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MadDog Mike's Platterful of Pupule - Krakatoa Mug Minor Success
Beachbumz
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Posted: 2012-04-09 9:45 pm   Permalink

Great pics Mike! The stripper Jeep is very cool, not sure if I'd want to see her strip though..
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-04-09 9:50 pm   Permalink

I felt like I was there with you Mike, having fun and watching people. Sounds like Mohave, Caliente and Oasis. I'm very glad you are home and safe. Cheers, Wendy
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-04-10 1:16 pm   Permalink

glad u had fun brother

 
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WestADad
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Posted: 2012-04-10 1:45 pm   Permalink



Glad you had fun Mike! Glad that guy above had his clothes on for that picture!



 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-04-23 6:15 pm   Permalink

Don't know if you have seen "redneck wine glasses" but I had a plan to take that concept and make it into a Redneck Tiki Mug. I decided Dusty Cajun had the most redneck Tiki name and that I would spring it on him at Mojave Oasis. I had a mold laying around from a previous project so quickly whipped one together and scratched his name on it.




DC was a good sport, he even told me he liked it but I think I saw it "accidentally" sitting on the rear bumper of his RV as he pulled away

Edit - spelling

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Posted: 2012-04-23 6:21 pm   Permalink

That's nice, right there, although I think TrailerPark Tiki would have been a good candidate as well, as names go. It's good to see the MDM creative juices still a-flowing.

 
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Posted: 2012-04-23 9:52 pm   Permalink

ERROR!

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-04-23 11:08 pm   Permalink

He's a lucky guy Mike to own such a cool MadDog mug. Looks like a great party. I loved all the photos on the event link too. Wendy
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LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 2012-04-25 11:30 am   Permalink

Love it Mike!

You are so amazingly clever.


 
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Turtle
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Posted: 2012-04-25 9:55 pm   Permalink

Love it. Absolutely love it.

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-04-25 10:19 pm   Permalink

Nice pics of you and the Hannibal Cannibal van at Mojave...

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-05-12 11:51 am   Permalink

I'm still alive, just have several non-tiki projects I need to work on. One of the projects I was doing inspired a (secret) Pele project (might be posted this coming week ) and reminded me that I wanted to post this tip;

Using Tissue Paper on Soft Slab Forms
Anyone working with clay is probably familiar with the soft slab technique of forming clay around a newspaper wrapped cylinder. After the clay has dried and firmed some, the newspaper allows the clay to slide off the cylinder instead of sticking to it.

You can also use this technique for bowls, plates, and platters. But, newspaper does not conform well to the curves. The key to this technique is to use tissue paper ~ cut a square of tissue paper slightly bigger than your form, wet the form with water, press the tissue paper onto the form. As the paper soaks up the water you can carefully smooth it out to the contours of the form. Use two layers of tissue and let it dry, then lay your slab of clay over the form.

You can even use more complex forms like a fishbowl. Cut the tissue into strips, wet the form, and lay the strips around it like it like paper mache. After the tissue has dried, lay the soft slab over the form and work it smooth, you may have to pinch extra clay into “darts” (dressmaker darts, not pub throwing darts) and cut off the excess. Add more slabs of clay as needed to cover the form and blend them in well, strive to achieve an even thickness all over the form. When it has dried enough to be firm, it obviously won’t slide off of the fishbowl, you will need to cut if off. Cut the shaped clay into 2 or more pieces (depending on the complexity of the form) and remove it from the form. Then score and slip the edges and put it back together. You will probably have some pieces of tissue stuck to the inside of your clay, you can pull these out as it dries and smooth it out, any residual paper will burn out when the piece is fired.

Here are a few of the items I have covered with tissue to use as forms for clay.


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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-05-12 12:47 pm   Permalink

Hi Mike, that was an invaluable tool to learn. I've never even heard of it until now. I'm going to cut and paste it to your email address so I can remember it. Thank you. I'm glad to see you here again, Wendy

 
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Professor G
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Posted: 2012-05-12 8:13 pm   Permalink

I've been missing the MadDog's platterful of crafty. Interesting stuff, as always.

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-05-15 06:17 am   Permalink

Thank you Wendy & Greg. Here's the piece I made by soft slabbing over that tissue covered styrofoam skull. I posted it in the Pele Art Swap thread too, I thought I would "spread the joy" in case anyone missed it there

Years ago, while hiking near Na'alehu on the southern slopes Mauna Loa, I ran across an old run-down hut in a clearing. I could see smoke from the cook fire so I shouted "Aloha" and out came a very ancient looking man. We talked for a while, he told me he had been a kahuna at the ‘Iolani Palace before the invasion of the haoles. That he had moved to this remote area to find some peace. Then he lowered his voice and looked around - "There's something I want to show you" he said and motioned me into his hut.

Once inside the dark and smoky hut he handed me something round and hard. As my eyes adjusted, I could see that it was a human skull! He whispered "This is the actual skull of the goddess Pele". I examined the object in my hands, it was smooth black snowflake obsidian with traces of lava flowing down the sides. From the fissures and the hollow eye sockets emanated an orange glow and it was warm to the touch. “It won’t be long now until I go to live with the ancestors” the aged one told me “I can sell it to you for $100”

How could I pass up a chance to own the real skull of Pele!? He even had a certificate of authenticity from the Territory of Hawaii Bureau of Antiquities dated 1932. I paid him, packed the skull carefully in my backpack and brought it home where I displayed it proudly.





Last year, I was back in Hawai’i and found the dilapidated grass shack again. There was still smoke coming from the hut so I called out and the wizened old man came forth. He hadn’t changed a bit, still looking not a day younger than 150. I could tell he didn’t remember me as he told me his story and invited me into his hut again. He handed me another skull and said “This is the actual skull of the goddess Pele”. “Wait a minute” I said “When I was here several years ago you sold me the ‘actual skull of the goddess Pele’ for a hundred bucks and it was much larger than this one”. “Yes” he said “I know, this is the skull of Pele when she was just a little girl”.

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OK, this isn’t really a Swap project ~ just a little something for inspiration and entertainment.

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