Here is some
general information about my kaleidoscopes that I hope you will find
I use only
Front Surface Mirror, “A” quality
primarily in a 2-mirror configuration (6-7-8-9-10-11 point
My work is
in etched glass and various metals, whether it is
tubing or hand forged.
metal will change over time.
– In 2006, I added this line to my kaleidoscope art. It is
called “Memories” and there are both limited editions as well as
open editions in this line. I can also do custom etching
for your gallery, your corporate customers, or special
occasions. This line continues to grow in design options.
kaleidoscopes will be shipped with an oil cell that is
side lit or a polarized filter chamber that
receives light from the end.
Polarized Chambers are collaboration with renowned
kaleidoscope artist Glenn Straub.
the polarized chambers, the best images are
received when the light is close to the cell at the end of the
kaleidoscope (not through the sides).
used in my oil cells is a pure silicone oil.
have been called “be-jeweled.” They include filigree,
cloisonné, vintage beads, crystals, metal beads and charms, etc.
oil cells, dry cells, or empty dry cells are available – your
customers may want those for an extra image or to create their
own with the empty dry cell.
cell is turned either on the black bottom or by placing your
fingers on the clear cell and rotating. You may have to
instruct your customers on this – else they tend to turn the
people prefer the view when the apex of the mirrors (the point)
is at either 4:30 or 7:30 – but other angles are pleasing as
metal or wooden tubing.
use a fine metal polish on the brass fittings
Do not use
polish on the etched brass body of Whispers or the steel scope,
Mirage – the patina may be lost
It is best
not to leave your scope in direct sunlight for long periods