FENTON GIFT SHOP
Numbered and Limited to 25
9-3/4'' Gift Shop Exclusive Canaan Valley Cameo Vase
This spectacular cameo
carved vase by Kelsey Murphy and Robert Bomkamp captures all the
splendor of West Virginia's scenic Canaan Valley in Winter.
Everything about this 9-3/4" tall vase is special. . . from the
graceful shape and vivid cobalt blue glass perfectly cased with
Milk Glass. . .
to the deep, meticulously detailed cameo carving and the bright
red handpainted Cardinal foraging for seeds amidst the majesty of
a snow-covered landscape. Limited to just 25 individually numbered
pieces, our Canaan Valley Cameo Vase is inscribed with the signatures of
cameo artists Kelsey Murphy and Robert Bomkamp.
6-1/4'' Plum Opalescent
Iridized Rose Patterned Bell
Here's a real "bell
ringer" of an item in iridized Plum Opalescent glass! Our Rose
pattern 6-1/4" Bell is beautifully crimped and iridized with a
spray of metallic salts to create a most vivid effect. Produced as
a 2008 Fenton Gift Shop Exclusive.
3-1/2'' Hyacinth Bear Figurine
Perfect as a gift or
as an addition to an established collection. This new Gift Shop
Exclusive Hyacinth Bear has a lovely handpainted floral design.
Proudly handcrafted by the artisans at Fenton.
3-3/4'' Winter Aura
Egg on a Stand
Winter Aura design by Michelle Kibbe continues to grace our
glass, including this Gift Shop Exclusive Egg on a Stand. Fenton
eggs have always been popular, and this piece will be a great
addition to your collection.
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the Skill and Tradition
To continue our celebration of the
Labor Day holiday,
we are saluting our skilled and talented craftsmen at Fenton Art
Glass. In this newsletter, we honor
the Glassblower. The vase shown at right is an example of
the glassblower's skill. Click on the vase for details.
Few occupations match the romance
and beauty of the glassblower. Seemingly without effort, the
glassblower shapes a gob of orange-red molten glass on the
blowpipe before expanding it with a puff of his own breath.
At Fenton, most of our blown
glassware is made with cast iron moulds. However, our skilled
glassblowers must shape and manipulate the molten glass on their
blowpipes before using the mould. These operations require
both patience and skill, and such qualities come only after many
years of experience. The blower must have the proper amount of
glass for the piece to be made, and he must anticipate the
final shape of the piece. This means distributing the molten glass
on the blowpipe, and creating a long shape for a tall vase or a
short, slightly rounded shape for a rose bowl.
the 2010 Fenton USA glass line,
here. Can't find it online? Contact one of
our Fenton dealers! To locate a Fenton dealer near you,
addition to creating
beautiful individual pieces
that have become collector favorites, glass artisan
Frank Workman is an accomplished glassblower.
To learn more about Frank,
click on the photo.
Create Your Own "Cameo Carved" Halloween
Included in the 2010 Studio Fenton collection, this smiling
5-1/2'' cameo carved Ghost figurine is limited to 350 pieces.
The Scaredy Cats design is by cameo artists Kelsey Murphy
and Robert Bomkamp. Front and back images are shown in the above
photo. Exquisitely carved details include cats, pumpkins, spider
webs and spooky trees. Cameo carving is a painstaking process.
After the glass has been annealed, a special mask is taped to the
surface of the glass. Each
piece is carefully sandcarved, by hand, using aluminum oxide
crystals under pressure to take away some of the surface. Great
individual skill and experience are needed to control this
operation, as stages of cameo carving are
required to create the depth and intricate details.
Click on the image for details or,
more cameo carved creations from the Fenton USA,
here. To view more Halloween
Fenton Family 2010 Fall Signing Events
Our Fall 2010 Fenton Family Signing Events
are underway! A Fenton family member will personally sign your
Fenton Family Signing Event Exclusive and all Fenton purchases
during these special events.
The next events will be held on
George Fenton making appearances at three locations in
Click here for the current schedule.
The 2010 Family Signing Event
Exclusive is a beautiful 6'' American Pattern Basket
handcrafted in Rosalene glass from a mould that originated at
Fostoria Glass. Rosalene contains pure gold in the
formula. Our glassworkers coax the pink tone from within the
molten glass by special reheating techniques. This iridized Basket will be available only at participating Family Signing Event dealers for $49.50 U.S.
Click here to see how our skilled craftsmen create this beautiful
Mark Your Calendar!
Fenton USA on QVC
Wednesday, October 20th!
Set your alarm clock to watch our next QVC show!
Fenton USA products will be offered on QVC on Wednesday, October
20th, from 6-7 a.m. (Eastern Time). George Fenton will be guest
You'll have your choice of beautiful handcrafted pieces made
exclusively for QVC in our Williamstown, West Virginia factory. Included
in the show will be this beautiful handpainted Lavender Satin
Radiant Angel figurine, shown at right. Watch for a
preview of the items to be offered in an October issue of this
To learn more about QVC and Fenton USA,
click here. For a great reference book on Fenton and QVC,
click here. To view other Fenton Art Glass items currently
available from QVC,
Click on each image
from the Fenton Gift Shop!
4'' Paneled Milk Glass Vase
6'' Aubergine Stretch
Swung Vase, $44.75