"Kaleidoscopes represent what is important in a harmonious life - great diversity living together in one place, creating order out of chaos."
~ Charles Karadimos
We are honored to feature the work of Charles Karadimos, an award winning artist who has been making glass kaleidoscopes since 1980. Charles is a current artist member and past Director of the Brewster Kaleidoscope Society, the international organization of kaleidoscope enthusiasts. He has been featured on CBS News Sunday Morning and in various books and magazines. His work is exhibited in museums, galleries, and private collections throughout the world. Will your home be next?
Every Charles Karadimos kaleidoscope is an original, signed, and numbered work of art handcrafted, piece by piece, by the artist himself in his studio in Damascus, Maryland. Always produced to the artists’ own high standards of quality, his object chambers are filled with intricate, hand-worked pieces of glass including handmade beads, pressed molten glass, flame-worked and cut pieces and dry-filled ampules. Every piece -- down to the smallest shard of glass in the object chamber -- is hand worked and individually selected by the artist himself. This thoughtful attention to detail enables Charles to create beautifully intricate and detailed images that capture and hold the viewer’s attention.