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Clay Jams - Cannibal Bunnies - Mojave Mug 2012 - pg. 85
Clarita
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From: BA Arg
Posted: 2009-01-22 10:57 am   Permalink

Very cool platter indeed! easy? the step by step don't teach, how to come up with such a cool design !
What's a worm?

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TikiMango
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
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From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2009-01-22 1:29 pm   Permalink

I love the scale of this platter. What weight will the final platter be after drying?
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VanTiki
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Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 1034
From: Hawaii
Posted: 2009-01-22 3:21 pm   Permalink

Love the progress photos!
Big mahalo for the extra effort. Next you gotta shoot a short film of you flipping that bad boy! That platter will look SPECTACULAR on a wall. keep us posted!

Henrik
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Babalu
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Posts: 2505
From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2009-01-22 11:23 pm   Permalink

Kinny - no, your awesomer!

MMD - Thanks brother.

Benz - ok then, ya gots two hours, go git-ur-done

Carita - Worms is what Bowana calls clay coils...he calls my dog, kitty, kitty too...not sure about him, still, I wished he would get back from his Texas thingy; I miss him in the shop. That design on that bowl was really taken from this ancient work.


Mango...you know, I know it will be lighter, I just don't know by how much yet.

Thanks Henrik...Dude the robot rocks the house!

Ok, on with stuffs...

I have this commission here for another menu snake. This one could be the last, if it doesn't crack up on me and I have to remake him. I'm getting kind of bored with this image now...









Thanks for looking!




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VanTiki
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From: Hawaii
Posted: 2009-01-22 11:33 pm   Permalink

Love that snake - I know what you mean about getting tired of a design, though! That's why I switched to one-off mugs. How did you go about building up the snake - did you make the cup form solid then hollow it out? Fantastic texturing (I also LOVE the texture work on the giant bowl), and the head is super lifelike.

Henrik
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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2009-01-29 10:56 pm   Permalink

Hey Henrik...thanks man. Yeah, the snake mug was done solid, sliced up, and hollowed out, then re-assembled again.

The other job has been pushing my buttons all week...my mind has been in the studio, but my body has not.

I did get some red sculpture clay in though; it's nice to feel sandy, gritty clay between my fingers again. The red clay looks great with glazes, but it's a real mess to work with...it kind of stains your hands, clothes, and everything else for that matter. hard to wash up, but again...it's purdy. I see all new test trees in my future.

I threw out another large slab and did a quick sketch on this here platter...

I think I'll call this one "duc-key"

More soon on this one and others - thanks for lookin'





 
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VanTiki
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From: Hawaii
Posted: 2009-01-30 11:13 am   Permalink

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On 2009-01-29 22:56, Babalu wrote:
The red clay looks great with glazes, but it's a real mess to work with...it kind of stains your hands, clothes, and everything else for that matter. hard to wash up, but again...it's purdy.



Tell me about it! I actually wrapped a piece of plywood with canvas that I place over my worktable for "red clay days". When I switch back to white clay, I lean the red clay table top against the wall. I'm usually covered in clay when I work in the studio - and with the white clay it oddly isn't a problem when I go out to lunch. Either it isn't that noticeable, or people think I am doing drywall or something. But when I go out with red clay smears all over me, I get plenty of weird looks at McDonalds.

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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-01-30 3:26 pm   Permalink

I only took my red clay to clay class once 'cuz it was too noticible if I didn't clean it up well enough. "Hey Mike, is this your leftover clay in the extruder?" "Mike, did you leave brown skidmarks on the slab roller?"
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GO TIKI
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From: SURF CITY HUNTINGTON BEACH
Posted: 2009-02-01 10:38 am   Permalink

Cool Stuff Babs, That red clay is a mess! I have been playing with it for awhile, My best analogy would be, Putting on a white dress shirt after nicking yourself shaving a couple times!
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2009-02-02 10:02 am   Permalink

That red clay is what I grew up with. Living just south of Georgia made that stuff plentiful and CHEAP! They used to use it to "pave" the roads - till someone noticed it was turning the bays red. If it flooded in GA the runoff would eventually make it to the Gulf turning it from crystal clear to a muddy red. I have to say it sure does make nice ceramics - strong too!!

 
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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2009-02-02 10:23 am   Permalink

Thanks for dropping in clay dudes...Hey Aloha! Oasis..ya got to come out again! GoGo, perfect analogy! I look forward to our up coming shows together

Well, this post will be a little image heavy...lots going on.

Bowana and Buzzy stopped by to drop off Tonga Hut work for the next firing. They have been working smaller, I have been working larger...I think they are the smart ones here.

Bowana has been getting all "Dave" on us again...look at the sizes of his new work...the chicks in the ear rings are 1 inch tall...Jeez DAVE!







Buzzy has been in his normal mode of "boogie". Dang Buzz! Nice work brother. Mad Dog Mike even has a piece in this next firing.





Me, I just finished that one red clay platter. I've re-named it "Tiki Style #1"....Now before you all get all scrunchy on this here. Be aware: this piece is not meant to be a Big Bro Bashing in any way...quite the contrary actually.

This work is just "one" artist's take on the happenings around him. Like this rest of you, I have been interested in the topic of Big Bro's coined term - "Tiki Style" and the talk around it. For me, this work is a personal look at the understanding, the misunderstanding, the anger, the joy, and all the emotions that I have been witness to here on TC surrounding the topic of Tiki & Tiki Style lately. You will all see something different and the same in it I hope...









PS... Some of you might be interested? I had to take the top ring off of my kiln to load that white clay platter into it. It will finish drying here before firing.





 
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4WDtiki
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Joined: Aug 03, 2004
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2009-02-02 11:27 am   Permalink

It doesn't look it in the pictures, but DAMN that kiln is large to fit that plate!!!

 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-02-02 11:28 am   Permalink

HOLY CRAP BABS!!!

To see that platter on the table is one thing, to see you holding it up puts the size into prospective! It's gianormous! It's colossalpendous! You should sell admission tickets just to behold it!
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Bowana
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From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2009-02-02 12:11 pm   Permalink

That platter is HUGE with a capital H!
I had no idea of it's size until I saw it in person.
Great piece, Babalu!

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OceaOtica
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Joined: Sep 29, 2003
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From: near Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2009-02-02 4:33 pm   Permalink

Babs,I can't wait to see that platter at the show, all the new stuff is looking good guys

 
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