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MadDog Mike's Platterful of Pupule - Krakatoa Mug Minor Success
MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2011-07-23 2:36 pm   Permalink

Tobor & LittleGiles, thank you.

The Pikorua or Maori Infinity Twist is usually made of New Zealand Greenstone but I made this one out of amber


OK, I'm a liar and a LIAR!!! DanLovesTikis send me some Ginger Chews, a taffy-like candy. She said they were not only good to eat but that it was perfectly acceptable to play with them and mold them like clay - so I did. And I ate it when I was done Thank you Wendy!


Very good candy BTW, sweet, yet hot and spicy


PS - Melvin the Drunken Moai is on eBay now, a big thank you to those who have placed a bid
http://cgi.ebay.com/Drunken-Moai-Tiki-Mug-/140581150923?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20bb4a20cb
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2011-07-23 3:49 pm   Permalink

Oh,Mike!

 
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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2011-07-23 5:20 pm   Permalink

Is wish I had half your imagination.

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-07-23 8:47 pm   Permalink

At first I thought you had copied my flame for my new decanter. Yummy and fun. You are so cute! Wendy
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VanTiki
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Posted: 2011-07-28 5:39 pm   Permalink

I love Melvin!

 
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pwest71
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Posted: 2011-07-29 05:50 am   Permalink

MDM,

Melvin RULES!!! I think Grog needs to do a Melvin the Drunken Moai comic strip...

Paul


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-08-07 11:47 am   Permalink

Henrik and Paul, thank you. Melvin sold to one of our great TC Ohana, I get to deliver him at Oasis.

Chuck, Wendy, Robb - sorry to pull your leg with the fake amber but I was feeling mischievous

This next one is not really Tiki but I'll add a tip and a little technical info and maybe I'll be forgiven.

I made a Cobra Mug a few years back and decided to do another version for a friend. I didn't really improve on the cobra much but the basket is better (and holds more rum too!)


The left is the original and the right is the "New and Improved!" version. They are about the same overall height so you can see the volume is significantly increased. Like the original, the cobra serves as a straw, you suck on the head to get the drink

The basket was done by making 2 identical bowls. joining them together and cutting the top off. Then I cut strips of clay and wove them around the bowl. Since the inner bowl was already sealed, the woven strips are purely decorative and don't need to seal together. In fact, they are only slipped to the bowl at the top and bottom - this creates little crevices under the strips for more texture.


If you are making several pieces of one shape, you would make a plaster mold but I often want just one of something. I find interesting objects that I can wrap clay around to make something. But it can be difficult to remove the clay from the form. If you are using something simple like a PVC pipe, you just wrap it in newspaper before you put the clay on but that won't work for more complex shapes. Here are a couple of found objects; a Captain Morgan tin that held a pair of pajamas and a $1 plastic pilsner glass from WalMart.

I took a sheet of gift wrapping tissue and cut it into wide strips (I used white because the dye can bleed out of colored tissue, ask Kinny). I wrapped the strips around the can and sprayed them with water, kinda like paper-machie without the machie. Be sure to cover everything with at least 2 layers and smooth it down well. Minimize the wrinkles as much as possible - there will still be some wrinkles in the paper which will show up as wrinkles on the inside of your clay, but these can be smoothed out later.

Put it out in the sun to dry and it will be ready to use shortly. I'll wrap a slab of clay around this form, let it dry for a while to firm up, cut the clay down both sides to remove it from the form and join the 2 pieces back together. Some of the paper will probably stick to the clay but it will peel off as the clay dries. This will show up soon as a deep sea rum barrel inspired by
this commercial.

I know I'm over my allotted time, anyone still with me? My little kiln has a manual control and no pyrometer (thermometer) so I recently got an inexpensive digital pyrometer. When I glaze fired my Cobra Mug yesterday, I tracked and graphed the temperatures.

The red line is Orton's 270 degree/hour maximum ramp recommendation. The blue line shows my kiln temps. I have been firing for 2 hours on low, 1 hour medium, and then to high until the kiln setter shuts it off. I have had pretty good luck with that firing schedule but it looks like I'm firing a little too quickly. I was following the red line pretty closely until I switched to high, then the temp went up a little too quick. Next time I'll try 2 hours on medium to see if that's better.




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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-08-07 12:17 pm   Permalink

Hi Mike, I have a whole shelf of things to mold to use as bases but I didn't think about covering them with more that mold soap. I think mold soap will work much better with your tissue paper cover thank you for the help.

I'll love to see a photo of you drinking through the cobra. That's a very special idea. You have so many of those that I really missed you at the swap this year. I'm getting a really great plate from the United Kingdom.

See you two soon, Wendy
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2011-08-07 2:07 pm   Permalink

EXCELLENT!

 
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Bruddah Bear
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From: Los Angeles Basin, Westside
Posted: 2011-08-07 3:00 pm   Permalink


Sweet basket Mike.

Bear



 
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TikiG
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Posted: 2011-08-07 3:44 pm   Permalink

New Cobra is just KILLER!! Thanks for posting MDM!!

 
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tigertail777
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Posted: 2011-08-07 4:28 pm   Permalink

The new cobra is VERY cool, you did too improve on the snake: he doesn't have back problems and have to lean over like the first one. The idea is so awesome, but I bet it looks odd in use; like someone giving mouth to mouth CPR to a cobra.

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-08-07 6:07 pm   Permalink

Here ya go Wendy

DOH! I never thought of mold soap! The paper works real well though, that barrel popped off without the slightest hesitation.

Yes Tigertail, it does look like I'm giving mouth-to-mouth to that cobra The first cobra was made of porcelain and high fired in a community kiln - he got a little hotter than planned and sagged a little. My plan was that cone 10 porcelain wouldn't require glaze inside the cobra to be foodsafe. This latest was low fired, I just glazed the inside - no problem.

Greg, Bear, and Chuck thank you very much!

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VanTiki
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From: Hawaii
Posted: 2011-08-08 12:10 pm   Permalink

Mad Dog, I am deeply moved by your bold display of cobra love. No longer do we need to hide our feelings for our serpent friends - be proud! Kiss a snake today!

Seriously, what a terrific improvement from cobra 1 (which was already a way-cool mug). Love the basket weave, and the scale detailing on the snake is superb! I didn't realize Cobra 1 was porcelain - tricky stuff! I'm going to do some experiments after oasis with the porcelain body offered by these guys:
http://www.mattanddavesclays.com/

I've heard good things - and would love to find a porcelain that handbuilds and fires well (at cone 6)

See you soon!

Henrik

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zerostreet
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Posted: 2011-08-08 4:06 pm   Permalink

Nice work Mike! That cobra is awesome! Surprised you didn't opt to add some fangs!
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