Articles & Publications
As a long standing member of the Kokomo and hand blown glass art communities, Kokomo Opalescent Glass at times has articles written about us. We have placed a few of these articles here for you. Let us know if you come across us in the news or in articles you read, we love to hear what folks are saying about us.
2014 Featured Stories
February 20, 2014 - The Indiana Insider Blog - Kokomo Opalescent Glass - "You may not know, but just north of Indianapolis about 50 miles sits a historic, famous glass factory – Kokomo Opalescent Glass (KOG)..."
2012 Featured Stories
November 9, 2012 - My Indiana Home - Kokomo Opalescent Glass Builds Unbreakable Reputation - "When a 20-foot-high flame shot from a cornfield to light up the sky near Kokomo one October night in 1886, it marked the beginning of the Indiana gas boom – and much more. That flame also sparked a 125-year legacy of light known today as the Kokomo Opalescent Glass company..."
January 19, 2012 - Kokomo Perspective - Opalescent Glass Important to Kokomo - "My first realization that KOG was far reaching in the world of glass was at my 50th high school reunion. One of the members of my former high school class asked me where I lived. I responded Kokomo, Ind. She immediately told me she taught a course in stained glass windows at the local college, and all her glass came from Kokomo Opalescent Glass in Kokomo, Ind. She knew more about KOG than I did."
Kokomo Opalescent Glass - Voted Official Best of Factory Tour in Indiana! Check out the video on the Official Best of website!
August 8, 2011 - Indiana Landmarks - Where We Live: Kokomo Opalescent Glass - "What do the Vatican, Disney World, and Barabara Streisand’s house have in common? All have colored glass windows made from Indiana’s own Kokomo Opalescent Glass, the oldest art glass company in America."
July 11, 2011 - Indiana Economic Digest - Kokomo glass company opens web facilities - Since opening up the KOG web shop, people representing 123 countires have visited, including glass and heavy-metal sculptor Jeff Rumaner, who partnered with KOG for glass art supplies for some of his sculptures.
July 2, 2011 - Globe Gazette - Perfect fit for Historic Park Inn - Kokomo Opalescent Glass Co. was often used by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. When John Larsen was seeking sheet glass for renovation of the Wright-built historic hotel in Mason City, KOG dug up a 100-year-old machine to create the glass for him.
2010 Featured Stories
September 8, 2010 - Kokomo Tribune - Donnelly visits Kokomo Opalescent Glass factory
During U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly's visit to KOG, he rolled his sleeves up and learned to pour hot glass. He made a molded glass keepsake paperweight in the shape of Indiana.
June 10, 2010 - Kokomo Perspective - Old way of learning - Thanks to Howard County Historical Society, students toured Kokomo Opalescent Glass and learned about the science of glass-making.
March 26, 2010 - Kokomo Tribune - Glass Trail proving popular - Locals and tourists alike love the Indiana Glass Trail. KOG is proud to be a part of the glass trail!
January 12, 2010 - Kokomo Tribune - Discover OP Glass on TV Today - Discovery Channel's "Factory Made" filmed the sheet glass production process at KOG. The crew followed the process from the beginning, explaining how workers measure ingredients for a glass’ color.
Dec 17, 2009 - Kokomo Perspective - From the city of firsts to cities around the world
June 11, 2009 - Kokomo Tribune - Gift for Fiat
June 6, 2009 - Kokomo Tribune -Discovery Channel Films Segment at OP Glass
Feb 11, 2009 - Kokomo Perspective - River of Glass