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ö A Special Edition of the Fenton Art Glass Newsletter ö November 1, 2010 ö
This may be one of the most important emails you’ve ever received . . . and we’re certain that it’s one of the most exciting we’ve ever sent to our collectors!
President of Fenton Art Glass, I am writing to you about a
once-in-a-lifetime collecting opportunity. Never before have we
created a piece of Fenton glass this magnificent . . . with
artistry and craftsmanship of the highest level . . .
It’s no secret that times are tough for many of us in today’s economy. Nonetheless, the talented and skilled people at Fenton Art Glass continue to create innovative art glass items especially for collectors like you. This is your chance to add a fantastic Fenton item to your collection. Just a few collectors and Fenton dealers have previewed this piece, and their enthusiasm confirms what we thought when we first saw it: no Fenton collection will be complete without this splendid cameo art glass creation.
Designed by renowned cameo artists Kelsey Murphy and Robert Bomkamp, the Artistry vase is handcrafted in rich Ruby glass covered with pure Milk glass, using demanding techniques applied by Fenton's skilled glassworkers.
of cameo glass dates back more than 2000 years to the era of Roman
For the past several months, cameo artists Kelsey Murphy and Robert Bomkamp have been striving diligently to design and create a very special cameo art glass vase. We call this vase Artistry, and we’re sure that the remarkable cameo carving captures the very essence of Fenton Art Glass.
Once you see this magnificent glass masterpiece, you won’t want to live without it. Quite frankly, the Artistry vase is probably the most amazing piece we have ever undertaken.
Artistry vase is sure to take its place in the history of
cameo art glass, a history that spans more than
past two decades, cameo artists Kelsey Murphy and Robert Bomkamp
have succeeded in reviving and improving the techniques of cameo
carving. Their cameo creations have sold for as much as $35,000,
project developed and we saw Kelsey’s and Robert’s preliminary
cameo carved designs depicting
Artistry vase depicts traditional glassmaking—gathering,
pressing, blowing, and finishing—as
well as the art of the decorator and the cameo carver. These are
the people whose skills and talents have made Fenton Art Glass
famous worldwide . . . and they can be yours forever with the
purchase of the Artistry vase. In addition to Frank and
Bill Fenton, the people depicted on this vase are longtime Fenton
employees, including Dave Fetty and
The Fenton Artistry vase is strictly limited to just 250 individually numbered pieces, and this special invitation to you for ordering the Artistry vase will expire on December 31, 2010 (or sooner if all 250 Artistry vases have been subscribed). No additional discounts apply. Those who order Artistry vases by December 1, 2010, will be placed in a drawing to determine who will receive the Artistry vases numbered 1 through 50. Don’t delay placing your order! Those dedicated Fenton Art Glass collectors who purchase the Artistry vase will receive a personalized ID card entitling them to these special privileges:
first access to special email offers of interesting samples,
whimsy items and other great Fenton glass from the
email participation in “Designing Fenton,“ an interactive group
involved in creating future Fenton pieces
3. invitations to attend a special Fenton Art Glass meeting in April 2011.
4. reduced fees for Glassmaking Schools and Decorating Workshops.
5. special email offers on Fenton reference books and catalog brochures.
6. quarterly email updates from company President George W. Fenton
out on this opportunity to add the cameo carved Artistry
vase to your Fenton Art Glass collection.
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