Heart of America Glass Collectors
Meeting Highlights & Program
Tony and Mark provided a wonderful program from their ever-growing collection of Frankoma Pottery's Woodland Moss glaze. (Check out the October 2008 Meeting Highlights to see their first program on Woodland Moss and for some history on Frankoma pottery.) They have been collecting Frankoma for almost two years now and have gained a lot of knowledge, appreciation, and pieces.
The Woodland Moss glaze was used from 1960 through 1974. Most Frankoma pieces are marked and numbered so it is easy to determine the pattern or style line. Frankoma Pottery remains active today.
Mark and Tony shared many of their Aztec pieces in Woodland Moss, including a stunning canister set and four different styles of salt and pepper shakers. They also showed a hybrid butter dish consisting of an Aztec lid that looks very good with a Westwind bottom (until an Aztec bottom shows up). Tony and Mark also offered a number of pieces in other Frankoma dinnerware patterns, with the common theme being the Woodland Moss glaze.
Show & Tell
Club members brought the following treasures for Show and Tell! Here are some highlights from this meeting. Descriptions of each treasure is found below the pictures using the corresponding number.
1. Heisey Crystolite cruet.
2. Fenton pale yellow Diamond & Rib vase from the mid 1950s.
3. Ruby candy jar (make unknown, possibly Viking).
4. Westmoreland Green Carnival bowl in pattern #100, circa 1910.
5. Hall Crocus salad dressing dispenser, a limited edition piece created in 2009.
6. Four Tiffin Majesty stems, one with an unknown cutting, one in Wisteria, one with the Byzantine pattern, and one with
the Mariposa pattern.
7. Indiana Twiggy (Pebble Leaf) amber iridescent deviled egg plate and clear punch bowl and punch cup.
8. Fenton Carnival #513 / 900 Peacock pattern set.
9. Spooner (unknown manufacturer) and silver spoons circa 1900.