Blenko’s roots go back to 1893 with the current company having been founded in West Virginia in 1922. Originated by William H. Blenko and continued by third and fourth generation of Blenkos, William H. Jr. and Richard D., their glass objects are a combination of the designer’s imagination and the skilled hands of the craftsmen. Their pieces are all hand made in small batches always unique and inspiring and never machine-made. The factory attracts visitors worldwide who can view the Blenko craftsmen practice their skilled art. There is also a museum at their lakeside visitors center. Blenko’s heyday of the mid-century modern period has spawned many highly collectible pieces and their stained-glass windows are iconic. It seems their modern works are destined to follow in those footsteps.