Jon Kuhn is regarded as one of the leading glass artists in the world. With works featured in over 40 international museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Vatican Museums, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the White House Permanent Collection, the National Museum of American Art and hundreds of private residences and public spaces. The art patrons and philanthropists Sonia and Isaac Luski collection at the Foundation for the Carolinas in Charlotte, USA features a major glass collection of Jon Kuhn, Dale Chihuly, and Lino Tagliapietra, as well as painters such as Chuck Close and Herb Jackson.
Where the majority work with molten or blown glass, Jon Kuhn works in cold glass that is cut, polished, and fused into a myriad of shapes from the inside out. The result is a sculpture that takes in surrounding light, then reflects and refracts it back into space much like a fine diamond. No two are alike, and once created they appear to change colour and radiance when viewed from different angles and lighting. His desire is to continue creating beautiful works, every one unique, bringing light and joy to those who experience them.
“My philosophical expression in glass has always been a reflection of my interest in eastern mysticism. Recently it has come to focus on the inspiration from several personal meditative experiences. 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 colour. The pieces, in a sense, become architectural models for an inner world, possibly a better world”.