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 very rare opportunity to purchase a kaleidoscope with this level of woodworking details.
The object cell is made up of 24 pieces of wood. You will be amazed at the way the light dances off of the wood. I have rarely seen a roping technique applied to a kaleidoscope body of any kind.
The scope measures 11 1/4 inches tall by 3 1/2 inches wide at the object cell. The roped body is an average of 2 1/2 inches in diameter. The scope is made from Lyptus wood.
The dry object cell freely rotates the 32 pieces of lampworked glass objects 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 many 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 the classic 60-60-60 that really highlights the quality of the lampworking. The focal length for this scope is a full 10 inches with 1-1/4 inch wide mirrors. This hardly compares to the short and narrow mirrors used in kaleidoscopes today. Don't miss out on adding this one to your collection.
All of the sample interior images shown here are from this scope. The pictures are very close, but they do not capture the true beauty, scale and variety of the images that this kaleidoscope is capable of. You will not be disappointed!