Fenton Art Glass Presents. . .
Giving Online Specials!
Are you still seeking that perfect gift for
Mother's Day, Graduation, Wedding, Birthday or an upcoming
special occasion? Handcrafted Fenton Art Glass jewelry
perfect keepsake gifts! Our Online Special this week includes
discounts on remaining inventory of accessories and
jewelry, as well as new specials on reference books.
Quantities may be very limited, so don't miss this
opportunity to acquire beautiful gifts at wonderful
This offer applies to online
orders placed via
8 p.m. (ET) on May 10.
on Jewelry Accessories!
on Designer Sample Jewelry!
Fenton Art Glass
Coffee Table Book with nine
Fenton family member signatures
Now $35 + Free Shipping!
Fenton Art Glass
Product Catalogs. . .
While Supplies Last!
As we prepare for the upcoming auctions at the
factory site for Fenton Art Glass, we've found a treasure
trove of marketing materials, including original Fenton
product catalogs, in several locations, including the factory
offices. We make these available on a first come, first
served basis while supplies last.
Many of these catalogs are
in pristine condition while others may have slight wear and
tear from use and there may be some handwritten
notes. Check out our updated catalog listings,
including vintage issues from the 1980s and 1990s,
as well as
the last published issue in 2007.
Click here to shop
Enjoy our May Fenton Flash Sale with a
You'll receive a 60% discount on this Fenton Art Glass handcrafted bead during our
"Fenton Flash Sale" this weekend!
This sale begins at 8 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, May 4 and
ends at 8 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, May 7. This bead must
be ordered via www.fentonartglass.com.
Our Flash Sale item this week is a
handcrafted Precious Metals "Morning Star" Bead designed by Jena Lane
Blair. Precious metals add a new dimension to glass beads.
They are used in two forms, melted into the glass formulas
or added as pure metals to the bead during the forming
process. This design reminded Jena of that time between the
dawn and the daylight . . . lingering stars. Because of the handmade
process, bead size may vary from 1/2'' to 5/8'' in
diameter. Each bead includes a sterling silver core
embossed Fenton USA.
10372 Morning Star
Flash Sale $19.80
NEW Limited Edition Designs from Fenton
Gift Shop. . .
Fenton Gift Shop is pleased to offer these
beautiful Limited Edition selections
for pre-orders. Each
piece features a hand painted design (signed, numbered and
dated) by our talented designers. Included in this grouping
8" Opal Satin Chessie Cat Covered Box, a 5.5" Owl,
a 5.75" Ghost, a 6.75" Bridesmaid Doll, and a 3.25" diameter
Ornament, each piece handcrafted in Opal Satin glass. Also
included is an 11" Jadeite Alley Cat figurine. These pieces were made exclusively for the
Fenton Gift Shop, using a Fenton mould, by Mosser Glass.
Robin Spindler created a beautiful scene on
this Opal Satin Chessie Cat Covered Box! Lush
purple posies adorn all sides and a brilliant blue- and
purple-toned butterfly rests amongst the flowers on the back
side. A purple butterfly accent is glued on the lid. Robin
added the two sparkling jewel accents. . . one on the lid and
one near the butterfly! The blue-eyed kitten is nestled in a
lavender blanket adorned with purple posies. This photo show
all views of this beautiful set. Each Purple Posies Chessie
Cat Covered Box is $160.
The words of a popular
movie theme song came to mind when
Robin Spindler showed us her wonderful design for this Opal
Satin Owl figurine. So we decided to call it "Owl of the
Tiger". Robin transformed this Owl figurine into a Tiger . . .
complete with mesmerizing golden eyes and vivid orange and
black stripes! Each Owl of the Tiger Figurine is
Jadeite glass provides the perfect canvas for Michelle
Kibbe's beautiful hand painted design of a flowering
fuschia cascading from the top of this 11" Alley
Cat. Michelle added soft blue-purple highlights to the
ears, back and base of this figurine and a bright blue eye.
Note the flower covering one eye. Each Fuschia Blossoms Alley Cat
Figurine is $215.
Pre-orders for the Purple Posies Chessie Cat Covered Box, the Owl of the Tiger
and the Fuschia Blossoms Alley Cat Figurines will be accepted until midnight (ET) on Monday,
May 8, 2017.
To pre-order any of these limited edition items, please call the Fenton Gift Shop: 1-800-319-7793, ext. 342 or
send us an email:
and include the items you want to purchase in the subject
Michelle Kibbe created a "ghost within a ghost" design on this
figurine! She airbrushed the piece to provide a "dark and
stormy" night background and then hand painted the haunted
house, bare trees, large golden moon, and flying bat.
The spooky white ghost on the front is calling
out an eerie "Booooo" to one and all.
Each Booooo Ghost Figurine is $115.
Below: Michelle Kibbe created a
piece for our recently offered Limited Edition Skating Mouse Trio
Skatie Mouse Figurine.
This handcrafted Opal
Satin Ornament features the same "mouse" design that
appears on the figurine and on one panel of the vase.
This Ornament also features a lovely
embossed "snowflake" design on the back, where Michelle
will sign and date each Ornament. A color ribbon for
hanging is included with each Ornament.
Each Lil Red Skater Mouse
Ornament is $65.
figurine is sure to brighten any room! Made of Opal
our 6.75" tall Bridesmaid Doll figurine features
a hand painted “Tropical Beauty” decoration created by
yellow and orange tones are wonderfully vivid, and the details are simply splendid (note
the added gemstone in the bouquet).
Robin's creative use of white paint on the hem and neckline
of the dress give the suggestion of a stylish lace finish.
Beauty Bridesmaid Doll
Figurine is $115.
Pre-orders for the
Bridesmaid Doll and the Lil Red Skater Mouse Ornament will be
accepted until midnight (ET) on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
Please call the Fenton Gift Shop to pre-order:
ext. 342 or send us an email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the name(s)
of each item you want to purchase in the subject line.
You may also request that we add your name
to our mailing list to receive news of upcoming offerings.
Final Look Around" Factory Tour
Scheduled at Fenton Art Glass. . .
Our "Fenton Employee Appreciation Event" was a
huge success with memories shared and new memories created. A
big Thank You to all those who attended. Photos of the
event have been posted on our Facebook page (Fenton Art
Glass/Fenton Gift Shop).
We've also received many requests from the
public as well as our loyal collectors for a "final look
around" the factory.
We are pleased to announce that we're offering two tours of
the factory on Saturday, May 13, which will be "in between"
the auctions. Tours will be available at 11 a.m. and at 1 p.m. Fenton Gift Shop is located at 420 Caroline Avenue in
Williamstown, WV 26187.
Store hours are
a.m.- 3 p.m. (ET).
We suggest you
call to confirm
store hours: 800-319-7793 or 1-304-375-7772.
First Fenton Art Glass Auction Scheduled for May 6. . .
As some of you may already know, there will be three
auctions on the premises at the Fenton Art Glass factory
during the coming weeks: May 6, May 20 and June 3. Each
auction will begin at 10 a.m. EDT and will be conducted by
local auctioneer Mike Voshel, proprietor of the Williamstown
Saturday, May 6: Tools
and equipment from the Fenton maintenance department as well
as machinery, tools and equipment from the Fenton mouldmaking
shop and many other items (note: no moulds will be
sold at auction).
Saturday, May 20: Machinery, equipment and supplies used in glass
batch mixing and melting, glassmaking and glass decorating
equipment, warehouse equipment and conveyors, and other
Saturday, June 3: Office and factory equipment such as desks, file cabinets,
furniture, shelving, display fixtures, heaters, exhaust fans,
and large showcases from the Fenton Museum (note: all of the
glass from the museum was sold at auctions a few years ago).
Click here for further
information as well as photos of the tools, machinery,
equipment, furniture etc. to be sold at these auctions. Scroll
down the page until you see the Fenton auction listings. Questions regarding these auctions should be directed
to the Williamstown Auction Center: 304-375-5815 or email:
Auctions. . .
Here's an opportunity to own a beautiful
"one-of-a-kind" art glass creation or a piece
of Fenton history through our weekly eBay auctions.
This auction ends at noon (ET) on Wednesday, May 10.
Items featured this week.
With satin-finished Rosalene glass for her canvas,
Fenton artist Michelle Kibbe has captured the essence of
Spring on this gorgeous one-of-a-kind vase (9" tall). Every
element of the lush floral motif is perfectly executed, and
the flowers seem to be in motion as you view the vase! Note
the tri-crimp finish. Rosalene glass contains pure gold in the
glass batch, and special reheating techniques are needed to
create the delicate pink blush.
In October 1980, Fenton artist Louise Piper hand painted some
foliage and a few butterflies in silver on the base for a
black glass Temple Jar. We found this item in one of the
factory nooks recently, and we asked award winning Fenton
designer Robin Spindler if she would like to add to Louise's
original design. As you can see in the photos, Robin's
colorful hand painting really brought everything to life, and
Robin also found and decorated a cover. This item is 6" in
overall height, and the cover is firmly glued on ... (it will
not come off!). This one-of-a-kind collaboration between
Louise and Robin has signatures etc. on the underside.
These glassmaking tools, called “pincers” by those who work
with glass, are used to grasp hot glass items, usually when
the item is taken out of a mould or off the blowpipe or when
it is ready to be placed in an annealing lehr or kiln. These
pincers are made of spring steel and are ready to be used in
glassmaking. The jaws of the pincers are covered with
heat-resistant Kevlar so that the metal of the tool will not
mar the hot glass item. There are 5 different pinchers in this
group, and we have measured both the approximate length of
each pincer and the approximate width of the jaws. All of
these pincers were used in glassmaking operations at the
Fenton Art Glass Co. in Williamstown, West Virginia.
The late Kenneth M. Wilson was among the foremost authorities
on glass made in the United States, and this two-volume
hardbound book set of his American Glass 1760-1930 (published
in 1994) will delight anyone interested in glass made during
this period. Wilson was associated with the Toledo Museum of
Art, and these books draw heavily on that museum's glass
collection for splendid color photos and other illustrations.
Wilson discusses in great detail all kinds of American made
glass: early blown glass, pressed glass, art glass, cut glass,
decorated glass, etc.
Click here to place your bid! This Fenton eBay auction ends at noon (ET) on
Wednesday, May 10, 2017.