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MadDog Mike's Platterful of Pupule - Finished Tiki Pie Birds
4WDtiki
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Posted: 2010-08-26 1:15 pm   Permalink

Yeah, I thought it was gonna be a bong.

 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-08-26 2:31 pm   Permalink

I'm trying to resurrect an old 1800s design. Because of the air pocket in the tail, this "glug mug" gurgles when you drink from it.



I don't want to replicate this one, I want to make a new design but I'm having problems with it, not sure I have the artistic mojo to pull it off
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beadtiki
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Posted: 2010-08-26 6:49 pm   Permalink

Don't sell yourself short Mike. Like Adam Sandler's buddies always say - YOU CAN DO IT!
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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2010-09-14 08:52 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-08-26 18:49, beadtiki wrote:
Don't sell yourself short Mike. Like Adam Sandler's buddies always say - YOU CAN DO IT!





HAH! ...classic!!
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Babalu
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Posted: 2010-09-15 4:46 pm   Permalink

You are the mojo mad doggie....perhaps make the whole tail area a separate chamber closed off from the inside of the mug? Work it til ya get it boss...

Keep bringing it MD!


 
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ZeroTiki
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Posted: 2010-09-19 1:19 pm   Permalink

As you gan see Mad Dog, we all have faith in yer amazin' sculpty chops...
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2010-09-19 3:13 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the faith and encouragement folks. I have temporarily scapped the mermaid project. It was to be a mug for a small event but they moved the event forward and I didn't have time to finish Just as well, I wasn't satisfied with the way it was going so I will start over one of these days
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2010-09-24 08:44 am   Permalink

Mike, What happened to using styrofoam that shrinks when you bake the clay? This is a fun project you should still go for it. Wendy
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2010-09-24 09:40 am   Permalink

Wendy, I ended up using that polymer clay technique on my hornbill skull. I can't say the skull is a master piece but the technique worked well


Foam form before wrapping with rolled polymer clay


Foam after baking the clay


Finished project


 
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GROG
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Posted: 2010-09-24 09:46 am   Permalink

Das a neat trick.

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2010-09-28 5:10 pm   Permalink

I have made some kiln plugs for various TC kiln owners and just made one for Wendy (danlovestikis). The last few I have made, I tried to make them somehow representative to the recipient. So this plug is based on a painting Wendy did for the Birds of the Pacific Swap.




I made a mug of a werewolf hand holding a severed vampire head for GROG's Halloween Show but I wasn't happy with the way it turned out so I put it on e-Bay. There's a link in Marketplace to the e-Bay listing.



And I started work on a Samoan Flying Fox (fruit bat) goblet. I haven't quite figured out what I'm doing with it, thinking about sgraffito with Samoan tattoo designs. The base is from a dollar store wine glass (stole that idea from Gogo ). We'll see what happens.



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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2010-09-28 5:23 pm   Permalink

Mike you are so creative and wow you can produce so much wonderful artwork. I love the plug. Wendy
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2010-09-28 5:26 pm   Permalink

Mike! looking Good!

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2010-10-04 09:00 am   Permalink

Thank you Wendy and Lance.

I finished my Samoan Flying Fox goblet but I jacked it up! I put gloss glaze on the inside and satin glaze on the inside - but I put the satin glaze on too thick and it came out milky The concept was good, but the execution didn't turn out too well - maybe I'll try again when I run out of other ideas

I used underglaze while the clay was still wet and incised the designs into the clay (sgrafitto), the designs came from Samoan War clubs



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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2010-10-04 11:34 am   Permalink

I just don't see you running out of ideas, hugs, Wendy

 
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