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​It's apple picking season at Blenko!

Sep 8th 2020

​It's apple picking season at Blenko!

Depending on where you live, September to early October is usually prime apple picking season! With that in mind we feature our elegant and 100% handcrafted glass apples.Get yours at https://blen …

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2020 West Virginia Day Event POSTPONED

Jun 16th 2020

2020 West Virginia Day Event POSTPONED

During these unprecedented times, we would like to take a moment and thank each and every one of our customers for hanging in there with us during the shutdown. Many of you have been asking about upco …

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Explore our NEW Cosmos Collection✨

Jan 14th 2020

Explore our NEW Cosmos Collection✨

Get chaoticBeing agitated can be a good thing? At least, it is with our Cosmos decor. Tiny, layered sporadic bubbles are trapped in the layers of glass. Talk about a 'unique' pattern. Tall to Small …

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New Stamp on the New Year

Dec 31st 2019

New Stamp on the New Year

Stick it to 'emOur New Year’s resolution is to steer away from plastic and replace our stickers with silver foil.Harkening back to the good ol' days, each piece of Blenko had a foil sticker in the sha …

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Blenko Featured In Roadtrippers Magazine

Dec 2nd 2019

Blenko Featured In Roadtrippers Magazine

West Virginia has a rich tradition of glassmaking. Thanks to its abundant deposits of the silica sand necessary to make glass, the state once saw as many as 60 glass ventures operating. Today, nearly …

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Blenko Creates 'Vaseline Glass' Pumpkins

Oct 13th 2019

Blenko Creates 'Vaseline Glass' Pumpkins

Just in time for Halloween, we have created a rare and beautiful offering for you to enjoy! An original run of 'Vaseline Glass' was made for the Vaseline Glass Club and now for the very first time, we …

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Plan A Trip To Blenko

Jun 10th 2019

Plan A Trip To Blenko

Blenko is more than just a glass factory, it's an experience!We are honored to be listed on Travel Channel’s list of Top 10 US Factory Tours! Make plans to visit us and have an up-close, fi …

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Introducing the 2019 West Virginia Piece.

May 14th 2019

Introducing the 2019 West Virginia Piece.

This year's West Virginia Day piece, called "Voices", evokes the age old ritual of mountain stories and oral traditions in the Appalachian region for which we are famous. Stories, songs and memories s …

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How Limited Production Colors Are Created

Apr 18th 2019

How Limited Production Colors Are Created

From time to time Blenko must change the colors of glass we are melting in a specific furnace to a color that is not compatible with the color previously made in that furnace At the time of this writi …

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What is a ‘Second’ anyway?

Posted by Emma on Sep 18th 2018

What is a ‘Second’ anyway?

Yes of course, a second is a short base unit of time, but what does it mean when referring to handmade glass? Everyone understands what it means to be first: the blue ribbon, winning the gold, number …

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Blenko Glass: Keeping Fragile Traditions Alive

Posted by daniel on Aug 30th 2018

Blenko Glass: Keeping Fragile Traditions Alive

“Blenko Glass: Keeping Fragile Traditions Alive” was created for an international TV station in Washington DC by Sean Callebs, a Huntington, WV Native and Marshall University graduate.CGTV America spe …

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Posted by daniel on Aug 30th 2018

Depression-era glass show focuses on Blenko

This year’s spotlight exhibit at the 41st annual Three Rivers Depression Era Glass Society Show and Sale on March 3 and 4 at the Quality Inn, New Kensington is “All About Blenko,”. This exhibit feat …

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Jun 23rd 2018

Blenko Featured In USA Today Article

We were recently featured in an article on the USA Today website about ‘Free Tourist Attractions In Each State’. They focus on our glassblowing demonstrations and guided factory tours. CLICK HERE TO …

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