Yes, it’s time for Christmas shopping, and I’m sure you have people on your list that just make you wonder what the heck you can get for them.
If you live around here, let me give you a big hint: Blenko.
If you think it might be a good idea to give something beautiful, you want Blenko.
If you want to give something that is one of a kind, it’s got to be Blenko.
If you want something distinctly West Virginian, crafted with pride, think Blenko.
I could go on all day. I love the gorgeous colors and there is just nothing like sunlight pouring through their glass.
Blenko has some special events planned for this Friday, November 23rd.
- They are introducing a new color, Pink Ice, that will be produced in a limited number of special styles. (Be the first to one this Friday!)
- Also, Richard Blenko will be signing all purchases from 9:00- 12:00 and from 1:00 to 2:00. Sheet glass blowing demonstrations will be available for viewing from 8:00 to 3:00.
- Also look for their special selection of Marshall and WVU products.
We are lucky to live so close to such a treasure.
My last trip to Blenko went something like this. My little girl needed a break from school and I let her play hooky and took her to Blenko. (She’s a great student and this was a one-off, it’s OK.) She was fascinated watching the artisans each take turn with their part in the process of blowing glass. They passed the red hot blob one to another, each doing their part. She was amazed to see glass so hot you could cut it with scissors. When they finished the piece, I looked down to see the big smile and look of wonder on her face. One of the artisans caught my eye, and I smiled and mouthed, “Thank you.” He smiled and nodded. I hope the awe visible on my Little One’s face made his day nearly as much as it did mine.
Take home a piece of handmade West Virginia for yourself or as a gift. There’s really nothing like it.
Blenko is located in Milton at 9 Fairground Road.