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Blenko glass signing at Josephs Jewelers. At Josephs not only do we appreciate beautiful jewelry, but we also have a passion for fine giftware items. We have a fun glass event coming up that we’re very excited to share with you!

On Saturday May 2nd from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, we’re hosting one of the premier hand-blown glass companies in the US, Blenko Glass, for a signing event at our West Glen location. The current president of this family owned & operated company based in Milton, West Virginia, will be here in person to offer signing on any glass piece.  Walter J. Blenko, Jr. has been president since 2003 and is the grandson of the company founder, William J. Blenko, who founded the company in 1893 (Josephs was in business for 22 years when Blenko started!).

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John W. Blenko, MD, is the son of Walter and great grandson of the company’s founder, William J. Blenko. John practiced as an anesthesiologist for thirty-three years, primarily doing trauma anesthesiology at the premier trauma center in the world, the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. After retiring in 2016 and returning to Pittsburgh, he became more involved and was named a Vice President of the Company. and represents the fourth generation of his family leading the company and after his father’s death in 2019, he became the fifth President of Blenko Glass.

Better yet, we’ll also be showcasing a special edition vase that is only available at Josephs. This design reminds us of a bright blue sky on a beautiful day, don’t you think?

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Here are some more neat designs for you to check out (and hopefully get a signature on!). See you there!

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In a world of ever increasing automation, at Blenko they pride themselves in paying particular attention to the forms and designs of their handmade ​​products.

We all need, now more than ever, handmade possessions that are unique and inspiring.