Handcrafted by Ron Hinkle - West VirginiaThe northern cardinal type species was named by colonists for the male's red crest, reminiscent of a Catholic cardinal's biretta. The northern cardinal is so well loved that it has been named the official bird of no fewer than seven U.S. states - including Indiana. Handcrafted by Ron Hinkle - an accomplished master glass artist who embodies great passion and appreciation for glass and the history of glass making. He began working at Louie Glass in the summer of his senior year in high school and returned to Louie Glass after graduation in 1974 and would spend the next 20 years learning from the masters while developing his own style and technique. He has been a professional glass blower ever since, creating a variety of beautiful works of glass art. cardinal 4" Tall.