Tribute to Fran Taylor

 

Fran Taylor

 

Andrew Joseph Habrat

 

Agnus Theresa Lopusnak

 

Bruce Taylor

 

Stephanie Taylor

 

Joe, Tom, Bob and Ray

 

Art School in Detroit, 1938

 

President

 

Gay Fad Studios

 

In 1938, with a $30.00 investment, Fran Taylor started her own company which would go on to become one of the major forces in glass ware design during the 1940s and 1950s. Today, she has left a great legacy of hand-decorated glassware that collectors are rediscovering.

 

The first born child of a Pennsylvania coal miner, she became head of her own multimillion dollar business. She was one of a handful of professional women at the time. She stepped out from poverty and prejudice and became a brilliant and successful professional.

 

She was a colorful, vital and immensely kind person and is remembered fondly by her friends and family.