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Blenko Glass & The Glass Artisans - The Rich Heritage of Mountain State Glass Artistry


Because of its abundance of natural gas and its many rail lines, West Virginia became a bastion of glass making in the U.S. Many of the state’s glass houses were, and still are, known worldwide for their fine artistry. Unfortunately, the industry changed and all of the Mountain State’s handcrafted glassmakers have closed except one, Blenko Glass of Milton, which is the gold standard of handblown glass, thanks to a history of shifting with the times and innovation.

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