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OceaOtica
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From: near Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2007-06-29 9:34 pm   Permalink

Great to see some other folks getting into the craft.
From what I can see in your pictires, you will need at least a three piece mold, not including a fourth if you have a recessed bottom. Keep in mind for your wallet, the more pieces to the mold, the higher the cost of the mold, and the more seams to clean up on the greenware. Though, I try to never change a design due to complexity, if you are paying someone else to produce the molds, this may be a factor to consider. For the amount of detail in your sculpture, stay away from solid color glazes; you will loose a lot of it. Stick with semi clear of self antiquing, which will accent your design. Might also be nice to see a version painted with underglazes and done in clear.
Look forward to seeing the progress on your mug.


 
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2007-06-29 10:42 pm   Permalink

I like his look - sort of like an iguana or a chameleon. Cool stuff!

 
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Haole'akamai
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From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2007-06-29 11:14 pm   Permalink



You better make sure to bring a little sumtin sumtin by FI. I'd love to see one of the artist proofs in person.


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Tiki Kaimuki
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Joined: Sep 25, 2006
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From: OAKLAND, baby
Posted: 2007-07-02 5:55 pm   Permalink

OceaOtica-Thanks a lot for the info and support. I agree about not wanting to change my art for the mold, we will see what happens when I finally meet with the guy. I talked with a guy at the ceramics store and he was telling me I needed to use cone 10 glazes to be food safe, even though they cone 5 and 6 glazes that said "food safe"? I suspect I will be doing a lot of proofs.

Sam-Thanks for the comment. Funny, we just hung one of your superkool Orbit Room signs in our bathroom and are considering using it as a color palette for a new paint job.

Haole'akamai- Of course, as soon as I get something to bring, I will be at FI on a Wednesday for some drinking and showing!
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Tiki Kaimuki
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From: OAKLAND, baby
Posted: 2007-12-21 3:25 pm   Permalink

It only took me 7 months to finally get this thing into production. I poured my first molded mug today with mixed results. The first one came out too thin and subsequently had to be repaired for cracks as I took it out of the mold.


Here is the mold in pieces.


Impatience got the better of me. I should have left it at this stage for longer.


Slip poured out of the mold.


He made it out.


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Tomorrow is a new day with hopefully a drier mold and no sticky rips.






 
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Haole'akamai
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Posted: 2007-12-21 4:05 pm   Permalink

Oooooh-wheee, that is sharp!!

p.s. I am on the list for this, right?


 
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LOL Tiki
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From: San Diegoish
Posted: 2007-12-21 4:20 pm   Permalink

That's some nice work. I think I'll start following this thread.

 
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TravelingJones
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From: Eastern Shores of Western Civilization
Posted: 2007-12-21 7:37 pm   Permalink

P-a-t-i-e-n-c-e Tiki Kaimuki, good thang'z come to those who wait...KAPULAPU is looking great glub-glub!!
Keep posting the coool photo's as each one hatch'z...
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Meheadhunter
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From: Wichita KS,
Posted: 2007-12-21 8:52 pm   Permalink

Very cool Mug....Nice work...Please put me on your list...

 
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Tiki Kaimuki
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From: OAKLAND, baby
Posted: 2007-12-22 08:02 am   Permalink

Hey Haole'akamai, LOL Tiki, Traveling Jones, and Meheadhunter, mahalo for your compliments.After some coffee and cartoons I am going to pour another one this morning. I opened up the mold and put it by the heater last night to get it ready for sucking moisture.Hopefully, it will produce.

 
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Meheadhunter
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Posted: 2007-12-22 3:29 pm   Permalink

Good luck on pouring another....I can't wait to see the finished piece....

 
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Tiki Kaimuki
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From: OAKLAND, baby
Posted: 2008-01-13 4:48 pm   Permalink

After my ceramics store ran out of slip I was made to wait yet again. Now, I have two five gallon buckets and busted out 4 mugs with a 5th one in the mold right now.
I began glazing the previous ones I made- one peanut style(hanging out on a shelf at Forbidden Island), one blueish with brown bark, and one greenish with brown. The two latter are getting another glaze treatment for experimentation.

The pic below shows the newly hatched and one I did in an all white glaze just for fun.


The production line rolls on...


 
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2008-01-13 4:54 pm   Permalink

What a cool mug, Tiki Kaimuki! Can't wait to see them with all of the glaze colors.
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Hiphipahula
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Posted: 2008-01-14 01:50 am   Permalink

Lookin' Good!!! HiPhIP!

 
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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2008-01-14 06:45 am   Permalink

Very cool mug indeed! I would love to purchase one when you get-um in mass production.

Be sure to dry out those plaster molds some after about 4-5 pulls or so, and don't fire that greenware one you put glaze on...sure you knew that :-) Try leaving the slip in the mold for about an hour before you pour it out, that gives a nice thickness to the mug in my opinion.

Sweet!!
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