Fran Taylor


Father Andrew Joseph Habrat
Mother Agnus Theresa Lopusnak
Spouse Bruce Taylor
Children Stephanie Taylor





Education Art School, Detroit, Michigan 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

Societal Contributions

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.

Additional Comments

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