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Wendy Cevola 9/19/17 Glazing up a storm with 36 mugs and 2 bowls to do.
Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2012-05-07 11:21 am   Permalink

FrankenBob came out great, I really like how you add the stitches to the pattern.

 
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SandraDee
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Posted: 2012-05-07 2:03 pm   Permalink

Woot! Woot! super stoked about my custom Oasis mug!! Now to make sure I don't drop it!!



 
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HB TIKI
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Posted: 2012-05-07 3:36 pm   Permalink

Beautiful mug, I look at it everyday. Thank you Wendy and Dan


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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-05-07 8:21 pm   Permalink

Frankin rocks,
TNT is explosive,
U 2 are dynamite...

C u soon...at caliente
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Worst sound ever, slurp of an empty tiki mug through my straw!!!


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-05-08 08:55 am   Permalink

Hi Steve Soto, it was so much fun to celebrate C DE M with you and the gang on Saturday. You may have been Dan's friend since high school but I feel like we have been friends just as long. You are a dear heart.

Atomic Tiki Punk my goal is to use a glaze that will highlight the stitches making them darker than the patches. If that works I'll be happy and so will dartharnie.

HBT she is watching over you. Thank you for the email this morning.

hang10tiki Thank U (:

Progress Report on the wish list:

Sandra Dee here's your TNT mug.

The top has been shrinking and is getting close to being the right size.

It was fun adding the TNT. It gets pretty hot at Oasis. You better hope the alcohol doesn't ignite the straw.

You other gift mug is finished and drying too.

Net up was to start on the four Palm Tree Bob mugs like Professor G's. He started this craze with his request on the last Bob run. Thank you Professor G.

I start by cutting up clay.

Then I made dozens of ropes and palm fronds.


Mikey Tiki and McTiki both wanted a tiny tiki with their palms. I made a block of "wood" to carve on each of their mugs but in different locations. I put the palms on differently too. At the side is philot's Diamond Head Palm mug.

I worked for an hour trying to get Diamond head on the mug and then I hit myself in the head when I remembered that all I needed to do was cut the photo and use it to outline the volcano. Dang it.

A few craters added I moved on to the next mug.

This one is Deb's. I added a hut for hers or maybe it's a tiki restaurant.

Five hours later I had roughed out the four mugs.

I wrapped them up and they sit overnight so that the clay I've added will dry some by having the mug part steal water.

Today the kiln opens and I will hopefully have all the ceramics I need to glaze for Caliente ready for this next step.

I better go get busy. It is bright and sunny another fun play day with clay. Wendy

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SandraDee
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Posted: 2012-05-08 09:18 am   Permalink

Love it! It is going to look even better than I imagined Only 99 days until Oasis !

Thank you so much for everything!!


 
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MikeyTiki
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Posted: 2012-05-08 09:52 am   Permalink

Wow, those palm tree Bob mugs are looking great, thanks for the update, and keep up the great work! (I can't wait to see how they all turn out.)

 
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Philot
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Posted: 2012-05-08 10:21 am   Permalink

oh boy oh boy oh boy!

It's really neat watching you take the basic Bob and coming up with ways to customize him. Seeing four with the palm trees all being done side-by-side is a good demonstration of the technique. Wendy you show some impressive skill with free-hand sculpting.


 
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Posted: 2012-05-08 11:56 am   Permalink

Those look like the vintage Trader Vics mugs (Actually Better!)

 
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Professor G
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Posted: 2012-05-08 4:41 pm   Permalink

I'm crazy happy if my idea became a part of the Wendy magic, but the way you've expanded the concept is just beautiful. The new mugs are stunners (but I still like mine the best).

 
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WaikikianMoeKele
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From: West Leroy, Pennsylvania
Posted: 2012-05-08 7:21 pm   Permalink

I absolutely LOVE watching Wendy's thought process! It is SUCH a revelation! Thank you for letting us into your world!
~kele


 
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McTiki
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Posted: 2012-05-09 03:40 am   Permalink

McTiki very happy to be in this mix! Thank you Wendy. Just awesomeness coming from Rancho de Wendy & Dan!


Mahalo


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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-05-09 05:38 am   Permalink

Fun, fun, fun

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-05-09 08:51 am   Permalink

Sandra Dee your TNT is hot in the kiln as I type.

Mikey Tiki at last I have the palms blowing in the breeze.

Philot with a capital P. I love working clay. Everyone should grab some Sculpey and have some fun.

Atomic Tiki Punk that's the first time for that compliment, I'm blushing.

Professor G I really thank you for starting the palms. They'll need to start a club like the Blue Bob Group. Then you can be in both of the clubs!

Kele I'll be watching your world on the swap thread. Your replacement ZT card etc. goes into the mail today.

McTiki its fun to be connected to you once more. I need more hours in the day so I can see all the carving and bar building threads. You all rock the tiki world.

hang10tiki here goes...

Progress Report for the Wish List:

Now its time to start to glaze all these ceramics and a few I can't show that are presents.


Elvis and Cracked White Bob for Atomic Chick.

Elvis is covered in clear after the black and white was added. He'll get lots of cold paint, to jazz up his outfit, before he's done.


The Missionary's Downfall Bowl for Loki Tiki. First flat black over the whole alter and bowl.

Then I wiped it off the rock fronts and leaving it in the crevices.

Next came the layer of shinier Gray over the rocks and the red satin paint for the bowl. This color was the best match to the girls swimsuit as requested.

The Bottom of the bowl was also painted in this red. Then I started glazing a Bumatay bowl.

Close up of how the Palm mugs look before I clean them up and start to carve.


Debs SuperCarvedHutMug finished while I watched the news, Hawaii 5-O and 24.




Today will be another day much the same as yesterday. I hope to have a glazed load to fire tomorrow night after we unload those that are presently cooling in the kiln.

Thank you all for being with me each step of the way. Wendy




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ZeroTiki
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Posted: 2012-05-09 10:55 am   Permalink

Brilliant, masterful work done with extreme care by an extraordinary artist.
Thank you, Wendy.


 
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