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Wendy Cevola 9/23/17 More projects plus into the kiln.
Atomicchick
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From: Southern California
Posted: 2012-05-01 09:38 am   Permalink

TAPA BOB...BRILLIANT!!

 
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Tavarua Tiki
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Posted: 2012-05-01 11:04 am   Permalink

Looking fantastic Wendy, can't wait to see them with the glaze!

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2012-05-01 11:36 am   Permalink

Another winner Wendy!

 
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Professor G
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Posted: 2012-05-01 12:24 pm   Permalink

Beautiful.

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-05-01 3:48 pm   Permalink

Lookin good,
Soon more magic to emerge from your kiln...


 
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harro
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From: Australia
Posted: 2012-05-01 4:31 pm   Permalink

Ahh my tapa Bob looks so awesome!!!
What a start, can’t wait to see him progress!!
Wendy you are so talented and dedicated to your art, and Dan is a champion. Thanks for posting all the pics.


 
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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
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From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2012-05-01 5:32 pm   Permalink

WOW!! Does the creativity ever slow down? Loving the Tapa Bob concept.

I promised a picture of me and the Zombie Torch Mug so here it is. Pardon the exhausted look on my face but I'm renovating a 1964 Ranch and today was another 12 hours outside working on a deck and the pool. Anyway, here you go Wendy as promised. This mug is AMAZING! I had no idea really how big this thing would be and how heavy. Love it. Thanks!





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LoriLovesTiki
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Joined: Jul 03, 2011
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From: NJ
Posted: 2012-05-01 5:37 pm   Permalink

YEAH!!!!

It looks SOOOOO cool! just 2 things: 1- can you elliminate the "S" at the end of "Lori loves tikis" so it's singular? Lori Loves Tiki

and 2- are you still able to add a little tiki to it?

All the mugs are great. If I'd have seen the tapa one I might have gotten that instead. It's so hard to choose.

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PS: I think I am going to participate in the art swap or if I get on the stick with ceramics before the end of the school year maybe I'll make something for you. But you might be disappointed!!!!

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WaikikianMoeKele
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Posted: 2012-05-01 7:43 pm   Permalink

Wendy,
Your Tapa Bob is Taparific! Yet another WendyWow!
~kele


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-05-02 08:29 am   Permalink

harro you picked a winner. Last go round I did Tapa for WestADad. I think it is gaining popularity. I sure am enjoying all the posts.



Thank you Atomick Chick, Tavarua Tiki, Atomic Tiki Punk, Professor G, hang10tiki and Kele.



harro I have your message about the color for your Tapa mug. I'm so happy that you like it as much as all these friends.



littegiles you made my dreams come true. I so much love having photos of my art with the owners. I appreciate the effort it takes. Thank you so much.



Lori Loves Tiki the s will disappear and a little tiki will appear with Bob sprouting hands as requested!



I made a couple more Bumatay necklaces. This style does not have a tongue.



First I cut off part of the back so that when it is worn the head looks up rather than tipping towards the floor.



Example of before and after.



I cast them thick so I may carve out the back how I want.



Wetting the tool and then rocking it back and forth is best for removing clay.



After I remove the clay I rub the inside with a wet sponge or paper towel to smooth.



This wooden tool is great for so many things.



One is that you may use it to drill holes.



Or to write your name.



Finished.









Wish List Progress Report:



Psycho Tiki D's bowl is almost dry. Small cracks showed up that needed attention.



The cracks were shallow and I was able to remove them down to solid clay.





TapaSeaTurtleBob for Holler Waller.









The turtle is very sticky and it needs to catch up to the dryness of the mug. So for 1 hour it sat with wet paper towels keeping the mug from drying out while the turtle did.



My work space. Busy Busy Busy





Always thank you for checking in. Wendy


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Holler Waller
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Posted: 2012-05-02 12:46 pm   Permalink

Very exciting - and the turtle is so BIG!

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-05-02 6:20 pm   Permalink

That's what she said

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-05-02 6:21 pm   Permalink

But seriously,
Wendy, the Honu is outstanding...


 
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Professor G
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Posted: 2012-05-02 8:26 pm   Permalink

I love to see the creative boundaries expanding every time you start a new project.



 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-05-03 08:21 am   Permalink

Hi Holler Waller I choose that size so that I could carve the tapa designs on him and the mug. You thought up a challenge and its a fun one.

hang10tiki...Holler Waller may reply
hang10tiki thank you.

Professor G I used to just modify Bob's face and then you started the add to the back trend with the Zombie Palms so all this creativity is on your back! Thank you.

The TWO most interesting men in the world.


Last Saturday we went to an estate sale with 100,000 record albums and 4 times that many 45's. After a couple of hours we were exhausted and ready to go. The widow asked, "didn't you want to go into the room with most of the records?"
We were in an overflow room. None were organized so we would look through 300 and see 1 Hawaiian. Dan walked away with 87 50's and 60's records. Sale is over. On the first day which we missed she sold 40,000.


On the way to Grass Valley I went to Alpha Fired Arts and bought every purple and pink glaze. I've never had those colors before and I've had requests for this run of Bob's. I also picked up Carribean Turquoise - beautiful.


After Alpha we drove on to see Roge. Here's a report on the Bumatay Chunk lamps.

These are the masters for each sea creature.


Roge is developing the Bumatay he'll offer for sale.


It is always fun to see what he has accomplished. I ordered a Bumatay lamp for us so in less than a month I'll have photos for you.


Today will be a work on mugs day. I hope to get many of them started with adding on the do dads.

See ya, Wendy


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