It wasn't until we pulled into the near-empty parking lot that I remembered the stories I had read about the trials and tribulations of the Fenton company.
Cutting to the chase, the sad truth is that art glass is no longer being made at the Fenton factory. There is a small glass bead-making section on-site, and the gift shop is still selling old stock, but the adjacent factory is silent and the employee parking lot is near empty.
|Fenton Art Glass factory - closed now|
|Fenton Art Glass gift shop|
|Fenton gift shop display|
|Fenton Aqua glass display|
|Fenton reds historical display|
|Fenton satin glass Butterfly Bonbon dish|
|Fenton hobnail vase|
|Fenton Emerald Thumbprint pitcher|