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Clay Jams - Cannibal Bunnies - Mojave Mug 2012 - pg. 85
VanTiki
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Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 1037
From: Hawaii
Posted: 2010-05-12 7:08 pm   Permalink

Those glazes are AMAZING, the sculpt is shockingly lifelike, and the crisp-and-clean molds appear to have been crafted by a very precise robot. You are a clay wizard! I cant WAIT to finally meet you at Oasis
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poptiki
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Joined: Mar 05, 2005
Posts: 189
From: Loveland, CO
Posted: 2010-05-20 02:02 am   Permalink

Van already said it. Tight, my friend, tight.
Don't let up.


 
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nuKKe
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Joined: Feb 13, 2005
Posts: 172
From: Tel Aviv, Israel
Posted: 2010-05-23 02:31 am   Permalink

yeah, what VanTiki said.

 
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Meheadhunter
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
Posts: 355
From: Wichita KS,
Posted: 2010-05-27 10:19 pm   Permalink

Very Nice!! Love the detail you put into your sculpts!

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Tiki Baļ
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Joined: Jul 30, 2007
Posts: 207
From: Paris France
Posted: 2010-05-28 12:00 am   Permalink

definatelly one of my favorite mug!!!! I love that snake!!!!!

 
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Hiphipahula
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Joined: May 27, 2006
Posts: 2426
From: The Valley! Female, leo,fav color pink.
Posted: 2010-05-28 09:36 am   Permalink

Now that's the to do it ! Awesome as usual!

 
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Babalu
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Joined: Nov 19, 2006
Posts: 2505
From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2010-06-14 6:25 pm   Permalink

Hey, thank you all

Well, I know I haven't posted in a while...it has been busy in the studio though. I've had a few other (not mentioned below) projects that I have been doing for other folks that has taken up my some of my time over here, but hey, it's paying the bills

Here is some progress stuff on some of the things that I can mention.

First up: Wendy (Dan loves tiki) asked me if I would help her out molding up one of her designs. It's a 3 sided, "Eat, Drink, & Be Merry mug. Wendy and Dan have been wonderful supporters of mine, and I wanted to help out with this one project...Wendy can tell you more about it, but I know the concept was taken from another crypto design that I have seen in Tiki Quest. It really is a nice mug Wendy. I am only going to do a run of 20 of these mugs....Wendy will be glazing up a few customs in addition. After that, no more... I will post in Market Place when I get this run finished. They will be glazed similar to the first Papua Omma Mow Mows. Test glazing later this week. YAY!



Next: look at this...Amy (Queen K) passed off her Squid colab that she started over here to Buzzy to pass of to me to fire. Amy tells me this muggy has traveled around in the trunk of her car for months, and some un-godly number of miles. The fact that it survived is AMAZING to me...good job Amy! The first firing is done on it...time to come over and glaze it




Next, next: I made a little mold up of a shape I found in the wild. I'm not quite sure yet what intrigues me so much about this shape, but I made the mold with 2 end pieces so that I could make 2 different shaped vessels 'clay canvas' out of one mold. The below picture shows a bit of playing around with it...





Lastly, The new molds (with the new snake scales) for the Cobra Fang Mugs worked out purdy good...I've finished 10 of them which I am going to drag along with me to the Ohana event in Lake George, NY in a couple of weeks. My main goal for this Event is not to sell a ton of stuff, but more over to have a GOOD TIME I like this Cobra Fang mug, however, it is a hard one to clean and glaze....I going to limit the run on this mug to smaller numbers as well. The next run after these will be available at Oasis.





Most importantly is the Silent Auction that is taking place at Ohana for Tiki Kate. My offering for this auction is this 2nd casting from my new Cobra molds here...This is my favorite one, and it is the "only" Albino, or White Cobra that I will be doing. Please check out this thread
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=36809&forum=15&3







More soon...thanks for stopping in!


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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2010-06-16 07:11 am   Permalink

The Eat Drink and Be Merry Babalu mug came about because of Dan's collection. For 14 years we tried to locate and buy one of the Lanai San Mateo mugs. Once it came up on eBay but it was EdgeofTexas1's birthday so none of his friends bid for it. Years passed and one with a crack came up on eBay, another friend wanted it because he went there as a child so again we didn't try for it and he got it. Then we met Mike of TikiRoom.net. He had a mint one that was a birthday present from his sister. I begged to buy it. He said, "Wendy you will never get my mug. When I die I'll be cremated and buried in it."
Here's a photo of his mug.

Here is a photo of Mike holding the original and my clay sculpt.

I decided to give up the search and to make a similar mug for Dan's collection.
I used Hawaiian words that were as close to Eat Drink and Be Merry as I could find. Babalu is such a wonderful friend to have, he molded and is making the mug. Here are some photos of the sculpt.



Thank you for checking it out. Thank you Babalu for making my dream come true, Wendy







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Bowana
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Joined: Nov 10, 2006
Posts: 1170
From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2010-06-16 9:19 pm   Permalink





Someone get a freakin' rope!

Nicely done, Sir! No wonder you haven't posted lately.

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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 7417
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-06-17 11:08 am   Permalink

It's always worth the wait to see what you post next Babalu - stellar! Have a great time in NY!

Wendy, that mug is gonna be awesome! I had seen the master sculpt and anxiously await a chance to see a finished product.


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2010-06-21 08:51 am   Permalink

Thank you Mike, I'm super lucky to have Babalu turn it into a real mug. I sure wish I could be at Ohana, have a wonderful time Babalu and Squid. I hope you take photos, Wendy

 
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Babalu
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Joined: Nov 19, 2006
Posts: 2505
From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2010-06-21 10:53 pm   Permalink

SIR B!!! - wait till these folks get a load of these secret pieces you have over here!...you the man, fo-sure!

Thank you Mad Doggies...time for another visit brother.

Wendy, lookie at what Babalu has for you...the first few tests...need to re-fire one of these guys...hummm?





A couple of dead mullet headed Maori dudes....heh...



I want to thank my neighbors the "Podmakers" for helping me with the little cards for my Cobras fang mug -- You two ROCK! It says 50 on there, I may not do that many, we'll see....



Sneak peek at part of my next production mug



I'm off to NY to party down!! More soon...


 
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Robb Hamel
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
Posts: 1013
From: Ohio
Posted: 2010-06-22 08:18 am   Permalink

Great, great work - the authentic Maori texture of the preview pic looks excellent.
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TikiG
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 1549
From: Riverside, California
Posted: 2010-06-22 09:38 am   Permalink

Damn, Babalu! I'm away for two weeks and come back to this? WOW MAN!!

Beautiful art flows from your studio and while I shouldn't speak for others I'm sure we all agree that your efforts color our daily existence while treading over boring concrete tones.

Thanks for the inspiration. Thanks for posting. G


 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-06-22 5:14 pm   Permalink

Wendy's mugs came out great, I'm sure she is STOKED!!!

Love the "dead mullet headed Maori dudes" Perfect name!

I drove through town last night and back through today but too hurried to stop . I did honk and wave from I8 Next time I hope.


 
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