Hearts of glass [videorecording] : the story of Blenko handcraft / Witek & Novak, Inc.

Title: 
Hearts of glass [videorecording] : the story of Blenko handcraft / Witek & Novak, Inc.
Publisher: 
Huntington, WV: NETA West Virginia Public Television, Witek & Novak, Inc. 1998.
Description: 
1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. and black & white; 1/2 in.
Other Authors: 
Witek & Novak, Inc.
West Virginia Public Television.
Format of Material: 
Video
Bib ID: 
60511
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Location: 
Audio/Video Collection
Call Number: 
Hearts of glass: the story of Blenko handcraft
Holdings Note: 
VHS
Notes: 
This hour long documentary focuses on the Blenko family, beginning with English immigrant John Blenko and the glass company he founded over a century ago, linking biography to the social and cultural history surrounding this American glass company. It takes viewers into the factory to experience the making of hand-blown glass, and visits with glass artists (Henry Halem and Joel Philip Myers), curators, and designer Winslow Anderson who evaluate Blenko's unique position in the world of art.
Includes old film clips of making mouth blown cylinder glass, older and current glass making scenes in the factory. Although primarily a documentary, and not a record of how to make glass, there are good closeups with accompany narration, which include blowing, shaping, use of a mold to make a cylinder, making tableware, etc.
VHS.