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Wendy Cevola 9/22/14 Tiki501's Seahorse Tiki Light has been hung in the Tiki Jungle Room.
Hale Tiki
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Posted: 2012-09-26 04:13 am   Permalink

It looks like it was a lot of fun, with some great people. Thanks for posting pics!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-09-26 07:02 am   Permalink

hang10tiki thank you always.
Hale Tiki October, good luck.
Kele I can do that, classic Bob color or yellow orange which is brighter?
MadDogMike you are a classic.
tigertail7777 that sounds like a fun goal. I'd love to have everything in one room.
Hale Tiki you are so right it was a very fun day with new and old friends.

Progress Report: Wish List and Crawl mug.

Sometimes things look better than they really are and sometimes I forget a step. Dan says an assistance work is never finished.

I began to glaze the small Frankoma Tiki bowl and the tikis that had been put on and bisque fired with magic mend just popped off.

So I took them to the garage and beheaded them. The bowl and tiks are gone forever.


I went to put the necklaces together and found the holes were sealed with glaze. This was totally my fault. After finishing the glazing you need to clean the holes out and I forgot. Dan will drill them open.


I've been glazing for two super long days. I will be able to fire tonight.

Dan wire brushed, sanded and hosed off Marone Tiki's Moai bowl.

I reglazed it with 3 more layers of black and more red.


Alii Tiki ordered two Frankoma statues. This one in deep red with black specks and

this one in brown with the edges aged. After the 3 layers of glaze dry some I scrape off most of the glaze.

Then I take a wet paper towel and rub and smooth out the glaze.

Here's how it looks after I'm finished.


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I love going to my glaze test wall and picking out color combinations. These are the colors for the Eric October bowl with the addition of the beige for the Bumatay fish faces.

I accumulate the glazes and go to work.

Three layers of each color.


I call 5 PM quiting time and anything I glaze after that is just getting ahead. I did some more Frankoma War God statues.

I still like glazing bottoms even though it keeps Dan busy sanding.

This is the only tall Bob, he still needs two layers of clear on his face.


I've had my computer freeze up doing this so many times that I submit every set of photos. I just saw that littlegiles is sending me encouragement while I work. Thank you sir I appreciate it very much.


Please critique the Sacramento Crawl mug. This is how I've chosen to paint them. Is it working or do you hate it? I hope I've kept the vintage feel.






Thank you all so much for your posts. Wendy



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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
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From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2012-09-26 07:18 am   Permalink

Wow...I come down, grab a cup of coffee and open up my favorite Wendy&Dan Show post and what do I see? Carnage!! Looks like a scene from CSI. Sorry that the bowl didn't work out but I can totally understand just trashing that one and starting over. I think you have already spent more time trying to fix that one than if you had just poured a new one.

It will all work out cause you always make magic happen. You are like the Disney of Tiki.

See, magic! That funky glaze from Eric's bowl with the blue and the beige for the bumatay will be amazing. I can't wait to see that out of the kiln.

- Dale

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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-09-26 11:15 am   Permalink

They do look like the old Orchid mugs Wendy, Now just my opinion
the hand painted detail is just to much color, there is alot of contrast
and it may be too busy, visually.

What do you think?


 
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LoriLovesTiki
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Joined: Jul 03, 2011
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Posted: 2012-09-26 11:54 am   Permalink

Wendy - add me to the list of people who LOVE LOVE LOVE that glaze you used on the Eric October bowl. The brown etc is just fantastic! Next wish list I want something with that glaze. Maybe a statue???

I really like the hut side of the crawl mug but the side with girl strikes me as too busy or something. I'm not loving it but I don't hate it. I still love that glaze too.

Can't wait for more updates.
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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
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From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2012-09-26 12:21 pm   Permalink

I hope there's a there's a red/red-orange Frankoma in there for meeeeeeeeeeee! I'm dying to get my first Wendy & Dan original. Well, not original, but Wendy & Dan made. I'll have to wait until I can order a pair of custom Bob's to get my first Wendy & Dan ORIGINAL.

And just because I didn't say it enough, Wendy & Dan!!!

I love the test glazes, and I can't wait to see the Bumatay.

As far as the crawl mugs, I've got to concur with my compatriot up there, it's too busy, color wise. There's a lot going on, especially with such an awesome and complex glaze. Maybe matte colors, or less with the flowers, I'm not sure. Or even a white background around the detail. Or maybe make her face a little more generic. I'm not really sure, but there's a lot to look at.


 
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Bruddah Bear
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From: Los Angeles Basin, Westside
Posted: 2012-09-26 12:54 pm   Permalink


Hi Wendy,

I follow your thread regularly, but I rarely post unless I have something more significant to say other than parrot the compliments of others. I do want you to know that I think you and Dan are aces in my book even though I don't write it here often.

I love the crawl mug, the sculpt is terrific, and the glaze is awesome. I have to say that I don't think that the cold paint is necessary. If the overall glaze were monochrome then it may need the embellishment of the contrasting paint, but I believe that with that speckled glaze and the degree of detail in the sculpt, the paint isn't really needed. The solid color on the sculpt contrasts enough with the variations of color and texture on the mug and allows the detail of the sculpt to pop yet remain a bit understated. The visual flow of the mug just works for me.








You could always give your customers the option of paint or no paint and perhaps save yourself a little bit work on some of the mugs. Just my humble opinion, for what it's worth.


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WaikikianMoeKele
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Posted: 2012-09-26 1:04 pm   Permalink

Wendy, The brighter yellow orange would be great!
Mahalo ~kele


 
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dartharnie
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Posted: 2012-09-26 2:28 pm   Permalink

LOVE the crawl mug - with or without paint. I think it's a fair point about saving work by foregoing the paint for those that ask.

However, knowing Wendy, she'll just open the next wish list that much sooner. She and Dan seem to be non-stop tiki automatons,.... machines of mass production... (even when they take the day off, there's tiki fun afoot)

The new glazes are stunning and that brown speckled one screams puffer fish to me.


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-09-26 3:11 pm   Permalink

THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH. I appreciate the time and thought that went into your evaluation of the cold paint on the mug. I'm taking a break right now but in a moment after answering these messages I'll be back to working on a few new ideas.
I'll post them tonight for further comments.

Sacramento Ohana wait to see the tests tonight and please comment here.

littlegiles you and I both love to open the kiln to see what the glazes look like. The kiln is firing right now and will open again on Friday.

Atomic Tiki Punk I agree with you that it was too busy. I tried to copy the menu and it didn't work well.

LoriLovesTiki I didn't love it either. It's so wonderful to have everyone be honest with me. I need you all.

Hale Tiki yes your red/orange is in the kiln. I hope it looks good. I've glazed some in other colors so if you hate it there will be other choices.

Brudda Bear, thank you for your message. I'm trying to cut back. Dan just talked me through his preference and now I have another nipple-gate.

Kele I've painted it and it looks really good. Photos soon.

dartharnie less work is good if the mug is fine. You just reminded me that I'm going to make a puffer fish mug. I've made the mold for the puffers already. So many projects and so little time in a day. I'll just have to stay up later!

Now I'll work on more examples, cheers, Wendy


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littlegiles
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Posted: 2012-09-26 3:50 pm   Permalink

Wendy, I posted a reply and then you added more pics so I updated my reply and then you went and added even more pics to look at. HAHA

I have to agree with some of the others. I think the colors are a bit bright. The sculpt you did is so lovely I think the original without any color is wonderful. It has a great vintage look to it.

Of course, that is just my opinion.

- Dale


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-09-26 5:09 pm   Permalink

Painting tiny faces is a bummer.

Here's the lineup so far but maybe none of these will pass either.

#1 plain


#2 similar to the menu



#3 monotone with blue that matches the spots


#4 Dan's choice = topless






Comments please, Wendy


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LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 2012-09-26 6:29 pm   Permalink

I like the front of the monotone one - I think it highlights your wonderful sculpt without being too busy but prefer the unpainted back better than the blue palm trees.

I still love the unpainted one overall as well.

So many great choices! I'm sure the guys will like the topless wahine!
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littlegiles
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Posted: 2012-09-26 6:39 pm   Permalink

Wendy, is there any way to do a wash of the darker blue and then just paint her face and the lei around her neck? I love the original without any additional, but you lose the details of her face with that.

Gosh, I'm not helping much. Sorry.

- Dale


 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2012-09-26 7:03 pm   Permalink

JMHO...I like them with just the glaze, but I will be happy with whatever you decide on...you are the talented artist!!!

 
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