London-based author Vincent Wood said it was the gallery’s public display of student art that piqued his interest and solidified the Birke’s spot on the list he compiled.Jessica Long, director of the Birke Art Gallery, said the Birke promotes students’ work and professional development.The Blenko factory, located in Milton, West Virginia, a few minutes off Interstate 64, has an onsite museum displaying some of its innovative designs, along with an observation area.Here visitors may watch, up close, as workers heat, shape, blow and cut colorful glass pieces into vases, bottles and other items. 3, 2016 photo shows stained glass on display at Blenko Glass in Milton, W. The company is famous for its stained glass and handcrafted glass tableware, which is recognized and collected around the world.Long said the extra space provided by the Visual Arts Center (opening this summer) will give the School of Art and Design a more visible presence in the community, while allowing a greater variety of work from artists of all disciplines to be shown at the Birke Art Gallery.Long said visiting Marshall University’s galleries stands to create a tighter relationship among area artists while also promoting a more closely-knit community.A circa 1920's to 1930's Venetian set of 12 hand-blown glass stems, produced by Salviati, thin walled, with gold leaf, with octagonal form rims, decorated with blue drops, on stems with swirled bulbs.A very unique, large-scale ice bucket, produced circa 1970s, with rounded body and baluster point, raised on a single foot, in lacquered gold-leaf finish against wood; interior lined with white plastic.
Vintage Italian Murano glass decanter, created circa 1950-1960 by Alfredo Barbini, features elongated baluster form body and a twist form stopper, in deep coral, with controlled bubbles and gold inclusions.
In very good condition with wear appropriate to use.
A vintage floor lamp, produced circa 1960's by Koch and Lowy, in chrome with three globe-form lights.
Its factory has an onsite museum, gift shop and observation area where visitors can watch the glassmaking process.
(AP Photo/Dorothy Abernathy) A series of signs explains the process.