Jon Greene, CHK
Jon Greene &
Janice & Ray Chesnik
Janice and Ray Chesnik founded Chesnik Scopes in 1980, and Janice's son, Jon Greene, joined them in 1990, handcrafting a full line of brass- and chrome-plated kaleidoscopes using a variety of beautiful materials in their wheels which are created using stained glass techniques. Each kaleidoscope features a magnifying lens and front-surface mirrors for the clearest optics.
In 2007, Jon took over the business, allowing his folks to enjoy their much deserved semi-retirement. In 2010, Jon and his wife Suzanne, opened their own gallery, Cape Kaleidoscopes, on Cape Cod in Mashpee, Massachusetts. Jon is the Artist-in-Residence, and he can often be seen creating the fascinating wheels of his kaleidoscopes right at the front window for people to watch.