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BeezleBug Mugs (Pg. 14: New Cup/Mug)
MadDogMike
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Posted: 2010-07-17 11:25 am   Permalink

CRAZY!!!!!!!

 
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BeezleBug
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Posted: 2010-08-06 10:58 pm   Permalink

Inspiration for future mugs. First the Pacific Arts show at LACMA...





Then the Tiki Ti bar...



 
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BeezleBug
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Posted: 2010-08-14 11:04 pm   Permalink

Cast Sipper top, ready for firing...



 
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Tobor64
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Posted: 2010-08-14 11:22 pm   Permalink

Looking good, Beez.

 
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BeezleBug
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Posted: 2011-11-05 9:48 pm   Permalink

Goodness - there goes another year... Been busy with my non-Tiki hobbies and career work...

Finally got back to the Volcano Sipper mug. Here's the first cast, ready for firing. It's about 10 inches tall and comes in three pieces. I'm not even going to mention how many mold pieces I wound up with - I lost count...


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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2011-11-06 05:19 am   Permalink

Likin the Volcano Sipper...
Conveys his HUGE stature....
like some big Tropical Legend ...
Can't wait to see how he ends up after a good glazin!
Nice Work!


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-11-06 05:27 am   Permalink

Beezlebug's back!!! Let's see some glaze on that bad boy before life calls you away from TC again!
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umeone
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Posted: 2011-11-06 06:07 am   Permalink

Wow your Mug is incredible! Can't wait to see it live in living color! How did your Kiln work out, I showed it to Craig, thought maybe he would make one for me. "No #^@$'+ way!" Never hurts to ask!

 
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BeezleBug
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Posted: 2011-11-06 08:33 am   Permalink

Ha-ha, yeah, I'd better be careful or I'll get distracted by something else...

Here's the guy who inspired the mug, out of my "Oceanic Mythology" book:



Need to do some glaze tests to work out the colors.

As for the kiln - woo - that was an interesting exercise. Some parts were easy, like cutting and channeling the brick. Some parts were horrible, like working out all the electrical math and winding the wire itself. I got hung up on the final assembly and never quite finished it. If I were to start over, I'd know what to do differently, but I'm not sure I want to put the time into it. So, back to firing at Aardvark Clay in Las Vegas for now.


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-11-06 08:54 am   Permalink

Hi, I can't believe I've missed your thread. I sure could have used it when I began making molds. Your art is terrific. What kind of clay to do use to do your sculpts? I'm using low fire potters clay to hand build and Romo Clay to sculpt and mold. Nice to meet your thread, Wendy

 
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BeezleBug
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Posted: 2011-11-19 4:37 pm   Permalink

Hi Wendy. Sorry for the late reply. I have a bad habit of disappearing from the forum as I deal with non-Tiki pursuits. In any case, I sculpt with cheap oil clay (plasticine). I often build the clay up over some type of non-clay base, like a can. I use the same clay to make the walls of my molds. I did try microcrystaline wax for one mug (Tiki Parade I"), which was great for small details.

 
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BeezleBug
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Posted: 2011-11-19 4:42 pm   Permalink

I've decided to release a couple of my older "Tiki Parade I" mugs to the public. These were in my private collection, but I'm running out of shelf space! I'll add a post to the For Sale thread.



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BeezleBug
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Posted: 2011-11-23 6:07 pm   Permalink

Volcano Sipper #1 painted, awaiting glaze fire...



 
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BeezleBug
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Posted: 2011-12-10 1:18 pm   Permalink

Volcano Sipper 1:



Solomon 6:



These guys need a good home. See the Marketplace thread for details.


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-12-10 2:02 pm   Permalink

Will Do, excellent. Wendy

 
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