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Master Kaleidoscope Artist: Steven Gray

Steven Gray is a kaleidoscope artist in a class by himself. His masterful woodworking combined with innovative mirror configurations make for some of the most fascinating kaleidoscopes ever made. As many of his images are very unique, they are nearly impossible to photograph in a way they gives them justice. After a long absence from the kaleidoscope scene, 1999 found Steven creating a new edition of kaleidoscopes. If you know of any Steven Gray kaleidoscopes for sale that are not represented here, please contact the webmaster.

Vespers Ice: A small handheld kaleidoscope from 1993. This one I call the poor man's Parasol. It produces a single diamond-shaped image. While this one was an open edition, it was shortly after these were introduced that Steven took a leave of absence from the kaleidoscope scene. Thanks VC for locating this item for me.

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Cabaret Nights: Another small handheld from 1993. A nice item that features a refillable object chamber and multiple interchangeable background diffusers. While this one was an open edition, it was shortly after these were introduced that Steven took a leave of absence from the kaleidoscope scene.

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Petite Fete: Another small handheld from 1993. This is the painted version. It was also made in walnut and maple. While this one was an open edition, it was shortly after these were introduced that Steven took a leave of absence from the kaleidoscope scene. Thanks VC for locating this item for me.

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Old Faithful: This is one example of the "universal kaleidoscope system" sets made be Steven Gray. This one features 5 interchangeable heads: a clear orb, a faceted orb, glass twists, agates, and glass beads. Thanks VC for locating this item for me.

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Boxed set: This set dates from 1986. There was a top that came with many of these but mine came topless. It is a variation of the Volcano set that will be shown later. The orb is used as an object chamber but suffers from being too heavy to use for extended viewing. It comes with a nice selection of objects for the object chamber. An orb housed in a beautiful burl offers another viewing option.

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Parasol: My first Steven Gray kaleidoscope. The mirror system on this one is patented. Mine is from 1988 and is #37 of 52.

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To enter the next room of the Steven J. Gray Gallery Click here

Museum Directory: To Go to any floor click on the floor desired.

First Floor: Modern Kaleidoscope Gallery Awaiting further funding
Second Floor: Toy Kaleidoscope Gallery Awaiting funding
Third Floor: Antique Kaleidoscope Gallery Awaiting funding
Fourth Floor: Kaleidoscope Related Artwork Awaiting funding
Fifth Floor: Reference Materials and Administrative Offices Awaiting funding
Sixth Floor: Kaleidoscope Hall of Fame Awaiting funding
Museum Exit
Awaiting funding

Thanks for visiting the Virtual Kaleidoscope Museum.
Come again soon.

Disclaimer:
This museum is the sole property of the webmaster. It is intended to be a reference source for all kaleidoscope collectors. Please be aware we are discussing a form of art. While I will try to be as objective as possible, any artwork is more a matter of subjective tastes.

To email webmaster:
daniel.robinson@prodigy.net