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Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fenton Glass A West Virginia Glass Factory - Dave Fetty


You probably know the BLENKO CONNECTION between Fenton's Dave Fetty and Shorty Finley. They remain life long friends, and even today speak on the phone every few weeks.

A friend sent this Fenton Fish made by Dave Fetty that is available on Ebay for $145 at the time he sent the fish. (maybe sold by now) - Great Fish and wonderful Fenton item. We welcome your photos of West Virginia glass and your stories or memories of West Virginia glass.

Master Craftsman Dave Fetty created this beautiful off-hand free standing fish in 2003. It is 9" long and 5" tall. It has been signed with 2003 by Dave Fetty and features his personal stamp. It is free of cracks and chips.

8 comments:

Phani said...

This is beautiful. I think it requires a stand-alone wall possibly in tones or red or blue? and a nice lighting to make justice to the piece of art.

Phani said...

Come on People, comments!!!

Anonymous said...

There are many Fenton collectors in this part of WV Hilly if you do more Fenton articles you'll get them interested just an idea.
Sol

Anonymous said...

I HAVE PROBABLY TWO THOUSAND PIECES OF FENTON BUT STOPPED BUYING AS HEARD THEY WERE NOT CHINA MADE
IF THIS ISN"T TRUE ILL START BACK
DO YOU KNOW
OR KNOW ANYONE WHO KNOWS
I DO NOT HAVE ANY FETTY
WILL START EBAYING FOR FETTY TODAY NOW THAT I KNOW THE STORY
MOUNTAIN RITA
NICE TO LEARN ABOUT PEOPLE
DO YOU PLAN TO DO MORE STORIES ABOUT EH BLENKO MEN?

Phani said...

Would you please post some pictures of some of the collectibles Rita? I am sure everyone would like to see them.

sweetdoc said...

Phani
I don't have a fetty fish, but I now have 7 items that he made all are beautiful, not like the moasic but lovely. Check out Fenton glass.

Anonymous said...

I have 4 Fetty fish including the one pictured. I purchased it on Ebay. They are very beautiful and hard to find. I will keep collecting them as I find them. Thank You Dave Fetty You are a Wonderful Glass Artist!!!!

Hillary J Homburg said...

Anonymous we welcome your photos of Fetty's work.
Seven years ago Shorty Finley introduced us to Mr. Fetty.
Amazing glass worker.
Thank you for your comment.
HJH