welcomes English collectors
Wednesday, October 5, 2005
Times, Marietta, OH
On Monday, Fenton Art Glass will welcome about two dozen visitors from
The group of avid glass collectors — which includes author Charles Hajdamach
and glassmaker Richard Golding, who operates the Okra Glass studio in
Stourbridge, England — will be in the United States. for more than a week,
touring glass-related sites in Pittsburgh, Wheeling and Corning, N.Y.
“The group will tour our plant in the morning,” said Fenton Associate
Historian James Measell, “and I’ve arranged for them to meet with our
sculptor, one of our mouldmakers, and our glass chemist. The group is really
anxious to visit Fenton because there is nothing like our glass factory tour
available in England.”
After spending most of the day at Fenton, the group will go to Campus
Martius Museum in Marietta to see the special exhibit of British pressed
glass and to enjoy a “tea time” reception.