Up for auction is a lovely art glass vase by the Mount St. Helens Glassworks of Centralia, Washington. After the eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980, they began using the volcanic silica ash to create distinctive art glass. The vase offered is an excellent, very early, example of their work. The piece stands just under 5" tall, and 3" across at its widest point. The vase is nearly cylindrical, being only slightly wider at the top than at the bottom. The piece curves inward at the top to form an opening 1 3/8" wide. It also curves slightly inward at the bottom to form a base about 2" across. T are abstract designs applied within the glass in three places on the vase, in beautiful shades of blue -- see the photos below. (Please note that the white spot is a reflection from the flash.) The vase is signed "Mt. St. Helens Glass" and dated "1980", making it an early piece from the American Art Glass Revival. It would make a wonderful addition to any art glass collection. The vase will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail, and for your protection, insurance is included in the shipping fee. U.S. bidders only, and please send payment within seven days. Thanks for looking!