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“Sad to see the end.”
Review of Fenton Art Glass Company - CLOSED

Fenton Art Glass Company
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Visited the factory yesterday, went on the tour of the bead making since the original tour of the glassblowing in the factory is no more. The bead tour lasted about 5 min, we watched one man making a bead and a woman painting on misc glass pieces that they have found from scavenging around the old plant, the lady painting is extremely talented. It was very sad to see such a big part of the past come to an end. The tour guide told us that it was nothing to see a thousand people a day come to tour Fenton , then the struggles with the economy hit hard and today there were two of us on the tour. Even though it was short and not a lot to see I was glad to get to see what we did, Fenton is such a large part of American history in art glass.

4  Thank Tiffani243
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

We used to go there as children - and still visit whenever we're down home. Unfortunately, it is difficult to find any good Fenton originals. And what is more disconcerting is that the Fenton gift store is stocked primarily with glass made in China.

7  Thank Lila J
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

While the factory is no longer making art glass, you can watch the glass beads being made and painted. If you collect any type of glass, you will find the the Museum to be very interesting. The staff is extremely knowledgeable about Fenton glass and are happy to assist with any questions you may have. There is still lots of beautiful glass for sale; but I'm sure this will not be the case for much longer.

4  Thank BarbaraNYC23
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

They have stopped production but still have glass for sale. Lovely to look at, but very expensive

2  Thank OhioCarolinaGirl
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Reviewed January 6, 2012

You can see glassblowers at work. Informative tour which when I visited was FREE! Afterwards, you can shop at their gift shop.

Thank juppole
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