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New and old sketches by MP *1997-present* new pics added 4/10
teaKEY
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Posted: 2009-10-31 08:14 am   Permalink

best work. Polished.

 
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TikiMango
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
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From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2009-10-31 09:56 am   Permalink

Someone has been a busy! Great stuff.

 
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ZeroTiki
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Joined: Feb 02, 2009
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From: Rohnert Park, California
Posted: 2009-10-31 10:07 am   Permalink

You always deliver, MP!

 
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leleliz
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From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-10-31 10:36 am   Permalink

MP Great looking work!

So you are selling the square Bobs on Ebay? not just as a direct sale when you get them all finished?


 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-10-31 10:43 am   Permalink

Holy Crap Mikel, you've been a busy boy! Great looking stuff
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mp
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Joined: Mar 12, 2009
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From: Nor Cal
Posted: 2009-11-02 12:53 pm   Permalink

Thanks Everyone!

Leleliz, Im just putting my raku fired mugs on ebay, Im hoping to get the regular
glazed mugs on the TC marketplace soon.
Tobor, I hope to fill your invoice as soon as possible.

Here are some pics from the raku.
For those of you who arent familiar with Raku firing, there is a little description
and play by play. If something is incorrect or you would like to add something, feel free.
4WDtiki and MadDog, I hope you enjoy this!


We were fortunate enough to raku at our friend Tami Burwell's studio in the foothills
near Calistoga. First we start by warming our pieces in an electric kiln to help
the heating process and make sure all glazes are dry. Here is the gas fired kiln loaded and getting hot.


The kiln will get to about 800c to about 1000c. We keep an eye on it through the
hole on the top. When the glazed areas are glossy looking or even starting to bubble a little
bit, thats usually a good indication they are ready to pull. In this pic our garbage
cans are full of newspaper and ready to go.


We pull the lid and one by one pull each piece out with tongs and place them in the cans for
a "reduction". A reduction is a process where the red hot clay catches fire to the combustible material
in the can and the carbon from smoke is sucked into the clay leaving it black on the unglazed areas.


We all take turns pulling the pieces out, filling the cans
with newspaper and lidding the cans and moving them away
to burn and smoke. Once the lid is pulled it is a pretty rapid procedure.


Here is a Therm mug being placed in a can.


Burn! Burn! Burn!


"Uhhhh, fire Is cool" -butthead


We put the cans away from the studio to smoke out.


The first load out has some crackle glazes and some
copper luster. Raku is a Japanese firing style usually used for a
tea ceremony. The pieces are usually hand built using lead glazes.
A quick peak at wikipedia says an american potter named Paul Soldner
developed the western style of raku by adding the reduction process,
creating big contrast in the crackle and unglazed areas with carbon.


Here is the original "Irwin" sculpt and a modified "frank" decantor in
the back.


Here is a "Therm" decanter in copper matte and some copper luster
pieces.



Heres what I came home with.


"Frank the mugs cousin" decanter with celedon glaze.


"Irwin" skull mug with white crackle glaze. Original sculpt.


"Frank the mugs cousin" PNG inspired decanter with white crackle glaze.


"Square Bob" with white crackle and copper glazes. Inspired by Bob, Bosko, Notch,
Squid, Bai and of course Gecko's Lava Bob. Respect to all of you!


"Therm tower" with copper luster and reduction lava top.


"Therm Tower" decanter with copper matte glaze.

An awesome day Indeed. We are trying to organize another sometime this month.
If any body is interested in these mugs, I will have them on ebay soon with
links on the marketplace. Thanks for looking


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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2009-11-02 12:56 pm   Permalink

Awesome!
You do that RAKU right,empee!

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LOL Tiki
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Joined: Sep 06, 2007
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From: San Diegoish
Posted: 2009-11-02 1:42 pm   Permalink

Rakool!

 
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-11-02 1:47 pm   Permalink

ROCK ON!!

Awesome finishes there MP. Will they be suitable for food contact or purely decorative?


 
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4WDtiki
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Joined: Aug 03, 2004
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2009-11-02 5:07 pm   Permalink

Raku Rulez! Cracklin' and crazin', gotta love it!

 
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ZeroTiki
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Joined: Feb 02, 2009
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From: Rohnert Park, California
Posted: 2009-11-02 5:50 pm   Permalink

Great Raku, man!
I did a little Raku in the past...I had trouble getting it just right.

Apparently you have no such troubles.
Awesome job!
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TIKI-TONGA
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Joined: Dec 08, 2004
Posts: 322
From: Arcadia Ca.
Posted: 2009-11-02 6:07 pm   Permalink

Those ALL look great. Unmistakable MP designs.

 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-11-02 6:35 pm   Permalink

Great action shots too!

 
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-11-02 7:49 pm   Permalink

Thanks MP for the info!

And the "Frank the mugs cousin" decanter and "Square Bob" with white crackle and copper glazes came out killer!

Loving the decanter for sure!


 
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mp
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Joined: Mar 12, 2009
Posts: 450
From: Nor Cal
Posted: 2009-11-03 7:06 pm   Permalink

Thanks everyone for the kind words, the raku was a super day!
Mike all the pieces are decorative only thats how it goes.
I will start posting the raku pieces in the marketplace soon.
Now enough slacking, vacations over! Back to the kenny ruzic offering.
Here's a little study I did last night for the painting
Now to size, re-draw these guys on veneer and cut them out.

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