Out with the old and in with the new!

At the start of each year we closely analyze color trends and take a look at our historic color catalogue to freshen up our palette as well as your home.

We are happy to announce a new addition to our prolific color lineup in 2023, Spring Crocus!

The crocus has long played a role in the lives and culture of Appalachia– providing both beauty and a sense of history, just like we strive to do here at Blenko Glass Company. Though the species of crocus flower native to the region is pale yellow in color, there is no surer sign of Spring’s arrival in the hills and hollers than purple splashes of crocus flowers along the forest’s edge, reminders of the Irish roots of many who live here today.

As such, we want to welcome a brand-new color to our catalog of famous Blenko hues– Spring Crocus. Reverse-engineered in 2022 from one of the most popular purple formulas from our now-retired architectural program, this color has never before been produced in tableware.

To make room for not only this new and exciting color, but also plenty of experiments in color and Special Editions to come, we have chosen to retire Citrine and Charcoal from our current lineup.

The hot shop here at Blenko Glass Company is often called a glassworker's candy shop due to the fact that all of our hues are true melts of vibrant color achieved through chemical reactions, and not produced through the addition of after-melt frit or cane to a colorless base. Our glass is bright, colorful, and ready to be worked! Stay tuned for what we can come up with this year!