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Jon Kuhn

Jon Kuhn

Jon Kuhn has used his background in ceramics and glassblowing to create glass sculptures of extreme complexity. These sculptures are primarily made up of tiny pieces of glass that are polished and laminated together. Some of his sculptures contain as many as 6,000 components and take up to two years to complete. The Smithsonian Institution, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and the White House have acquired his works. Some of Kuhn's pieces are valued at more than $100,000.

Jon Kuhn received his Bachelor's of Fine Arts in ceramics from Washburn University in 1972. In 1978, he graduated from Virginia Commonwealth with a Master Of Fine Arts degree in glassblowing. He created a studio in Stauton, Virginia where he engaged in glassblowing for 9 years. He has since turned his attention to creating sculptures with molded glass. Kuhn's interest in philosophy and meditation has helped to inspire his work.