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Marc Tickle, ORK

Marc Tickle

On Reflection Kaleidoscopes

Asheville, North Carolina



Marc started On Reflection Kaleidoscopes in England in 1992. He quickly became fascinated with the harmonious blend of art and science that epitomizes kaleidoscope design. He has mastered the art of directing light off reflective surfaces, and combining illusion with function and beauty. Most of his work is built in duality, and with a dynamic aspect. His work is mostly recognized for complex images and innovative developments. He continues to develop new concepts in kaleidoscopic design, and feels like the possibilities are endless when one has some mirror, light and an imagination.

Marc says, “My creative energy is truly fed in the design process. I slump and fuse glass, using Italian flame-working techniques. I roll out clay and fire the molds, upon which I slump the glass. I make my paint from mica powders which I then use to reverse paint on the glass.”

Since moving from his native England in 2000, Marc now lives in Asheville, NC with his wife and two young children. He says, "I absorb my inspiration from the natural complexity of my surroundings. An occasional glass of wine at night and some delicious cheese helps, too!"