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MadDog Mike's Platterful of Pupule - Kiln Geek Info
Queen Kamehameha
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Posted: 2012-07-25 10:22 am   Permalink

Really nice Mike, as always!!!

 
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Beachbumz
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From: Kihei, Maui
Posted: 2012-07-25 6:13 pm   Permalink

What an awesome bowl Mike, too bad about the glaze, but I wanna see it on something else for sure.. Looks like marble or granite..

 
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BeezleBug
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Joined: Oct 01, 2008
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From: Boulder City, Nevada
Posted: 2012-07-25 9:20 pm   Permalink

Interesting plans for the glaze. I haven't made it past the super-safe "Stroke-n-Coat" phase yet.

 
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SandraDee
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Posted: 2012-07-26 4:41 pm   Permalink

Great bowl Mike.

I know your brother would of laughed at you using that piece but loved the outcome of the design.

You are one talented man my friend!


 
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Cammo
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Joined: May 18, 2006
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2012-07-27 07:48 am   Permalink

Hey Mike, isn't saggar firing sort of wrapping the thing in leaves and firing it for like 2 months? Does the foil melt????

...and how Japan c.1612 does that sound?

You should definitely try it some time on another piece, how cool would a tiki mug look done like that?

I'll tell ya - IT WOULD LOOK COOL!!!!!

(If we can get Babalu to try it, I can run some pieces that way too.)


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2012-07-27 9:50 pm   Permalink

Mike, I just stumbled on this thread and it may take me a while but I'm gonna check out every page. I have to say though , you are a rare one and I mean this in the most positive way. You are the Tiki Renaissance man.
Cheers
P S here's my contribution. It's paper mach'e and here me and HBtiki had a few of Tikivatos Mai tai's at last years Oasis. That's HB on the left.




 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2012-07-28 4:09 pm   Permalink

Friends, thank you so much for all of your kind comments, I am looking forward to seeing many of you at Oasis in a few weeks!

Bryan's birthday was a few days ago so the Kamehameha bowl has special meaning - he would have been 51. It is ready to be fired for the first time, hopefully sometime this week. You can put underglazes on greenware before it is bisque fired and I have done that in some areas. BUT the bowl is very fragile in it's unfired state and it's risky to handle it much, so I'll finish glazing after I fire. That means at least 3 firings which would be no big deal if I were firing at home, but is going to slow things down when I am at the mercy of someone else's firing schedule.


I ordered some Ferric Chloride today for the saggar firing and thought about a design that would look good saggar fired. I decided on a quasi-tiki design - something not really tiki but found in a specific area of many tiki restaurants. Somebody has voted me to the top of "Cool and Current" so I thought I should do something to be worthy of that honor. I don't really sell many things - I make them for my own entertainment and don't like the pressure that comes with selling, so I often give them away. If this saggar fired mug works out, I will give it to the first person who can identify what it will be AND post a picture of that item



If it is too easy, it's just a matter being in the right place at the right time. You may recognize it as being the form I used to create my golden Olmec head.

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-07-28 4:58 pm   Permalink



Did I get it? Did I, did I??? Of course yours would have a tiki pop out.
See you in a couple of weeks, Wendy
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-07-28 5:24 pm   Permalink

Nope! But that's a good idea
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2012-07-28 6:01 pm   Permalink

I've made 2 of those squared off round forms now and I'm starting to burnish the first one in preparation for saggar firing. Burnishing is letting the clay dry to a leather hard state then polishing it with a smooth object like a river stone or a marble. It packs the particles of clay together and makes it very smooth. I love to burnish clay, it's a very tactile thing as the clay gets more and more smooth. But you can't burnish clay that you are going to glaze, seems like it makes the clay too smooth and the glaze has nothing to grip to



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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-07-28 6:35 pm   Permalink

ice bucket???









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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2012-07-28 7:49 pm   Permalink

No Jon, not an ice bucket - but that's a good guess.

Inspired by the art of
George Tsutakawa (thank you Randy)



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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-07-28 9:26 pm   Permalink




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swizzle
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From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2012-07-28 9:54 pm   Permalink

I always learn something new from you MDM.

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-07-29 06:08 am   Permalink

Glad to help Swiz, can't wait to meet you at OASIS!!!!!

Someone needs to hurry up and guess what this is, I can't disguise it much longer

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