Fenton Art Glass Welcomes March. . .
welcome the month of March with these sayings:
February makes a bridge,
March breaks it.
When March is like April, April will be like March.
Winds in March and rain in April promise great
blessings in May.
March, if it comes in like a lamb, will go out like a
lion. If it comes in like a lion, it will go out like
If the March wind blows across the bed, you will sleep
well all the year afterward.
If at crescent moon in March the weather is very
foggy, it is believed a sign of heavy thundershowers
and hailstorms in the near future.
Items shown below are the remaining inventory from the Fenton Art Glass Company and are available
while supplies last. In many cases there may be just one or
two of an item. Orders
must be ordered via our web site:
www.fentonartglass.com in order to receive the current online discount. SPECIAL
Orders above $50 will receive free
shipping via USPS.
A $3.50 shipping charge will be added
to all orders $50 and under.
NEW Limited Editions from Fenton Gift Shop. . .
We are pleased to offer new
Limited Edition selections for pre-orders. Each piece features
a hand painted design and will be signed, numbered and dated
by one of our talented designers. These Limited Edition pieces were handcrafted by Mosser
Glass (using the Fenton moulds) for the Fenton Gift Shop, with
the exception of the Iceberg Paperweight.
Our impressive 11" Opal Satin Vase provides the
perfect canvas for this magnificent hand painted underwater
design featuring sea turtles by Michelle Kibbe. The body of the vase has
been transformed into the lovely blue hues of the ocean.
Three sea turtles glide through the water
followed by smaller fish. The base is hand painted to look
like the bottom of the ocean
floor, complete with underwater plants and organisms.
Michelle created a unique "above ground"
landscape scene for the top of this vase. She added a darker
blue ring to separate the landscape from the water scene (see
close-up photo below).
Did you know. . . Out of the
seven known species of sea turtles, six are critically
endangered. Unlike land turtles, sea turtles can't hide their
heads and legs inside the shell. That makes them more
vulnerable when they come in contact with predators. They have lived on the Earth more than 220 million
years. Each Sea Turtles Vase is $190 and limited to
Below: Now is a great time to add to
your Halloween decorations! Kim Barley's talent for the
whimsical shines with this fabulous "Hall-Boo-Ween" design on
our 5.75" Opal Satin Ghost Figurine. The entire figurine has been
airbrushed in subtle blue, gray and yellow-orange tones. The
front design features a haunted mansion complete with a ghost
and a dark silhouette lurking behind one of the
yellow-orange windows. Kim hand lettered "HALL BOO WEEN" and
added stars and flying bat as accents. Tombstones with "RIP"
and "1871" and a black cat with a grinning pumpkin and a
spider web are on the back side of this figurine. As always,
Kim created a wonderful smiling expression. Each
Hall-Boo-Ween Ghost Figurine is $120.
Meet "Bud and Betty Beach Buddy"! Kim Barley's delightful
design on our Opal Satin Snowman (4") and Snowlady (3.75")
figurines will have you yearning for a trip to the beach!
Kim's hand painted details on these figurines are marvelous.
Kim's design on "Bud Beach Buddy" includes a
scarf with blue and green stripes, a starfish, a
sand castle, a pineapple drink, and a hat with a Starfish design.
He is wearing a white flowered shirt, as well as colorful blue
shades. Check out those headphones!
"Betty Beach Buddy" sports pink sunglasses, a starfish on
her hat, a bottle of suntan lotion, a red crab with googly
eyes, and a yummy drink. She is adorned in a striped cape
and yellow dress with colorful flowers. Each Beach Buddy
figurine has a smiling expression and a sign on the back
with the word "BEACH" hand lettered on it. The
Bud & Betty Beach Buddy Figurines are $140/pair and limited
to 17 pairs.
Pre-orders for the Sea Turtle
Vase, Hall-Boo-Ween Ghost
and Bud & Betty Beach Buddy Figurines will be accepted until midnight (ET) on
Monday, March 5, 2018. To place your pre-order, please call
Fenton Gift Shop: 1-800-319-7793, ext. 342 or email:
and include the
names of the items you want to purchase in the subject
line as well as your full name and daytime phone
number. You may also request we add your email
address to our mailing list for future Limited Edition
Our 11" Cobalt Alley Cat provides a rich
canvas for Michelle Kibbe's lovely hand painted design
featuring pink and white coneflowers and a Goldfinch.
Bright pink coneflowers encircle the figurine (see photos
below). Imagine this figurine on display in front of a
window with coneflowers growing outside!
Did you know. . . Colorful
perennials with daisy-like with raised centers, the seeds
of a coneflower are located in the dried flower heads
which attract birds
as well as butterflies. Coneflowers tend to bloom
midsummer, are relatively drought-tolerant, and can take
the heat! Coneflowers also make great cut flowers!
Goldfinch Among the Coneflowers Alley Cat is $230.
Below: "Canaan Valley" has been one of
the most popular Fenton designs. The magnificent snow-covered
Canaan Valley of West Virginia is once again celebrated by
Robin Spindler. Her "Canaan Valley Visitor" design features
birch trees in snowy landscape and a bright red Cardinal, the
West Virginia state bird. You'll find the bird sitting on a
branch, perhaps welcoming the watchful Buck deer standing nearby. This 5.5" wide x 7"
tall Cobalt Iceberg Paperweight was made by Mosser Glass.
Each Canaan Valley Visitor Cobalt Iceberg
Paperweight is $120.
Fenton Gift Shop Calendar Bear
Our adorable 3.5" Opal Satin Sitting Bear figurine
the perfect gift to celebrate a
birthday, birth of a child, an anniversary or other special occasion.
. . or treat yourself! Kim
Barley hand painted each Opal Satin Bear in natural
tones with colorful flowers designating
each month. Note
the wonderful brown eyes and the smiling expression on
The "July" Bear features a
Sunflower and the "August" Bear features a
Magnolia. Kim also hand lettered the name of each
Each Calendar Bear Figurine
is $55 and
will be signed, dated and numbered (without an "end"
Please specify the month and
quantity for each figurine when you place your
pre-order. Watch this newsletter for new additions to
our Calendar Bear Collection. The following months are
also available for orders: January, February, March,
April, May and June.
Pre-orders for the Goldfinch
Among the Coneflowers
Alley Cat, Canaan Valley Visitor Paperweight and the
July and August Calendar Bear Figurines will be accepted until midnight (ET) on
Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
To place your pre-order,
Fenton Gift Shop: 1-800-319-7793, ext. 342 or send an email:
and include the names of the items you want to
purchase in the subject line as well as your full name
and daytime phone number.
Fenton Gift Shop has received a limited
quantity of glass pendants handcrafted by Dave Fetty
for $75 each with free shipping via the
postal service. These
glass pendants are available while supplies last
and were handcrafted by Dave at Mosser Glass. His
personal stamp and handwritten signature are on the
back of each pendant (clean with care). Sizes and
colors vary, but most are about 1-1/2" in diameter. A
24" chain is provided with each pendant except number
1, which has an 18" silver plated chain. To order your
Dave Fetty Pendant, please contact Fenton Gift Shop
and mention the number (shown in the photo) of the
pendant you wish to purchase. Please call:
800-319-7793, ext. 342 or 304-375-7772 or send us an
Handcrafted Baskets. . .
The Perfect Keepsake Gift!
Fenton Baskets are unique and no one made them
like the talented glassworkers at Fenton! The skilled basket handler has about 25 seconds
within which he must accomplish the following: attach a
glowing ribbon of molten glass to one side of the basket;
deftly twist the rapidly cooling glass; stick it to the other
side,; impress the base of each side of the handle with his
handler's mark, and finally, fashion the handle into a
The handler's mark is distinctive and identifies the artisan
who created the basket. Collectors enjoy adding their favorite
basket handler's creations to their collection. Visit Fenton Gift Shop
and browse our beautiful selection of
handcrafted Fenton Art Glass baskets available in a rainbow of colors,
including Blue, Chameleon Green, Emerald Green, Rosemilk, Ruby, and Violet.
We also have a nice selection of limited edition and vintage
Fenton Art Glass, jewelry and unique gifts.
Fenton Gift Shop
2242 Williams Hwy., Suite 108
Williamstown (St. Rt. 14 in Boaz)
Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ET
800-319-7793 or 304-375-7772.
Glass Identification Requests. . .
We no longer have staff to research
inquiries about glass: value, history, identification, etc.
Reference books on Fenton Art Glass do not include current price guides.
We suggest you contact
your local antiques dealer, the local library, or one of the
http://www.fentonartglass.com/collectors. The Williamstown
Antique Mall (local) may also provide assistance: 304-375-6315
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. A piece like yours
may be listed on eBay, which can provide current pricing
information. Otherwise, please send email inquiries about
glass "production" to:
Fenton Art Glass eBay Auctions. . .
Here's your opportunity to own a beautiful
"one-of-a-kind" art glass creation or items from
Fenton's past through our weekly eBay auctions. These auctions end at noon (ET) on Wednesday,
Items featured this week. . .
What's that old saying, something about
"spilled milk?" Fenton artist Michelle Kibbe makes us giggle
with her splendid depiction of a furry kitty that is about to
be the fortunate beneficiary of some milk from a wooden pail
that got upset! The colorful hand painting really stands out
on this one-of-a-kind crystal iceberg paperweight (5-1/8" tall
and 6" wide). Hand painted pink flowers, green foliage and a
picket fence frame the scene as this kitty can't quite believe
its good fortune. Michelle's hand painting, as always, is
meticulous in its attention to detail.
This one-of-a-kind hand painted bell (7" tall) by Fenton
artist Kim Barley is simply stunning! Note the delicate pink
edge. We can almost smell the roses! Satin finished Opal Satin
glass is the perfect background for Kim's lush hand painted
roses, delicate green foliage and floral accents. Skilled
Fenton glassworkers were responsible for the pink glass crest
and the graceful crimp style when this bell was manufactured
several years ago.
Here's a unique opportunity to acquire some Fenton history!
These glass rods are color samples of Fenton glass from the
1960s. The rods were made under the direction of glass chemist
Charles “Charlie” Goe, who was employed at Fenton from
September 1, 1960 until his death at age 40 in October 1969.
Charlie was a research chemist. In the 1960s, company
president Frank M. Fenton was interested in having Fenton
recreate historic glass colors such as Burmese from the 1880s,
Bastow’s opaque pink from about 1900, and Jacob Rosenthal’s
Chocolate from the earliest years of the twentieth century.
Goe worked on developing these glass colors during his time at
Fenton, and his greatest achievements were creating formulas
for Fenton’s Burmese glass and Rosalene glass. This assortment
of 24 glass rod color samples includes the following: various
hues of Burmese (4), various hues of Chocolate (4), various
hues of Rosalene (4), various hues of opaque red (4), various
hues of opaque orange (4), amber (1), blue (1), opaque yellow
(1), and ruby (1). These glass rods were made by gathering a
small quantity of glass from a “test pot” on a punty and
rolling it on a steel plate called a marver. Because of the
process used to make them, the rods will vary somewhat in
length and in diameter; typically, each rod is slightly more
than 2-1/2” long and about 1/4" to 3/8” in diameter. Each rod
has a paper label that records a coded reference for the glass
batch, the specific date (month, day and year), and whether
the glass is unfinished (”unfin”) or finished (“fin”).
Unfinished means that the molten glass was taken from the pot,
and the rod was created immediately. Finished means that the
glass was taken from the pot, allowed to chill briefly, and
subsequently reheated before creating the rod. These auctions will end at noon (ET) on Wednesday,
March 7, 2018.