Damon Crane with his collections at
the East Hampton Mulford Farm Antique Show
My favorite coffee table book for 2016
written by Damon Crane
edited by Nicole Dufour DuRocher
Design by Patrick J. Hamilton
spotted in East Hampton
The history behind this American glass is fascinating. Founded in Milton, Virginia by British expat glass maker William Blenko it was first called The Eureka Art Glass Company. The company quickly gained notoriety for its bright colored glass in varying sculptural sizes and shapes. By 1930, he had developed a wide range of pieces of table and decorative wares, then soon changed the name to the Blenko Glass Company. In 1947, Winslow Anderson was brought on board and he became their first resident designer soon expanding the successful range. In 1953, Wayne Husted took the company’s products to even more soaring heights by creating many of their now popular over-sized pieces.
I love their sculptural shapes and bright colors, and I would love to display it together in all one color or even in varying ombre of colors on a fireplace mantel, a book case or window sill. The book was published in a hardback limited edition of 500 signed and numbered copies. All photographs by Damon Crain himself.
(holding a vintage blue and white plate we nabbed at the antique market)