Dome Unique


Dome-Unique is an entirely ornamentally turned kaleidoscope. Most of our work involves some level of hand turning but not this one. Every part of the kaleidoscope was turned on the Rose Engine Lathe. Including the unique domed shaped object cell. Hence the name – Dome-Unique. The scope body is African Blackwood accented with a faux Ivory rotator and eye piece. The domed object cell has an inner wall with a rose engine pattern you can view through the clear window on the top of the dome. Dome-Unique has a two mirror system which produces a six pointed star. The highest quality front surfaced mirror is used in conjunction with a magnification lens making the optics crisp and clear. The fluid filled object cell contains individually lamped worked glass pieces by both Shelley and Randy Knapp. Their combined experience and different techniques make for some beautiful glass sculptures. The side lite object cell accentuates the beauty of their glass. The final touch is a hand rubbed finish which enhances the dept and beauty of the grain in the Blackwood. Each Dome-Unique is individually signed, numbered and dated by the Knapp’s. Dome-Unique is 2 1/2” by 8” and includes a Blackwood stand.

Dome Unique” – a limited edition of 6 made in 2007

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