Funky and Fantastic...
Fetty Crayons Vase
WV - Master glass artisan Dave Fetty has been busy... and he's
done it again, creating a fun, funky and fantastic vase for our
2006 Connoisseur Collection! Dave's latest effort, Crayons, is now
available. The Crayons Vase is limited to just 750 individually
numbered pieces and is marked with Dave's special stamp.
This beautiful vase
features swirls of opaque "crayon" colors, and its organic shape
is decidedly contemporary. An outer layer of pure crystal is the
final touch... Crayons is simply glass craftsmanship at its
The Crayons Vase begins
with a gather of our Aubergine glass on a blowpipe. The molten
glass is shaped and rolled in a carefully prepared mixture of
crushed glass colors called frit. Dave and his team experimented
to perfect the combination of colored frit to produce the effect
he wanted. Seven different colors of frit are needed, including
brown, orange, yellow, two shades of green and two different reds!
These colors combine to create one truly magnificent piece!
The unique swirl
effects in the Crayons Vase assure that no two will be exactly
alike! When we asked Dave just how these swirls were achieved, he
smiled, "It's all in the way we reheat this piece in a direct fire
furnace called a glory hole." When we asked for more information,
he replied with a wink, "That's my secret."
After the Crayons Vase
is blown to shape in a mould, Dave uses traditional hand-finishing
methods to flare and smooth the topmost edge.
Collectors will love
Crayons. That's no secret!
Crayons Vase, 10
1/2" retails for
Creating spectacular colored art glass for a century, Fenton Art
Glass Company represents American handcrafted glass artistry.
Located in Williamstown, WV, Fenton is known for its wide range of
colors, handpainting and handcrafting. For four generations,
Fenton family members have remained active in the business and are
proud to continue an American glassmaking tradition begun in 1905.
Call 800-933-6766 for more information or visit