Jan 22, 2009

Tchotchke: Where's Charlie?

Tchotchke: Where's Charlie?

Every time I see one of these finger puppets...or those goofy lollipops you sometimes see at the supermarket--from the 'impulse buy' lineup--I think of this guy who was a ceramics major at the San Francisco Art Institute years back. He was into casting these crazy creatures out of rubber.

After he finished school, he started making these gems for the beach set. Did a line of rubber bangles for Macy's--serpents with perforated tails slipped over noggin fasteners.

Unfortunately, rubber falls apart. So went his Macy's
goldmine. Don't know where he is now. ...Why I'm asking "Where's Charlie?"