Kazaam


“Kazaam” is entirely hand turned by Randy out of highly figured domestic and imported exotic woods. The ornamentation is then added by the use of an Ornamental lathe. Ornamental turning dates back to the 1700’s. The machines are extremely rare and sought after as collectable antiques. “Kazaam” 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 Shelley, including “Stringerinies” and “Lucinis”, two of her signature pieces. Each piece is a sculpture in its self. The light dances across the textured surface of the glass creating multiple hues of color against a black background. Only the lightest touch is needed to rotate the objects within the cell using the rose engine turned aluminum rotator that is made and anodized by the Knapp’s. The final touch is a hand rubbed finish which enhances the depth and beauty of the grain in the wood. Each “Kazaam” is individually signed, numbered and dated by the Knapp’s. “Kazaam” is 2 ¼” by 7 ½” and is available in a bright image or a pastel image. Availability of woods varies with supply.

“Kazaam” — hand held kaleidoscope — ended 2007

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