Last week we had a great event here at the store.  Walter Blenko, president of Blenko Glass, visited to offer insights on the glass business and sign finished pieces for customers.  Read more about the hand-blown glass company on one of our latest posts here.

In case you missed it, we’ve rounded up some good photos of the event. We hope those that attended came away with a personally signed new piece of Blenko glass!  Thank you to Walter for joining us at Josephs.

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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?