Here is a step-by-step overview of how I make a kaleidoscope cane. As you can see, it starts out very large. The larger I begin, the more details I can add, and the more precise I can be with reduction. I'm often asked how big my kaleidoscope canes start out, and how long they take. This varies quite a bit, but on average they start out with about 5-7 pounds of clay, and take a total of 20-30 hours to make, from conditioning the clay to reducing the final design.
Creating a Kaleidoscope Cane
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