Gallery Hours are Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm and Saturday 9 am - 2 pm
Demonstrations are available by appointment! Call (304) 472-7963 to schedule
NEW NEW NEWS!
Ron Hinkle owner and artisan of Ron Hinkle Glass has accepted a NEW challenge to become Plant Manager of Blenko Glass Company in Milton, WV starting May 18, 2015!
Ron Hinkle Glass will continue creating beautiful works of art glass.
Artist's Statement & Philosophy
Each piece of my glass is an extension of my very being. With over 40 years of experience in the glass making industry, I have developed a passion for glass that has transcended a mere desire to earn a living.
My mother and my aunt instilled in me a love of art that has allowed me to develop my own artistic abilities -- cultivating and nurturing them to achieve a great satisfaction in my work. Glass blowing is something I truly enjoy, and I continually strive to learn new techniques and advance the industry toward a sustainable future.
Fostering the growth of the glass industry is part of my mission as an artist, and I work to achieve this through educating the public. My studio is open to the public and visitors can watch, learn and interact as I handcraft each piece. My hope is that they take away with them some understanding of the magic of glass.
In my continuing adventure in life I have taken on the position of VP of Operations at Blenko Glass. I continue to make beautiful works of glass in my own studio doing what I have always loved........... working with glass. This chapter of my life is still in the making. I have found it to be a great privilege to work with these amazing artists and see the craft they perform that has been handed down from generation to generation for over 100 years.
I have a deep appreciation for all that glass has allowed me to achieve. Not only has it been a vehicle by which I have explored and broadened my artistic horizons, but it has afforded me the means to raise and provide for my family, and meet many dear friends along the way.
My life has been a sort of adventure novel, and I am truly blessed to be doing something I love every day. Each piece of my art represents what I have learned and pursued for over 40 years. I create pieces that I hope to be remembered for --- to have some small footnote in history.