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Fenton USA Presents. . . Spring Fairy, A Cameo Masterpiece!

(Williamstown, WV, July 18, 2008). Handcrafted in West Virginia, the Fenton USA Spring Fairy Aubergine vase is sure to bring "oohs and aahs" for the remarkable, intricate details of this very special cameo-carved work of art. The vase features a lissome fairy resting on a mushroom amidst
lush hanging ferns. Collectors worldwide have come to appreciate the cameo glass artistry of Kelsey Murphy
and Robert Bomkamp.

Cameo carving is a painstaking process, requiring both great artistic talent and considerable manual dexterity. After the glass has been annealed, a special mask is firmly taped to its surface. Then, using advanced "vignetting" techniques, each individual piece must be meticulously sandcarved. Fenton cameo carvers, personally trained by Kelsey and Robert, use aluminum oxide crystals under pressure to take away some of the surface. Great skill and experience are needed to control this process, since many distinct stages of successive cameo carving may be required to create the remarkable depth, delicate shading, and intricate details. Each piece designed by Kelsey and Robert is truly unique.

Item 8973 IR 9" Cameo-Carved Spring Fairy Aubergine Vase retails for $1100.00 U.S.
Limited to 175 individudally numbered and signed pieces.

Creating spectacular colored art glass for more than a century, Fenton Art Glass Company represents American handcrafted glass artistry. Located in Williamstown,
West Virginia, 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 www.fentonartglass.com

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Visitors to Fenton Art Glass will find a spacious Gift Shop and a pleasant museum. Free factory tours (M-F 8:15am to 4:00pm) take small groups of guests right out to the factory floor to see glassmaking "up close and personal." Friendly, knowledgeable tour guides explain all aspects of the operation. The Fenton tour has been ranked among the "Top 10" factory tours nationwide by USA Today. In addition we have been named Rand McNally Best of the Road for 2006. For a factory tour schedule, click here. For a map, click here.


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