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Clay Jams - Cannibal Bunnies - Mojave Mug 2012 - pg. 85
Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2008-04-10 9:50 pm   Permalink

Well, I finished building the mugs...still have to texture 2 of them.



In order to release this bowl from the form, I cut away the trash bag area around the base, and turned the fan on it to harden the clay up just a little more around the base.



I sat it on an old 6" long aluminum tube I had laying around that was the same diameter as the base (not shown)...the plastic form could then drop away from the clay bowl.



YEAH BABY!!! She stands alone



Later, I added some little clay support on the outside just for extra support...these won't stay...they are just temporary support.



It's time to finish this bowl...I can't keep the clay workable long now. Next, more outside decoration on the lower area.

Robin - You really rock! If you make the kiln god and goddess, I give this bowl a much bigger chance of surviving.

Kate - YES! Dig in! It's bowl time! happy, happy!

Sam - Thanks for jumping in. That "Got Boots" painting of yours in now my new favorite...man, you are incredible!

Kaimaki - Thanks mucho...I am going to use about 17 different glazes on this...if I make it to that far...





 
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Hiphipahula
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Posted: 2008-04-11 01:16 am   Permalink

Babalu you are crazy genius! mind blowing! don't fire it up without me! Kate? are we gonna hear your idea on your bowl yet?
HiPhiPaHulA! All!!
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Paipo
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2008-04-11 03:05 am   Permalink

Crazy genius alright! I can totally feel the tension in that shot. You clay guys have a lot to contend with (in terms of what can go bung) compared to us carvers.
I sense a legendary tiki artifact in the making.......if a decoy can fetch 1.13 mill, imagine what this might be worth in 100 years!
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Robin
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Posted: 2008-04-11 11:30 am   Permalink

This bowl is downright giving me chills! And that cool feeling in the solar plexus when something wonderful is happening. I feel so involved! Damn fine work Babalu.

 
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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2008-04-11 10:47 pm   Permalink

Thanks you guys! Well, I finished the bowl part. Kind of hard to shoot, but those tentacles come down and wrap around a little birdman face in 4 areas around the bowl below the mugs.









Finished just in time...I have to bounce for 10 days for the other job. I will finish the bird heads when I get back. Junping over to one of my favorite cities in the world...



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Posted: 2008-04-12 02:37 am   Permalink

















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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2008-04-12 12:46 pm   Permalink

Babalu - It's amazing! I thought it was great, then I saw that shot showing the inside - totally wonderful work!

...and Paipo, U r too much!
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MooneyTiki
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From: Jensen Beach,fla
Posted: 2008-04-12 1:09 pm   Permalink

Aloha Babalu!!!
What a Sweet work space my friend and that bowl is looking more incredable every post! Just when I think your about done, you bust out more creative and artistic juices and more Killer detail comes blastin out!!! Keep up the Smokin Art, Aloha your fried, Mooney


 
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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2008-04-13 6:29 pm   Permalink

Well, woke up in Hong Kong this morning. Damn that's a long flight...I've never gotten use to it. The boss will be meeting me out here this time, so we gets to stay in a swanky hotel this time :-)

Paipo - You are too much brother! Thanks so much for hanging out on this thread with me. I've never done a clay demo online before...it's been fun!

Brad - Man, that's really cool that you bounced in. I really appreciate the input. Your painting has been just way over the top! You rock the house!

Mooney - Thanks man, You are one very talented individual. I would love to see you play in clay sometime.

Well, I have to walk several shows while I'm over here...the electronics show, the houseware show, etc. I've read on other posts where some artists have been knocked off in other lands lately. I will keep my eyes open for China knock offs, and if I see anything...mugs, carvings, whatever...I will take pictures and get manufacture information together to give to the original artist so that you can at least call them and give them hell. Let's hope I don't see anything....that would be the best news.

So, you think I can find a tiki bar over here? I think that might be hard pressed. We'll see...

Peace!
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-04-13 7:50 pm   Permalink

You're a MADMAN Babs!
watching the progress on this just blows me away!
wrapping round the lil birdman faces on the bottom.....
blown away!
and paipo made me belly laugh!
enjoy hong Kong!
go to a Host bar!
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Clarita
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From: BA Arg
Posted: 2008-04-14 09:41 am   Permalink

Ha! Amazing amazing!! Now i get it! you had some help from outer space!! that's not fair ! no seriously, you have an out of this world talent !! Thanks for sharing it a little, is a total pleasure to watch you working!
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Bowana
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Posted: 2008-04-15 08:46 am   Permalink

If a Poly-Pop museum springs up sometime in the future to archive this period, this piece will surely be one of the crowning attractions.

Go Babs, go!
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Robin
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From: where the road and the sky collide
Posted: 2008-04-15 8:09 pm   Permalink

Yahooooo on the bowl Babalu.

Pretty funny stuff there Paipo.


 
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Posted: 2008-04-30 8:38 pm   Permalink

You are one of the most talented people I know, Babs. I'm lucky to call you a friend!
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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2008-04-30 9:55 pm   Permalink

Hey, thank you guys so much for your teriffic comments. They feel really good. The progress on this bowl has not been much lately as I'm drying it real slow...that's kind of like watching grass grow Still, all is going well...no cracks so far. The first firing will most likely be the tell all.

Uhhhh, this thing is going to hold lots of booze.

I have started on the heads. After I have finished the heads, I will finish drying the bowl right in the kiln. I will put a little bit of sand on the kiln shelf that it will sit on during the firing. As the bowl drys more, it will shrink more. The sand will act like little ball bearings under the bowl. This way the bottom area won't catch on the kiln self causing it to crack. I will also fire it with the little braces I made for it in place as added support. They will not be needed for the 2nd glaze firing.





 
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