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Wendy Cevola 9/21/17 Glazing up a storm with 36 mugs and 2 bowls to do.
danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-07-24 08:10 am   Permalink

Thank you hang10tiki, Kele, LoriLovesTiki for your kind words they are appreciated.

tigertail777777777777 yours too. As far as detail goes it's hard to do that with the same clay that I'm baking. Sculptors clay is best for detail. The face of the woman on the Hawaiian Hut mug is the size of the fingernail on the smallest finger. I'll be hand painting the detail onto each face. You may send a photo of the ink well tiki and I'll comment on what I think about it.

Progress Report:

Horrors the dreaded Glug Glug happened to one of the War God mugs.


The first indicator was excessive weight and the caved in top.


It was my fault I usually check inside each mug with a flash light after we dump the excess slip out. Every so often it needs help with a stick to get it to move. I forgot and of course it happened. Here I have trimmed off the entrance clay and smoothed the bottom.


I like to rescue my mistakes and make something with them. I cut open the back.


I used a melon scoop to clean out the goopy clay.


I opened up the head wider and put some of the goop alone the edges and pressed it onto one of my blank mug casts.


It is all very soft. I added some clay along the side, I'll add more as it firms up.


Here is how it looks along the side of a regular cast. I think I'm glad it happened.


These are drying for the next bisque firing.


This many are sanded and already in the kiln waiting for the rest.


Today we sand and wash those already bisque fired. Then tomorrow I'll start to glaze. It is always so fun to get to this part.

Thank you everyone for stopping by, you make it worthwhile to post. Sincerely, Wendy and Dan
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-07-24 11:03 am   Permalink

Sorry about the glugger Wendy - When life hands you lemons, ask for tequila and salt!
Good use of a flubbed mug!
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BeezleBug
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Posted: 2012-07-24 5:03 pm   Permalink

Interesting post on the repair job. Every once in a while, I forget to dump the extra slip out in a timely manner and wind up with a extra thick mug. Never thought about cutting one open.

As for the exploding figures, I found that drilling small holes into the thickest parts of a solid sculpt prevented explosions. I've never tried to sand a cast mug, however. Usually, I just hit them with water and smooth things out with hands tools and my hands.


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-07-25 08:13 am   Permalink

MadDogMike I like making lemonade. Your King bowl is very special.

BeezleBug I've always enjoyed saving something. I use water, sponges tools for smoothing but I've found mold lines like to return so a bit of sanding helps. I get distracted and press too hard breaking my casts at times. I've also had mold lines come back after bisque firing and I've had to sand them again. That's common with the Frankoma War Gods. Below is a photo of me sanding the bisque fired War God bowl.

Progress Report;

I sanded all of the bisque fired mugs and bowls.

Dan then hosed them off. Today I will glaze and glaze until I finish the Wedding mugs and bavtech's super carved. I also have a few to work on for Dan.


I think I have Otto's face finished now and I can concentrate on the rest of the painting. Is he recognizable?


We fired another load yesterday and I have one more to go. I'm going to be ready for the next Wish List next Wednesday. Thank you all for hanging in there with me while I finish up projects and get ready for yours.

We hope that we'll see many of you at Oasis, Wendy and Dan
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Tavarua Tiki
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Posted: 2012-07-25 1:46 pm   Permalink

Oh yes Wendy, I can recognize that mastermind very well in your picture.

Great job of capturing Otto dressed to kill!


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-07-25 1:49 pm   Permalink


Nice Cooley hat Dan!
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-07-26 07:58 am   Permalink

Tavarua Tiki I'm so glad. Now I can get busy finishing up the painting.

MadDogMike he used to wear his favorite hat when bike riding. I had to threaten no more tikis if he didn't wear a helmet. So now its just when mowing the lawn and squirting tikis. We'll be at it again today when the kiln opens.

Over the years Dan and I have collected a lot of shell necklaces. Yesterday Dan put a pole over the entry way into his man cave in the garage. He hung all the necklaces. This is so much more fun than having them all over the place.




To glaze 9 items it took this many glazes and supplies.

My new design Moai bowl done in buff stone with red interior.



One down 8 to go. At three layers each glaze color I was there all day.

A Tall PNG for Dan and one of bavtech's Super Carved in the back.

bavtechs Super Carved Tiki Bob's still need three layers of white and black and two layers of clear. That's part of what I'll do today.


I finished off the Glug Glug mug and put it out to dry with the rest of the items needing to be fired.




Now it is time to open the kiln and to hose off those that will be ready to glaze.

Thank you to every one who looked and to those who leave messages. Cheer, Wendy

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littlegiles
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Posted: 2012-07-26 08:03 am   Permalink

Was so excited when I pulled up the board and saw you had done an update just minutes ago. YEA!! Love the new Moai bowl with the red interior. The slight angle to them gives it a completely new feel. Great update! Thanks.
- Dale


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-07-26 4:44 pm   Permalink

Thank you littlegiles. I hope he looks good when he's fired.

The ElroyArtspace Show based on Munktikis mug for Tiki Kon is up. To see all the art go to:
http://www.elroyartspace.com/whatmakesyourtikihappy-augsept2012.html

Cheers, Wendy
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2012-07-26 5:24 pm   Permalink

Love the Moai bowl!

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-07-26 10:13 pm   Permalink

Now that's a lot of necklaces
Love the 6 suffering bastard mugs above the necklaces
(maybe a future Wendy mug series???)

All the new mugs look great
Awesome update



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Holler Waller
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Posted: 2012-07-27 05:37 am   Permalink

Wow - your Glug Glug Mug looks fantastic, not to slight the others

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-07-27 3:40 pm   Permalink

Atomic Tiki Punk thanks so much. I have made a second one with the Moai heads looking straight out. I'll have to do a comparison photo in the future.

hang10 tiki we pick those necklaces up where ever they are $1 or less. Sometimes they are free.

Holler Waller I like the Glug Glug too and I'm glad you do. It's drying now and will bisque in a couple of days.

Progress Report:

Here's the load we opened and washed yesterday.



The Sacramento Crawl mug master.



I began the second day of glazing doing the faces and the clear glaze. 5 layer total on the faces.


Once that was done they went outside to dry. Dan wanted a Volcano Pele Bob as shown

and a matching bowl. I turned the photo upside down.

I fired the glazed load last night and the kiln will open in the morning. It is always scary to see if the glaze stayed put or ran.

Dan suffers through this with me every day. It was really cold outside. As I unloaded the kiln he high pressured off the dust so I could glaze.

Dan was drenched and cold. I said, "hey, pour a bowl full of water on your head for a photo for our tiki fans." He did.


Then he asked, "why did I do that?"

"Because it was fun for me sweetheart."

More tomorrow. I hope your Friday night is fun, Wendy and Dan



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Posted: 2012-07-27 7:42 pm   Permalink

Have you crazy kids been watching FlashDance again?






Dan's a Maniac ... Maaaaaniac . . .




 
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Posted: 2012-07-27 11:00 pm   Permalink

Those Bob's are looking pretty awesome Wendy! Can't wait to see them after they come out of the Kiln.
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