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MadDog Mike's Platterful of Pupule - Krakatoa Mug Minor Success
beadtiki
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Posted: 2010-03-17 9:42 pm   Permalink

Wow! Your grandbaby is SOOOOO CUUUUUUTE! He really looks like he's reading a very intense book there! Is that the intriguing "Are You My Mother?" Nice piggy too!
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2010-03-18 8:28 pm   Permalink

Thank you Regan - fortunately he got his good looks from his mother and his maternal grandmother (my wife )

Finished my Swinguzunguzu. Custom blended brown/black underglaze over white clay. The back design is the Solomon Islands frigate bird. I will put some mother of pearl luster on the eyes to add a bit of shell inlay look but it won't photograph so I'll call this the finished photo.





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Posted: 2010-03-21 7:02 pm   Permalink

Nice job on the swingoogoo, Mike.

I bet Squid had no idea how many variations there were out there for the Luau Pig!

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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2010-03-28 9:59 pm   Permalink

Thank you Bowana

I've got a new signature line; "Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." From Scott Adams, the creator of the Dilbert cartoons - who knew cartoonists were artists too? I'm doin' OK with the creativity part, just have to work on my art discernment.



Sabu's picture of this Sperm Whale Tooth necklace at the Bower's Museum inpired me to try an experiment. I tried making some whale teeth out of polymer clay. I'm not excited with the color, should be more burnt umber and less yellow - I may get a chance to try again. The longest "tooth" is about 6 inches, the beads and string was just a temporary set-up for the pic.



PS - How did the museum get theirs to sit up all purty like that?
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Posted: 2010-03-31 08:11 am   Permalink

Swinguzunguzu is a treasure...
I've always loved the original prow
and seeing your translation
is both silly and serious
seriously awesome!
UH-HUH!



 
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Posted: 2010-03-31 09:14 am   Permalink

Thank you Ken. I wanted to stay very true in design to the originals, even though it was shaped like a silly pig
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Posted: 2010-04-04 10:24 pm   Permalink

I bought a propane fire bowl at WalMart (for $50, now on clearance for $25 ) last year and had not figured out exactly what to do with it. So I decided to make it into a table. Here is the basic structure



Now THAT'S a giant Pupu Platter to heat your shrimp kebabs on

Still lots of works to do: carve designs into the legs then burn and varnish. The top will be covered in the black slate tiles shown. I plan to make some tiki tiles and set them into the commercial tiles like I did with my jade Jaguar



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Posted: 2010-04-09 2:27 pm   Permalink

Guardians of the Flame - Carved some designs into the legs, burned and varnished the wood, cut and glued the tiles.



Working on the 4 "Guardian" tiles: Moai, Ku, Hei Tiki & Taria-nui(Rarotonga). After they are fired and glazed, the black tiles will be cut so that the guardians sit flush in the table top. Then all the tiles will be grouted with grey grout.



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Iokona Ki'i
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Posted: 2010-04-09 4:12 pm   Permalink

That is too cool Mike! Table is gonna look great!

 
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TikiDaye
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Posted: 2010-04-09 4:42 pm   Permalink

Mike,

This table is looking incredible.... you are so creative.

I would like to learn how to make tiles. What type of clay are you using? I have done some clay work many years ago, nothing special, but I enjoy the medium. Any suggestions or places to point me would be most appreciated.

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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2010-04-09 5:16 pm   Permalink

Thank you Jason & Jason

I have just recently started to experiment with tiles, I picked up Frank Giorgini's "Handmade Tiles" and got some pointers there. I'm using a Low Fire (Cone 06) Laguna EM347, there are probably better clays for tile making but this one is also good for handbuilding. TikiDaye, PM me is you have more questions, I'd be glad to help you out.
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4WDtiki
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Posted: 2010-04-09 7:29 pm   Permalink

Mike, that's gonna be bitchen!
You should make the legs foldable so you can bring it to chops!


 
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Posted: 2010-04-09 7:53 pm   Permalink

MIKE!! That is aewesome!!!

 
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beadtiki
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Posted: 2010-04-10 3:31 pm   Permalink

That table is WAY cool! You never cease to amaze me! Those tiles are going to really "make" the table. Sorry you lost out on the cheaper price for the fire pit - that SUCKS! Can't wait to see it finished - Oh! Oh! I've got a great idea - add some long forks for roasting marshmallows and hotdogs!

Almost forgot! Nice work on those ceramic whale teeth!
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Posted: 2010-04-10 5:56 pm   Permalink

Great Job! you Dog!

looks like we are warming up the power tools time of year.


 
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