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Re: Fenton closing
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2007, 01:18:25 PM »
Hi Shirley, Glen posted this already yesterday on the board so I've moved your post across to join her topic to keep all responses in one place. The extra info links in yours are welcome, thanks.


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Re: Fenton Art Glass to close
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2007, 01:24:32 PM »
Hi Shirley - many thanks for the other links.

If anyone wants to see a couple of TV news videos on it all, this Fox WTAP link has them.
http://www.wtap.com/news/headlines/9064516.html

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Re: Fenton Art Glass to close
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2007, 12:42:45 PM »
This is so, so sad. I'm feeling really devastated to hear of this news.
I have a fair bit of Fenton in my collection & of course their hand vases are the very finest ever made, so I'm truly upset at the loss of such a legend in the glass scene who upheld the traditions of Victorian style art glass.
It's tragic that market forces continually demand cheaper & cheaper products. We will end up with nothing but a lot of $2 shop junk in the future. A very black day for glass-making & glass collectors everywhere. :'(
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Re: Fenton Art Glass to close
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2007, 07:28:53 PM »
Is it perhaps possible to buy a tiny mould for my museum here? first gaze is this one:
http://www.pressglas-pavillon.de/vasen/02559.html
I'd love to show a mould also  :hug:
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Re: Fenton Art Glass to close
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2007, 07:30:54 PM »
but could be any other too, if affordable by me
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Re: Fenton Art Glass to close
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2007, 06:40:59 AM »
Pamela,
I too would love to be able to buy a mold from Fenton. Any of their hand vase ones would be a perfect complement to my collection of hand vases. It would be brilliant for my research on them too, & I could feature it in my book as an example of a hand vase mold.
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Re: Fenton Art Glass to close
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2007, 10:30:44 AM »
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. 
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Re: Fenton Art Glass to close
« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2007, 07:57:50 AM »
That is good news even if its only for a limited time. Many thanks for keeping us posted about events at Fenton.
Is there any news about the molds - as in what is likely to happen to them?
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Re: Fenton Art Glass to close
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2007, 07:53:50 PM »
A press release today on the Fenton website informs us that they are hoping / planning to stay in business.
http://www.fentonartglass.com/press_release_12_4_2007.htm


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Re: Fenton Art Glass to close
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2007, 08:07:56 PM »
That's good news  :clap:

 

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