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Offline Swaphos

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Re: Gay-Fad - a new one on me...
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2009, 05:23:41 PM »

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Re: Gay-Fad - a new one on me...
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2009, 07:50:03 PM »
Thank you for that link!  And welcome to the GMB.   :) :)
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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2010, 03:23:50 PM »

Perhaps Gay-Fad was a brand name, like Chance's 'Fiesta'?

Indeed it was a brand name.
Check out the following:

http://www.santafetradingpost.com/gay_fad_exhibit_.html


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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2010, 12:15:45 AM »
Good selection on that link, clearly a mix of transfer (decal) and hand finishing and maybe some full hand.

Can anyone say if they are permanent fired or the more common, for USA, of cold decorated?

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Re: Gay-Fad - a new one on me...
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2010, 03:49:20 AM »
Good selection on that link, clearly a mix of transfer (decal) and hand finishing and maybe some full hand.

A mix of full hand painted and hand finished silk screens, she does not seem to have done decals or transfers.


Can anyone say if they are permanent fired or the more common, for USA, of cold decorated?

"First introduced in 1947, a Gay Fad ad in the June edition of House Beautiful says: “You’ll love International Ballet by Gay Fad. These gay, colorful dancers are hand-decorated by Gay Fad artists and ceramic fired so their lovely colors will last the life of the glasses."

"Outstanding example of Gay Fad’s early work, having been introduced a mere two years after Fran Taylor opened Gay Fad Studios in Lancaster, Ohio"

http://www.santafetradingpost.com/gay_fad_2.html#4

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« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2010, 04:02:40 PM »
See http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,14004.0.html

1940s is a bit to to early for direct screen printing on glass although it was in use from 1930s. Note also that variety between pieces can be by creating several screens to the same design giving the effect of individually decorated items. As the screens are painted by hand it still qualifies as hand-decorated though.

 

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