The contemporary kaleidoscope renaissance began
in the early 1980’s and Charles Karadimos
has played a very active role in perpetuating and promoting
this incredible interactive artform from the very beginning.

His work is constantly evolving and improving,
pushing the artform to higher and higher quality standards.
He has personally designed and created
over 10,000 hand-built all glass kaleidoscopes since 1980,
about 200 different designs, open editions,
limited editions and one of a kinds.

A note on his workbench that reads
“How can I make a kaleidoscope better?”
shows his constant drive and desire to always move forward.

The kaleidoscopes seen here will not be available forever.
Just as the kaleidoscope changes,
so does the availability of his work.


Currently available