A brand new, limited-edition vase created by a Milton-based glass factory will be included to West Virginia University’s Birthday Blenko Glass Collection.
“My birthday collection was the only real factor of worth I owned, and that i felt the time had come,Inches Homburg stated of her decision to give her collection. “Also, I felt more and more people might begin to see the glass at WVU and be thinking about the beloved Blenko Glass and also the good reputation for art in West Virginia.”
2010 piece, “Sun Within the Mountain tops,” was inspired through the mountain tops and moving hillsides of West Virginia and it is the very first from Blenko’s newest designer, Aaron Harvey. It’s one companion piece, entitled, “Moon Within the Forest.”
Homburg can serve as the director of services at Cabin Creek Clinics in Clendenin and it is searching toward opening another clinic in August, that will serve the Sissonville area. She also can serve as adjunct faculty for that WVU School of Dentistry’s rural and community health initiative. Her participation with Blenko Glass stems past the donation of her personal collection. As creator from the Blenko Project in 2000, Homburg has spent years promoting for that upkeep and appreciation of West Virginia glassworks.
Homburg felt the gathering ought to be viewed through the public with the expectation it would encourage others to preserve and understand the works from the only remaining glass factory within the condition.
The vase is 13 . 5 inches tall, with shades of cobalt, clover and very.