FENTON ART GLASS
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for the latest company update of July 25, 2011.
The Annual Fenton Gift Shop Tent Sale has been extended through
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The links everywhere in this newsletter will help you find great
The links below will take you to specific spots to shop for some
super Fenton pieces:
Fenton USA Beads
Fenton Gift Shop
Fenton Gift Shop Exclusives
Some collectors collect pieces each year.
Choose the year from these links:
Fenton eBay Auctions
Own a unique Fenton creation,
including rare, one-of-a-kind pieces, through our weekly eBay
Items featured this week...
features artistic handcrafted gifts from around the world.
Click here to view
all of our Fenton International selections or choose from the
items shown below.
9'' Pear Ceramic Envelope Vase by Romy & Clare $34.50
Snowman Head Bell, $22.50
Fused Glass Platter designed by Anne Nye, $59.50
for Something Special from Fenton USA!
Trying to shop online for just the
right gift or for something special for yourself can sometimes
take quite a while... so we are providing some quick links to help
you find what you are looking for more easily! Be sure to check
your upcoming newsletters for new Bead offering coming soon
as well as limited groupings in some of our favorite Fenton
Can't find it online? Please contact one of our authorized
Fenton dealers! They may have that special piece waiting just for
you! To locate a dealer near you,
Fetty and Frank Workman
Dave Fetty joined Fenton Art Glass
in 1965. He worked closely with artisan Robert Barber in the
mid-1970s, designing and making some of Fenton's first limited
edition pieces. Later, as a production supervisor and trainer,
Dave helped other Fenton glassworkers develop special skills.
Although he retired in 1998, Dave continued to contribute his
design and glassmaking talents to Fenton, producing unique items
that are tributes to American art glass.
Click here to view more works of glass art from master glass
craftsman Dave Fetty.
Since joining Fenton in 1996, Frank
Workman has mastered all the traditional skills of the glassmaker.
In recent years, he worked closely with master glass artisan Dave
Fetty and taken on some of the most challenging jobs in our
factory. However, Frank most enjoys working "off hand," producing
vases and similar objects with a basic mould and creating vivid
decorative motifs ranging from hanging hearts and thin threads to
amazing swirls, twists and exaggerated geometric patterns. During
his years at Fenton, Frank has developed his own style and his own
fans among Fenton collectors.
Click here to view more of Frank's unique creations.
Fenton's Decorating Designers!
Fenton's decorating designers
continue to amaze us with their high level of artistic talent and
imagination. Our award-winning design team works diligently to
create handpainted decorative motifs that will complement the
glass which is to be painted. Each design is a challenge, for it
must conform to the curved surfaces of the glass and special
paints must be carefully blended to attain the vibrant colors that
Fenton collectors love. Shown above are
J. K. ''Robin'' Spindler, and
Stacy Williams. Click on each image for their biography and on
each designer's name to view their handpainted designs.
Fenton USA Internet Specials!
Internet Specials include limited quantity items,
with unique handpainted designs or treatments, to be
sold only through our web
site as an Internet Special.
view all Fenton USA Internet Specials,
4-1/2'' Top Hat Vase by Frank Workman
$195.00, Just one available!
Kelsey Murphy and Robert Bomkamp
Artists Kelsey Murphy and Robert
Bomkamp call their southern West Virginia studio "Made in Heaven,"
and the name is an apt one, indeed. Collectors and museums alike
have come to regard Kelsey and Robert's work as "heavenly!" Kelsey
and Robert specialize in glass cameo carving, an exacting art that
demands both skill in design and great dexterity in execution.
They teamed with Fenton Art Glass to design and produce some
remarkable limited edition pieces.
Cameo carving is a painstaking process. After the glass is
annealed, a special mask is taped to the surface of the glass.
Using an advanced "vignetting" technique, 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 many distinct
stages of successive cameo carving are required to create the
remarkable depth and the intricate details.
Click here to view
cameo carved selections designed by Kelsey Murphy and Robert
Each piece features the distinctive
signature stamp of Kelsey and Robert. NOTE: The quantities are
very limited on the cameo carved pieces.