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Wendy Cevola 9/24/17 Glazing a huge Tiki Bob Bowl.
MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2011-01-24 7:49 pm   Permalink

Wendy, that blue is exquisite next to the dark grey - looks like the tiki is packed in a crate of ice

 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2011-01-24 7:55 pm   Permalink

Wendy...the colors are awesome. Don't forget...I am #11. GREAT JOB!!!!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-01-26 08:33 am   Permalink

MadDogMike, I love what you have said about packed in ice. The statue version is surrounded by fire. You started it -

The Tiki Crate Fire and Ice series for Forbidden Island is under production. I've bought the glaze and the first batch are fine tuned and having their bisque fire right now.

Vamp, thank you so much. Michael Thanos is doing the sales, shoot him a request. I think he is planning on selling tickets for the event that come with a mug or statue. But I am only guessing since he is still working out his plans.


The more I work on these the better I look. Hard work pays off, Wendy







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ka'lenatiki
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Posted: 2011-01-26 08:43 am   Permalink

Great job on the mugs wendy!! Already planning on taking the thursday off to be at F.I.

 
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mp
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Posted: 2011-01-26 10:01 pm   Permalink

Amazing Wendy. Beautiful colors and awesome energy.
You are inspiring!


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-01-30 3:26 pm   Permalink

Hi ka'lenatiki, I would be so happy to see you at Forbidden Island.

mp you know we love your tiki art so it makes me so happy that you like mine.

A helpful hint, after the mugs have been through the bisque firing you can take each mug out of the kiln and hit it with a hard spray from a hose. Not fun when it's in the 40's outside but it works as well as using sponges and is super fast and it's so much easier for the inside of the mug.


We do not set the mug down it goes into the house onto a plastic sheet or towel depending on the table surface until I'm ready to glaze. This keeps them as dust free as possible.



Cheers, Wendy
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McTiki
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Posted: 2011-01-30 4:09 pm   Permalink

Slobbers...

 
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Babalu
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Posted: 2011-02-01 8:01 pm   Permalink

You guys look like your having fun! Dry those out real good before you glaze-um kid. I'll have to read up on that spraying direct water thing....hummm?

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-02-02 6:28 pm   Permalink

Hi McTiki, isn't that suppose to be drool?
Mr. Babalu I have done this with my glaze tests for the tiki crate and the Lanai mug AP's and it was super. I air compress before the Bisque fire after each mug goes straight to the waters hard spray and then to a table in my home to dry. So much better than sponges.

Here's my next trick for those who work in cold weather. I have been freezing. Holding a mug for half to a full hour to carve has been like holding a block of ice. I put a heater on the table to warm me up but it didn't help.

But then two things occurred to me...heat up the mug before you carve and wear gloves. Yippee it's been wonderful. My hands don't freeze and get stiff and I can work more and not be miserable.



Here are some drying on a plastic table cloth. Also showing is my huge box of boxes that I ordered for the Tiki Crate. They are a perfect fit.


Thank you all for checking on my progress. Wendy



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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-02-02 9:56 pm   Permalink

Love the way you two have really jumped into this with both feet! Keep on postin' those pics

 
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ZeroTiki
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Posted: 2011-02-02 10:04 pm   Permalink

Beautiful work!
YAY!


 
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TikiKIrby
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2011-02-03 5:43 pm   Permalink

Wow, impressive and mahalo for the tips...

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-02-06 2:47 pm   Permalink

More photos as per your request MadDogMike.
Thank you ZeroTiki you always make the work worthwhile.
TikiKIrby, you are welcome and thank you.

Well today I unloaded the kiln and all the Forbidden Island Tiki Crates have been bisque fired. I am now starting the glazing process. I have done two more glaze tests and hopefully when they are fired I will know how I will glaze the statue version.

These photos were taken last night at midnight and this morning. Mug makers never sleep, check out Babalu's thread for a photo of Squid who is about to glaze their project at the same time I'm doing mine.

The bottom has the real 5th anniversary date, the party at FI is on Thursday the 21st. This shows that I've used underglaze to highlight the numbers and words. and I've poured glaze into the inside of the mugs.


What's on the first table plus what's on the second table equals 60 mugs and 50 statues all waiting to be glazed and fired and boxed. These are large! Wendy





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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-02-06 7:41 pm   Permalink

Thank you Wendy Keep up the great work! Looks like this project is winding down, are ya ready for the next big one?

 
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rugbymatt
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Posted: 2011-02-06 8:10 pm   Permalink

Looking good Wendy & Dan! Can't wait til April to get one at FI!

 
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