2019 Strathnore Exhibition Image

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Exhibit dates are April 6 - May 25, 2019. Receptions is April 14, 1-3 PM.
Purchases may be made from this catalog by contacting the
Mansion Shop at Strathmore at 301-581-5175 or Strathmore
Please include the artist's name and inventory number when contacting Strathmore.
All sales are final and may be picked up after the close of the exhibition, beginning June 4th, 2019. Purchases may be shipped on request for additional charge. No purchase will be available for pick-up or shipping before the close of the show.
Location:
The Mansion at Strathmore

10701 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD 20852-3224
Map to the Mansion

Carolyn Bennett

Carolyn Bennett Swedesboro, New Jersey, United States
Biography: Scope artist since forever. Designer of hundreds of kaleidoscopes since 1973. Author of The Kids' Book of Kaleidoscopes, 1994, and Kaleidoscopia, 2014. Past director of BKS.

Philosophy: The kaleidoscope is a metaphor for life and nature. I am still captured in the delight of the image within but also am committed to making the whole scope inside and out a work of art.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 19-1s)
Iris Price: $500 12 x 3 x 3 inches
Media: Chainbow over Acrylic
Year Created: 2019
Description: The original version (1985) was named Odylic by Cozy Baker, and was shown at the 1986 kaleidoscope show at Strathmore. Elements of this scope were displayed at the 1992 Kaleidoscope show here at Strathmore. There are 3 different mirror systems in this scope: 8 point star, 60-60-60 infinity, and a Chorus Line. I revisited this scope to find inspiration for this show and I found it right in front of me.
For the last year I have been working with a decorative technique I call chainbow™. The Iris is a combination of the new passion for chainbow and an ongoing passion to make each scope a work of art.

Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 19-2s)
Peacock Robert C. Tupa Purchase Award Price: $150 9 x 3 x 3 inches
Media: Chainbow
Year Created: 2018
Description: One of a kind scope with embedded liquid chamber and turning end. Third mirror has been embellished with chain design to echo the exterior.

Entry 3: (Inventory Number: 19-3s)
Crystal Vision 2019 Price: $150 8 x 1.75 inches and a 12 inch stand
Media: Teleidoscope with chainbow in nature stand
Year Created: 2018
Description: For the last few years I have explored the woods beyond my home and found wonderful natural forms that call to me. I am incorporating these "nature finds" with my kaleidoscopes. The original Crystal Vision was developed in 1981. Again I have looked to the past to speak to the present. A teleidoscope never tires me. An always and everchanging view of the world pulled into the symmetry and geometry of a kaleidoscope never gets old. I have given a new twist to that symmetry by decorating the third mirror with chain.

Entry 4: (Inventory Number: 19-4s)
Turn Back Time Price: $150 12 x 2 x 4 inches
Media: Chainbow exterior
Year Created: 2019
Description: Based on the body of the Classic Kaleidoscope I made in the late 70's. This updated version has a beautifully filled turning chamber. The scope sits on a weathered driftwood stand. 21st Century optics and mirrors have replaced materials used early in my career. The exterior is my new decorative chainbow technique.

Henry Bergeson

Berguson_Henry_IMG_5994_2010 web Henry Bergeson Conifer, Colorado, United States
Biography I started out in the early 1980's as a mechanical engineer working to design and install modern sailing rigs on cargo ships. From there I worked at a place that designed and refined medical equipment. It was there that I discovered modern kaleidoscopes in a gallery near where I ate lunch. I thought to myself, "I could make these." Four months later I was laid off. This was in 1987 and it was time to go somewhere else, so I moved from Boston to Colorado. I have been making kaleidoscopes in one form or another ever since.

Philosophy I attempt to create visually dynamic interior worlds that are enclosed in sculptural shapes.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 69-1s) bergeson_henry_Cordalee3_wood_2008_1 web
The Time Fly Price: $670 10 x 8 x 10 inches
Media: Wood
Year Created: 2018
Description: A wooden pedestal scope with a 10-inch sliding glass tube.

Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 69-2s)
The Sparkler Price: $210 3 x 10 x 5 inches
Media: Wood
Year Created: 2018
Description: A handheld wooden kaleidoscope with sliding glass tube.

Entry 3: (Inventory Number: 69-3s) bergeson_henry
Wind Dancer 2 Price: $2,200
Media: Wood
Year Created: 2018
Description: Wooden kaleidoscope with three interchangeable cells.

Entry 4: (Inventory Number: 69-4s)
The Teleidoscope Price: $200 4 x 2 x 10 inches
Media: Wood
Year Created: 2018
Description: The teleidoscope is made from wood and incorporates a 2-inch diameter crystal ball. bergeson_henry_teleidoscope_wood_2010_3 web

Liliane Blom

Liliane Blom Rockville, MD, United States
Biography Liliane Blom is an installation artist as well as a classically trained painter and award winning photographer whose distinct style mixes her love of both media into a new one. She calls her fusion of painting and photography digital painting.
Her pieces printed on canvas or watercolor paper are later enhanced with oils/pastels and often with gold or silver leaf. Based in Rockville Maryland of French/Norwegian extraction she is a frequent exhibitor in the Washington region.
Liliane Blom's installation pieces are interactive and immersive and often environmental in scope. They are multi-sensory experiences, that engage the viewer with sound/touch and light. Playful, they unapologetically appeal to our sense of wonder.
As a mixed-media artist, most of my abilities have come from 47 years of life on a four-generation family homestead and intentional community in the Sequatchie Valley on the western edge of the Southern Appalachians.

Philosophy Each of us is a kaleidoscope, an endless reflection of a million shards of things seen, felt and experienced. And we carry in our bones the kaleidoscope of generations past. The migration of millennia across the globe and even the churning ocean and the song of distant stars all endlessly reflected in changing patterns that make us who we are. In times of darkness we must keep the lights shining. We must reflect the good that is in each of our fellow humans and work towards bringing back the light - one shining act of kindness at a time, until the light illuminates the world and all its citizens.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 98-1s)
Kaleidoscope Price: $4,800 15 x 45 x 45 inches
Media: Sculpture/Video/Installation
Year Created: 2017
Description:For a good look at the piece, with video footage go to her web site Kaleidoscope is an immersive sound and video installation. In a darkened room the visitor is immersed in a tranquil environment of colors, lights, and sounds. The focal point of the room is a rotating screen about 45” in diameter on the floor in the center of the room. A video of constantly changing patterns is projected onto this screen. This video is made up of 99 screenshots of changing kaleidoscopes created from time-lapse photographs of cherry blossoms, from buds to fallen petals, that Blom photographed over a three-year period. Fixed around the circumference of the screen are 36 unique and different 12-inch-long "mirror" arms. Each arm is different and made up of a mix of little mini glass mirrors. Their colors change as they rotate with the patterns of the kaleidoscope and light bouncing off the mirrors is reflected around the room.

Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 98-2s)
Kaleidoscope (video only) Price: $2,000 6 x 2 x 1 inches
Media: Video
Year Created: 2017
Description: Video part of Kaleidoscope installation can be used as a wall projection of any size or shown on a monitor. To see the full-length video (10min 43 sec) - go to this YouTube video. This video is made up of 99 screenshots of changing kaleidoscopes created from time-lapse photographs of cherry blossoms, from buds to fallen petals, that Blom photographed over a three-year period.

Entry 3: (Inventory Number: 98-3s) Kaleidoscope 05 Price: $650 24 inch Diameter
Media: Digital painting - printed on aluminum
Year Created: 2017
Description: 24" circular print on aluminum of Kaleidoscope #05

Entry 4: (Inventory Number: 98-4s) Kaleidoscope 40 Price: $650 24 inch Diameter
Media: Digital painting - printed on aluminium
Year Created: 2017
Description: 24" circular print on aluminum of Kaleidoscope #05

Allison Borgschulte

Allison Borgschulte Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Biography Allison Borgschulte studied fine art at the Kansas City Art Institute in the Fiber Art Department. After college, she was employed in a fiber art & design studio in Bonner Springs, Kansas. It was in Bonner Springs where she met owner of the Moon Marble Company, Bruce Breslow, and began working for the Moon Marble Company as their graphic and web designer. Exposed to many talented glass artists, she couldn't resist the draw to take up the medium herself and began taking classes in stained glass and later in glass fusing. Allison actively pursues her work in fiber art, glass art, and kaleidoscope making maintaining a balance in all areas. Her weavings and stained glass panels are primarily nature inspired, while her work in kaleidoscopes is inspired by her observations through the kaleidoscopes themselves.

Philosophy Along with being an artist, I am an art collector. One medium in which I collect, and for which I have great appreciation, is the work of contemporary handmade marble makers. I also find it very beneficial to collaborate with other artists. Artists within a particular medium have a tendency towards a certain approach that is natural to the techniques they employ. Collaborating with someone whose focus is on another way of working opens both persons' horizons and allows for innovative crossovers of the mediums. I find it especially rewarding to meet new marble makers who are eager to experience their work in a whole new way through their perspective of my work. I make kaleidoscopes that utilize marbles as the object viewed through the scope. These artists know that I will be designing scopes specifically for their work and presenting our joined work anew on behalf of both artists.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 31-1s)
Reliquary Price: $650 7.75 x 10.25 x 3 inches
Media: fused glass, glass powder frit, solder, brass wire, contemporary handmade glass marble by artist Seth Bickis;
Year Created: 2018
Description: My creative process begins with observation of the marble that I plan to be the viewing object of the kaleidoscope that I am about to make. When observing this marble by artist Seth Bickis through various mirror systems, I was struck by how the colors of the marble were greatly enhanced by the mirror system. The mirrors amplified the light allowing me to see the colors of the marble in a way that I could not have seen by merely observing the marble as it was lying on my workbench. Similarly, I find stained glass windows are most awesome when the full sun is shining through. Therefore, I chose to create a rose window design for the outside chamber of the kaleidoscope. One side of the scope depicts the colored glass of a rose window, while the other side depicts the structured lead holding the window together. In addition, the marble contains a golden object that is captured in the center of the sparkly clear orb. It is a mysterious looking piece that reminds me of a holy relic, thus giving the kaleidoscope the name Reliquary.

Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 31-2s)
Log Cabin Entertainer Price: $495 5 x 5 x 5 inches
Media: fused glass, solder, front surface mirror, brass wire, contemporary handmade marbles by artists Brett Young and Larry Zengel;
Year Created: 2018
Description: I begin my creative process with observation of the marble that I plan to use as the viewing object of the kaleidoscope. When I observed this marble in a four mirror chorus line style mirror system, the resulting image reflections reminded me of the patterns of a quilt. This inspired me to cut and layer glass pieces for the outside casing of the kaleidoscope as I would when creating pineapple log cabin quilt blocks. The blocks were then assembled into a whimsical cube holding the tiny kaleidoscope inside. The marble is spun gently as it is viewed through a small peephole on the opposite corner of the cube while the cube is held in hand.

Alex Bouteneff

Alex Bouteneff Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
Biography Alex is a retired Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon. He is also a lifetime craftsman who started making kaleidoscopes in 2008 after taking a class with Scott Cole.

Philosophy I try to achieve a kaleidoscope visually and palpably pleasing and with a unique and accurate image each time.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 78-1s)
Blue Hand-Blown Glass Scope Price: $500 10 x 3.25 inches
Media: Blown Glass
Year Created: 2014
Description: Hand blown glass cylinder, cut to accept high quality bearing and chamber containing glycerin with glass and organic magic. 2 mirror system creating an 8-point star image.

Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 78-2s)
Red Hand-Blown Glass Scope Price: $475 7 x 3.25 inches
Media: Blown Glass
Year Created: 2018
Description: Hand-blown glass cylinder cut to accept high quality bearing and a chamber containing glycerin, glass and organic magic.

Suz Burnham, DVM

Suz Burnham, DVM Bryan, Texas, United States
Biography Dr. Suz Burnham is a veterinarian with a life-long interest in artist pursuits. She comes to kaleidoscope design from a long time interest in ceramic art. Her primary interest has been for making animal sculptures and firing them with raku flash glazes. To design her kaleidoscopes she draws on her skills in throwing, hand-building and altering forms of extruded clay. The pieces are then fired in oxidation or reduction kilns, wood firing kilns and raku using both ready-made glazes and glazes made in the studio. Besides working in clay, Dr. Suz likes to re-purpose discarded items and uses many laboratory instruments that are now obsolete. Maybe it's because she hates to throw stuff away. Being relatively new to kaleidoscope building, Dr. Suz has enjoyed the generosity of spirit she has found in other kaleidoscope makers who are sharing their pearls of wisdom from long years of experience. Her first instructor explained that due to the synchronicity of the universe things tend to line up just when you need them to. This must be the right time in my life for me to build kaleidoscopes, right? Yes!

Philosophy Being put on indefinite hold for the Sears repair guy hurts less if you have a kaleidoscope to enjoy.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 27-1s)
Twisted Sense of Humor Price: $400 7 x 3 x 2.5 inches
Media: Ceramic
Year Created: 2018
Description: This kaleidoscope is made from a combination of altered extruded clay and hand-building techniques. The glazes are all studio mixed and the tube was fired in a reduction kiln to 2236 degrees. The kaleidoscope features a 3 mirror system. The artist's twisted sense of humor emerged when asked if it was difficult to twist the mirrors to match the form, she said, "...yes!" Just kidding. The mirrors are straight.

Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 27-2s)
Celedon Scope Price: $250 7.75 x 1.75 inches
Media: Ceramic
Year Created: 2019
Description: Green celadon glaze fired over a porcelain-based clay tube with textural surface design, the 3-mirror system includes a 45-degree angle to a create a central four-point pattern. 

Entry 3: (Inventory Number: 27-3s)
Microscope Price: $400 8.25 x 2 x 1.5 inches
Media: Various metals and glass
Year Created: 2018
Description: This kaleidoscope was made from a hand-held microscope that was used early in the 1900's until around 1950. I still use some equipment from that time frame so it is not all obsolete, but this one was discarded by a physician and I did not need it. It reminds me of how poorly I did in my histology class when instead of identifying cells, I was marveling at the beauty of the stains taken up by eosinophils and patterns of red blood cells. The kaleidoscope has a 3-mirror system and I kept as much of the original microscope as I could. This means that I left the lens in the end cell which gives both a teleidoscope image as well as a kaleidoscope of many colors.

Entry 4: (Inventory Number: 27-4s)
Recycle Sconce Globe Price: $140 9 x 4 inches
Media: Discarded Glass Wall Sconce Globe
Year Created: 2018
Description: When a friend asked me if I wanted the old wall sconce globe to play with, I peeked inside and saw the texture in the glass and was already fascinated. I cleaned off the cobwebs but left the old original stain for interest. An interesting feature of this kaleidoscope is how the color pieces seem to almost all but disappear then reappear with lots of colors as you turn this in your hand. When there are few color pieces you can fully enjoy the pattern in the globe itself. This one was pure fun to make.

Thomas Chouteau

Tom Chouteau Davenport, Iowa, United States
Biography Tom Chouteau was the first to specialize in larger than life-size kaleidoscopes. Tom possesses a cheerful heart that boosts the spirits of all those around him, as do the large whimsical scopes that are his specialty. Tom's first attempt at an over-size scope was "The Kaleidoscope Wagon" and it was a big hit. He has continued to develop a whole line of seriously playful kaleidoscopes. His forte is making these scopes out of wood and steel with a lot of strange found objects and re-purposed parts that most people would consider junk.

Philosophy My mission is to create unique, experiential kaleidoscopes and mirrored environments and making them accessible to the public.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 89-1s)
Steampunque Elegante Juror Award Price: $12,000 6 feet 5 inches tall x 5 feet wide x 3 feet deep
Media: Mixed
Year Created: 2018
Description: This free-standing stable kaleidoscope is people friendly and can entertain a small family all at one time.  The 5-foot round color wheel is viewed through 3 different mirror systems. The color wheel has 16 stained glass windows that are viewed one at a time as you turn the bronze handled control wheel. The images viewed appear to be 3 feet in diameter. 

Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 89-2s)
Grotto of the Unicorn Price: $2,000 4 feet tall x 16 inches x 16 inches
Media: Mixed
Year Created: 2019
Description: This mirrored environment is like looking through a tapered mirror system through the side door.  It can be viewed through 2 round windows and is best viewed in a relatively dimly lit space. The inside is like looking at an expansive cave.

Entry 3: (Inventory Number: 89-3s)
Chrysalis I Price: $1,000 23 inches tall x 39.5 inches wide x 2 inches deep
Media: Mixed
Year Created: 2001
Description: Chrysalis I & II originally were pieces of a lighted cylinder which was on the top of a porch that was at the end of a giant walk-through kaleidoscope, created in 2001. The theme of Chrysalis was illustrated in the design of the color cylinder.  Chrysalis I & II describe stages of metamorphosis as the caterpillar transforms into a butterfly.  The windows are rescued remains of the kaleidoscope cylinder & are refreshed & reworked to form new compositions! There is a handheld teleidoscope attached for viewing the colors.

Entry 4: (Inventory Number: 89-4s)
Chrysalis II Price: $1,500 5 feet tall x 2 feet 3 inches wide x 3 inch deep
Media: mixed with stained glass
Year Created: 2001
Description: Chrysalis I & II originally were pieces of a lighted cylinder which was on the top of a porch that was at the end of a giant walk-through kaleidoscope, created in 2001. The theme of Chrysalis was illustrated in the design of the color cylinder.  Chrysalis I & II describe stages of metamorphosis as the caterpillar transforms into a butterfly.  The windows are rescued remains of the kaleidoscope cylinder & are refreshed & reworked to form new compositions! There is a handheld teleidoscope attached for viewing the colors.

Sandra Christie

Sandra Christie Guildford, Connecticut, United States
Biography Sandra is a photo restorer, metalsmith and artist. She received her BFA from Parsons School of Design in NYC and studied in Paris. Sandra started creating stained glass kaleidoscopes in 1991 and silversmithing in 1998. Her work has evolved through the years as she combined her kaleidoscope glass work with her love of metalsmithing. Her kaleidoscopes are now constructed of silver, brass, copper, and nickel. She has taught at Parsons and the Silvermine Artists Guild and offers workshops and classes in kaleidoscope making and metal arts at the Guilford Art Center and the Hudson Valley Silverworks. Sandra resides in Guilford, Connecticut with her awesome hubby and many furry and finned family members.

Philosophy I’m not a complicated artist. My philosophy is I make things because it brings me joy. It’s my adult version of spending hours sitting on the kitchen floor with a pad of newsprint and a box of crayons. I hope that the things I make bring others joy as well.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 55-1s)
Plumage Price: $725 7.5 x 3.75 x 1.5 inches
Media: Etched Brass
Year Created: 2019
Description: The Plumage kaleidoscope is a pillow box marble scope with 3 mirror construction.

Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 55-2s)
The King’s Scepter Price: $695 7.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches
Media: Etched Brass and Semi-Precious Stones
Year Created: 2018
Description: The King's Scepter Kaleidoscope is a 3-mirror scope with etched brass, semi-precious gemstones, a liquid filled object chamber and etched frosted chamber glass.

Entry 3: (Inventory Number: 55-3s)
The Queen’s Scepter Price: $475 6 x 1 x 1 inches
Media: Etched Brass
Year Created: 2019
Description: The Queen's Scepter Kaleidoscope is 6” x 1”, made of etched brass. It’s a three-mirror system with a dry object chamber with etched frosted chamber glass and acrylic dome.

Entry 4: (Inventory Number: 55-4s)
In the Weeds Price: $400 6 x 1 x 1 inches
Media: Etched Brass
Year Created: 2019
Description: The In the Weeds Kaleidoscope is made of etched and patinaed copper. It has a three-mirror system with a dry object chamber.

R Scott Cole

R Scott Cole Brasstown, North Carolina, United States
Biography R Scott Cole has been designing innovative kaleidoscopes since 1983. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States and has been featured on television in addition to numerous books, magazines, and newspapers. The primary force in his artistic development has been exploring how different materials can be utilized creatively in kaleidoscope design. Consistent with much of his life's work, he enjoys teaching and has conducted workshops in many locations, including Penland, John C Campbell Folk School, Thailand, as well as numerous Brewster Kaleidoscope Society Conventions and other locations across the country. His latest project is a 40-foot, interactive, walk-in silo kaleidoscope. His home and Laughing Eye Studios are in Brasstown, North Carolina.

Philosophy Laugh with your eyes.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 9-1s)
Etched Aluminum Interchangeable Price: $380 4 x 9 x 3 inches
Media: Etched Aluminum, Brass, Wood
Year Created: 2019
Description: Etched Aluminum body with ball bearing turning end. Interchangeable dry and liquid and teleidoscope cells with wooden mounting stand.

Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 9-2s) Etched Copper Price: $260 1.5 x 1.5 x 8 inches
Media: Metal
Year Created: 2019
Description: Etched copper with ball bearing turning end, treated with liver of sulfur for contrast 

Entry 3: (Inventory Number: 9-3s) Cucumber Price: $90 1.5 x 1.5 x 7 inches
Media: Latex, Brass
Year Created: 2019
Description: It's a cucumber kaleidoscope.

Leif Colson

Leif Colson Viola, Idaho, United States
Biography Leif Colson was born and raised in Northern Idaho. At 18, he moved to Colorado to study photography and it was there he had a chance encounter with a kaleidoscope at a large music festival. After seeing that first kaleidoscope, he knew it would be his mission to create and contribute kaleidoscopes to the live music scene that he loved so much; and, wherever else he could find an occasion to say, "Want to see a neat kaleidoscope I made?"

Philosophy I am a color collector consciously creating constantly changing contraptions of concentrated positive intentions.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 2-1s)
Parlor #2 Price: $1,800 22 x 22 x 7 inches
Media: Black Walnut, Lampworked and Dichroic Glass
Year Created: 2019
Description: I have recently been trying to design some larger "parlor" style scopes with a permanent base. With this scope I was hoping to create a whimsical looking design with a longer tumble time which led to the extra long chamber design.

Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 2-2s) Binoculars Teleidoscopes Price: $175 9 x 4 inches
Media: Wood, Leather
Year Created: 2019
Description: This scope is made with cherry hardwood and aluminum tubing wrapped in laser engraved leather and comes with a padded traveling case.

Entry 3: (Inventory Number: 2-3s) Stained Glass Kaleidoscope Set Price: $225 8 x 3.5, 5 x 2.5 inches
Media: Glass
Year Created: 2018
Description: Large and small stained-glass kaleidoscopes made using rear painted glass bodies with colored and dichroic glass floating in silicone oil.

Entry 4: (Inventory Number: 2-4s) Turquoise Teleidoscope Price: $125 9 x 1.5 inches diameter
Media: Wood, Turquoise Inlay
Year Created: 2018
Description: This teleidoscope features an equilateral mirror assembly housed in a cherry hardwood body with crushed turquoise inlay. 7 inches long.

Marshall Fisher

Marshall Fisher Black Mountain, North Carolina, United States
Biography I began making scopes in 1994, after discovering them at a Strathmore show. Since then I have designed and made scopes of stained glass, fused glass, and wood and have exhibited at numerous shows in Atlanta, Washington D.C., and New York. I am retired from a software engineering career and kaleidoscopes provide me with a bridge between art and engineering that I find rewarding and challenging

Philosophy I believe that the essential joy in looking into a kaleidoscope comes from the amazement of discovering beauty and symmetry in objects where none is expected.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 90-1s)
Seeing Double Price: $600 12 x 6 x 12 inches
Media: Wood (Walnut, Zebrawood);
Year Created: 2018
Description: This is a dual kaleidoscope: two independent prisms (one 2-mirror, one 3-mirror) with three interchangeable fluid-filled cells, any of which can be installed with either of the two prisms. The front panel is attached by magnets to allow easy switching of cells.

Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 90-2s)
Walnut Starburst Price: $180 9 x 3 x 3 inches
Media: Wood (Walnut)
Year Created: 2018
Description: A 5-point two-mirror prism with dry cell containing lampworked glass, beads, and wire. The cell may be removed and replaced with other cells.

Entry 3: (Inventory Number: 90-3s) Fisher_Marshall Fisher_MarshallRosewood Peace Price: $180 9 x 3 x 3 inches
Media: Wood (Rosewood)
Year Created: 2018
Description: An equilateral three-mirror prism with fluid-filled cell continuing lampworked glass. millefiori, beads and wire. The cell can be removed and replaced with other cells.

Entry 4: (Inventory Number: 90-4s) Fisher_Marshall Fisher_Marshall
Blue Ridge Price: $180 9 x 3 x 3 inches
Media: Fused Art Glass
Year Created: 2018
Description: A fused art glass kaleidoscope reminiscent of the views of the Blue Ridge Mountains (where I live). An isosceles 3-mirror prism with a fluid-filled cell containing lampworked glass, beads and gold foil. The cell can be removed and replaced with other cells.

Judyth Greenburgh

Judyth Greenburgh Darwin, California, United States
Biography A self described “kaleidoscope junkie.” British born Judyth Greenburgh has successfully made the transition from a corporate advertising art director to a “feral artist” living in the tiny desert town of Darwin, California. Since entering the world of kaleidoscope making, she has had numerous exhibits – led workshops, made a giant 8-foot kaleidoscope out of recycled materials and won a People’s Choice Award in her first year at the Brewster’s Kaleidoscope Convention in Memphis. She’s just getting started in this medium and is enjoying the sense of wonder she is discovering on this journey.

Philosophy I see kaleidoscopes as a metaphor for life and personal transformation. They create an infinite world of possibilities. The mirrors inside the kaleidoscopes reflect and project our point of view into something new. Our daily chaos is re-ordered. I like to use found objects for my kaleidoscopes - reclaiming what has been abandoned by transforming everyday objects into something new, both inside and out - making the ordinary, extraordinary.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 35-1s)
DJ Scope Price: $685 15 x 15 x 10 inches
Media: Vintage Microphone, Vintage records, vintage style record player
Year Created: 2018
Description: Designed initially for the BKS Memphis theme R&B winning the People's Choice Award at the BKS convention in 2018, I've updated this parlor style kaleidoscope that turned a vintage microphone into a teleidoscope by using vintage Vogue picture discs for the image wheels. Now the record player can play tunes when it is switched on.

Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 35-2s)
Steampunkscope Price: $98 7 x .75 x 2 inches
Media: Electroetched copper pipe, oil filled glass vial filled with watch parts and other curios & brass hex bolts
Year Created: 2018
Description: I designed this for Emily Wert for the Dragon Com convention with a Steam Punk theme. I love copper I use it a lot in my pieces. I like how it patinas. I electro etched the pattern and created the patina with kitchen chemistry!

Entry 3: (Inventory Number: 35-3s) A Cocktail of Pills Price: $75 8 x 4 x 4 inches
Media: Cocktail shaker & pills
Year Created: 2017
Description: I love the challenge of making a kaleidoscope out of repurposed objects. I used pills - well, actually vitamin tablets and supplements and loved that you shake it up to change the image - I added a rattle to get the right sound of a cocktail being mixed.

Entry 4: (Inventory Number: 35-4s) Kaleidoscope Mandalas Price: $225 10 inch diameter
Media: Metal print
Year Created: 2017
Description: KALEIDOSCOPIC MANDALAS: A group of three round aluminum pigment signed original exhibition metal prints on 10-inch diameter metal disks. The images are photographed from inside an original handmade kaleidoscope. A variety of found objects are used to create these mandala images. The image stability is up to 4x the image stability of traditional silver-based photo papers. Hanger included. This grouping includes: Copper curios-view from inside a copper Steampunk scope; Flashlight gems-view from inside a vintage flashlight scope; Blacklight gems-view when lit with a blacklight.

Deborah and Kevin Healy

Deborah and Kevin Healy Lompoc, California, United States
Biography We've both always been attracted to shiny, sparking, colorful objects. It's no surprise we work with metals, gemstones, and glass. Our jewelry kaleidoscopes combine multiple mediums that incorporate all the things we love. The kaleidoscope chambers are filled with beach, recycled and dichroic glass. Some pieces also include tiny shells and coral. We collect all the recycled glass from everywhere we go and the beach glass, shells, and coral at our favorite beaches in California and Kauai. That's a really fun perk!

Left to Right: Wild Bee Going to Morning Glory (38-1s), Hawaiian Style – Opal (38-2s), Ironwork Heart Floral (38-3s), Feelin’ Groovy (38-4s), Basket Weave (38-5s)

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 38-1s)
Wild Bee Going to Morning Glory Price: $395
Media: Sterling Silver
Year Created: 2019
Description: Sterling silver necklace kaleidoscope, 2-mirror system with dry cell object case with beach and recycled glass. Comes with a high quality sterling silver box chain.

Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 38-2s)
Hawaiian Style - Opal Price: $395
Media: Sterling Silver
Year Created: 2019
Description: Sterling silver necklace kaleidoscope, 2-mirror system with dry cell object case with beach and recycled glass along with shell and coral pieces. Comes with a high quality sterling silver box chain.

Entry 3: (Inventory Number: 38-3s)
Ironwork Heart Floral Price: $465
Media: Sterling Silver
Year Created: 2019
Description: Sterling silver necklace kaleidoscope, 2-mirror system with dry cell object case with beach and recycled glass. Comes with a high quality sterling silver box chain.

Entry 4: (Inventory Number: 38-4s)
Feelin’ Groovy Price: $365
Media: Sterling Silver
Year Created: 2019
Description: Sterling silver necklace kaleidoscope, 2-mirror system with dry cell object case with beach and recycled glass. Comes with a high quality sterling silver box chain.

Entry 5: (Inventory Number: 38-5s)
Basket Weave Price: $375
Media: Sterling Silver
Year Created: 2019
Description: Sterling silver necklace kaleidoscope, 2-mirror system with dry cell object case with beach and recyled glass. Comes with a high quality sterling silver box chain.

Kathleen Hunt

Kathleen Hunt Conway, South Carolina, United States
Biography Has been creating stained and fused glass kaleidoscopes since the 1980s. Commissions include Warner Brothers Studios and Sony Japan. Galleries throughout the US and Japan exhibit her work.
Philosophy To create kaleidoscopes where the exterior is as beautiful as the complex, intricate images created inside.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 3-1s)
Plane Geometry Price: $895 7.5 x 10 x 6 inches
Media: Stained & Fused Glass with Walnut Stand
Year Created: 2019
Description: Plane Geometry contains 3 separate mirror systems: square, circular and triangular. Dry cell manipulated by rotating glass cylinder. Limited edition of 10.

Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 3-2s)
Timothy Leary Kaleidoscope Price: $175 11.25 x 1.875 inches
Media: Stained and Fused Glass
Year Created: 2018
Description: Circular mirror system combined with multi-colored fused glass image wheels create a psychedelic image. Walnut stand included. 

Entry 3: (Inventory Number: 3-3s) Mardi Gras Kaleidoscope Price: $375 14 x 4 x 2.25 inches
Media: 12" Tubes Double Helix
Year Created: 2019
Description: 3 mirror isosceles configuration with both fused glass image wheel and 2 color double helix wand. Includes 4 extra double helix wands and walnut stand.

Entry 4: (Inventory Number: 3-4s) Small Carousel Teleidoscope The Marylou Hilmes Memorial Award Price: $195 7 x 4.5 x 8 inches
Media: Stained Glass
Year Created: 2019
Description: Create your own image on the turntable of the teleidoscope. Includes 1 insert of flowers and 1 insert of shells.

Patrick Ironwood

Patrick Ironwood Whitwell, Tennessee, United States
Biography I am a mixed media visionary artist, creator of Nature of Reaction Fine & Unusual Art, and curator of The Museum of Future Anthropology. I flamework, electroform, sculpt and chemically age: glass, metal, mirrors, magnets, and obtuse objects into impossibly-old, fictional anthropological artifacts. I invent mysterious machines, experimental optical devices, and “post-civilization” tribal regalia and talismans. All appear to have been lost, perhaps under the sea, for hundreds of years. These items are anachronistic relicts of a time “yet to be remembered.” Some appear to have been mechanical, yet the exact purpose is unknown. My identifiable and more functional objects include: divining pendulums, apothecary bottles, wands, amulets, medicine bags, phosphorescent luminaries, cabinet knobs, lamp pulls, buttons and beads, marbles, and glass planet replicas. As a mixed-media artist, most of my abilities have come from 47 years of life on a four-generation family homestead and intentional community in the Sequatchie Valley on the western edge of the Southern Appalachians. Much of my art education I credit with a lifetime of global travel, being an avid purveyor of museums and historical archeological sites.



Philosophy My work is indeed a future anthropology - the study and exploration of imaginary shipwrecks and philosophical archeological digs, which leads to the mechanisms and artifacts discovered therein. I create ancient objects, from a possible future, hinting at a mysterious time which has aged backwards until now. Our future ancestors will find mystery in what we leave behind. They will create shrines and adorn themselves. They will honor us, by wondering about the mystery of our creations, and what it was that we did with our magic powers. Evoking ceremonial fetish regalia, the ornamentation of an unknown people (our future relations perhaps) these amulets and talismans are anachronistic relics of a time long after the remembered. Some appear to have been mechanical, yet now the purpose is unknown. We all carry parts of the mystery. These objects are mine to share, through your eyes and intellect, with the future. This work is meant to cause an existential conundrum, a very real anachronism, you can hold in your hand. Ironwood’s art is made from contemporary, often recognizable objects, yet appear impossibly old. They appear to have been lost perhaps under the sea, for hundreds of years. Life is a geological force. I contribute my art to the Earth’s legacy. We make World and Reality deeper and wider by offering the integrity, novelty, and majesty of our creations.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 36-1s)
Kaleidoscope from Steampunk Shipwreck (1) Price: $650 9 x 4 x 3 inches
Media: copper, brass, glass, and magic...
Year Created: 2018
Description: Optical grade magnifying lenses are finely adjusted to focus microscopically on Grade A surface reflective mirrors then hermetically sealed in water and dust-proof chambers of brass and copper. Electroformed sculptures are reminiscent of mysteriously old archeological objects, which appear to have been under the sea for 100's of years. The magic inside contains flame-formed color.

Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 36-2s)
Kaleidoscope from Steampunk Shipwreck (2) Price: $285 6 x 2 x 1 inches
Media: copper, brass, glass, and magic...
Year Created: 2018
Description: Optical grade lenses are finely adjusted to focus microscopically on Grade A surface reflective mirrors then hermetically sealed in water and dust-proof chambers of brass and copper. The magic inside contains flame-formed color-saturated German glass.

Entry 3: (Inventory Number: 36-3s) Kaleidoscope from Steampunk Shipwreck (3) Price: $400 14 x 4 x 2.25 inches
Media: copper, brass, glass, and magic...
Year Created: 2018
Description: Optical grade lenses are finely adjusted to focus microscopically on Grade A surface reflective mirrors then hermetically sealed in water and dust-proof chambers of brass and copper. The magic inside contains flame-formed color-saturated German glass.

Entry 4: (Inventory Number: 36-4s) Kaleidoscope from Steampunk Shipwreck (4) Price: $500 7 x 4.5 x 8 inches
Media: copper, brass, glass, and magic...
Year Created: 2018
Description: Optical grade lenses are finely adjusted to focus microscopically on Grade A surface reflective mirrors then hermetically sealed in water and dust-proof chambers of brass and copper. The magic inside contains flame-formed color-saturated German glass.

Chikako Ishida

Chikako Ishida Nagoya City, Aichi, Japan
Biography Chikako is an artist whose media is glass and mirror. She began making kaleidoscopes in 2002

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 44-1s)
Satellite Price: $2,800 400mm × 300mm × 200mm
Media: Acrylic, Glass
Year Created: 2017
Description: Image of the satellite turning around the earth.

Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 44-2s) Laputa Price: $480 90mm × 90mm × 90mm
Media: Glass, Mirror
Year Created: 2018
Description: You see many islands (Laputa) floating in a small box.

Entry 3: (Inventory Number: 44-3s) Octagon Price: $80 140mm × 33mm × 33mm
Media: Glass, Mirror, Acrylic;
Year Created: 2019
Description: Delicate objects with simple shining body

Entry 4: (Inventory Number: 44-4s) Botanical Garden Price: $280 140mm × 45mm × 45mm
Media: Glass, Mirror, Acrylic;
Year Created: 2019
Description: A real flower is confined in the body, with delicate glass objects.

David Kalish

David Kalish Portland, Oregon, United States
Biography David Kalish was born and raised in New York City. He has been designing and producing kaleidoscopes since 1983. His concepts and craftsmanship have earned consistent recognition as distinctive among gallery owners, customers and collectors of fine kaleidoscopes. "I recognize that I'm creating functional art. Initially, I don't want the observer to realize that the piece functions as a kaleidoscope. When that's discovered, the viewer delights in the unexpected surprise. My intention is to create objects that are as alluring on the outside as they are within". David's scopes are sold throughout the United States, in Japan and Great Britain. He now lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

Philosophy That word 'happiness' is at the core of Chromascope's mission, which is to produce well crafted, quality products that surprise the mind, delight the eye and soothe the soul.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 41-1s)
Hidden Agenda Price: $1,290 15 x 12 x 5 inches
Media: Wood, metal, acrylic
Year Created: 1989
Description: This one-of-a-kind kaleidoscope is disguised as a work of sculpture. It's one of my favorite creations, and was among the first wand-type kaleidoscopes to be introduced into the world during the late 1980's.
The architecture of the wooden pedestal allows the scope to slide forward for viewing, then backwards when in repose, hiding the wand within the pedestal.
This solid wood sculpture was formed by laminating interleaved layers of Maple and American Walnut. There were no right angles in the design which required solving a number of engineering problems. Four of the six sides of the structure are tapered.
I have lived with and enjoyed this kaleidoscope since I created it. Now, perhaps, it's someone elses turn!

Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 41-2s)
The Wedding Kaleidoscope® Price: $1,200 13 x 5.5 x 2.5 inches
Media: metal, acrylic, wood
Year Created: 1987
Description: This is one of the original limited edition Wedding Kaleidoscopes® made of solid Brazilian Rosewood, (Cocobolo). It turned up recently, having been buried in a closet for many years. Yet, it is just as beautiful and lovely as the day it was born!
This is a genuine classic kaleidoscope design and concept. Innovative, as it was the very first double-view kaleidoscope containing two different mirror systems, which allowed two people to view together, at the same time. A rare find!

Entry 3: (Inventory Number: 41-3s) Paper and Silk Price: $445 12 x 5 x 5 inches
Media: wood, rice paper, hand-dyed silk, LED light source
Year Created: 2004
Description: For this kaleidoscope I modified a wood and rice paper lamp so it could be used to house a mirror assembly. The idea was to use a hand-dyed silk scarf as the object of focus.
To use this kaleidoscope, you simply look down into the scope and manipulate the silk scarf, preferably with both hands. You can pull the fabric in either direction. For the purpose of the public viewing, a clip has been attached to either end of the silk to prevent it from being pulled out of the frame. These clips are removable. The 'frame' is located on the underside of the scope and allows for the use of any kind of transparent material you might want to view. This scope is also equipped with it own LED light source. The light is to be positioned underneath the structure so that it will illuminate the fabric from below.

Entry 4: (Inventory Number: 41-4s)
Lighthouse II Price: $485 12 x 5 x 5 inches
Media: wood, metal, acrylic
Year Created: 2003
Description: Down through the years the lighthouse has been a favorite theme of mine. This particular copy is the original artist's proof, upon which I based the succeeding 100 piece limited edition. This one is numbered 1 of 100.
All of my limited edition lighthouse themed scopes use a tapered three-mirror system, also called a geosphere. View this scope by looking through the bottom with both eyes open. The wide opening allows true three-dimensional perception. Be sure to find a good light source to illuminate the objects contained within the cell. The better the light, the better the images will be. FYI, the object cell is designed to rotate.

Charles Karadimos

Charles Karadimos Damascus, Maryland, United States
Biography Charles Karadimos began working with stained glass in 1975 and made the transition exclusively to building glass kaleidoscopes in 1980. In the early days of the kaleidoscope renaissance, his main focus was concerned with creating crisp, vibrant, interior images and exploring and developing mirror systems with crystal clear optics that would produce rich, ever-changing patterns. And he has worked very hard towards mastering the development of the perfect kaleidoscope image. For without the image, it just isn't a kaleidoscope. Charles has designed and built thousands of kaleidoscopes, making each part of every scope by hand. There are no machined parts. Every piece -- down to the smallest shard of glass in the object chamber -- is hand worked and individually selected. All of his scopes feature a multidimensional slumped glass exterior, very nice to hold or display. Every piece is an original, signed, and numbered work of art. Charles' work is exhibited in many galleries, museums and private collections throughout the world. His work is featured in many books and publications and he is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Brewster Award for Creative Ingenuity. From November 2003 until January 2013 he served as one of the Directors of the Brewster Kaleidoscope Society, the international organization of kaleidoscope enthusiasts.

Philosophy Kaleidoscopes represent what is important in a harmonious life, great diversity living together in one place, creating order out of chaos.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 33-1s)
Radiance Price: $1,800 11 x 5 x 3 inches
Media: Slumped and fused glass
Year Created: 2015
Description: Radiance is a multi-dimensional slumped glass kaleidoscope with a multi-layered dichroic "radiant blast" fused on both sides of the white glass body. Perfect 12-point images are produced by a tapered two-mirror system. The free-turning dry object cell is filled with all glass that has been handworked, lampworked, and carefully selected to produce the most random and intricate images. Limited Edition of 10.





Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 33-2s) Helios Price: $1,300 9.5 inches tall
Media: fused and slumped glass
Year Created: 2017
Description: The flask shaped exterior is slumped white glass with a multi-layered, fused, dichroic, sun-shaped design on one side. Perfect 12-point images are produced by the tapered two-mirror system. The dry object cell contains all custom selected glass in order to create incredibly random and intricate images. Included are dry filled ampules plus lampworked, cut, and melted glass.

Entry 3: (Inventory Number: 33-3s) Ambient Spirit : Atlantis Price: $700 10 inches tall
Media: Slumped glass
Year Created: 2018
Description: The entire glass body has been slumped to resemble the shape of a bottle, fitting the hand nicely. An added specialty glass along the base of the body indicates the color theme of the interior imagery. The tapered two-mirror system produces exquisite 9-point images. All the glass in the free-turning dry object cell, including lampworked glass and dry filled ampules, has been hand selected for intricacy, randomness and color balance.

Entry 4: (Inventory Number: 33-4s) Classic GOLD Juror Award Price: $8,500 17 x 17 x 6 inches
Media: fused and slumped glass
Year Created: 2019
Description: The fourteenth kaleidoscope in the continuing “Classic Series”, all of which have been designed with only one thing in mind, to produce the most incredible “classical” kaleidoscopic images. The large slumped clear glass body is decorated with multi-layered fused dichroic glass and fully covered on the interior with gold leaf. The two-mirror system is tapered, 17” long, and produces perfect 12-point images. The dry object case is bearing operated, 5 inches in diameter, and filled with individually selected lampworked, fused, and dichroic coated glass pieces.

Yukinobu Kitamura

Yukinobu Kitamura Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Biography I started working in stained glass after retirement. I began the creation of the kaleidoscope from about seven years ago.

Philosophy I enjoy creating kaleidoscopes with a variety of materials.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 21-1s)
Pair Crane 1 Price: $350 300mm × 130mm × 130mm inches
Media: resin, wood, glass, metal
Year Created: 2019
Description: The body is Japan's "Urushi" art" (Laquered art). The LED lights up only when a person comes. The body is lightweight, so you can handle it in your hand.

Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 21-2s)

Pair Crane 2 The Sir David Brewster Purchase Award Price: $350 300mm × 130mm × 130mm
Media: resin, wood, glass, metal
Year Created: 2019
Description: The body is Japan's "Urushi" art" (Laquered art). The LED lights up only when a person comes. The body is lightweight, so you can handle it in your hand.

Entry 3: (Inventory Number: 21-3s) Pair Crane 3 Price: $350 300mm × 130mm × 130mm
Media: resin, wood, glass, metal
Year Created: 2019
Description: The body is Japan's "Urushi" art" (Laquered art). The LED lights up only when a person comes. The body is lightweight, so you can handle it in your hand.

Peggy & Steve Kittelson

Peggy & Steve Kittelson Clermont, Iowa, United States
Biography Peggy and Steve began their journey in glass in the late 1970's, executing traditional stained glass designs both leaded and the Tiffany technique, and began fusing glass in the early 1980's. A meeting with kaleidoscope artist Steven Gray changed their trajectory into making kaleidoscopes and they began creating fine handcrafted kaleidoscopes in 1986. They have become known for their classic 2-mirror imagery, and the highest quality optical reflections defined by the incredible display of miniature glass sculptures found in the object chambers. Each kaleidoscope is a collaboration of both of them, Steve's fusing skills result in clean, crisp definition of design often requiring multiple firing and annealing, and his optics using front-surface mirror create images of the highest standard. Peggy's flame-sculpted glass pieces floating in the oil-filled object chambers are among the most beautiful to be viewed through a kaleidoscope. Their work has been included in many exhibits: Strathmore Hall Art Center in Rockville, Maryland; the National Quilt Museum Kaleidoscope Exhibit in Paducah, Kentucky; Milwaukee Art Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, Arizona; American Folk Art Museum in New York, NY, & Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio as part of the Paula Nadelstern Kaleidoscope Quilt Exhibit; a permanent kaleidoscope exhibit at the Teruko Tsuji Memorial Art Museum in Sendei, Japan; the Kaleidoscope Museum of Kyoto; many of their pieces are in the Cozy Baker Collection; and they have exhibited at Fine Arts and Crafts Shows including the prestigious Smithsonian Craft Show. They have been recognized with numerous awards given at Brewster Kaleidoscope events and glass competitions.

Philosophy Steve and Peggy are passionate about changing the perception of kaleidoscopes as inexpensive toys, elevating them to the art form they have become. They have been active educators by opening their studio and giving demonstrations on the magic and science of kaleidoscopes to students of all ages. Through their participation in the Northeast Iowa Artists Studio Tour and other exhibitions, they have been able to teach thousands of people about their art. The couple presents programs and teach classes on making scopes, but most of all they love sharing the beauty, wonder, and magic to be found in kaleidoscopes. They enjoy knowing that the viewer participates in the randomness of the art and that their work brings childlike wonder to people of all ages.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 32-1s) Get In Gear Price: $1,200 16 x 9 x 11 inches
Media: Mixed 3D
Year Created: 2019
Description: The barrel and round bottom base are figured walnut from the crotch of the tree. The eyepiece and column are cherry burl. The gears on the column are from transmissions and the bands on the barrel are steel with steel rivets. The mirror is 9-pt with the 3rd side a patterned dichroic piece of glass to compliment the object cell colors. The object cell has a few watch gear pieces, dichroic pieces, and other special pieces that Peggy has created. This is a numbered edition.

Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 32-2s) Reflections Before Nightfall Price: $3,900 17 x 7 x 12 inches
Media: Mixed 3D
Year Created: 2018
Description: Inspired by Itchiku Kobota’s Symphony of Light “Landscape Kimonos”, we introduced this piece at the Kaleidoscope Convention in Kyoto, Japan. The walnut display features the suggestion of Japanese design and can be displayed vertically as an art piece when not being viewed as a kaleidoscope. The third side of the front surface mirror is shimmering dichroic coated glass and creates a 7-point mirror system and has two interchangeable oil filled object cells containing flame-sculpted glass pieces. The exterior is kiln-formed glass showcasing a landscape kimono design of dichroic coated fused glass. Because of the dichroic glass used for the kimono, each in the limited edition will have slight differences.

Entry 3: (Inventory Number: 32-3s) Hummingbird's Paradise Price: $880 10 inches tall
Media: Mixed 3D
Year Created: 2018
Description: Exterior is kiln-formed glass featuring dimensionally fused hummingbird and vining trumpet flowers and the optics are front surface two mirror system making an 8-point mandala image. The oil-filled object chamber contains flame-sculpted glass pieces including miniature glass flowers. It is part of a limited edition of 75.

Entry 4: (Inventory Number: 32-4s) Daffodil Price: $880 10.5 x 2.5 inches
Media: Mixed 3D
Year Created: 2019
Description: Exterior is kiln-formed glass featuring three dimensionally fused daffodils and leaves and the optics are front-surface two mirror system creating a six-point mandala image. The oil-filled object chamber contains flame-sculpted glass pieces including miniature glass daffodils. This is a limited edition of 25.

Ayaka Kobayashi

Ayaka Kobayashi Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan
Biography Ayaka was born in 1982 and is from Saitama, Japan.

Philosophy I love gem kaleidoscopes.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 61-1s)
Twilight - Gemstone Price: $500 117mm × 24mm × 24mm
Media: Gemstones, Titanium, Brass
Year Created: 2019
Description: The theme of this Kaleidoscope is Twilight. I imagine the shining star at twilight time.

Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 61-2s) Twilight - Opal Price: $500 117mm × 24mm × 24mm
Media: Gemstones, Titanium, Brass
Year Created: 2017
Description: I imagine the shining star at twilight time. Main stone is opal.

Entry 3: (Inventory Number: 61-3s) Twilight - Blue Stone Price: $340 117mm × 24mm × 24mm
Media: Gemstones, Titanium, Brass
Year Created: 2018
Description: The theme of this Kaleidoscope is Twilight.
I imagine the shining star at twilight time.

Entry 4: (Inventory Number: 61-4s) Archangel - Saint Michael Price: $1,200 130mm × 32mm × 32mm
Media: Gemstones, Titanium, Brass
Year Created: 2019
Description: The theme of this Kaleidoscope is Archangel Michael.
The name of Archangel Michael has the meaning of "one who resembles God."
Main objects are blue sapphire , blue topaz, Iolite, etc...
These blue stones symbolize Saint Michael.

Sheryl Koch

Sheryl Koch Brasstown, North Carolina, United States
Biography Sheryl has been making kaleidoscopes since 1980. She has been a stained glass artist since the early 1970's and has combined the 2 art forms over the years to create many beautiful kaleidoscopes! Known in the kaleidoscope world for making turning wheel kaleidoscopes early on, she now likes to experiment and incorporate different mediums into her kaleidoscopes such as copper metal working, and enameling, and torch work. Working with color is her life's work and the freedom to experiment and 'play' with new things is her inspiration.

Philosophy I love that the work I do makes people smile! When I do it well, it makes me smile too! When the work surprises me and I've created something beyond what I thought I could do, well, that satisfies my soul and I laugh from within.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 12-1s)
Copper Craftsman Style Box and Kaleidoscope Price: $12,500 5 x 10 x 8.75 inches
Media: Copper Metalworking
Year Created: 2016
Description: The Copper Box was made in the Craftsman Style using the techniques: hammering, sawing (with jeweler’s saw), filing, etching, and riveting. This box is the result of a labor of love and is a one of a kind. After finishing the box, I just had to make a Kaleidoscope that would be worthy of and to compliment the box! The design on the Kaleidoscope is etched on the body, it has a 4 Point mirror system, and the glass 'Magic' that tumbles on the inside was done on a torch. This happens to be my very favorite Kaleidoscope!

Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 12-2s)
Birdhouse #4 Price: $650 7 x 7 x 6 inches
Media: Stained Glass
Year Created: 2018
Description: Birdhouse #4 is the fourth in the Birdhouse series. Each Birdhouse is a one-of-a-kind and features a lovely vignette or scene of an evening in the woods with a full moon, a mother bird with her nest of eggs. There are no moving parts in this scene so please don't shake the birdhouse!

Entry 3: (Inventory Number: 12-3s)
Birdhouse #5 Price: $650 7 x 7 x 6 inches
Media: Stained Glass
Year Created: 2019
Description: Birdhouse #5 is the fourth in the Birdhouse series. Each Birdhouse is a one-of-a-kind and features a lovely vignette or scene of an evening in the woods with a full moon, a mother bird with her nest of eggs. There are no moving parts in this scene so please don't shake the birdhouse!

Entry 4: (Inventory Number: 12-4s)
Jubilee Kaleidoscope Price: $180 5 x 7 x 2.25 inches
Media: Brass, Stained Glass and Wood
Year Created: 2019
Description: The Jubilee Kaleidoscope is a part of my production line. It features an extra wheel (for a total of 3) that visually looks as though it is floating within the stand. When I design a kaleidoscope, I think it is as important to be as beautiful on the outside as it is on the inside - I want the outside of the kaleidoscope to 'tempt' the person to pick it up to see what is inside and then be surprised at how beautiful the images are! The mirrors are an Isosceles triangle or what some people call a 'modified 2 mirror system' (there are actually 3 mirrors in there!)..

Dan Land

Dan Land Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Biography I was raised in a kaleidoscope. My dad's barber shop was lined with mirrors and I could never count how many times I could see myself. I accidentally took a kaleidoscope class and immediately I was hooked; so many types of scopes, such beautiful images, infinite variety. It can't get better than this.

Philosophy I love to pair the beauty of nature along with the beauty of the kaleidoscopic image. My scopes are made with local Appalachian woods. My scopes are designed so you can experience the creativity by adding your own colored objects and seeing how it changes the image.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 83-1s) Magic Act - 6 Point Grid Image Price: $150 2 x 2 x 9 inches
Media: Wood
Year Created: 2019
Description: Magic Act kaleidoscopes are all designed with a sliding dovetail object chamber which allows the user to change the color and types of objects that are viewed in the image as they play. The scopes come with a starter stack of beads and objects of different colors and sizes. Everyday you can have a new kaleidoscope. The woods in this scope are Cherry and Birds-Eye Maple. The stand is walnut. The image is created using a 30/60/90 degree right triangle. Because all of the angles are evenly divisible into 180, the image is grid. In this case you will see hexagons or 6 pointed stars.

Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 83-2s) Magic Act - 8 Point Full Field Image Price: $150 17 x 7 x 12 inches
Media: Wood
Year Created: 2019
Description: Magic Act kaleidoscopes are all designed with a sliding dovetail object chamber which allows the user to change the color and types of objects that are viewed in the image as they play. The scopes come with a starter stack of beads and objects of different colors and sizes. Everyday you can have a new kaleidoscope. The wood in this kaleidoscope is Myrtle and Ambrosia Maple. The stand is walnut. The unique color and pattern of the maple is caused by the Ambrosia Beetle that lives in the tree (it doesn't harm the tree). As it eats its way through the tree, deposits from the beetle are incorporated into the wood leaving a beautiful and unique pattern. The kaleidoscopic image is created with a 22.5 degree isosceles triangle. Because this angle is not evenly divisible into 180, the image contains multiple reflections which overlap, creating the "full field" image.

Entry 3: (Inventory Number: 83-3s) Rocket Teleidoscope Price: $55 1.5 x 1.5 x 4.5 inches
Media: Wood
Year Created: 2019
Description: This is a small teleidoscope for the person who's really way out there. The image is a made with a 60 degree equilateral triangle. The scope is made with Walnut and Maple. This is the result of getting bored while turning wood. The ball is a quality crystal sphere (3/4 diameter). Because all of the angles are evenly divisible into 180, the image is a triangular grid.

Entry 4: (Inventory Number: 83-4s) Mini-Wand Mandala Scope Price: $50 3/4 x 1-7/8 x 4-1/2 inches (6 inch wand)
Media: Mixed 3D
Year Created: 2018
Description: I call this type of kaleidoscope "The Lazy Man's Scope". All you have to do is hold it up to your eye and flip it over occasionally; the scope does all the work. The image is created with a 20 degree isosceles triangle giving a 9 point image. As the objects move through the tube the number one response is "Fireworks"! The wood of the scope is Cherry and Spalted Maple. Spalting occurs when a tree is cut and left in a moist environment and starts to degrade. This scope is made with 2 mirrors so you will see a Mandala image (a round ball surrounded by black).

Terue Matsuda

Terue Matsuda Sakai City, Osaka, Japan
Biography
2002 Started to make kaleidoscopes while working for a company.
2006 Won “Theme Award” at the 6th IKA exhibition
2007 Won the “The Best Work Award” at the 7th IKA exhibition.
Have participated in various exhibitions in Japan every year since then.

Philosophy Although I started to create stained glass kaleidoscopes, now I am working on various materials. I pay special attention to the color combination to produce Japanese images and make the glass lampwork objects myself.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 17-1s) Indian Rhinoceros Price: $1,700 13.5cm x 9.5cm x 20.5cm
Media: Paper Clay and Brass
Year Created: 2018
Description: This piece was intended for the animal-themed kaleidoscope exhibition. Main material is paper clay. As the paper clay shrunk due to dryness, it took me several days just to adjust the length of legs and it took 2 months to complete the work. When you see the images, you need to hold the hind legs with one hand and lift it up to look into the eyehole on the back. With the other hand, turn the object cell and enjoy the changing images.

Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 17-2s) Miyabi Price: $1,400 20.5cm x 7cm x 12cm
Media: Paper Clay, Washi Paper, Brass and Wood
Year Created: 2019
Description: Small dots of size 1-8 mm are handmade of paper clay and pasted on the Washi paper. The base is adorned with tole painted cherry blossoms. It includes 2 kinds of mirror systems.

Entry 3: (Inventory Number: 17-3s) Spray Mum Price: $260 11.5cm x 3cm x 3cm
Media: Paper Clay and Brass
Year Created: 2019
Description: I was inspired by Japanese traditional confectionary. The body is covered by colored paper clay, which I impress every petal pattern with a carving tool for leather craft. I chose each object to get images like watercolor painting.

Entry 4: (Inventory Number: 17-4s) Himegawara Price: $270 11.5cm x 3cm x 3cm
Media: Japanese Traditional IBUSHI Material
Year Created: 2019
Description: The body is made of special clay, which is originally used to make clay tiles of the Himeji Castle. It is hand-crafted and fired in a kiln at 1165 degrees Celsius for 4 days. So, it is a strong material. The pattern on the body is carved with a carving tool for leather craft as Spray Mum. It creates soft and delicate images like watercolor painting.

Yasuko Nakazato

Yasuko Nakazato Nagareyama-shi, Chiba, Japan
Biography I started creating kaleidoscopes in 1998. I have won several awards at the exhibitions in Japan as well as in the US. I have won the People's Choice Award at Brewster Kaleidoscope Society's conventions 5 times since 2007.

Philosophy I am interested in Japanese traditional crafts and I try to combine them with my kaleidoscopes.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 96-1s)
HINA dolls Price: $2,400 H10 × W14 × D7 inches
Media: KUTANI ware(porcelain), wood
Year Created: 2019
Description: HINA dolls are displayed traditionally on Girl’s Festival day(March 3rd), to pray for girls’ health. The pair of dolls are Kutani ware, a traditional porcelain art, made by Yuko Tsuji. I have turned them into 2 kaleidoscopes. The crown is a liquid object cell. A golden folding screen, a mat, a pedestal and a wooden box are included in this set.


Judith Paul and Tom Durden

Judith Paul and Tom Durden Emerald Hills, California, United States
Biography Judith is a kaleidoscope collector by addiction and a kaleidoscope maker by vocation. With degrees in Art History from Brown University and The University of Chicago, as well as extensive study at the Art Institute of Chicago, she has spent her whole life in the visual arts. Her experience as a professional studio photographer, ceramicist, fabric and jewelry designer and glass artist all come into play as she designs and makes kaleidoscopes. Judith lives in Northern California and is married to her "mirror man", Tom Durden. Together they produce collector quality kaleidoscopes from the finest and most unique materials. Her kaleidoscopes have won numerous awards in international competition and are enjoyed in many homes and several museums around the world.

Philosophy There is no greater joy for anyone, and especially for an artist, than to share… and kaleidoscopes are the the perfect medium for sharing. I am never happier than when I am designing one.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 5-1s) Rock'n Roll Guitar Price: $1,800 30 x 12 x 8 inches
Media: wood, dichroic glass, powder coated aluminum
Year Created: 2018
Description: Guitar covered in mosaic of multicolored dichroic glass, individually cut, capped, and fused. Music themed interchangeable liquid filled cells (3) are fitted into short powder coated aluminum kaleidoscope that rests in the sound hole of the guitar body. 3 mirror equilateral mirror system with very large 3 diopter glass magnifying lens. Multicolor aluminum strands enhance the lively color scheme. Sits on the included guitar stand.

Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 5-2s) Crystal Earth Price: $900 15 x 10 x 8 inches
Media: wood, dichroic glass, powder coated aluminum
Year Created: 2019
Description: Rotatable globe covered in mosaic of clear textured dichroic glass. Liquid filled side lit interchangeable cell features dichroic glass, metal sculpting, and crystals in rich jewel colors. 8-point 2 mirror system. Aluminum parts powder coated in a rich silver. 2.5 diopter glass magnifying lens.

Entry 3: (Inventory Number: 5-3s) April in Paris Price: $320 15 x 10 x 8 inches
Media: powder coated steel and aluminum. cut and fused dichroic glass
Year Created: 2019
Description: A rich purple kaleidoscope perched on an intricate Eiffel Tower recalls Paris in the spring. The image is created by a bright, colorful, liquid-filled, side lit, interchangeable cell with dichroic glass, beads, crystals, and wire work. A 2.5 glass magnifying lens is part of the magic.

Entry 4: (Inventory Number: 5-4s) Dichroic Splash Price: $290 13 x 4 inches
Media: powder coated aluminum, painted wood, dichroic mosaic
Year Created: 2019
Description: Powder coated scope sits atop gracefully shaped black wooden base that is asymmetrically adorned with dichroic mosaic in a rainbow pattern. 2 mirror six point liquid filled cell features rainbow colored crystals, sculpted dichroic glass, and beads. 2.5 diopter magnifying lens.

Sue Rioux

Sue Rioux Kennebunkport, Maine, United States
Biography I have been designing and creating Kaleidoscopes for over 35 years. My work is in private collections as well as museums and galleries all over the world.
Philosophy I want my pieces to be as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 4-1s)
Kaleidopuppy Price: $700 10 x 10 x 10 inches
Media: Clay
Year Created: 2019
Description: You can look through Kaleidopuppy's head, turn her bone and see a beautiful 3 mirror image. I start the sculpture with a cardboard tube, which will eventually contain the mirrors, i then create the shape with aluminum foil and duct tape. After I get the shape the way I want, I sculpt the dog with a polymer clay. The piece is then fired, the mirrors and lens are inserted, and the piece is painted with acrylic paint. 

Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 4-2s)
Birds of Summer Price: $3,600 12 x 5 x 5 inches
Media: Glass
Year Created: 2019
Description: This piece has flat art glass, fused Dichroic glass and slumped Dichroic glass. The interior has two mirror systems one 3-mirror and one 2-mirror. The object is a large glass turning cylinder and is mounted on a Paduk base.

Hideaki Sato

Hideaki Sato Yokohamasi, Kanagawaken, Japan
Biography I have been making cameras myself for over the past decades, and I am a member of the Japan Handmade Camera Club. I have been interested in kaleidoscopes also for the past few years. I mainly make teleidoscopes.

Philosophy Telidoscope uses the image of the scenery created along the back of the lens (crystal/sphere) as an object. I aim at the possibility of application of optic here.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 26-1s) Flower garden Price: $180 2.6 x 2.6 x 9.2
Media: Glass, Plastic
Year Created: 2019
Description: The standard teleidoscope is an object with an external view of the gaze direction taken in mostly by one lens. On the other hand, " Flower garden" uses objects that superimpose multiple views with different gaze directions. Also, each landscape is differently colored depending on the direction. As a result, within the field of view of the kaleidoscope, extremely complicated color patterns will emerge as the scope moves.

Motohiro Sato

Motohiro Sato Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken, Japan
Biography Born in Sendai-shi, Miyagi, Japan. In 2000, I entered Tokyo Glass School and started to make kaleidoscopes. In 2010, I opened my glass studio GEN in Sendai. I won the People’s Choice Award at the BKS conventions in 2012, 2015 and 2017. 

Philosophy I use colorful glass and make kaleidoscopes. I aim to create images with depth when glass objects overlap each other.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 85-1s) Memory of Purple Juror Award Price: $2,000 13 x 10 x 5 inches
Media: Glass
Year Created: 2019
Description: I created this kaleidoscope to express pathos and emotions in gorgeous image.
Blown glass body, lamp-worked glass objects, mirror system: 3 mirror, 12 point system.

Ichiro Seino

Ichiro Seino Chibashi Wakabaku, Chibaken, Japan
Biography I started to work as a ceramic artist in 1983.
I have been making ceramic kaleidoscopes since 2005.

Philosophy I am creating original kaleidoscopes with my techniques in ceramic art. I include some ceramic pieces among glass objects in the object cell as well.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 40-1s) Dance of Life Price: $2,000 32 x 16 x 22 inches
Media: Porcelain
Year Created: 2018
Description: It is a porcelain piece, expressing “dance of life” or “breathing life”. The pedestal can be also used as a flower vase, so that you can pour water and put some flowers or plants to adorn the kaleidoscope. I think it is a nice way to enjoy both flowers and a kaleidoscope.

Akiko Suzuki

Akiko Suzuki Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Biography Born in Kyoto and grew up in Osaka 2003 Found artistic kaleidoscopes and started to make my own. 2005 Founded Kaleidoscope PHOTON. 2010 First solo exhibition at Miki City Horimitsu Art museum. 2015 Attended BKS convention for the first time. 2017 Created favor kaleidoscope for BKS convention in Kyoto. Participate in several exhibitions at museums as well as kaleidoscope events at some galleries. Active in promoting kaleidoscopes by doing classes and workshops, especially for children.

Philosophy My goal is to create kaleidoscopes that enrich the mind. During the process of creation, I often rediscover traditional techniques and aesthetic values of Japanese art. I would like to express these with my kaleidoscopes and generate another value to our tradition.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 52-1s) 12 Month Kaleidoscopes Juror Award Price: $1,200 H95 mm × W25 mm × D25 mm
Media: Aluminum, Acrylic, Glass, Natural Stone
Year Created: 2018
Description: I try to express changing seasons in this set of 12 kaleidoscopes.
January: Snowflake - 2 mirror 6 point
February: Plum flowers - 2 mirror 5 point
March: Hina dolls - 4 mirror
April: Cherry blossoms - 2 mirror 5 point
May: Lotus flower - 2 mirror 8 point
June: Hydrangea - tapered mirrors
July: Goldfish - 2 mirror 4 point
August: Fireworks - twin two mirror
September: Higanbana - random mirror
October: Cosmos - 2 mirror 8 point
November: Autumn leaves - equilateral 3 mirror
December: Christmas - equilateral 3 mirror

Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 52-2s) Ice Break Light Dancer Purchase Award Price: $150 H95 mm × W25 mm × D25 mm
Media: Aluminum, Acrylic, Glass, Natural Stone
Year Created: 2018
Description: I often make kaleidoscopes as a communication tool. I am creating scopes with my hope to connect with people. “Ice Break” means the way to open up to strangers and produce communicative environment, which will help them to get together for the goal. I have experienced many times how kaleidoscopes begin communication between people.

Entry 3: (Inventory Number: 52-3s) Diamond Dust Price: $300 H200 mm × W50 mm × D50 mm
Media: Aluminum, Acrylic, Recycled glass, Natural diamonds
Year Created: 2018
Description: Objects are diamonds and recycled glass pieces. 10 point mirror system produces delicately changing patterns.

Entry 4: (Inventory Number: 52-4s) ”The Shishin - Four Gods” Price: $2,000 200mm x 45mm x 45mm
Media: Acrylic, Glass, Natural Stone
Year Created: 2019
Description: This set of four kaleidoscopes represents the theme of the four gods that govern four directions of heavens.
East: Seiryu (blue dragon)
West: Byakko (white tiger)
South: Suzaku (red Chinese phoenix)
North: Genbu
These imaginary holy animals were worshiped in ancient China, which was conveyed to Japan later. Each motif on the scope body was made by a Chinkin-shi, who works on traditional sunken gold decoration. Chinkin is the traditional technique, whereby the lacquer-ware surface is carved and gold is inlaid in the depression. The objects include beads with carved holy animals.

Yoshio Suzuki and Hideko Yoshimi

Yoshio Suzuki
and
Hideko Yoshimi
Noda, Chiba, Japan
Biography Yoshio Suzuki On March 11, 2011, “The Great East Japan Earthquake” occurred, and then was followed by the tsunami and the nuclear accident at Fukushima Power Plant. These disasters directed me to kaleidoscope production for the first time in my life. In October of the same year, I received the IKA – International Kaleidoscope Association – Award for “Angel’s Trumpet”, which is a trilogy of “Disaster”, “Resurrection” and “Reproduction”.

Hideko Yoshimi (Wood carving) Long time ago, my grandfather and father, who lived in Tokyo Nihonbashi Hakozakicho, were “Sashimono” artisans serving as purveyor of Imperial household. My father wanted me to work in the wood-related fields. Now I run wood carving classes, coffee shops and a picture frame & art supply store.
Philosophy We aim to express the same flower by wood carving and kaleidoscope images. We aim to create the continuing stories of the crystal butterfly, which started in 2011, in our kaleidoscopes.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 54-1s) Hanamizuki - Benthamidia florida Price: $547 95mm x 50mm x 50mm
Media: Wood
Year Created: 2014
Description: There is a new residential area called “Mizuki no machi”, which literally means “Town of Benthamidia Florida” near my house. This is the American Flowering Dogwood.
The streets are lined with these trees and the beautiful flowers are loved by the citizens. The trees were presented by the USA as a token of the Friendship Blossoms. I created “Sakura” and “Hanamizuki” to celebrate nearly 100 years of friendship between the 2 countries.

Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 54-2s) Sakura - Cherry Blossoms Price: $547 95mm x 50mm x 50mm
Media: Wood
Year Created: 2014
Description: The name of this cherry wood is “Somei Yoshino”, which is most popular in Japan. We are happy if we can convey warm feelings to the people who see this kaleidoscope.

Entry 3: (Inventory Number: 54-3s) Hanashobu - Iris ensata Price: $819 H200 mm × W50 mm × D50 mm
Media: Wood
Year Created: 2016
Description: Hanashobu is a kind of iris. In order to express unusual shape of the flower, I cut the mirrors and assemble them in my original way. It creates 3-D images.

Entry 4: (Inventory Number: 54-4s) Rose of "Chikuha" Price: $1,092 100mm x 70mm x 70mm
Media: Wood
Year Created: 2016
Description: Chikuha Otake was a Japanese painter born in 1878. I got inspiration from Chikuha’s rose and butterfly drawn on his hanging scroll. Chikuha’s granddaughter Eiko Otake is a famous dancer. (Eiko & Koma- in New York). The butterfly in this kaleidoscope is made of quartz crystal. Images are created by 2 kinds of mirror systems.

Mike and Donna Thibodeau

Mike and Donna Thibodeau St. Charles, Missouri, United States
Biography We began making kaleidoscopes in 1994. Our first product was a kaleidoscope kit that we marketed to Junior Achievement Companies to be used as a product the kids manufactured and then sold. We were both JA advisors and though the kit was a great project for the kids, it didn’t provide us with much of a challenge or creative outlet. We began making different kinds of scopes; creating different body styles and discovering different ways to create the images. We learned how to put together boards to create inlay to use in some of our scope bodies. As we learned more about kaleidoscopes, we became involved in the Brewster Kaleidoscope Society, a group of kaleidoscope artists, collectors, and shop owners. This gave us the opportunity to meet many of the people in the kaleidoscope community where we formed connections that both helped us to grow as artists, and to sell our scopes in shops around the country.

Philosophy We believe that kaleidoscopes are "two-in-one" pieces of art. The body of the kaleidoscope is a beautiful piece of art that can be displayed but once it is picked up and looked through, the images created can be mesmerizing.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 71-1s)
Walnut Octagon Price: $110 4 x 2.5 x 10 inches
Media: Wood
Year Created: 2018
Description: This 8-sided walnut tumble scope uses a 30° 60° 90° mirror system. The image chamber contains a variety of glass objects including dichroic and flamework pieces. The kaleidoscope includes an acrylic stand.

Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 71-2s)
Checkers Price: $145 4 x 2.5 x 10 inches
Media: Wood
Year Created: 2018
Description: This 6-sided checkerboard inlay tumble scope is created from walnut and cottonwood. A two-mirror system is used to create a 7-point image. The image chamber contains a variety of glass objects including dichroic and flamework pieces. The kaleidoscope includes an acrylic stand.

Entry 3: (Inventory Number: 71-3s)
Out on a Limb The Collector's Purchase Award Price: $195 4 x 2.5 x 10 inches
Media: Wood
Year Created: 2018
Description: This 6-sided cedar scope uses a 30° 60° 90° mirror system. The image is created by two wheels, the 1st wheel has dried flowers and the 2nd wheel has two photographs – 1 per side. This scope comes with four wheels, 1 with flowers and 3 with photos. This scope is auto illuminated by LED lights using a pair of 2032 button batteries held in place with magnets. The kaleidoscope includes a stand made from a branch and copper wire.

Entry 4: (Inventory Number: 71-4s)
Wand Scope Price: $65 4 x 2.5 x 10 inches
Media: Wood
Year Created: 2018
Description: This 6-sided figured maple scope uses a three-mirror system to create a 14-point image. The scope uses an oil wand to produce the image. This kaleidoscope includes a wooden stand.

Marc Tickle

Marc Tickle Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Biography I grew up in the south of England where I studied mathematics, psychology and computer programming before discovering the beauty of art glass and kaleidoscopes. I now live in Asheville, North Carolina with my wife and our two sons. I design and make my pieces in my home studio.

Philosophy I started On Reflection Kaleidoscopes in England in 1992. I quickly became fascinated with the harmonious blend of art and science that epitomizes kaleidoscope design. I have mastered the art of directing light off reflective surfaces, and combining illusion with functionality and beauty. Most of my work has a built in duality, and a dynamic aspect. I have won numerous awards over the years, mostly in recognition for the complex images and innovative developments I've introduced. I continue to develop new concepts in kaleidoscopic design, and feel like the possibilities are endless when you have some mirror, light and an imagination.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 24-1s)
Disco Dandelion Price: $425 2.25 x 2.25 x 13 inches
Media: Glass
Year Created: 2019
Description: Disco Dandelion's image is created with 4 reflective surfaces, but is a three mirror tapered system. The scope has a small crystal sphere inside the scope that interacts with the viewer's viewing experience when tilted up and down.

Robert Tupa

Robert Tupa Chagrin Falls, Ohio, United States
Biography Bob Tupa's interest in kaleidoscopes started as a child when he was searching through his grandmother's attic and found the kaleidoscope that was made as a shop project by his father in high school. His father was an automotive research mechanical engineer and one of his father’s hobbies was woodworking. So those skills were passed down. One day at a local hardware store there were several boxes of broken window glass. The business allowed him to have several boxes for free and so there was sufficient material to learn how to cut glass. He progressed to incorporate colored glass into terrariums and lampshades. After starting in medical practice, he met a patient who owned his own stained-glass business. This gentleman was an artist trained in Italy to do Cathedral Windows as well as many other applications. Over the years that association as well as others have allowed for expanded skills in manipulating glass. This includes working with oxy-propane torche lampwork as well as kiln work. Over the years there has been a strong interest in art and design. This was fostered in the family. His sister was a graphic artist who trained at and taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art. His wife pursued a major in art at Ursuline College. He then became more familiar with jewelry, metalwork, enameling, and ceramics,. Attention to the visual was further enhanced with an additional hobby of photography. So the interest in these different fields started to naturally come together making kaleidoscopes. He first started making kaleidoscopes 10 to 15 years ago but since retirement has been able to concentrate more attention to materials and methods. He joined the Brewster society approximately 4 years ago. Courses at the annual meetings have helped solve some technical issues with object cells etc. Plans are to continue to explore blending natural materials and particularly figured woods into scope design. Other aspects to explore are different mirror systems, lighting, and manipulating image design where there is no mirror.

Philosophy As a physician who has seen many people navigate through the process of life, I view the kaleidoscope as a metaphor for life. You must be an active participant in order to get any benefit. Nothing happens if the viewer is completely passive. There's always some anticipation of what image might come next, just as an individual looks forward to what the next day will bring. However one can never precisely predict what will be seen on the next turn. Some images like some experiences are more pleasurable than others. However it is impossible to preserve the image or the moment in time for the future. Likewise it is never possible to go back and duplicate a previous experience. Samuel Taylor Coleridge had said that beauty is the unity of dispart parts. The bits and pieces of materials put in front of the mirrors sometimes seem to have no relationship and may be quite bland when viewed directly. However the mirrors create a symmetric mandala and puts all the pieces together into a more understandable whole. We also must reflect and consider what happens in life in order to put it into a more understandable form

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 63-1s) Silvia Price: $1,500 15 x 10 x 14 inches
Media: Wood
Year Created: 2019
Description: Rhea Silvia in Roman mythology was the mother of the twins that founded Rome, Romulus and Remus. The meaning of Silvia is from the woods or forest. This kaleidoscope is name Silvia because of its emphasis on wood. The majority of the scope is made from natural woods of Northeast Ohio including figured Walnut and pecked Hickory. The Hickory has darker brown streaks of color because of the activity of woodpeckers. These are obtained from an Amish lumber mill in Ashtabula County. What sets this scope aside is that the object case includes shavings and samples of many wood types. These include Walnut, Curly Maple, Mahogany, Ebony, Bacote, Paduc, White Pine needles, and Sugar Maple seeds. There are also embellishments with brass wire to continue the theme of brass from the external hardware. In addition there are lamp worked glass inclusions to help with smooth image transitions in the silicone oil suspension. The images are magnified with a 3 dpt lens. The scope uses first surface mirror in a two mirror five-point configuration. The turret is split. This allows for light to be introduced from either the side or through the end of the turret. This gives very different looks to the contents in the object case. This also allows for using different interchangeable background disks to give an even greater variety of appearances. The black background disks give high contrast and enhances the reflective qualities to the wood inclusions. The clear background disks better demonstrate the translucency of the wood shavings. The turret rotates smoothly with ease on a ball bearing mechanisms. These scope is modular design to facilitate any need for repair or cleaning. The wood is finished with cyanoacrylate to a high-gloss finish to enhance its inherent natural beauty. A caddy is also part of the system. This is turned of the same woods that compose Silvia. This is to store the interchangeable background disks and an additional object case with lamp worked glass inclusions. In addition there is a light source again made of figured Walnut and pecked Hickory. This is on an adjustable stem so the light can be varied or introduced from the end or side of the turret. The LED provides long operating life and lower operating temperatures. We hope this scope offers a wide diversity of viewing enjoyment. We also hope that this gives a new appreciation for the beauty of natural materials, in particular wood. Kaleidoscopes are an art form that the humans must actively participate. Because the scope is designed with interchangeable backgrounds and object cases, the viewer will be even more involved and therefore have a much more enjoyable experience.

Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 63-2s) Crystalis Price: $1,200 15 x 10 x 14 inches
Media: Wood, Crystal
Year Created: 2019
Description: CRYSTALIS
A chrysalis is a cocoon enveloping a pupal stage of the butterfly. Sometimes these are brown and other times they are translucent revealing a hint of the the beautiful butterfly within. Here we have performed a little metamorphosis of our own on this word and concept to name this kaleidoscope series Crystalis. This scope is the first of a projected series. It features a cocoon of book matched walnut burl and figured walnut. The cocoon is suspended on a crystal pillar. The turret is turned with chandelier crystal elements. In the interior features Swarski crystal beads as well as hand lamp worked glass elements. The main portion of the kaleidoscope is finished with cyanoacrylate gloss finish. The base is finished with a French polish method. The finishes are designed to enhance the chatoyancy and natural beauty of the woods. The kaleidoscope features first surface mirror two mirror system with a five point image. The suspending media is silicone oil. As part of the package there is a light source featuring LED lighting that can be moved about at the end of the turret to get different reflective and refractive images from the crystals inside. The LED is expected to have long life and operate at lower temeratures. The light source is made of the same burled walnut and figured walnut that comprises the main scope. We hope this provides hours of viewing enjoyment.

Entry 3: (Inventory Number: 63-3s) Polaris Price: $1,000 15 x 10 x 14 inches
Media: Wood
Year Created: 2019
Description: This kaleidoscope features polarizing filters in front and back of the object case. The materials suspended in silicone oil consist of stressed styrene plastic and thin sheets of mica. Mica is a mineral rock that is translucent but has the ability to produce colors when place between crossed linear polarizing filters. Certain plastics behave in a similar fashion particularly when they have been bent or stressed. When looking directly at the object case all the elements are clear and without color in plain light. However in this scope the colors have a diverse palette of colors. The barrel of the kaleidoscope is of Quilted Kosipo veneer. A very rare wood. It is finished with cyanoacrylate with a high-gloss to enhance its natural chatoyancy and beauty. The rest of the kaleidoscope is made with highly figured Northeast Ohio Walnut. It also has a natural three-dimensional quality. The kaleidoscope comes along with a light source made of the same woods. The light itself is LED for long life and cool operating temperatures. It can be tilted and positioned in various ways in front of the turret to achieve different lighting effects. The scope has a 3 dpt lens. Mirrors are first surface in a two mirror five point configuration. Enjoy!

Entry 4: (Inventory Number: 63-4s) Handheld scope Price: $200 9 x 3 x 3 inches
Media: Wood
Year Created: 2019
Description: This kaleidoscope as its name implies is much more portable. It is made of curly oak and walnut from the Amish sawmills of Northeast Ohio. The interior has first surface mirror with a two mirror six-point configuration. The object case contains lamp worked glass objects suspended in the oil medium. If the scope is held horizontally the images are more geometric. If the scope is held more vertically the elements in the object case are distributed more uniformly and fill the mandala more completely. The turret that contains the object case is on a ball bearing mechanisms allowing for smooth easy rotation.

Wesla Weller

Wesla Weller Culver City, California, United States
Biography
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Wesla earned a BFA in Graphic Design from Cooper Union in NYC. She has a background as a graphic designer and illustrator. Since 2009, Wesla has been making objects of delight from reclaimed musical instrument parts to help people celebrate their personal connections to music. She donates a percentage of each sale to the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation to support music education. Looking for a new way to work with reclaimed musical materials, she became interested in creating kaleidoscopes in 2018. She was hooked from the start. Creating kaleidoscopes falls right at the overlapping center of the Venn diagram of things that fascinate and inspire Wesla: Art, Music, Science, Rhythm, Spirit, Play, Magic, and Joy.

Philosophy To remix and share the beauty of reclaimed and recycled materials. To connect with other people through art and ideas. To encourage arts education in schools and throughout life.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 53-1s)
Rhapsody in View Price: $525 7.5 x 3 x 8
Media: Mixed Media
Year Created: 2019
Description: The body is a combination of reclaimed clarinet and flute parts, vintage marbles, and a two-mirror system. The dry cell object chamber is made of vinyl record, clear acrylic, and guitar tuner gears, with a trumpet button end piece. The object chamber contains: guitar picks, guitar strings, piano string, crushed recycled glass, a few Swarovski crystals, pieces of a vinyl record, a crescent moon cut from a drum head, and stars cut from a drum cymbal.

Laura Wilde

Laura J. Wilde Daly City, California, United States
Biography Laura Wilde is a San Francisco, California area artist who has been making kaleidoscopes for approximately 20 years. She attended Santa Clara University where she obtained a degree in Fine Arts. Her background includes positions in the print industry and various hand-production arts and crafts.

Philosophy Color adds so much to our lives! I enjoy playing with color, and sharing my ideas with others.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 15-1s)
Deco Price: $200 12 x 6 x 4 inches
Media: Acrylic
Year Created: 2011
Description: A parlor scope with Art Deco-inspired adornment on a black body. 2-mirror, 4-point system, multi-color fill in a liquid cell/vial that turns separately. Side lit.

Entry 2: (Inventory Number: 15-2s)
Wild Tulips Price: $160 7 x 2 x 2 inches
Media: Acrylic
Year Created: 2009
Description: A handheld Rondel wrapped in a photo taken by the artist of a brightly colored tulip with numerous blue forget-me-not type flowers and green leaves. Multi colored wet cell/vial that turns on its own. 6-point, 2-mirror system.

Entry 3: (Inventory Number: 15-3s)
Dreams Price: $300 7.5 x 10 x 2 inches
Media: Acrylic
Year Created: 2007
Description: Double body scope with 2 different 2-mirror systems, with different effect within the mirror system. Multicolor liquid vials that turn together. Exterior with a face made by the artist and added a/b beads of glass.

Entry 4: (Inventory Number: 15-4s)
Wood U Believe - Autumn Price: $150 7.75 x 3 x 1.75 inches
Media: Wood
Year Created: 2019
Description: A rectangular "tube" of stained wood, decorated with a hand painted wooden leaf with additional gold leaves applied. 2-mirror, 5-point system. The cell is dry and therefore is removable, allowing the viewer to open it and change the interior items. Bottom of scope is held on w/ magnets.

Koji Yamami

Koji Yamami Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Biography 1961: Born in Tokyo. 1992: Started making Kaleidoscopes by myself. 1995: Started teaching how to make Kaleidoscopes with Stained glass. 1996: Attended first Brewster convention in Corning. Won People's Choice Award in 2001, 2003, 2013, 2016, 2018 at the Brewster Kaleidoscope conventions.

Philosophy I have been making kaleidoscopes since 1992. I use stained glass as one of the major materials for making my kaleidoscopes. I own my private kaleidoscope making school in Tokyo. I have formed a group called " ART KALEIDOSCOPE JAPAN" to promote awareness of Art Kaleidoscopes to the public.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 74-1s) Flor Gaudi Price: $950 8 inches high x 2 inches wide x 2 inches depth
Media: Stained Glass
Year Created: 2019
Description: Since my trip to Barcelona in Spain, I've been inspired by Gaudi's many architectural structures. I am very much impressed with his mosaic pattern. I used Luster stained glass on the exterior of this scope to be like his mosaic designs. I made delicate flower images which are like the many flowers I saw in Spain.

Hideaki Yokoi

Hideaki Yokoi Amagasakishi, Hyougoken, Japan
Biography Born in 1951. I had my first solo exhibition in Osaka in 2004. Since then I have participated in several exhibitions. "Fire Fantasy" won the top prize at the IKA-International Kaleidoscope Association-exhibition in 2011. I participated in the 2017 BREWSTER KALEIDOSCOPE Convention.

Philosophy I try to create a new style kaleidoscope by overturning the stereotypes and pursue artistry in it. Artistic kaleidoscopes have a splendid future not only for fanatical fans but also for many art lovers in general. I pursue creative art in kaleidoscopes for people to enjoy beauty, fun, and splendor of the world of kaleidoscopes.

Entry 1: (Inventory Number: 50-1s)
Jakuchu Price: $3,000 390mm × 420mm × 270mm
Media: Wood
Year Created: 2017
Description: This work is inspired by the paintings of artist, Ito Jakuchu, who lived in Kyoto some 250 years ago. Ito Jakuchu painted birds, animals, insects and flowers in vivid colors with photographic realism. These paintings are the object of this kaleidoscope. Jakuchu is made with Japanese lacquer and is finished in the style of 20th century American Abstract Expressionist artist, Jackson Pollock. Images change according to the flow of the music played. Please listen to the music with the headphones.