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Clay Jams - Cannibal Bunnies - Mojave Mug 2012 - pg. 85
Paipo
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2008-11-14 11:09 am   Permalink

Buzz, I love the way you've just hit the ground running and are pumping out all this great ceramic Maoriware. Everything is sweet, but I'm particularly liking those manaia/pekapeka forms, the curves really work beautifully in clay. I will send you some more source material you may like when I get a chance.
The other stuff is just amazing too. I would kill to be able to get together with a bunch of like-minded individuals like you guys and get my clay/wood groove on....I can't even find a pottery class at the local high school here!
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Cammo
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2008-11-14 1:53 pm   Permalink

"I can't even find a pottery class at the local high school here!"

That sucks! MadMikster just went out and bought a small kiln, read the directions and started making killer stuff in like a few days. There's GOTTA be artists somewhere around you!


 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2008-11-14 2:50 pm   Permalink

MadMikester gets great support from the artists here on TC
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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2008-11-14 6:25 pm   Permalink

Paipo, I sure wish you were here right now...tomorrows going to be a fun day at the Chop...

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=30308&forum=17&start=0&56

If anybody wants to come over and play in clay...tomorrows the day.

Got some good stuff out of the kiln...will post laters..

YAY!


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VanTiki
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Joined: Nov 25, 2005
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From: Hawaii
Posted: 2008-11-15 3:00 pm   Permalink

Quote:

If anybody wants to come over and play in clay...tomorrows the day.



...runs out to buy airplane ticket...
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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2008-11-16 11:48 am   Permalink

Henrick, I sure wished you would have been here, we had a ton of fun at the Chop yesterday. Here is some of the work that came to life...not all of it is complete yet, but WOW, you can see where this is all going.





From left to right...

Big Toe, Cannibal Sam, Richard, The Jab


Tobonga, Pops, Ravs, Leah


Also, I fired a few mugs...I'll post this Drum Mug one first. I'm really happy with this one. It feels GREAT in the hand. I thought for weeks about how I was going to glaze this guy, and in the end, I choose this thick, rich rust color...it's nice and juicy. The picture really don't show that well enough. This glaze choice gave it a nice old timey look that I was hoping for...Not only that, prior to glazing it, all I could think about is how I wanted to play with a few garnishes on this mug. There is already a lot of line work happening in the mug, I did not want the coloring of the mug to over power the function of the mug. In other words, I wanted the mug, to look good with a drink in it and garnish on top. I wanted to see all of these elements work together instead of against each other.
The garnishes shown are just the first two I have played with on it...









I stilt fired this guy so it is glazed everywhere...no clay body showing through on the bottom of the mug.










I think I need to make some "one off" custom stir sticks for mugs...



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OceaOtica
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Joined: Sep 29, 2003
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From: near Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2008-11-16 12:18 pm   Permalink

Nice work Babs! needs a little work on the lighting, but the garnish work, as per the your other thread under drinks, is great. I love making custom swizzles for photo sets, i often take one of those accoutrements cheapies form the 6 packs and either build directly on it with epoxy putty or make a piece to be glued on and blended off with sculpy. Would love to see what you do with some swizzle.
p.s. looked at the photos again and it is really quite great that you used the orange peel to match some of the swirling design on the drum. Just great

Mad Dog brought up a good point below, epoxies and sculpy are not food safe, i make those for photo set ups and hobby only. Some food safe alternatives for swizzles i have seen are glass and coconut wood, been given a set of both.



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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2008-11-16 2:20 pm   Permalink

Babalu, some great stuff came out of the Chop 'n Slop, looks like everyone had a great time. I saw your post in the Food & Drink forum, I like where you're going with the garnishes. I tried a ceramic garnish awhile back, but it's just not like the real thing. I was reading the Swizzle Stick thread a few days ago and wondering how you could make your own without a plastic injection molder. Ceramic doesn't seem like an appropriate material, Sculpty isn't food safe but OceaOtica may be on to something with the plastic stick and Sculpty decoration.
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blacksandz
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Joined: Jun 01, 2005
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From: Western NY
Posted: 2008-11-17 4:33 pm   Permalink


Babalu...oooooOOOOO!!!!!!!!!


Some lucky sufferin' bastard is gonna cherish this PNG gem!

Marvel at Babalu's Kundu Drum Mug!

Is it Christmas already?




 
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OceaOtica
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From: near Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2008-11-17 5:24 pm   Permalink

Marvel at Babalu's Kundu Drum Mug!

Is it Christmas already?



my birthday is coming up if anyone was wondering what to get me



 
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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2008-11-17 9:12 pm   Permalink

Why thank you for your support Mr. Blacksandz...it's your turn to try a few garnishes out on that guy...Merry Christmas brother!

This guy turned out purdy good after the 2nd firing...I'll have to wait for some better light to get some good shots of him. It gets so bloody dark, so quick these days...



This here bowlie is up next on the ole glaze roster...



Some hand made - One Off - Swizzle Sticks coming soon...
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OceaOtica
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Posted: 2008-11-17 10:23 pm   Permalink

Babs, that bowl is lookin amazing!

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2008-11-17 11:08 pm   Permalink

Yo Babalu! Thanks for the clay...
Here's what I did with some of it tonight:

My original plan was to make another thin tiki and slap it on the side of a mug. I started by making the tiki. I didn't mold this one, but rather did a combination of smaller scale relief carving and I guess what you would call "sculpting."
Here it is in the very early stages of the shaping process:

It's probably less than half an inch thick.

Here it is after most of the initial shaping is completed:

He's close to 5" tall

Next I tried to make the mug Babalu slab style but the reused clay I was trying to use and my clay working facilities would not produce the results I required. So, instead of waiting until tomorrow when Babalu could bail me out, I cut it into three pieces and slapped them on a cocojoesque lava looking plaque:

A hole in the top of the piece would make it a 9" chest plate pendant.
For now, I just need to let it turn from mud feeling to leather feeling to clean up some of those fine details and rough surfaces and then hollow out the back


I think it definitely needs to be a big old pendant.
Buzzy Out!


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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2008-11-18 2:25 pm   Permalink

Nice lookin' Lapatiki bowl interior!

 
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
Posts: 1795
From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2008-11-18 4:47 pm   Permalink

Way cool thread...

Nice mugarama with Babalu and friends, the drum and Cobra's fang turned out killer!

The tiki/lava plaque is really KEEN BPB! Love those lava plaques.

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