Sue Wade Davis
After studying how to create kaleidoscopes in 1999 at John C. Campbell Folk School, Sue Davis began exploring new concepts for both the mirror systems which create the colorful patterns found in kaleidoscopes and the exteriors of her kaleidoscopes. Today, she creates kaleidoscopes in a variety of glass, wood and metals. Experimentation with a wide range of materials used in creating Kaleidoscopes helps Sue maintain her enthusiasm. By teaching people of all ages how kaleidoscopes work and why they work, the link between art, geometry and physics is made. The thoughts of her students enrich Sue’s excitement for her craft. Classes are offered at in Albemarle, Winston-Salem and Salisbury, NC.
As her life moves like a kaleidoscope, ever changing and rearranging, Sue has discovered creating decorative and functional works from glass is even more challenging than making kaleidoscopes. Sue creates both functional pieces and artistic pieces for the table or book case.
Sue’s work has been exhibited at the Through Women’s Eyes, By Women’s Hands in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Kaleidoscope Reflections, Bethesda, Maryland, Railwalk Gallery, Pottery 101 and Waterworks Visual Arts Center in Salisbury and at the Sawtooth Visual Arts Center, Winston-Salem, NC. She participates in juried shows throughout the Middle Atlantic States.