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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2010-06-06 10:32 am   Permalink

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANG!
thas' gooooooooood!


 
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Tikilizard
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Posted: 2010-06-06 12:25 pm   Permalink

SWEEEET! That is totally awesome! Love the octopus.

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2010-06-19 4:37 pm   Permalink

Question, the clay has to be pounded and twisted to get all the air pockets out or it explodes in the kiln. How about all those seams, do you have to make sure there are no air pockets there? Wendy
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hewey
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2010-06-19 7:20 pm   Permalink

Looks awesome!

 
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VanTiki
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Joined: Nov 25, 2005
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From: Hawaii
Posted: 2010-06-28 9:36 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-06-19 16:37, danlovestikis wrote:
Question, the clay has to be pounded and twisted to get all the air pockets out or it explodes in the kiln. How about all those seams, do you have to make sure there are no air pockets there? Wendy




Mahalo everyone! Just got back from vacation and stuffed the kiln full of goodies. Wendy - not sure what seams you are referring to - do you mean the cracks on the moai? They are all carved in after the fact. The piece started as a slab rolled around a PVC pipe jig I made. Once the tube was a bit firm I slid it off the PVC, attached a flat slab base, and pushed in the mouth cavity. The tube shape was modified with several darts (like when sewing a dress) and some paddling. Nose, rocks, ears, and brows were added via slab construction and hollow forms (pinch pot rocks). Cracks were all carved out of the surface, and stone texture was added with a gentle lava rock beating The octopus body is a pinch pot, and the legs are a modified slab. A fun piece to put together - hope it survived the bisque firing! And PS - I'll get a photo with the paining this week - I promise! Been VERY crazy over here. only 51 days left till Oasis (gulp)

Once again, Mahalo,
Henrik
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Matt Reese
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2010-06-28 9:50 pm   Permalink

Can't wait to see your mugs in person!

 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-06-28 10:05 pm   Permalink

Forget the mugs, I can't wait to see you in person!

 
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VanTiki
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Joined: Nov 25, 2005
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From: Hawaii
Posted: 2010-08-02 2:26 pm   Permalink

Finally getting glaze on the mugs I put together for Tiki Oasis 10 - first fellows to shamble out of the kiln were the zombies:





And for reference, here is a look at a glazed zombie before firing:



Soooooooo happy with the way they turned out. Skin glaze has a wonderful decayed pallor, and the eyes are a yummy glossy porcelain. I'd happily gaze into them as they chewed on my brain

Last of the Tiki Tiles are firing at the moment, and tomorrow I'll be loading up the trepanning accident mugs. Oasis is So close! Yaay!

Mahalo for peeking -
Henrik "VanTiki"
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VanTiki
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From: Hawaii
Posted: 2010-08-10 12:41 pm   Permalink

Just unloaded the 12 Trepanning Accident mugs that I'll be bringing to Tiki Oasis from the kiln. These all have the "new advances in medical technology" top detailing, and I am pleased as punch with the way the glazes turned out. Very ancient!






6 have a bright red interior, and 6 have a translucent green interior. Mahalo for peeking!

Henrik "VanTiki"

PS - I see some folks have made a "what I'm bringing to Oasis" thread - methinks I'll do the same shortly. The Marketplace seems to be the spot for such a thread - am I correct?
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TikiG
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From: Riverside, California
Posted: 2010-08-10 12:47 pm   Permalink

Absolutely magnificent mugs, Henrik! I'm bummed I will probably miss the chance to buy one of these...

 
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leleliz
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From: NorCal
Posted: 2010-08-10 1:28 pm   Permalink

Put prices on the stuff so I know how much to bring!

I am so excited to see your stuff in person!


 
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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2010-08-25 11:37 pm   Permalink

Hey Henrick, One of the highlights of my Oasis weekend was hanging out with you and your wife. I hope you two had a good time...We NEED you both back next year!

I take it that Disneyland is still there?


 
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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2010-08-26 10:07 am   Permalink

Babs take words out of GROG' mouth.

 
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VanTiki
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Joined: Nov 25, 2005
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From: Hawaii
Posted: 2010-10-15 7:59 pm   Permalink

Babs and Grog - I'm literally counting the days to next Oasis (seriously - there are 306 days and 7 hours as of now to Oasis 11). I can't wait to see you guys again, and I MUST spend more time with you both! Hopefully I won't be totally overwhelmed like a deer in headlights next year and I can enjoy the events more. Not that I didn't have fun! Quite the contrary! It just was over so gosh-darned fast!

Ok! Onto new mugs. Been a busy bee over here after Oasis catching up on illustration/animation work - so I haven't had a lot of clay time. Well, I haven't had any clay time till this week! Some of you may remember the musical mugs I've made in the past. They were a lot of fun, and I thought I'd continue exploring musical mugs by making a few rattles!



Here is a peek at the Bone Rattlers. They are still a bit rough, and when they dry out a bit more I'll do a second detail pass. The rounded bottoms are actually part of a Hollow sphere at the base of the mug. The sphere is filled with these guys:



You can get a better look from the back of the mugs. Note the "sound holes" at the base to let air vent and sound squeeze thru.



I also did a set of big big big porcelain bones for these fellows to use as stir sticks:



Can't wait to bisque fire them and see how the rattle sounds! I'm off to Seattle next week for work, and when I get back these should be dry enough to put in the kiln. More photos as things develop!

Mahalo for peeking -
Henrik "VanTiki"
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-10-15 8:08 pm   Permalink

With that rounded bottom it will sound like marbles in a wok!

Crazy good Henrik!


 
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