ABOUT FENTON ART GLASS
Founded in 1905 by brothers Frank L. and John W. Fenton, the Fenton Art Glass Company ranks among the world’s foremost producers of handmade art glass. Fenton is the largest manufacturer of handmade colored glass in the United States, and the company is renowned for innovative glass colors as well as handpainted decorations on pressed and blown glassware.
For more than a century, Fenton has developed new colors and patterns, including items enhanced with hand-painted floral decorations and 22k gold accents. Fenton glass appeals to all types of customers, and, over the years, this appeal has led to the company’s success.
In 2005, the Fenton Art Glass Company celebrated its 100th anniversary. The firm was then led by third- and fourth-generation Fenton family members, who worked side by side with more than 100 employees, including skilled glassworkers and decorators, to create beautiful, handmade art glass in Williamstown, West Virginia. The company ceased traditional glassmaking in 2011. Click here to read a statement regarding the sale of the company’s assets.
In 2017, the Fenton Art Glass Company property in Williamstown, WV was sold to Wood County Schools. The factory buildings will be demolished and plans are for a new elementary school to be built on the site.
Fenton Gift Shop is still open at a new location, 2242 Williams Highway, Williamstown, WV 26187 (just down the road from the factory on State Route 14 in Boaz). Glass is still being made, using the Fenton Art Glass moulds (with Fenton logo), at another glass factory located in Ohio. The handcrafted in USA glass is then returned to Fenton Gift Shop where three talented designers create the beautiful limited editions and one-of-a-kind selections. Fenton Gift Shop is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10-4 (ET). For information: 800-319-7793 or email@example.com