The only glass items on the Archives pages that are still made are some, but not all styles of the ornaments. Some ornaments are available at the Arkansas Craft Gallery, Mountain View, AR, and Fayetteville Underground, Fayetteville, AR, and Butler Center Galleries, Little Rock, AR).
For use at Christmas or all year around. more Ornaments
Rondels with Droplets, Curly Droplets, Springs or other decorative elements.
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In the history of Red Fern Glass, a lot of different items have been made. The first products made were primarily historical reproductions of early American glass from the Ohio Valley, New Jersey and New England areas. These included flasks, bottles, vases, candlesticks, goblets, drinking vessels, perfume bottles, and a wide variety of functional glassware. A small amount of studio art glass, ornaments and original glass designs were also produced.
Red Fern Glass started up in July 1985 in Salem, Arkansas. In 1991 a move was made to a studio in the Ozark woodlands near Osage, Arkansas where Ed converted a pottery studio to a glassworks. Ed has worked at glassmaking as primarily a one person studio. He has had help at times with employees who helped in packing/shipping and office duties and occasionally glass work. Most pieces sold were signed with either "EA" or "EP" and two digits for the year (85-11). Some special pieces are signed E.Pennebaker. Some production pieces and ornaments are not signed. There are occasional unsigned pieces that are either seconds or are in the artist's collection
Red Fern Glass was sold in many museum stores and shops including Smithsonian Institution Museum Stores, Historic Deerfield, Greenfield Village, Essex Institute, American Folk Museum and many others.
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Any pieces that were not directly influenced by a particular historical piece and had an element of originality or "one off" (one-of-a-kind) nature to it.
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These are replicas of early American types of glassware made from the New England States to the Ohio Valley late 18th century to early 19th century. Many of the pieces with the ribbed pattern (straight, swirled, or broken swirl) are "Midwestern" style glass. more images of bottles and flasks