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VanTiki Mugs: Octopus Time Lapse
MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-06-04 9:21 pm   Permalink

Henrik, I love the drinking spout you have invented

 
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zerostreet
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Posted: 2011-06-05 06:38 am   Permalink

Those are amazing! Great work!

 
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Tiki Baļ
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Posted: 2011-06-06 01:15 am   Permalink

I'm Sooooooooo... jalous about your talent!!! just unbelievable!

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Posted: 2011-06-07 01:44 am   Permalink

so cool vantiki

 
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GROG
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Posted: 2011-06-07 01:47 am   Permalink

Very nice. GROG like.

 
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ZeroTiki
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Posted: 2011-06-10 10:32 am   Permalink

Drooooooooooooooool......

 
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crazy al
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Posted: 2011-07-05 8:43 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-06-07 01:47, GROG wrote:
Very nice. GROG like.



ya... what that monkey said... i mean monkey-maker...wink.


 
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VanTiki
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Posted: 2011-07-14 2:18 pm   Permalink

A HUGE mahalo to all for the kind words! They mean a lot!

My sincere appologies for the lack of updates - Been burning the candle at both ends with the looming Tiki Oasis dates and crushing work deadlines. I've been busy in the studio - but due to a bit of a computer hiccup I have not been able to post lately. Here is what has been cooking:

First up, the Bone Rattle mugs biqsue fired just fine, and I hope to get them glazed next week (yaay!)

Next, I pressed a slew of tiles for Oasis (and etsy) last weekend, and only managed to squish my finger once


The Framed faces are glazed and turned out über creepy-cool! Can't wait to get them framed up!


I'm gonna bring a few pressed ceramic necklaces/pendants to Oasis - some designs you've seen before (as Geocoins), and I'm working on 2 new ones. Here they are taking shape:
Canibal Cubed:

Sleeping Moai:


Tonight I'm molding the finished pendant sculpts, and this weekend I'll be putting together a few more mugs (very excited about the concept). So much to do! So little time! Aaaaaaaaa!
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-07-14 8:12 pm   Permalink

"My sincere appologies for the lack of updates..."

OK, we'll forgive you this time but only because you create such great art!
Those faces are a bit too creepy, they give me the woolies! And the "Sleeping Moai" is going to be a thing of beauty
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swizzle
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Posted: 2011-07-15 01:10 am   Permalink

Amazing work as usual Henrick. Just wondering if you could explain about the screws and their purpose on the pendants?
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VanTiki
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Posted: 2011-07-15 12:35 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-07-15 01:10, swizzle wrote:
Amazing work as usual Henrick. Just wondering if you could explain about the screws and their purpose on the pendants?




Mahalo!

The screws are acting as an armature to help the clay stick to the board. I'm using Super Sculpey (grey firm) to do these - and it isn't the stickiest stuff. The screws help anchor it to the board - and hopefully will keep the clay there when I pull off the plaster mold. If all goes well, I can get two (and sometimes three) molds off the sculpture before it breaks up beyond repair. Note - I DO NOT bake the clay prior to molding - I'm depending on the "bubble gum" quality of the Sculpey to aid with any inadvertent undercuts that may be lurking. Also, with the unbaked clay I can go in and repair the piece when I pull multiple molds. After I get as many molds off the piece as I can, I pry it off the board and bake it so I have a reference master to look at when cleaning up/detailing the pressed clay pendants.

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-07-15 3:28 pm   Permalink

Love those tentacles, see you at Oasis, Wendy

 
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VanTiki
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From: Hawaii
Posted: 2011-07-19 1:13 pm   Permalink

Mahalo Wendy! Oasis is so close and I am FREAKING OUT!

Was able to finally get the pendants molded on saturday. The screws did their job, and I managed to pull three molds off each sculpture (six molds total) - had to stop because I ran out of plaster!
The molds are currently in my attic to speed the drying out process (yes, my panic about the looming Oasis dates has pushed me to extremes). Here are some shots of the plaster pouring:





Sculpting 2 more mugs today and tomorrow, and plan on doing some pendant hanger boxes (or wall hanging mugs - still haven't decided) on wednesday and Thursday. Pressing pendants friday and Saturday, followed by a three week marathon of glazing and firing. stress stress stress!

Mahalo for peeking -
Henrik VanStressi

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VanTiki
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Posted: 2011-07-22 2:39 pm   Permalink

FInally got around to putting together a set of mugs I've been plotting for over a year!

Here they are taking shape... looking rather sandworm-esque at the moment:


And more refinement - could these be the Tiki Fire Hydrants you have been yearning for?



Ta da!


Still tough to make out what they are - they are upside down, and there is still a lot to add. They need their fuses and carriages! Allow me to present my naval cannon mugs: The Bow Chasers! Salvaged from a shipwreck, the natives of VanTiki Island re-shaped these British Naval cannons with fire, hammers, and chisels into powerful deities of war.

Going for a hammered and pitted iron surface:
[img]http://tikiroom.com/img/4033x4e29e8ed.jpg[/img

The cool thing is, once they are set up in their wooden cradles, you simply aim the cannon at the sky, fill with rum, and insert straw!

Mahalo for peeking -
Henrik "VanTiki"
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Bruddah Bear
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Posted: 2011-07-22 2:56 pm   Permalink


Wow! I love this concept. I wish I'd thought of it first, blast you! Nice work on the hammered texture. These are gonna be awesome.


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