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Wendy Cevola 11/16/17 Day two on the Big Island of Hawaii continues with a tiki surprise!
VampiressRN
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Posted: 2012-09-14 4:33 pm   Permalink

Now The Mother Lode is on Shelter Island with Dan in tow...LOL GREAT!!! There is certainly big food at Claim Jumper...I love that place. Try the Jamaican Jerk Chicken Sweet Potato...it is on the Classic Menu and id out of this world...it is not as high as that sandwich though...LOL. Maybe that sandwich would be a good ceramic project.


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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-09-14 9:12 pm   Permalink

It's been fun to read comments about the Peanut mugs that I've done with Mahalo Tiki. Of the 20, 17 needed touch up due to tiny glaze skips or smudges or runs on the interior black.

I couldn't believe that so many needed help. I thought I must be a very poor instructor. Well it turns out that without me nagging Dan to change the nozzle he used the less powerful one on the hose for these mugs and another whole kiln load. I found out because I found grit on those still wet from his hosing. That was the problem.

So today we put on the right nozzle and re-sprayed them all. No shortcuts because in the end it triples the work and costs money to re-fire.

Yesterday day I re-glazed all 17 and put them in the kiln to fire.
Glazing.

Drying.

In the kiln.

They come out in the morning. This time they should be OK.
Mahalo Tiki will be surprised that when they come on Sunday these will be ready to be taken home with them.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, Wendy
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-09-14 10:10 pm   Permalink

The power of the peanut

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-09-15 06:38 am   Permalink

Top shelf of new bisque.

Second shelf of new bisque.

The Eric October bowl still under repair. Dan sanded this flat before using the hose on it.

The Magic Mend worked fusing the tikis to the bowl. However during a final sanding Dan pressed so hard on the base of one of the tikis it broke loose. However it did a very nice clean pop loose so I've used Magic Mend and I'll fire it and see if it will once again repair itself.

Dan using the proper nozzle. I helped and we were both soaked. He won the wet T-shirt contest and I have to make him a tiki necklace!

Drying in our living room which is next to the dining room which is also filled with bisque.


Sorry Philot I having started the jaguar supports yet but they are high on my list.
Soon.

Cheers, Wendy
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Hale Tiki
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Posted: 2012-09-15 09:21 am   Permalink

I can't wait to see new finished bowls!

I noticed a lot of drips on the inside on the second glazing. Is that intentional? I looks like it might look pretty cool.


 
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BeezleBug
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Posted: 2012-09-15 1:32 pm   Permalink

Is Magic Mend a glue you can fire? Do you apply that to bisque parts? Just curious. Sounds like a useful technique...

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-09-15 2:32 pm   Permalink

Hale Tiki yes after a few people here mentioned they liked the drip runs over the black I did that when I fixed a few tiny glaze skips.

BeezleBug Magic Mend is for repairing cracks, chips and for fusing pieces together. It can be bought on line from New Mexico Clay. It's great stuff.

I'm glazing today so now that I've checked in its back to work. Wendy

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-09-16 07:20 am   Permalink

Hi Friends,
today we play with Mahalo Tiki before doing more work. He and Mary will pick up the rest of the peanut mugs. If you would like to have one contact him.


I'm making a Moai bowl for Beachbumz. He and I have traded art. I have beautiful bowls for Dan's Christmas and Beachbumz will have this one in the future.



This weekend we are trying to glaze all of the Sacramento Crawl mugs. This is the first time I've had them all together in one place. First we glazed the insides and turned them over to drain.

Then I painted the bottom 3 times in the center and once around the edge.

I want a scattering of spots on the outside of the mug so I painted a light coat of the spotted glaze on the outside, the inside will have major spotting.

Close up.


Next up will be spray painting outside.

Our house has been taken over by tikis! Oh wait that's nothing new.
Cheers, Wendy



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littlegiles
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Posted: 2012-09-16 08:05 am   Permalink

Can't wait to see those Crawl mugs after they are fired. Bet that spotted glaze is going to look great. The finished peanuts are looking fine sitting there all together.

So is there a surface in your home that doesn't have mugs sitting on it? Funny in the one picture you can see into the other room and there are mugs there too. A couple of people truly devoted to creating art.

- Dale
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Posted: 2012-09-16 10:15 am   Permalink

You need a giant studio in your backyard lined with shelves for all your work LOL. You guys are so delightfully organized and such a great team. Who knew that when you retired you would be running a full-time ceramic business...AWESOME!!!

 
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Posted: 2012-09-16 11:26 am   Permalink

I got in contact with MahaloTiki about a purple mug but there are soooooo many nice colors! I just know from you the purple is a rare color so that's why I picked it. But I am a poor decision maker so I second guess myself. Which is your favorite, Wendy?

Please tell me about the moais. Will they hang on the wall? If so, my wall will be needing one of those. Can't wait to see more of them getting finished. Keep up the outstanding work. And I agree with Vamp - you're running a full time ceramics business with Dan! Maybe you should get a studio and some staff....
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-09-17 07:23 am   Permalink

littlegiles not just every surface but all the walls too. Our home is filled with tikis and tiki projects. Are we nuts...yes in a good way!
VampiressRN we would love a huge workspace and Dan would love to have his whole collection in one big room. It's never going to happen so we are grateful we have it worked out.
LoriLovesTiki my favorite peanut mug is the sea-green. All of the detail in the carving shows up best with that color. You should get what you like they all turned out really well. They are so thick and heavy you can use them as barbells, that's my style.

Progress Report on the Sacramento Crawl mug.
We set up outside.

Caribbean Blue glaze by Duncan.

I sprayed the outside of all the mugs as Dan brought them too me. He used 2 fingers on the inside of the mug to lift them off the stand and to put them on the table.

I got to sit there while he was up and down 45 times for layer one.

With the first layer finished we took a 30 min. break so they could dry.

Now we started again but this time each mug was upside down. This insures that all areas get covered. As an example the bottom edge of the skirt.

Notice that there is now a board under the mug on the turn table. The mugs were too wet to lift without disturbing the glaze. So we used boards for swapping.

Dan would bring me a mug upside down on the board and take away the one I'd just sprayed. Then the would go if front of the fan to dry it enough that he could lift it off for the next swap. 45 five more times for layer 2.

I decided that we would keep them in this position for layer three. Once again 45 times.

It took us 5 hours and two breaks. I just turned on the kiln after letting them dry overnight. I had 8 mugs that didn't fit so I'll be firing again soon.


Now I need to start glazing some of the Wish List projects as well as make more of them. Busy busy busy its a good life. Cheers, Wendy
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Posted: 2012-09-17 07:45 am   Permalink

Gosh Wendy and Dan, those are going to be absolutely beautiful. I went and searched the color of the glaze and it is wonderful. Can't wait to see that after it is fired. Dan must be developing quite the calf muscles with all that up and down you have him doing. He's going to need those to carry around that big sandwich. LOL

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Posted: 2012-09-17 10:23 am   Permalink

hmmmmm
back yard assembly line
i can see it now




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Posted: 2012-09-17 6:08 pm   Permalink

I can't wait to see the crawl mugs!

 
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