International Master Gardener Conference 2011

Blenko Glass Company Tour

Tour Date: Thursday, October 13
Tour Time: 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $30 (For additional tour pricing for guests see registration information)
Activity Level: Easy. (see more information at the bottom on the page)

BlenkoGlass-sjs-26 (Small) Blenko Glass Company in Milton, W.Va., is nationally well-known for its artistic hand-blown glass.

The Visitor’s Center contains a factory outlet, a museum to explore with a designer’s corner, displays of Blenko’s historical works including Presidential gifts, U. S. Capitol lighting globes, Colonial Williamsburg stemware, and a gallery of stained glass windows made with Blenko sheet glass.

Attached to the Visitor’s Center is an observation area allowing visitors to watch as Blenko’s skilled craftsmen transform molten glass into its final form.

Blenko produces many vibrant individual colors for use by anyone with a taste for quality glass, Handmade in the USA.

*Location is not ADA accessible. There is a set of stairs to climb to get to the factory. Bus does not have wheelchair lift. Wheelchair can be stored in cargo area if person is capable of get on and off the bus.

Photos published with permission of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.