Ferguson and Fenton glass join creative forces

Cary Ferguson with one of his Marblehead Lighthouse paintings

Two names that are synonymous with American made glass have joined forces to create an exclusive Marblehead Lighthouse bead. The artists at the Fenton Glass Company, which has been in business for over 108 years, will hand paint the lighthouse on each bead and fire it into the surface of the glass. The lighthouse design, which was created by Cary Ferguson’s cut glass, will be available exclusively at the Ferguson Gallery near Marblehead.

Fenton representative Karen Ostin will be at the Gallery Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to talk about the bead and to show hundreds of other beads created by the Fenton artisans.

Ferguson, who has been in business for over 34 years, is excited about the Ferguson-Fenton union and has his signature engraved on each bead. This is a first for the Gallery. They hope to do other local themes in the near future. 

The Ferguson Gallery has four showrooms filled with art glass, oil paintings by Ferguson and other regional artists, nautical décor and jewelry, along with glass blowing demonstrations. Recently a nautical antique room has been added to the Gallery. Also new and exclusive to the Gallery are three American jewelry artists: Patricia Locke, Michale Vincent Michaud and Marjorie Baier.

Ferguson Gallery is at 5890 E. Harbor Rd., Marblehead. For more information, call 419.734.0600.

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