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Clay Jams - Cannibal Bunnies - Mojave Mug 2012 - pg. 85
GMAN
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From: My Island
Posted: 2009-04-11 7:00 pm   Permalink

Damn Babs! Those heads are slick! Youz one talented cat. I hope you, Sir Bowana, and Sir Buzz have a good time tonight. I doubt any of that stuff will be making it back home with you......

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blacksandz
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Joined: Jun 01, 2005
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From: Western NY
Posted: 2009-04-15 11:24 am   Permalink


Super work, Babalu! Amazing trophy heads!

All sold? Or should I say, any remains?


 
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Babalu
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Joined: Nov 19, 2006
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2009-04-15 11:23 pm   Permalink

Thanks for coming on and posting you guys...it really does keep me motivated.
Sorry Blacksandz...those heads went quickly. I have a few folks already asking about the next run. I've got a few things to do and then I'm going bust out a tribe of these Trophy Heads...

Pulled this one out of moth balls...time to put the final details on now



Thanks for looking, and please pop back in whenever you can - Peace.
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-04-16 07:50 am   Permalink

Sai Baba never sleeps!
You are on a roll with all these delicious goodies!
more trophy heads!!!

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GO TIKI
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From: SURF CITY HUNTINGTON BEACH
Posted: 2009-04-16 2:29 pm   Permalink

Awesome work on those heads! Very well done!

 
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From: Nor Cal
Posted: 2009-04-19 12:03 am   Permalink

Incredible work Babalu, the detail is intense. Do you ever sleep?
I'm headed to the clay studio this week recharged! Bust out the slab roller.
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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2009-04-20 07:28 am   Permalink

Morning All,

LLT - I'm making new Trophy Heads as I write this...now that's hard to do

GoGo - Congratulations on you and Dani's big day...The wedding looked perfect!

Mike - Glad to hear your headed to the studio. I love the mug I brought from you at the Tonga Hut...yes, yes.

I wanted to show off a little octopussy mug that my neighbor Ellen did. Ellen is part of the Pod maker clan here on TC. Proof again that "Girls Rule". The sculpt on this FIRST mug of hers is wonderful, but what really set me off is her under glaze work on this guy. The pointillism approach that she took to the surface area is really cool...one I may have to try out for myself down the road. You ROCK Ellen!



Next up, the sculpting part on the Paradise Bowl is finally done - YAY! It shouldn't take to long to dry this one out. For those that may not know, I've built this thing 3 times now...This is the last time. If it doesn't make it through the first firing this time, I'm moving on. This bowl is big, and is meant to be used for a 4 person party. There are 4 mugs built around the top rim of the bowl that hold cocktails separate from the main bowl area...a straw is inserted through the bird's heads feathers to drink from the mugs. Then, the main bowl is the communal bowl where long thin straws are used. This bowl here will be wonderful for that old TC past time favorite game of 'Drink till you Drop'...yup, yup - (ps: the heads on the birds are white becuse they have already been fired once)









And just when I I was doubting that Buzzy really has a time machine...he sends me this picture as proof that he took his time machine and my concept, and traveled back in time to some remote island in the South Pacific and copied my idea just to be the first...Dang Buzzy! I should have never doubted...sorry.



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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-04-20 07:43 am   Permalink

Dang BABA!
Paradise bowl is gonna be YET ANOTHER gem
from your wonderful magic Clay Factory!
you are Bowl-Master!
and today's 4/20/09!
hmmmmmmmm....

Kudos to your neighbor on the octopus!

At Oasis we should do a little
"extra maintenance" to Buzzy's time machine!


 
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Clarita
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Posted: 2009-04-23 11:56 am   Permalink

Paradise bowl it's pure magic!
and I like the octopus ceramic, very creative, congrats to Ellen.
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2009-04-25 1:30 pm   Permalink

Third time's a charm for the Paradise Bowl, go Babalu go!

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Travellin' Tiki
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From: Vancouver, Canada
Posted: 2009-04-25 7:36 pm   Permalink

Quote:
For those that may not know, I've built this thing 3 times now...This is the last time.



Kinda puts my own frustrating experiences with painting into perspective. I haven't lurked around TC enough yet to have seen this piece before. Wow, double wow and triple wow!!! Your dedication amazes me almost as much as the work itself.

Always an inspiration to see what you're working on.
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leleliz
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From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-04-25 7:56 pm   Permalink

Really hope the bird bowl ends up as a finished piece. It looks amazing at this stage and can only imagine how much more impressive it will look if you get to complete it all the way through.



 
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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2009-04-26 2:28 pm   Permalink

Sir Kinny...I'm pretty busy the next few weeks, and I have a trip coming up soon...still, I'm moving a "head" with the work in the studio...I would like to stay a "head" of the game if I can.

Clarita - Your always so nice...I'm not sure the work deserves all that, but "thank you"!

Mad Doggie - Thanks brother, I can't wait to see pics of the stage set you've been working on.

Heather - Wow back...what an honor to have you bounce in with a few kind words. I hope that your going to be vending at Oasis this year; I would very much like to meet you and see more of your work in person.

Leleliz - Thank you too I think this bowl will make it just fine...It is almost dry now, and no cracks have appeared anywhere - YAY!

Well I have several of these guys started and the sculpting part on one done so far this weekend...







Out of respect towards all New Zealand natives everywhere, this Hoale will not be naming any of his Trophy Heads with New Zealand names, instead I'm focusing on Western names...think of it in some small way as a little "pay back" for the head trade business that they were responsible for in the late 1700's - early 1800's...served up first - "Antonio"....



The first 4 Trophy heads that are gone right now, had no names...

Thanks for takin' a peek!
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Bowana
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Posted: 2009-04-26 7:38 pm   Permalink



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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2009-04-27 08:54 am   Permalink

Antonio!
Poor Antonio!
these Shrunken heads of yours are SUPERB!

how 'bout doin a Big Toe shrunken head?
or a Clysdalle one?


 
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