Handcrafted Kaleidoscopes

Sheryl Koch Kaleidoscopes

Sheryl Koch Kaleidoscopes

Sue Rioux Designs

Sue Rioux DesignsSue Rioux has been pursuing artistic endeavors from a very young age. She has been designing and making kaleidoscopes and jewelry from glass for about 20 years.

Sue lives and works in Kennebunk, Maine with her son Alex and their two cats and their new puppy Porter. Her home and studio overlooks the Kennebunk River.

Sue has the pleasure to work with several other talented women who assist with the creative process. Sarah Smith helps Sue make the kaleidoscopes. Karen Burrow, a talented jeweler in her own right, helps Sue in making the beautiful glass jewelry. Sue's sister Pam helps out with the bookkeeping and shipping end of the business.

Woodland Designs

 

Woodland DesignsPeggy & Steve Kittelson have been creating fine handcrafted kaleidoscopes since 1986.  Their goal was to create unique and distinctive scopes that are beautiful to look at and pleasing to touch and hold.  They have achieved this goal by incorporating many facets of their glass craftsmanship.  

They are known for their classic 2-mirror kaleidoscope imagery, and the highest quality optical illusions defined by the incredible display of miniature glass sculptures found in the object chambers.  The exteriors of their scopes are of fused and slumped glass combined with finely machined metal turningends, and the wood scopes are hand-turned by Steve.