Fairy Frolic Vase
Fenton Gift Shop Exclusives
Anniversary Glass Designs
Fenton Auction Summary
FENTON GIFT SHOP NEWS
If you’re looking for a
special way to preserve memories for
generations, contact our Gift Shop’s Featured Artist, Susan Bryan.
Susan has made hundreds of special "one of a kind" requests come
A self taught artist who has worked at Fenton for 31 years, Susan
enjoys having the creative freedom to design and her perfectionism
shines through in her works.
To inquire about placing a special order please call
1-800-319-7793 x383 or 327
or stop in and meet Susan Monday thru Friday from
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
SPECIAL FENTON GIFT SHOP
A 2008 Gift Shop
Exclusive…Reminiscent of popular yesteryear fashion! Spats… the
Cat. A special order designed by Gift Shop Featured Artist Susan
Bryan. Order Yours Today! $70.00 - 1-800-319-7793 x383.
Made exclusively for the Fenton
Gift Shop, this 4-1/2" Periwinkle
Mini Basket is handcrafted in an historic color rarely made by
Fenton. Periwinkle Blue is a heat-sensitive glass ranges from
to dark blue to create beautiful gradations of color -
a true art glass treatment. This grape embossed mini basket has
been accented with a simple handpainted touch.
Handpainted Hummingbird Heart Box
4" Rosalene Hummingbird Heart Trinket Box
has been blushed with pink and the hummingbirds are intricately painted
with green, yellow
GIFT SHOP HOURS:
Mon-Sat: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.
Cameo Carved Art Glass from
Kelsey Murphy and Robert Bomkamp
When you see the Fairy Frolic vase, you'll
"ooh and aah"
at the remarkable, intricate details of
this very special cameo
Our skilled glassblowers are challenged by the task of creating a blown vase
with two layers of glass: rich ruby red inside and opaque white Milk Glass
on the outside.
Because some of the Milk Glass will be taken away by the cameo
carving process, the thickness of this outer layer is crucial. Because the vase
is tall, the glass must be distributed properly on the blowpipe so
that there will be
proper weight in the bottom of the vase.
Designed by Kelsey Murphy and Robert Bomkamp, the cameo carved Fairy Frolic
motif features a lissome fairy in a lush garden
of leaves and fantastic mushrooms. The art of cameo carving requires both
skill and great dexterity as the Milk Glass is carefully taken away
with aluminum oxide crystal under pressure while other areas of the glass
are protected by a mask.
Limited to 175 individually numbered pieces, this 9'' Fairy Frolic vase
(ware#8973 65 )
will surely be an heirloom keepsake!
to see our other items available for Spring 2008.
Send "Happy Anniversary"
with Glass from Fenton
someone Happy Anniversary with a special
Try Anniversary glassware from Fenton
International. Seven shapes
with a floral design are
available: bud vase, heart vase, rose vase, candleholder,
candy box, bell and a large bowl.
Each item features a hand cut floral
design in the
glass and precious metal
lettering for the appropriate message.
The following lettering on the glass
Happy Anniversary, 25th, 40th, and 50th Anniversary. Lettering for 60th
Anniversary is available on the Heart Vase and the Candy Box. For a
complete listing these Anniversary designs, click
What A Sale! Auction Summary
Several hundred bidders enjoyed themselves on Sunday
Feb. 17, as auctioneer Randy Clark presided over the sale
of 250 lots of Fenton glass. Many of the items sold were
color samples from Fenton's chemistry laboratory area,
and others were from various factory storage areas.
Rare Hobnail items in Burmese and Rose Quartz sold briskly,
and some orange pieces were particularly popular.
Several Robert Barber eggs sold in the $550-650 range,
and one especially nice example brought over $1000.
Serious bidders vied for one-of-a-kind items by Dave Fetty
and Frank Workman, and sandcarved items from
Kelsey Murphy and Robert Bomkamp were also of interest.
Mark your calendar for the future Fenton auctions (May 25 and August 4)
Fenton Points of Interest...
Visitors to Fenton Art Glass will find a spacious Gift Shop and a
pleasant museum. Free factory tours (M-F 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) take small
groups of guests right out to the factory floor to see glassmaking
"up close and personal." Friendly, knowledgeable tour guides
explain all aspects of the operation. The Fenton tour has been ranked among the
"Top 10" factory tours nationwide by USA Today.
In addition we have been named
Rand McNally Best of the Road for 2006. For a factory tour schedule,
click here. For a