Re: Face Vases, these were most often made by Hank Adams, in my Columbus Apartment are 6 Face Vases , they moved with me from WV. ( I left the Hank Adams "Devil Face Vase" designed as a special edition to assist the Blenko Museum in WV). These vases are in my living room and are often the start of conversations about Blenko Glass - - - and perhaps inspire new collectors, I've never placed flowers or anything else in my Face Vases - my parents often use the Face Vases as containers for beautiful floral arrangements.
I promise in March to take photos of the 'face vases' I own, and my request to 'collectors' for photos of their 'face vases' has been made.
Please remember we (meaning me) get on average 20-25 emails a day (very similar to your letter) with questions or a request, we attempt to direct the persons to the answers, or to provide the assistance. We do this as a volunteer with little support from Blenko Glass, not because they don't care but because they are understaffed and struggling to made the quality handcrafted glass we all expect and desire.
Remember to BUY MADE IN THE USA.