Presents A Special Offering. . .
Dave Fetty and Frank Workman Offhand Art Glass Creations
Dave Fetty - $117.00 -
6'' Opaque Lavender and Milk Glass Vase
HV893D3HM - Frank Workman -
5-1/2'' Diameter Blue and Green Bowl
Fenton is pleased to continue
offering offhand art glass creations by Dave Fetty and Frank
at special prices while supplies last. Offhand glassblowing
involves gathering a gob of molten glass on the end of a blowpipe.
The glass is then fashioned into its final form by various
techniques of blowing and shaping with hand tools and moulds.
These offhand selections, some of which are very limited in
quantity, are ''slightly irregular'' production samples. The sizes
and colors will vary somewhat.
The Lavender Vase shown above was
created by master glass artisan Dave Fetty. One of Dave's favorite
off-hand decorative techniques is Pulled Feather, which he
learned when working with Robert Barber in the mid-1970s. Milk
Glass and opaque Lavender provide the perfect background for the
hand-applied threading that is transformed into "feathers" with
special tools in Dave's skilled hands.
Buy Now! - $147.50
Dave Fetty 9-1/2'' Threaded Vase
Buy Now! - $117.00
Frank Workman 11'' Footed Vase
Shown above right is a unique 5-1/2"
Bowl created by glass artisan Frank Workman.
It features a light Apple Green inside color with wavy blue
stripes and white dots on the outside. Because it is created
offhand, no two pieces will be alike and size may vary. The top of
the bowl measures approximately 9-1/2'' diameter.
Dave Fetty's Orange and Black vase
shown at far left features hot glass threading that goes round and
round on this magnificent 9-1/2'' vase. The iridized surface of
the vase casts a vivid rainbow iridescence.
The 11'' footed vase created by
glass artisan Frank Workman reminds one of the blue-green waves of
the ocean. Using finely-powdered green and blue frit, Frank used
special techniques to create the color drifts of blues and greens
in this vase. The crystal foot is applied and shaped by hand.
Offered while supplies last,
each of these ''slightly irregular'' production samples is
embossed with the personal stamp of either Dave or Frank.
Internet Special. . .
Ruby Satin Fall Floral Basket
I5937RS1 - $95.00 -
10'' Paneled Basket in Ruby Satin
Stacy Williams design - Limited Quantity!
Nobody makes baskets like Fenton and
this one is no exception! Our 10'' Panelled Basket is handcrafted
in Ruby glass and sanded for a Satin finish. This basket was
handpainted, with a design by Stacy Williams, as an
Internet Special. There are fewer than 15 baskets available.
The design features a stylized flower painted in such a way
that the petals appear to be opening from "inside" the basket.
Delicate handpainted flowers and stems adorn the outside panels as
well. Each basket is signed and numbered by the talented Fenton
artist who completed it.
Click here to view all Internet Specials.
The basket handler's mark is
distinctive and identifies the artisan who created the basket.
Collectors enjoy adding their favorite basket handler's creations
to their collection. The skilled basket handler has about 25
seconds within which he must accomplish the following: attach a
glowing ribbon of molten glass to one side of the basket; deftly
twist the rapidly cooling glass; stick it to the other side;
impress the base of each side of the handle with his handler's
mark, and finally, fashion the handle into a graceful arch.
Click here to learn more about Fenton basket handler's marks.
Express your "team spirit" with
Fenton handcrafted beads. . .
vibrant hues of Fenton's Made in America glass beads are
the perfect way to wear your favorite school colors and an "in
fashion" way to show your spirit for schools and sports teams!
Shown at left are our beads handcrafted in a blue/gold color theme
suitable for West Virginia University.
Handcrafted glass beads in many
color combinations are now available at authorized Fenton dealers
throughout the country, including the Fenton Gift Shop
(304-375-7772) in Williamstown. Mix and match to create your own
school colors! Here's some suggested combinations that are
currently available: black and gold (University of Iowa), blue and
gold (West Virginia University), cardinal and gold (Iowa State
University), green and white (Marshall University and Ohio
University), and yellow and green (Green Bay Packers). For
details, including beads in colors of your local schools, please
contact your local Fenton dealer or the Fenton Gift Shop.
Fenton welcomes inquiries about special orders for custom beads. .
. a unique fundraising opportunity for schools and organizations.
For more information on the Fenton Bead Special Order Program,
please contact Sue McCue at (304) 375-6122, Ext 209. In addition
to the regular Fenton bead collections, we also have attractive
state bird and flower designs. The Fenton bead collection includes
many of our unique glass colors and treatments. Fenton is the only
beadmaker creating handpainted beads using high-fired enamel
paints for unmatched design flexibility and strong durability.
Fenton beads have a solid sterling silver core embossed with the
Fenton USA logo. Each Fenton bead has its own individual character
because of the
handmade process. Fenton beads are compatible with most popular
brands of accessories.
Click here to view our line of handcrafted glass jewelry,
including new designs for Summer 2012.
Fenton Dealer Locator
Can't find it online? Contact your
local Fenton dealer! Authorized Fenton dealers still have large
selections of Fenton glass available with new pieces from our
remaining factory inventory recently shipped.
here to find a Fenton
dealer near you!
Click here for details on the Fenton Gift Shop Labor
Click here for
details on other special events, including Artist Events at
participating dealers (featuring a Victorian Rosebuds bead
designed by Jena Lane Blair that will be available exclusively
at these events) and a Beadmaking Workshop at Fenton
Gift Shop on September 8th!
Fenton eBay Auctions
Own a unique Fenton
creation, including rare, one-of-a-kinds, through our weekly ebay
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Find beautiful glass selections and
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