CHARLESTON, W.Va. — First Lady Cathy Justice has unveiled her limited-edition Blenko Glass piece for this year.
Her signature piece is a traditional Blenko crystal crackle pitcher featuring an etched gold image of West Virginia.
“It’s one of my favorites,” Justice said following a presentation Wednesday at the state Culture Center.
Justice said she wanted to showcase Blenko Glass Company’s work by designing a piece that can be used by West Virginia families. She said the goal is to continue to create pieces that West Virginians can use in their kitchens.
“We thought that we would do something like this this year and then maybe next year just try to stay on the serving-line of things that people can use in their homes, so that’s kind of why we chose this,” the First Lady said.
The piece was designed in collaboration with the First Lady’s Office and the state Division of Culture and History.
There are 100 pitchers available for purchase at the Culture Center and cost $73 each.