Back in 2014, Chris found an interesting YouTube video where a father taught his daughter how to extract bismuth (a metal) from Pepto-bismol. Not knowing what bismuth was at the time, he performed some research and shared it with the rest of us. Mark immediately purchased a few pounds online and one week later we were all in the kitchen, growing our first bismuth crystals.
Chris was the first to be interested in Bismuth and is always looking for and working on new methods of growing crystals. He is also constantly coming up with new ways of using bismuth to create art. Chris also has helped design all of our furnaces, from the first one pictured here to the massive one currently in use.