Stretch Glass Discussions / stretch-out calls

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Also see the full schedule of 2017-2018 Stretch-Out Calls (PDF).


Upcoming Stretch-Out Calls

October and November 2017

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October 12, 2017   8pm ET

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Later Period Fenton Stretch Glass 
will be the topic of our Stretch Out call on Thursday, 10/12/17, at 8 pm Eastern, 7 Central, 6 Mountain and 5 Pacific Time.
All are welcome to join in by calling 415-464-6800, followed by ID: 04211974#

This is our second discussion on the topic of later period stretch glass.  The first call, in May, featured:

  • Samples and trial pieces made by Fenton in 1975 and 1976;
  • Velva Rose Stretch, an original color, made in 1980 to celebrate Fenton’s 75th anniversary; and
  • Velva Blue Stretch, a new color introduced shortly thereafter.
 
 

On this call, we’ll discuss these four colors of stretch glass made between 1994 and 2004:

  • Stiegel Green Stretch, a new color, was introduced in 1994;
  • Sunset Stretch, another new color, in 2002;
  • Apple Green Stretch, also a new color, in 2004;
  • Celeste Blue Stretch, an original color, was re-introduced in 1995 to celebrate Fenton’s 90th anniversary.  New pieces in this same color were put into the line again in 2004.

We will also be hearing about recent finds of stretch glass and responding to requests for stretch glass ID during the call.

 

November 9, 2017   8pm ET

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Early Period Stretch Glass:  Lancaster Glass Company
will be the topic of our Stretch Out call on Thursday, 11/9/17, at 8 pm Eastern, 7 Central, 6 Mountain and 5 Pacific Time.
All are welcome to join in by calling  415-464-6800, followed by ID: 04211974#

 
 

This will be our second discussion on the topic of lesser-known companies that were made in the early period of stretch glass.  The first call in February 2017 featured the lesser-known company of Vineland Flint Glass Company. In November we will be exploring another of the lesser-known companies that made Stretch Glass: Lancaster Glass Company, Lancaster, Ohio.  In the 1920’s, Lancaster produced a line referred to as Lustre, which can be identified as stretch glass. We will discover some of the unique features, colors and shapes of this beautiful glass that will help us identify Lancaster stretch glass from the stretch glass made by other companies. Our experts will also share which pieces are more common to find.


Are you trying to remember some detail about the stretch glass we discussed on a previous call?  Or do you just want to get an idea of what we do on these calls?  Click here for the Stretch-Out Discussion Gallery.  In this Gallery you will find photos and notes from all past stretch out calls.  This is a great place to learn about stretch glass.