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Wendy Cevola 11/16/17 Day two on the Big Island of Hawaii continues with a tiki surprise!
MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-03-19 3:37 pm   Permalink

Wendy, you forgot the 3rd video

http://www.5min.com/Video/Polynesian-Art-Collections--The-Tiki-Room-300996973

(hopefully I got the right one)


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TikiKIrby
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Posted: 2011-03-19 4:16 pm   Permalink

Wendy these Al's are awesome, I go back and forth on my favorite... I can't wait until they are out of the fire..
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-03-19 11:04 pm   Permalink

MDM thanks for finding our third video. I've added it to the other places here on TC
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Thanks TikiKirby, you know how much I love your work.

Grog likes us to tease everyone cause he's such a tease. So here are the problems I need to deal with now that my work is out of the kiln. Overall I'm very happy with my Bob's but here's what's happened.

Decanter Bob has one blind eye. I will cold paint both with enamel and bake them to make it set.


Super Carved Bob has black in the depressions and there was just one spot that was darker, not bad but I wish it wasn't there.


Shriner Bob has a glaze skip on the back of his hat, that's a bummer.


Tiki Bob Bowl has a hole in one of his three heads. I can fill it with plaster and enamel paint it to match and bake it to set the enamel.


The same Tiki Bob Bowl had too much glaze in the bottom and it boiled and bubbled and popped the bubbles. I won't try to fix this.


South of the Boarder Bob and Peacenik Bob have no flaws.

I worked for four hours today on the painting. Here is the next clue. He is an artist we all admire. I hope you are all having a great time tonight, Wendy
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Tobor64
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Posted: 2011-03-19 11:13 pm   Permalink

I'm sure they still look great, Wendy. Can't wait to see all of them.


 
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GROG
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Posted: 2011-03-20 12:20 am   Permalink

The Shriner Bob and Super Carved Bob, can you just touch up the glaze and refire?

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-03-20 07:44 am   Permalink

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On 2011-03-20 00:20, GROG wrote:
The Shriner Bob and Super Carved Bob, can you just touch up the glaze and refire?



Yeah, what he said. Your Bob Bowl is probably not a piece for experimentation, but there is a fireable Duncan product called Patch-A-Tach. You would fill in the hole and fire it, then re-glaze the spot.

One other option is calcined clay and glaze; take some of the clay you used and make it into little chips, let them dry, crush and screen them very fine, put the powder in a fired (but not glazed bowl) and fire it. Mix this fired powder into a paste with some of the glaze you used on the piece and fill the hole, then fire again. Since the powdered clay has been fired, it doesn't shrink, the glaze serves as a binder. You can dab a little glaze over the areas and fire again if you need to. I have used this method more than once to fix cracks.

Good luck Wendy!
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-03-20 12:35 pm   Permalink

Torbor64, that's just what my husband said. His vintage mugs have defects too.

Grog, I'll send you an image since we are keeping the finals for the big day.

MDM, thank you for all the information. I'll refer to it in the future for use.

I can retouch the Shriner the next time I glaze a load. I have a huge kiln and I only use it when it's full. The Shriner Hat was made too thick and it also has a defect inside that wouldn't photograph.

Lessons learned. Don't make the clay or the glaze too thick.

On page one of this thread I wrote the story of the little Frankoma tiki. I have now made the first bowl. I am forever indebted to Joniece Frank my dearest friend.

I used our mold to cast a bowl.


On the Tiki Bob bowl I left the rim. For this one I cut off the top.


I attached the three tikis.


After the bisque fire I glazed the entire bowl brown and then I wiped it back off the stand out areas.


I then painted the bowl on those areas with a red glaze.


The flash made the detail look white but it's really red.








I will never make one that could be confused with one produced in the Frankoma Factory.

That is why when I did the sculpture that Gecko used to make our War God I put so much information on the back and produced a pamphlet to go with it.




 
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1961surf
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Posted: 2011-03-20 1:17 pm   Permalink

Tiki bowl with looks absolutely incredible Wendy !


 
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TikiKIrby
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Posted: 2011-03-20 6:18 pm   Permalink

Geez Wendy, I'm convinced you have a team of Menehune's helping you out!!! The glazes look great, it's a tough call but I think the Bob bowl is my favorite (hole in the head and all, I mean if you are going to get a hole during firing that's a perfect spot!! )
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-03-20 9:20 pm   Permalink

Great Frankoma Bowl Wendy, looks wonderfully vintage.

 
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MauiTiki
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Posted: 2011-03-21 12:18 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-03-20 12:35, danlovestikis wrote:
I have a huge kiln and I only use it when it's full.




Wendy, have you calculated how much it costs to fire up the kiln each time? My wife is very concerned about our electric bill if I buy a kiln.

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-03-21 12:56 pm   Permalink

Hi Surf, thank you, are you ever coming here?

Hi TikiKirby, you work hard too, I am looking forward to your glazing being done. Dan helps so much that it like having a full time helper.

Hi MadDogMike, that was the idea. I wish I could do Frankoma glazes but they have lost them too. I'm experimenting to see how close I can come. I can do it with acrylic paints so that gives me a start.


Hi MauiTiki,



That's my kiln, it's very large. I need to do a lot of things every time I fire because it is expensive. In the winter I do the slow ramp of 12.5 hours and that costs around $30 if I do it at night when electricity is cheapest. If I need to dry out the glaze some before the ramp starts I do a 2 hour pre-heat and the slow ramp and that costs around $40 over night.

Having a large kiln is good and bad. Good for large projects, I could do 24 Tiki Crates at a time, but bad if you need to touch up a few things and don't have other projects to add to the load.

MadDogMike makes more ceramics than any one I know and he has a small kiln so he fires whenever he wants too. There is a lot of freedom in a smaller kiln. So maybe one right in the middle would work. Just figure out what your work load will be. It's really good to have your own kiln.

Here is the last clue. See if you can tell who it is and then find the answer at the end of my gallery photos page 1.




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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-03-21 8:27 pm   Permalink

Great pic Wendy, looks just like him

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MadDogMike makes more ceramics than any one I know and he has a small kiln so he fires whenever he wants too. There is a lot of freedom in a smaller kiln...



I don't know if I make more ceramics than anyone but I'm sure I fire more often! I love my small kiln, I think I fired it 4 times last week. It's 11 inches in diameter and 9 inches deep, cost me less than a buck to fire it. The downside, of course, it that I have to be very careful how big I make my pieces and I have messed up on that a time or two. And I could never do a large scale production project like Wendy does or like Babalu & Squid
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Beachbumz
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Posted: 2011-03-21 8:52 pm   Permalink

Wendy, I'm gonna say it's either Tiki Bob or Kinny! Let's go Kinny.. Very nice Wendy!
I love that bowl, awesome!
aloha

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-03-21 10:24 pm   Permalink

Beachbumz you win now you have the honor of selling me a bowl, please!
Cheers, Wendy









This was written by Kinny on my Gallery Page, I didn't want to lose it in a long line of posts so I've added it here. Thank you little lost tiki, you inspire me!
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