Last week (24 August), company president George Fenton said that our current flow of incoming orders is such that we will probably continue glassmaking longer than first stated. So, we expect to continue the traditional pressing and blowing operations until late November or early December of this year. If you are planning a trip to the US, Fenton should be a "must visit" for you.
The Fenton Gift Shop and museum will remain open even after glassmaking ceases. The Gift Shop is exploring ways to keep some level of the glassmaking experience going, as this is quite a draw for tourists.
James Measell, Historian
Fenton Art Glass Co.