Steve Coleman was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas and currently lives in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Texas State University San Marcos and enjoys using geometry in figuring angles for the mirrors as he designs kaleidoscopes.
He has always been a wood-working enthusiast and made his first kaleidoscope over 30 years ago when he was searching for a good project to make with a new wood lathe. He has continued making scopes, redesigning and improving his craft since then, and he always enjoys meeting and interacting with people at various art shows. He loves the reaction people have when they first look through his scopes. One little girl exclaimed, “Mommy! It’s like a rainbow in outer space!”