Together Again Randy & Shelley Knapp

Together Again was a transition scope for Randy and Shelley Knapp.  In 1995, Randy had stepped away from kaleidoscope making to pursue his interest in blown glass using a Hot Shop furnace and Shelley started a line of non-wood kaleidoscopes utilizing painted PVC bodies and machined aluminum ends.  There was a name change from Randy Knapp Woodworking to Knapp Studios.  The scopes of this period were not hand signed but engraved “Shelley Knapp Kaleidoscopes” on the side of the eyepiece end of the scope.  Randy was still involved to a degree in that he was the one who painted the PVC bodies.  They would be painted in fairly large numbers at a time with automotive type paints, using a different paint for each group of scopes.  This 1997 scope was titled “Together Again” because the scope was one of Shelley’s PVC/aluminum scopes with a marble made by Randy.  It had a silver marbelized paint.  The scope had a turning end but you could also rotate the marble itself under the stainless-steel strap that held it in place.

Randy also created the “Marbelator” in 1997 and then transitioned back to wood scope making in 1998 with “Personal Revolution”.

Kaleidoscope Created: 1997
Kaleidoscope Sub Type: Handheld
Type of Edition: Production Scope
Dimensions: 2 inches by 9.75 inches
Kaleidoscope Construction: PVC Pipe Body With Machined Aluminum Ends
Number of Mirror Systems: 1
2 Mirror, 8 Point

Cell/Object Type
  • Turning
  • Marbles

Image features: Mandala
Lens: Yes
database entry by: Karen and Doug Norman
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