About the Artist

Steve Failows
Steve Failows

Artist Steve Failows has taken a popular toy often found in gift shops and transformed it into a collectable art form sold in exclusive galleries around the country. The fun and nostalgic nature of the kaleidoscope has fueled Steve's passion since he made his first in 1984.

"We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing."

"The joyful nostalgic and fun nature of my chosen art form encourages me daily and feeds my desire to stay young at heart."

"I've been producing unique one of a kind kaleidoscopes since 1984. My ceramic kaleidoscopes vary in size from small turntable styles to grand floor models. The assorted pedestals include crystals, fossils, wood and stone. The majority have dual stained glass wheels and unusually wide view ports up to six inches wide, allowing for comfortable viewing with both eyes."

"All of my kaleidoscopes are joined to their pedestals with detailed hand soldered armatures and are removable for shipping."