Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Fenton Glass!

From Time Was AntiquesVase Milk Glass Fenton Ruffled Hobnail Double Crimped
I am not primarily a glass person, being known as a "pot lady" or "china chick" in the trade, but I do like glass and have always had a certain amount. And my favorites always seem to be by Fenton Glass Company, USA who is celebrating a birthday today.

Fenton Glass Company is still family owned and was started in 1905 in Martins Ferry, Ohio. The company has specialized and is famous for colored glass pieces and has enjoyed a wide fan base all over the world. From their website :

Frank L. Fenton's desire to develop new and unusual colors helped to keep Fenton in the forefront of the handmadeart glass industry. During the years from 1905 to the 1920's, Fenton design was influenced by the artists at Tiffany and Steuben. In late 1907, Fenton introduced "Iridescent" glass. This glass, now known as "Carnival" glass, is a popular collectible today.

That's really impressive. So...
You can visit their website at: Fenton Art Glass Company

Have a wonderful day today. We are off to morning service at church then to lunch with friends. 22 degrees this morning in Sequim, WA with a clear sky. As my English grandmother used to say...A bit chilly on the whomper!

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