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Sacramento Capital Tiki Bar/Living Space Tour October 7th, 8th & 9th, 2011-Registration Full
danlovestikis
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Posted: 2010-11-11 11:55 am   Permalink

Thank you Vamp. Duane once again has inspired the ceramic for our crawl.

I had one comment about last years mug that I've taken to heart in this years design. I was told that he (not Duane) wished the words Zombie Hut were smaller so they could be seen all at once without rotating the mug.

The design that will emerge for this year will not have that problem. Again I will post the step by step production of our ceramic number two. Post your comments I will pay attention.
Cheers, Wendy


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rugbymatt
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From: Sacramento
Posted: 2010-11-11 3:16 pm   Permalink

You go, girl!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2010-11-17 10:14 am   Permalink

Thanks Matt, I'm cleaning up some other projects and then I'll start on the Crawl Project. Wendy

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2010-11-28 7:37 pm   Permalink

It's funny but sometimes the base of a project takes a lot of time. I've been putting Romo Clay number 2 over a vase. This is a soft clay to cover large areas. I'm working on some ideas. If it looks like I can mold it then I'll keep going. If not I'll re-work it. Step by Step until October! Wendy












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ka'lenatiki
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Posted: 2010-11-29 7:52 pm   Permalink

putting it on the calender and thinking about asking it off from work now
After this past years mug from wendy, can't wait to see whats up for 2011


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2010-12-03 7:31 pm   Permalink

Thank you Ka'lenatiki, I hope this works out. This years design will be a decanter. I'll be doing the mold this time so there's more to learn. Also this will require under glazing so that's new too. So here are more of the step by step photos.

I like to carve a chop stick into a little block shape I can push into clay to do my lettering.


I printed the photo to the size that I needed for the decanter. I cut it out and pressed a tool into the clay to make an outline.





I heated number 4 Romo clay so I could form a slab. This is super hard clay when not heated. Then I used a sticker remover to cut out the Tiki Bob. This is a tool I use often, it's my favorite for working clay.


I removed clay from the drawn area so I could set the hard clay Bob into the depression.





Now I sealed it into this spot with more hard clay.





Now I cut out the face shape so I could use it as a template for the removal of more clay from Bob's face.


Bob's done for now. Next up will be the abstract background that will be repeated on all sides of the decanter.

More photos later today. Wendy


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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2010-12-07 09:02 am   Permalink

The photos tell the story.


















When I glaze should the spout be a volcano with red and black lava pouring out?







Next step is to carve the lines on the three other sides. The front is done.

Then it will be time to see if Dan and I can make a six sided mold. Wendy




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rugbymatt
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Posted: 2010-12-07 09:18 am   Permalink

It looks terrific Wendy!



 
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Brenda's Tiki Hut
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Posted: 2010-12-07 11:34 am   Permalink

One word: AWESOME!

 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2010-12-07 12:40 pm   Permalink

OMG...I am crying here...that is just beautiful Wendy!!! I love the shape and the designs you have on the surface. You are brilliant.
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2010-12-07 5:42 pm   Permalink

Matt, Brenda and Vamp, THANK YOU! We are on our way to the Hideaway in a minute. I'm bringing the decanter so everyone who is there (sorry to miss you Vamp) can let me know if it really is what's wanted for the next crawl. Art looks different in person. Where's Duane??? Wendy
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2010-12-07 5:46 pm   Permalink

I don't think Duane is going to make it tonight. I am going to try to stop by Saturday afternoon for a drink. Have fun tonight...I know the Sac Ohana will love your work Wendy.

 
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Psycho Tiki D
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Posted: 2010-12-07 8:15 pm   Permalink

Well, well, well...this is enough to make me take a second break from not posting to express my wows and yet again be amazed by Wendy Cevola, Sorry to have missed everyone a second time at the Hideaway...I am in Oahu and will follow-up tomorrow night, I am at Bellows AFB and will be in Waikiki to comment more this week!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2010-12-07 8:55 pm   Permalink

We missed you Duane. The Hideaway is terrific. Dan and I had a great time and even made a new friend named Cameron. His Tiki Central name starts with Shawn but I forgot the rest. We invited him to come for a visit.

I had fun showing the prototype for the decanter, I'm so happy you like it. Thursday we will try to start on the mold.

I hope you can make it to La Mariana if you haven't been there before. Enjoy, Wendy
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LiddleLola
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Posted: 2010-12-08 5:33 pm   Permalink

Wendy, words escape me. Hmmmm..... what should I put in my decanter?

Duane, I PM'd you with my Hawaiian shopping list. I hope you took an extra bag.


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