A skilled glassworker, Dave Fetty retired in 1999 after more than 40 years in the glass industry. Dave came to Fenton in 1964 after learning the trade in Milton, WV, at the Blenko Glass Company, where he began as a carrying-in boy when he was 19. Dave's mentor at Blenko was glassworker
"Shorty" Finley, who taught Dave many of the skills needed to make glass off-hand (without moulds).
In the mid-1970s, Dave worked with glass artisan Robert Barber, helping to design and create some of Fenton's first limited edition pieces. In 1998, Dave taught a "pulled feather" technique to other glassworkers, and he supervised them as they produced this vase (5359 WP) for the 1998 Connoisseur
Even after his "official" retirement, Dave has continued to contribute to Fenton. During 2000, he worked closely with the glassworkers who produced a "Hanging Hearts" vase for the Connoisseur Collection. His contribution to the Collection in
2002 was his "Favrene Feathers
Vase." Never at a loss for ideas, Dave also handcrafts pieces for the Collectors Room at the Fenton Collectors Convention (F.A.G.C.A.) held in August of each year.
In addition he also contributes pieces for the Collectors Room at the Fenton Collectors Convention held in August of each year.
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