This collection of Artist Proof kaleidoscopes represents distinction in style, function, form, colors, and technique. Each of the twenty-five kaleidoscopes is unique and features the highest quality in craftsmanship and materials. None of these scopes will ever be duplicated.
The artist has been known for his stained glass "Brewster's Cove" lighthouse kaleidoscopes, as featured in Cozy Baker's book, Kaleidoscopes, Wonders of Wonders. This recent body of work reveals his love of wood and the wood turning process.
This is a must have kaleidoscope for your collection. The artist is very exited to offer a scope full of so many little details. New for this kaleidoscope is a triangle shaped eye hole that matches a very unique masked 3 point mandala image.
Additional carved details have been applied to the segmented woodturned object cell. The object cell has 12 coves carved into the cell for easy grip turning.
The pictures hardly do justice to this scope!
The scope measures 11 3/8 inches tall by 3 1/4 inches wide at the object cell. The body is 2 1/2 inches in diameter with a unique coved roping technique. The scope is made from three kinds of woods, Tali, Redheart and Paduk and then finished with six coats of hand rubbed oil.
The dry object cell freely rotates the massive amount of 44 pieces of lampworked glass objects and fused dichroic pieces to provide a never-ending change of colors and patterns. The artist believes that only real glass items that have been masterfully worked in the flame can create the same rich jewel tones, textures and color blends that this scope delivers.
The object cell is accomplished by cutting, mitering and gluing 36 pieces of wood together to achieve the final results. This is a true study in joinery precision that can only be accomplished by master woodworkers. It's fascinating to see how the wood changes color tones depending on the light.
The mirror system in this scope is a remarkable 3 point masked Mandala image that features a very interesting outside border. This is rarely seen in any kaleidoscope. The focal length for this scope is a full 10 inches with slightly over 1-1/2 inch wide mirrors. The image is further enhanced with a magnifying lens for easy viewing. Don't miss out on adding this one to your collection.