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Bosko created the Alchemist based on his carvings at False Idol, San Diego. The Alchemist was sold both at False Idol and online through Tiki Objects by Bosko. The first edition in psychedelic green was 125 pieces, not including artist proofs.
Several artist proofs were made and a few were hand-carved by Bosko after he had taken the mug from the mold. Bosko made the area around the eyes, nose, tongue, and decorations on the back of the mug deeper. He wanted to add some definition into the face and back of the mug.
"Handcrafted at our Southern California Studios. Glaze is a wild psychedelic bright green with turquoise floats and yellow blotching. Based on Bosko's extensive carving at False Idol. This is the 1st color edition of 125, we sell 25, 100 available at False Idol. Mug stands a little over 7” tall and holds about 8 Oz."
These premiered at Bosko's booth at Tiki Oasis 2023 (with opening of marketplace on August 4th) and on his website with 25 pieces available. The remaining 100 went up for sale at False Idol soon afterward.