My name is Chris.
Glowees - like my life - is a
partnership. My lovely wife & fellow
artist Katie http://luludeuxmillinery.com has partnered
with me to make Glowees glow on, grow on & rock on into the 21st century!
A bit of history...
I've been sculpting
strange little creatures for just about as long as I can
In 7th grade math class, I started stealing
little bits of my math teacher's
picture hanging putty from behind the
papers on the wall, leaving just enough to
keep them hanging, till I had a
marble-sized ball of the stuff to sculpt with.
So, it was in math 701 that
my little imps were born.
It wasn't till years later that I thought of
making them into jewelry.
I work in polymer clays, which come in
pigments, like paints, and I spend as
much time color mixing as I do
sculpting. I mix glow into my colors, and
they have to look just right in
daylight, in blacklight & in the dark.
Each piece I do is one of a
kind. I've sold my jewelry sucessfully at
several boutiques in Greenwich
Village in New York City, and unsuccessfullly at
the Santa Monica Promenade
(more pieces were stolen than were sold, so they
wouldn't carry them any
more). By far my favorite place to sell them was
the adult playground
known as the Renaissance Pleasure Faire at night. For
hours I'd go around
with a camping lantern affixed with a blacklight tube &
jewelry box filled with my glowee creatures, playing trip-toy to many
appreciative partiers. Often I'd be like the pied piper, leading a parade
of people as I went from place to place to show off my wares, who kept
repeating, “Dude. . . Dude. . . Open the box,
Dude.”, And then, when
I'd open it, “Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh,
Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude!” Sometimes, I'd
just sit with someone for the
longest time, while they'd have conersations
with my little glowing guys.
People would buy them & name them &
tell me what names they came up with
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