Originally from Armidale, New South Wales, Ben Kurczok moved to Tasmania in 1990 and settled on the magical Tasman Peninsula.
As early as his high school years, Ben discovered his passion for, and talent in, working with beautiful Tasmanian timbers. Upon his graduation in 1997, the Tasmania Kaleidoscope Factory offered Ben
a traineeship in Small Business Management. He completed a Diploma in Art, Craft and Design with TAFE, Tasmania in 2000.
With this solid grounding, Ben has continued to pursue his passion for woodwork and mastered the art of fine kaleidoscope making.
In 2002 Ben, together with his wife Kate, took over the management of the Tasmanian Kaleidoscope Factory. They continue the successful business from their home based studio at Eaglehawk Neck in Tasmania’s beautiful south – east.