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MadDog Mike's Platterful of Pupule - Krakatoa Mug Minor Success
OceaOtica
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Posted: 2009-03-03 11:21 am   Permalink

Nice going on the war club mug, man! What drink would you propose for the biker mug?

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2009-03-03 1:27 pm   Permalink

Thank you Cass & Eric. Cass, I'm not much of a bikier but I would suspect you drink Budwiser and/or Jack Daniels out of it
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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2009-03-03 2:56 pm   Permalink

Dude, can we build a raku kiln over at your place? RAKU PARTY!!!

 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-03-03 3:09 pm   Permalink

My new book has directions to build a raku kiln and I have lots of space, hmmm......

If we do a raku party, we have to invite BooBen. I did a search on "raku" and almost every hit was BooBen suggesting that someone should raku their (wooden) tiki I think my first project will be a downdraft barrel kiln, should be able to make some killer stannous chloride/alcohol fumed pendants.
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Polynesiac
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Posted: 2009-03-03 4:35 pm   Permalink

That Faux mosaic is really well done - very classy.

Interesting mug design! very cool stuff
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Hula Lula
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From: Pasadena
Posted: 2009-03-03 5:39 pm   Permalink

Hi MadDog!
Your Swordfish tile turned out gorgeous!
And I absolutely love the war club mug, so great!

The wood grain clay is amazing, I can't even imagine
how that was done.

Really nice!!!

Hula Lula


 
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Iokona Ki'i
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2009-03-04 12:23 pm   Permalink

I concur. Nothing like having a drink from the war club mug and then defending yourself
in a barroom brawl without having to crack a bottle. Genius!

Great idea with the swordfish too!!




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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-03-04 8:42 pm   Permalink

Folks, thank you for the strokes. Seems to be some interest in the woodgrained clay, I thought I would do a little "tutorial" so you can get in on the fun if you want.

I think this is probably classified as a milleflore or caning technique, I have seen it done with polymer clay. In the past I have done this with Soldate 60 (high fires to yellow) and Laguna WC373 dark brown, but it can be done with any contrasting clay colors or even clay colored with Mason stains. I am out of Soldate so I used Babalu's EM347 white and Amaco Indian Red 67.

I started out with a chunk of white, a chunk of red, 2/3 of a chunk of white and 1/3 chunk of red. (all measurements approximate )


Mix the 2 smaller chunks together, now you have 3 equal size blocks in 3 different colors.


Flatten the 3 chunks out and stack them light to dark


Roll this out to about double in size, cut in half and stack again



Roll, cut and stack another time or two. Be careful not to roll the layers out to thin or the colors will blend and you will lose your "grain"


Shape the stacked clays into a loaf


Cut the loaf into 4 slices


Lay the slices down and butt them together. The slices need to be gently but firmly pressed together. The clay needs to be fused together without disrupting the pattern too much.


Roll the clay out to the desired uniform thickness, flipping it over to roll both sides. Rolling will also help join the clay together. Look at both sides, one will have a better looking pattern.


Since working the clay causes some surface smearing, scrape slightly with a stainless steel rib to clean up the surface. After forming into your desired shape, you may need to clean it up again.
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-03-06 9:27 pm   Permalink

[quote]
On 2009-01-14 08:15, MadDogMike wrote:
I see plenty of bold, masculine mugs - skulls and headhunters with bones in their noses. I thought it was time for something for the wahines...
[quote]

So here is my prototype with the new and improved version. I tried a new color, a new stamped background, and a taller more elegant shape.






"Leilani (flowers from heaven) Tiki", this is an Anthurium flower. I am planning a series of 4 - all with different flowers. Maybe for Grog's Handbuilt Tonga Show?

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Robb Hamel
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2009-03-08 07:01 am   Permalink

Love the woodgrain demo, even though I'm not sculpting these days!

My gal loves the swordfish faux-mosaic... me too.

COOL - we're both doin' flowers! Never forget the ladies!! The mugs turned out very nicely.
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buzzard
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From: whetstone,az
Posted: 2009-03-08 7:58 pm   Permalink

shine all that clay stuff!
what we really want to know is if
you are going to bring your chile
to the next chop!

ps your stuff is really cool!


 
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Iokona Ki'i
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2009-03-08 8:30 pm   Permalink

Awesome demo MDM! I'll pass that on to Hula Lula.
Really like both mugs, especially the Antherium flower
one. like how you caught the shiny almost plastic feel
those flowers have. Nice color combo too. More please!





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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2009-03-08 9:37 pm   Permalink

Gentlemen - thanks for the love.

Robb, "Never forget the ladies!!" You got that right! Good luck on that Hibiscus, I decided that flower was outside of my scope of sculpture
Buzz, chili or maybe Jambalaya
Iokona, series of 4 flower mugs coming. The Heliconia is drying, into the kiln in the next few days. Next an Orchid mug and a taller, pinker Bird of Paradise to replace that other one.
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2009-03-13 06:46 am   Permalink

Leilani Tiki II:Heliconia. Now on the drying rack, Leilani Tiki III:Orchids


I decided I needed a tapa hatband to match a shirt of mine so I stamped one. In case you ever need to
make a hatband, I discovered it works better if you cut the material on the bias (diagonally across the
fabric) It makes the band contour better to the curves of the hat. (The vintage matchbook is a reproduction)


Here is a pendant and matching beads I made from my woodgrain tutorial clay (above). I like this red and
white clay for the woodgrain, a little more contrast than the brown and yellow I used before. The Amaco Indian Red is also sold as an airdry clay at Michael's Crafts. At $8 for 10 lbs it's a bit more expensive than buying 50 lbs at a time at the clay store, but with a 40% off coupon for in every Sunday's paper it's a lot more reasonable. (Besides, my clay store is 120 miles away and Michael's is 5). I made a bead rack to glaze fire my beads from clay and 1/8 inch tungsten welding rod (melting point 6000 degrees)


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Iokona Ki'i
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2009-03-16 11:24 am   Permalink

Wow MadDogMike! A heliconia mug (my fav tropical plant),
a tiki hat band, and a tiki necklace with beads you made
yourself?!!! Plus you do demos!

You're the Martha Stewart of Tiki!

Great job on all too!



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