Master glassblowers skillfully wrap fine strands of glass around this coaster's base to form its unique, natural silhouette. Growing up in Ireland, Simon Pearce learned to throw pots in his father's studio. He opened his first shop in 1971 in Kilkenny, Ireland. Ten years later, the factory was moved to Vermont, where it's powered by a river that runs beside it. 4 3/4" diam.