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Blenko Develops New W.Va. Birthday Vase


The Blenko Glass Company in Milton has started working on its 2015 West Virginia Day piece, “Autumn Flame.”

The Herald-Dispatch reports the vase, which pays tribute to West Virginia’s trees, will go on sale June 20 in celebration of the state’s 152nd birthday.

Designer Arlon Bayliss says when thinking about this year’s piece, he thought it would be a good idea to design shapes based on leaves since trees and national forests are very important to the state. Bayliss is from England and has been the designer at Blenko for eight years.

As is tradition, just 152 “Autumn Flame” pieces will be available for sale at the Blenko Visitor Center. The limit is one per person.