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Wendy Cevola 9/23/17 More projects plus into the kiln.
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Posted: 2011-02-17 5:29 pm   Permalink

Thanks for posting the mold making photos. We all do it a little differently. Looks like it came out great. I like your method of the heating pad to warm the clay! I'll have to try that.

Keep up the good work.

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Posted: 2011-02-19 4:22 pm   Permalink

Nice work Wendy! I'm looking forward to adding some of your work to my collection!

 
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Posted: 2011-02-19 5:35 pm   Permalink

Another great piece!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-02-21 3:51 pm   Permalink

pwest71 - thank you, I will keep posting because that's what makes it all fun.

Grog - not so good a mold see below.

MauiTiki - I may need helpful advise in the near future.

AtomicChick - I would love to have my work in your beautiful tiki room.

zerostreet - Ahhh, thanks a lot.

Well we have been working hard. Two steps forward and one step back. Today we poured the very first time into the Tiki Bob mold that we just made. It took the slip in one end and let it out the other. I plugged the leaks with clay so I will get a cast but what a mess. So we started another mold today to see if our technique has improved.






We had finished all the Tiki Crate mugs so it was time to get out the flashlight and to study each one for flaws. How did I miss this one? Luckly it only happed to 6 but now I have to pour and sand and carve and bisque and glaze and fire 6 more in addition to the 50 statue versions I have ready to glaze. Never any time to rest. Good thing we love tiki art.
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Posted: 2011-02-21 3:51 pm   Permalink

pwest71 - thank you, I will keep posting because that's what makes it all fun.

Grog - not so good a mold see below.

MauiTiki - I may need helpful advise in the near future.

AtomicChick - I would love to have my work in your beautiful tiki room.

zerostreet - Ahhh, thanks a lot.

Well we have been working hard. Two steps forward and one step back. Today we poured the very first time into the Tiki Bob mold that we just made. It took the slip in one end and let it out the other. I plugged the leaks with clay so I will get a cast but what a mess. So we started another mold today to see if our technique has improved.






We had finished all the Tiki Crate mugs so it was time to get out the flashlight and to study each one for flaws. How did I miss this one? Luckly it only happed to 6 but now I have to pour and sand and carve and bisque and glaze and fire 6 more in addition to the 50 statue versions I have ready to glaze. Never any time to rest. Good thing we love tiki art.
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Posted: 2011-02-21 4:03 pm   Permalink

pwest71 - thank you, I will keep posting because that's what makes it all fun.

Grog - not so good a mold see below.

MauiTiki - I may need helpful advise in the near future.

AtomicChick - I would love to have my work in your beautiful tiki room.

zerostreet - Ahhh, thanks a lot.

Well we have been working hard. Two steps forward and one step back. Today we poured the very first time into the Tiki Bob mold that we just made. It took the slip in one end and let it out the other. I plugged the leaks with clay so I will get a cast but what a mess. So we started another mold today to see if our technique has improved.



I forgot to center the tiki so I may have another lesson to learn.

Just like making a cake!

We had finished all the Tiki Crate mugs so it was time to get out the flashlight and to study each one for flaws. How did I miss this one? Any one want to go to Forbidde Island? Luckily it only happened to 6 but now I have to pour and sand and carve and bisque and glaze and fire 6 more in addition to the 50 statue versions I have ready to glaze. Never any time to rest. Good thing we love tiki art.


Cheers, Wendy
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-02-21 7:22 pm   Permalink

Wendy, my "hand holding the head" mold did that too - made a HUGE mess all over the kitchen counter and floor As I remember I poured some slip in, sloshed it around a bit and let it dry for an hour - then poured it full and it held. Still not optimal of course, good luck with the new mold

 
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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2011-02-25 4:52 pm   Permalink

Your work is SOOOOO slick! I'm jealous of anyone who can make a mold. VEry nice, imaginative work - and TOP NOTCH glazes!!
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-02-25 10:58 pm   Permalink

Hi Robb, I'm jealous of someone who can paint on velvet with perfection! Thank you for watching my thread as I watch yours. Here are photos of the mold we made yesterday. It's of a simple bowl I sculpted. The mold weighs so much that it will take both Dan and I to tip it to empty out the extra slip. The way I do one is to picture what I'm going to mold and then practice how I will do it in my mind all night long. Then I wake up sleepy and get it done. We are still in practice mode. I tried to lift the side so I could drop it and get bubbles out. I pulled it loose and had plaster ran all over the table. It ruined my name on the bottom. In a couple of days we will cast a bowl to see if the rest is ok. I can always add my name later.

Question, will acrylic paint work on velvet? I've only heard of it being done with oils.

I used a bowl as a base for my clay.








I used a second bowl to make a top. I can cut the clay where I want making different types of bowls from one mold.





My glass bowl wasn't level so I used clay to fix that for the mold.









Mold soap must be applied to keep the plaster from sticking to new plaster or to your art. It filled up my name etc. so I used a straw to blow it out.




I flipped the mold and used the rasp to smooth the corners.

The mold is flipped back over. I forgot to take photos showing 1/2 of the clay being removed and smoothed against the bowl, more mold soap and round indentations for locks.

When the last of the clay is removed you can see what I did before I poured the plaster.

So again mold soap to all the surfaces.

The box goes back on and the last piece of the mold is poured.

It takes a light tap to break them apart the first time.

I removed the original sculpt.

Now the mold must completely dry before use. That will give the plaster a chance to harden completely.

I have begun glazing the Forbidden Island Tiki Crate statue. The first load is in the kiln. I will post photos next week when they come out.




Sorry for the blurry photos I had the up close button on of off and sometimes not at the right time. It was hard to take photos without ruining my camera because we were covered in plaster.

More soon, cheers, Wendy

ps Swizzle I am using three colors on the statue thanks for sharing your thoughts with me





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Posted: 2011-02-27 2:50 pm   Permalink

Nice bowl mold Wendy - I like that you can use it for more than one type of bowl, cool!!!

 
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Posted: 2011-03-01 3:03 pm   Permalink

The crates came out and I'm very happy with the color choice. I'll take photos soon. There is already another load in the kiln right now. I'm on fast track.

The bowl came out of the mold without any problems and so today I went to work on the Tiki Bob's for Grog's art show on the Events page. So here are my steps and hint for the day. Wendy

I had trouble getting the extra slip to pour out on my first Bob so I used a chop stick to start the flow.


Bob came out fine.

I poured the first bowl from my new mold, success. I cut away the clay on top that I didn't want for this bowl.

I cleaned up three small Bob's that I made this week.

I cut away some of the bowl and used slip to attach them to the sides.



Now that I see the photos I can see where they are not attached the same, live and learn. I should have made them on a surface that I could move. The bowl is stuck to my table. Hopefully it will come loose as it dries. I want it to dry slowly so I put a plastic bag loosely over it. 27 days until the show!

I started a second Tiki Bob project for the show. Dan and I went to Mazatlan in 1981 and he suggested that I make a Tiki Roberto in honor of the fellow in that show. That's Dan and I at bottom right dancing.







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Posted: 2011-03-01 3:59 pm   Permalink

Everything's looking good Wendy. You certainly have been busy.

 
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PockyTiki
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Posted: 2011-03-01 5:15 pm   Permalink

Ahhahaha that Tiki Roberto is fantastic. Your next piece should be a Lucha Libre Tiki Bob.
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Queen Kamehameha
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Posted: 2011-03-01 6:32 pm   Permalink

Wendy, amazing, the forbidden Island mugs, the bob bowl, everything is great!


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Posted: 2011-03-01 6:48 pm   Permalink

Wowy, wowy, wowy! Way awesome Wendy. Wholey guacamole!
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