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August 24, 2006

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In this issue:

• Fenton on QVC!

• Fenton Sample Room

• Fenton Gift Shop Labor Day Sale

• Coal Bowl Trophy

• Clearance Corner

• Fenton Glass Trunk Shows and Artist Events

• Fenton Weekly Trivia Game


Remember! Fenton on QVC this Saturday and Sunday

Enjoy FOUR hours of Fenton on QVC!

Mark your calendar and plan to join George Fenton for some exciting Fenton moments. Two days, three shows, what fun! Treat yourself to that special piece!

Saturday, August 26

1:00 am to 2:00 am ET

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm ET

Sunday, August 27

4:00 am to 5:00 am ET

• For a PREVIEW of the SHOW and selected pieces



Remember, you can shop for Fenton exclusives on QVC ANYTIME by visiting www.qvc.com.

New Sample Room Items this Week...

Dave Fetty "Hearts and Feathers" Vase

This spectacular vase is surely one of Fenton glass artisan Dave Fetty's absolutely finest works! Using a Milk Glass core and Ruby glass for his special touches, Dave has created four perfect hearts, four areas of pulled feathers, and the topmost edge. There is only one word for the total effect of Dave's efforts: WOW! This vase stands 11" tall and is embossed with Dave's personal stamp. This piece also has Dave's signature, and he has even added the specific date this Hearts and Feathers vase was created: "3-9-06".

• To shop for items from the new Fenton sample room

Four Generations...101 Years.

A True Labor of Love

Experience the tradition of our Annual Gift Shop Labor Day Sale and Family Signing Events ~ September 1st - September 4th.

It may be the dog days of summer to some but at Fenton Gift Shop it's the cat's meow! Join us now through Labor Day Weekend for our first-ever Fenton Adopt-a-Thon... benefiting our local Mid-Ohio Valley Humane Societies! The Gift Shop will donate 5% of all Fenton animal figurine sales through Monday, September 4 to our Wood and Washington County shelters... along with all pet supply donations brought to the shop!

Labor Day Weekend is the perfect opportunity to collect signed and dated heirlooms your family will treasure for years to come. Third and fourth generation members of the family will be on hand to sign five of your first-quality purchases and two Fenton favorites from home. And don't miss the chance to purchase our 2006 exclusive signing event piece...a stunning 4" Iridized Plum Opalescent basket made with pure gold!

Friday, Sept. 1st Lynn Fenton Erb • 11am - 2pm
Saturday, Sept. 2nd Chris Fenton • 11am - 2pm
Sunday, Sept. 3rd Mike Fenton • 1pm - 4pm
Monday, Sept. 4th (Labor Day) Randy Fenton • 11am - 2pm

• For more information about the Fenton Gift Shop Labor Day Sale and to print out a special Labor Day Coupon click here

• To shop for Fenton Gift Shop Exclusives

Our adorable Blue Burmese Bear with a hand painted floral design was produced as a 2006 Gift Shop Exclusive and is proudly signed by the artist. A perfect way to introduce a young collector to the wonders of Fenton Art Glass. To buy the 3 1/2" Fenton Gift Shop Handpainted Burmese Bear

Our adorable Squirrel in Chocolate glass is the perfect for the young at heart. Produced as a new Gift Shop Exclusive, it bears the FGS 2006 Exclusive Logo on the bottom. Each piece is unique in coloration due to the swirls in this beautiful glass. To buy the 3" Fenton Gift Shop Chocolate Squirrel

Coal Bowl trophy an all-state effort

Glass blower Dave Fetty positions the glass football that he made on top of the glass pedestal at Fenton Art Glass in Williamstown. Rick Mogielski, standing, designed the trophy. Stacy Williams of Fenton Art Glass painted the logo on the vase.

The Friends of Coal Bowl championship trophy goes to the winner of what will soon become the annual West Virginia-Marshall showdown.

  • Some hefty stakes - Friends of Coal Bowl championship trophy unveiled in Huntington (story)

  • Friends of Coal Bowl trophy features West Virginia materials, artisans (story)

  • Coal Bowl trophy an all-state effort (story)

• For more Fenton news

August 23, 2006


by JACK BOGACZYK, Charleston Daily Mail, Charleston, WV

The Friends of Coal wanted "unique" to be the best way to describe the momentous memento being created for the resumption of the West Virginia-Marshall football series.

Well, the trophy designed and painstakingly manufactured for the Mountain State rivalry fits Webster's definition -- single, having no like or equal.

There's only one of them . . . so no one had better drop it.

It's called the Governor's Trophy, etched with the seal of the state's top executive, and it goes to the winner of the Sept. 2 game at Mountaineer Field. It speaks of the game's sponsor and the state's natural resources, craftsmen and artisans.

It stands nearly 2 feet, weighs about 60 pounds, and is made of crystal glass and coal, sitting on a carbon base. A hand-blown crystal football (nearly regulation size), intricately etched with laces and stripes, holds 5 gallons of pulverized coal.

"The trophy is made of probably 98 percent West Virginia materials," said Rick Mogielski, the trophy's designer. "From the start, we wanted to use materials from the state and West Virginia artisans as much as possible. The work was 100 percent done by West Virginians.

"After our first meeting, we felt like the game and industry deserved something unique, something somewhat elegant. It's a big game; glass makes the trophy more elegant.

"We kept coming back to coal-filled glass. We really didn't know if it would work."

The Governor's Trophy was to be reviewed by Gov. Joe Manchin this morning at the State Capitol, then taken to Huntington and an 11:30 a.m. unveiling in the Big Green Room at Edwards Stadium on the Marshall campus. (complete story)

Everything is discounted in the Fenton Clearance Corner. All first quality items. New items added weekly! shop now

Original Price $99.50 now $74.50 Cobalt remains a staple decorating color and is perfect for French Country, Americana, or the basic blue and white dιcor found in today's homes. This tumble up has been handpainted with Frances Burton's "Yankee Scroll" design.

• To buy the 8" Americana Cobalt Blue Tumble Up


For a closer look at Fenton Glass, visit an authorized Fenton dealer today. To find a dealer near you, click here

Fenton Glass Trunk Shows

Mark your calendars! Over 100 Trunk Shows are planned for this Fall ! We're adding scheduled events daily.

Stores holding Trunk Shows will offer an expanded selection of Fenton Art Glass for a very limited time. Normally only a week. Enjoy pieces you've never seen, exclusive merchandise and much more when you visit participating stores during this time. Remember, the special selection offered during Trunk Shows won't last long so make sure you stop by during the scheduled times.

In many cases, Fenton Artists from Williamstown, West Virginia will be visiting Trunk Shows. The schedule for Artist Events will be posted soon. Make sure you check back often to learn about what stores will also include an Artist visit with their Trunk Show.

Please feel free to contact participating stores to learn more about their expanded inventory and the exclusive merchandise planned to be on display during this special time.

• To find a Trunk Show near you

Fenton Glass Artist Events

Mark your calendars! A group of talented Fenton Artists will be traveling the country this fall to demonstrate a variety of Fenton painting techniques.

Customers can also select a Fenton piece from the retailer's shelves and have it handpainted especially for them right before their eyes! Contact a participating retailer for further details.

• To find an Artist Event near you


Answer the Fenton Trivia Question
and Win Fenton Glass!

One winner each week! Winners will be announced on the Fenton website. A new contest begins each Monday at Noon ET.

*One entry per customer per week.

The first drawing will be Monday, August 28.

Enter to win an 8" Red Carnival Swan Vase

($89.50 value)

Fenton Art Glass launched America's first Carnival glass treatments in 1907, and they have remained a Fenton hallmark. Collectors worldwide search for our finest examples of this "iridescent ware" that first put Fenton on the map.

This Week's Question:

Fenton Glass is made of 3 main ingredients. Name all three.

Hint: The answer is found on this Fenton web page.

• To enter the contest and answer the first trivia question

• Official Rules

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