IN THIS ISSUE:
FENTON GIFT SHOP
Entertaining with Fenton
Use beautiful Milk
Hobnail everyday in your home and enjoy the artistry of
handcrafted Fenton Glass.
3-3/4'' Milk Glass Hobnail
Salt and Pepper Shaker Set
2-3/4'' Milk Glass
Hobnail Toothpick Holder
3-3/4'' Milk Glass Hobnail
Sugar Bowl, $16.00,
4'' Milk Glass Hobnail Creamer
3-3/4'' Fenton Gift Shop
Indigo Blue Cat
This 3-3/4" Indigo Blue Sitting Cat
will make a wonderful addition to your Fenton Cat collection.
Fenton eBay Auctions. . .
Own a unique Fenton
creation through our eBay Auctions!
Items featured this week...
USA Presents. . .
A Visual Delight!
Fenton Art Glass is both pleased and proud of its collaboration
with glass artisan Nathan Sheafor. Part owner of The Glass Forge
and Gallery in Grants Pass, Oregon, Sheafor's glass art is often
described as ''Venetian style'' as he combines glass colors and
forms in unusual ways. Each piece is distinctive and unique, and
all reflect the finest traditions in the history of glassmaking.
love of color, shape and form caught our eyes
at a showing of
gallery artists. He adds a new dimension to
our Studio line of
featured artists,” said Nancy Fenton, Director of Design at Fenton
Art Glass. His limited edition pieces use recycled Fenton colors,
adding an ecological dimension to the Fenton Studio Collection.
with Fenton craftsmen in 2008, Nathan Sheafor designed and created
items for our Fenton Studio Collection. While at the Fenton
factory in Williamstown, Sheafor worked closely with glass artisan
Frank Workman. “We learned from each other,” Sheafor said, “and I
really enjoyed being able to work with Fenton’s glass colors.”
Molten glass was rolled in “frit” (crushed recycled glass) and
then heated, shaped, re-heated, and polished to produce dramatic
results. According to Sheafor, “The use of color, movement, form, and composition are key elements in each piece created.” Both the exterior and interior
surfaces of Sheafor's glass creations feature vibrant,
multi-colored effects that are attained only through a painstaking
process...but the end result is
indeed, a visual delight!
Click here to view more items from Fall 2008.
Footed Vase, Limited to 250 ($495
from Fenton International
. . .
Jazz up your holiday with the
Christmas Whimsy collection from Fenton International. This
eye-catching collection includes cute snowmen (shown at right),
cone-shaped Santas and decorated Trees, each with a unique
whimsical design by Fenton designer Stacy Williams. Made with fiberglass and painted in
bright colors, pearl paints and lots of glitter, these pieces are
durable and lightweight. Fenton International features artistic
handcrafted gifts from around the world. Click on each item or
click here to view the
Fenton International fiberglass collection.
Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs
Films at Fenton
Fenton employees recently participated in filming an episode of
the Discovery Channel television show Dirty Jobs. Show host
Mike Rowe tried his hand at several jobs, including decorating (t-shirt
logo shown above), gathering, warming in, and he
even created an offhand piece under the guidance of Fenton
craftsman Frank Workman. His ''dirtiest'' job, however, was
the pot'' or cleaning out the glass tank at the end of
the day to prepare it
for the next glass batch. The tank
temperature was near 2400 degrees during the process. Rowe said he gained a new appreciation for a
''dirty job'' that has the end result of a beautiful work of art. The show
is expected to air in 2009. Show times will be listed on our website:
Z5160HPEA 3-1/2'' Emerald Green Fawn, $35.25
Give a gift that is sure to be
treasured. This Fawn is handcrafted in Emerald Green glass and
features a handpainted metallic holly design. A new 2008 exclusive
produced for the Fenton Gift Shop.