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MadDog Mike's Platterful of Pupule - Krakatoa Mug Minor Success
Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2009-07-03 05:38 am   Permalink

GOOD GOD! You're a machine. You migth just out-create Kenny.

You could, completely alone, TIKI THE WORLD!!
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-07-03 07:50 am   Permalink

Thank you Jason, Mieko, & Robb. Mieko, good seeing you again Sunday - I think you're right about the rum, I was just concerned about the liquor law as I wasn't sure where the food would be set up. Robb, I will never "out-create" Kinny

OK, here it is the PENIS GOURD MUG! We have 50 years worth of Tiki mug history, it's getting harder to come up with something that hasn't been done before. But I don't think I'm ever seen a Penis Gourd Mug Blame it on Kinny, I found this while researching PNG material for the Art Swap!





It's made of marbled tan clay to look like a natural gourd, clear glazed on the inside and the outer lip. The outside tan clay is unglazed and given a coat of paste wax for a more natural finish. It has a stand to hold it since it won't stand on it's own.

And now it's NO FEAR - NO DOUBT - ALL IN - BALLS OUT!
All the mugs I've done up to this point have basically been a clay cylinder with clay embellishment added to it. It's time for me to stretch my boundaries and step outside of my comfort zone with a truly sculptural piece. It's something that's been rattling around in my head for a year but I didn't have the courage to try it - an arm holding a shrunken head. The wrist will serve as the handle and you will drink out of the open end of the arm.



Very rough sculpt at this point. Hopefully, it will be balanced when done.
What the hell did I get myself into!!!???

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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2009-07-03 09:06 am   Permalink

HAHAHA!!! Penis Gourd...You should have cast this one so that we would all have something to wear at Oasis ;-) Do they come in magnum size?

Great start on the head mug master mike!...spank that baby!
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GROG
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Posted: 2009-07-03 11:21 am   Permalink

GROG definitely NOT going to be drinking out of the Penis Guord mug.

 
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leleliz
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From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-07-03 12:28 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-07-03 09:06, Babalu wrote:
Do they come in magnum size?




lmao...wishful thinking Babalu ?



 
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Iokona Ki'i
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Posted: 2009-07-04 11:32 am   Permalink

Oh my Gourd!
OK, now I've seen it all!


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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-07-06 06:23 am   Permalink

Rick & Jason - Thanks
Grog & Leleiz -


This is crazy!
So here's the plan, you sculpt your masterpiece (or non-masterpiece as the case may be)



Then you chop your baby into pieces to hollow it out and pray to all things tiki that you have the skills to put it back together!



Is this some sort of torture for artists? Who invented this method, Torquemada? The Marquis de Sade?

So far, so good.

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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2009-07-06 09:21 am   Permalink

the Tiki Inquisition!


severed head with severed arm mug!?!?!

be careful you don't go too far
we may not have enough twine to reel ya back!

the penis gourd turned out rad!
Don't drink out of it!
Bowana and i were trying it on at the CHOP!


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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-07-06 11:36 am   Permalink

Thanks LLT

"severed arm with severed head", I think in will be entitled "The Hunter Becomes The Hunted"

Did the gourd fit?

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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-07-07 9:13 pm   Permalink

I'm starting to have a glimmer of hope that I might actually pull this off

I couldn't sleep this morning so I got up at 4 AM and reconstructed my head mug. Put the hollowed out pieces back together and added a bottom. Started adding details like fingernails, creases, veins, and holes for the lip ties. Needs plenty more clean-up. The "fear-of-cracking:drying-time" ratio indicates that I will dry it slowly, like by next winter. Need to make some test tiles to dial in glazes for grubby hands and fingernails. Yes, he's bald (looks a little like 4WDTiki ) - I'm working on a backstory to cover that.

Some research done too late reveals the classic Jivaro shrunken head has an upturned nose, but mine does not. Could someone tell me again why the grisly trophies of a South American tribe are considered "Tiki"?






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Babalu
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Posted: 2009-07-07 9:44 pm   Permalink

Bravo Mad Doggie! You gots this stuff nailed....next?

 
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4WDtiki
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2009-07-08 05:57 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-07-07 21:13, MadDogMike wrote:
Yes, he's bald (looks a little like 4WDTiki )


I'll take that as a compliment!


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2009-07-09 9:04 pm   Permalink

Thanks Babalu and 4WD. The Armless Headhunter is drying for about an hour a day, then back in the bag for the moisture to "equilibrate". I wanted to name him "Gimme Head" but my wife said NO!

Yes, you read that right - SEMI success. I made a couple of new "Vanuatu Jungle Fowl" test plates, this time out of Soldate 60 clay. S60 is a high fire clay suitable for Raku, has better thermal shock properties than the low fire white I used before. Both survived the Pit of Despair without breaking Better than the 1 out of 10 with the other clay.

The square plate was coated with a natural red slip and the design carved down the light-colored clay beneath (sgraffito). The fronts of both plates had some dark deposits that I don't care for. With so many variables in a pit fire, it's hard to tell exactly what caused the deposits. May have been pitch in the pinecones, or maybe the few handfuls of salt I threw on the fire. At any rate, the back of the plates turned out so much better than the fronts. The round one is the plate back, that's the look I was going for with the brown & grey swirls & flashes. The front of the plates were burnished and the backs weren't, maybe your theory is right Bill?

So back to the slab roller for more test plates. Ralph Nader said "Your best teacher is your last mistake"


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pdrake
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Posted: 2009-07-09 9:09 pm   Permalink

oh, no, eric the red (mr. noname) and i started the penis gourd joke. i want one of those!!

saaaweeeet!
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-07-11 9:46 pm   Permalink

PNG Kundu Drum, inspired by Babalu's Birdman drum (but not executed nearly as well )

This is the piece that fired my smoking madness. I had originally planned to glaze the inside of this mug and the incised lines on the outside, then smoke fire it. But the lowfire clay I made the mug out of wasn't up to the stress of smoke firing. So I ended up with some Courtyard matte glazes on the outside instead. Not the look I was after but it will have to do. The feather ornament is connected with a magnetic clasp to allow quick disconnect for washing. (If indeed, you do wash your tiki mug. Some would say it destroys the fine rum patina)



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