An Early Sample for Fenton

Here is an example of an early sample Kelsey did for Fenton. It’s interesting to note the difference in the way the burmese turned out on this piece, and the way it looks now that Fenton blows the piece with carving in mind, and gives it a much heavier blush.
This piece is called “Orchard Buzz”, and features apple trees and bumblebees.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below, and Kelsey will respond. Just click on the little red “Leave a Comment” link below. 🙂
Have a great week everyone!

Published in: on January 18, 2010 at 6:12 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Three years ago, when we first started working with Fenton, we did, what has become a regular practice with us when we start with new glass, we took some existing pieces that had, in our minds, some potential and just jumped in. Because we knew how full of problems the cased cameo was and could see the potential for the heat sensitive glasses, glass that changes color on the surface when it is “struck” with fire or cold, that was where we started. At that time Fenton only struck portions of the pieces, creating a vignette of color so that’s what we carved. As you can see, by the piece Jenni has showed, the striking did not have the drama or contrast that allowed the design to really pop and the Fenton’s were a little unsure if they could actually strike the entire surface. Well, it was possible and with wonderful results. Great contrast, deep carving and sculpting possibilities. The heat sensitive colors of Fenton offer a wonderful canvas for us and a less problematic object for Fenton to blow. This allows a great cameo look with a very tempting price for the collector. We have been told by several collector’s that they really love to collect the early samples of a new program because they tell a story of the adventure and the are so spontaneous. What do you all think? – Kelsey

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