Randy and Shelley Knapp are both self-taught artists who have been a dynamic duo creating handcrafted collector quality kaleidoscopes together since the late 1980's. Randy's expertise is in glass cutting, woodworking and ornamental wood turning. Shelley's eye for color is a natural talent that shows in every kaleidoscope they produce through her own lamped-worked glass.
I put my heart and soul into our kaleidoscopes. They fulfill a function that is very important to me, bringing color into the world. If just for a brief moment, someone can find happiness or peace of mind in one of our kaleidoscope images, then I have achieved what I have set out to do.
NOTE: Shelley and Randy Knapp retired as kaleidoscope artists in mid-2019. They are now renovating an old yellow school bus with plans to travel the country when done. You can follow their bus renovation VLOG on their YouTube channel at this link. We wish the Knapp's all the best and hope to see them in Maine soon.