Blown glass vase by Jon Kuhn 7.25" x 8.5".(From Artnet):"Jon Kuhn is an American artist best known for his glass sculptures composed with trapped shards of colored glass within their centers. The resulting refracted light in the works creates a sparkling, stellar-like space within each object. Kuhn uses a cold-working process of grinding and polishing rather than glass blowing process utilized by Dale Chihuly. “My philosophical expression in glass has always been a reflection of my interest in eastern mysticism,” the artist has said of his work. “For specific subject matter, I make reference to my interests in architecture, music, mathematics, and textiles, as well as the formal considerations of structure and color.” Born in 1949 in Chicago, IL, Kuhn received his BFA from Washburn University in Topeka and his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond in 1978. During graduate school, he made the transition from ceramic sculptures to glass. The artist’s works are in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C., the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Vatican Museums in Rome, among others. Kuhn currently lives and works in Winston-Salem, NC."