Fenton dealer Jim Smith, interviewed for the feature "Fenton's end brings more sadness than surprise" (www.discoverypub.com/small_feature/index.html) in the October issue, called me today to say he's talked with more folks close to the Fenton situation. According to Smith, the company plans on "turning off the furnaces" at the end of October with the finishers to be gone by November. Some Christmas gift, uh.
Meanwhile, Smith says, Fenton will help people identify "what they have in their cabinets" as to whether it's a Fenton. Go to www.fentonartglass.com for more information.
One has to wonder why the company couldn't have at least waited until after the holidays to shut down.