Presents. . .
Visitors at Fenton Art Glass watch in awe
as glass artisan Frank Workman sits at his finisher’s bench and carefully
applies a molten thread of glass to a vase. Within a few minutes, Frank has
deftly fashioned the thread into an intricate zigzag pattern whose bright
color contrasts perfectly with the hue of the vase.
His audience applauds as Frank holds the
vase aloft momentarily for all to see.
joining Fenton in 1996, Frank
has mastered all the traditional skills
glassmaker. In recent years, he has worked closely with master glass artisan Dave Fetty and taken on some of the most challenging jobs in our factory.
However, Frank most enjoys working “off hand,” producing vases and similar
a basic mould and creating vivid decorative motifs ranging from
hanging hearts and thin threads
to amazing swirls, twists and exaggerated geometric patterns.
For the vase shown here, Frank begins with a core of Milk Glass, then
green glass in various ways to create a unique interior that will vary
somewhat from piece to piece. The exterior design is also applied molten
glass, and Frank designed the overall look. The applied black foot is done
by a special technique Frank has mastered. This 12'' Footed Vase
''Windblown'' by Frank Workman is a Limited Edition of 250.
to see more of
11 3/4'' Lava Flow Vase Limited to 450 pieces
13 1/2'' Night Sky Bowl
Limited to 450 pieces
Polka Dot Vase
Limited to 350 pieces