Monday, February 02, 2009

Blenko, RIP


It looks like Blenko Glass might finally be going out of business. It's sad, but life is constantly teaching us to deal with loss. Here's a piece I saw at the offices of HQ Publishing the other day.

6 comments:

Joanna said...

That's gorgeous.

Plus, it's orange and white. Which leads me to: Hook 'em, Horns! :)

kenju said...

That is really sad news to me. I have about 15 Blenko pieces (small ones) that my mom collected since the 50's.

Maisyday said...

I really hate to hear that! I've got a few pieces that I just love; it's sad to think I won't be able to continue collecting them.

Roberta said...

I wonder if the Blenko pieces will go up in value after the plant is closed?

Rick Lee said...

I would certainly think so.

Greensboro Daily said...

The closing of Blenko is a sad day for West Virginia. Glassmaking is a work of art and a craft that has been around since the middle ages. The Blenko craftsmen were masters at glassmaking.

I guess one of the tenets of capitalism is that businesses are free to fail-- even if they are national treasures. Blenko was the last place in America where you could get mouth blown stained glass.

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