Kittelsons, Fantastic Kaleidoscope Artists
Here is a Picture Of Peggy painstakingly making one Lamp worked Part for a Mystic Rapture Kaleidoscope.
This Picture is a picture of a grouping of Cranberry Kaleidoscopes just cooling down after being in the 1300 degree slumping kiln.
Peggy and Steve work and live together with their glass. Their studio is steps from their home and pond tucked away in a hollow in Northeast Iowa. Peggy’s skill of lampworking is inspired by the natural setting and Steve’s stained glass skills are always impeccable. There skills are a perfect compliment to each other’s talents. The delicacy of Peggy’s lampworking comes through especially in their Flower Series of Kaleidoscopes. She lampworks a delicate sculpted glass flower that floats within the object cell and then Steve creates the fused panel for the exterior to compliment the flower.
Just take a look at Columbine in the Single Flower series. http://www.kaleidoscopestoyou.com/cokabystpeki.html
Modern Glass Art Kaleidoscope "Columbine" Limited Edition #5 of 25 Flower Series Kaleidoscope By Kaleidoscope Artist, Steve and Peggy Kittelson
Gorgeous 5 point star image mimics the Columbines’ blooms. Exquisite lavenders and Blues float within the object cell. Delicate Flame sculpted Columbine Blooms inside the object cell. The image is breathtakingly intricate. Dimensions are 9 1/2 tall by 2 inch diameter. This kaleidoscope normally comes with a hand turned walnut base but can be ordered with the glass base or walnut base.