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Wendy Cevola 11/22/17 Day Seven on the Big Island of Hawaii in the town of Pahoa.
LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 2012-10-19 4:43 pm   Permalink

Wendy,

Everything looks great! I especially like Wolfie and Tapa Bob. I can't wait to see how Hot Bob looks when fired.
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-10-20 08:02 am   Permalink

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=41418&forum=15&start=45

This is the link to the Ohana Infirmary. If you haven't looked before and want to be grossed out take a look. I have lots of surgery photos from past injuries posted. This morning I posted photos of what took up most of our Friday. My cat is missing the time she usually spends outdoors.

So with what little time I had yesterday I worked on the Wish List. A bowl for Psycho Tiki D and a 3D Flame Bob for Joanne. Here are the photos.

First I started glazing the outside of the Frankoma War God bowl.

Then I remembered that doing the inside first is the best way to work.

I paint the bowl upside down and right side up

So I can see small missed areas.


For Joanne's 3D Flame Bob I started with three layers of red under-glaze.

Next I added yellow to the flames.

Then I lit a match and found that flames are blue and yellow so I added a blue base.

The blue needed to be toned down so it was back to adding more red.

I've painted it with 2 layers of clear glaze and its drying.

Today we will open the kiln and inspect each piece to see what needs to be fixed!
Soon Beachbumz but remember Christmas is not in October and I'm expecting horrors in the kiln such as Wolf Man Bob!

Cheers, Wendy



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Beachbumz
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Posted: 2012-10-20 2:23 pm   Permalink

Waiting in suspense........ I can wait to that Wolfman, he's going to look great along with my bowl, I'm sending you lots of tiki mana now..

Mele Kalikimaka!


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-10-20 3:05 pm   Permalink

Sorry about the cat.
Give it a lil milk out of a tiki mug, that should help.


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-10-21 07:30 am   Permalink

Tiki Central was down in my area last night so I had to wait until this morning to share photos.

Beachbumz, it worked. I only had one tiny spot where the glaze crawled and none popped off. Four layers worked! Since this glaze is flat and shiny I'll just touch that spot out with black enamel and you'll not be able to tell. It will make its journey to Hawaii in a day or two, I'm so jealous!

hang10tiki she's getting tasty antibiotics twice a day. I'll just make a tiki face at her when she gets it.

Yesterday we had visitors. They came to pick up their Sacramento Ohana Crawl mugs.
anythonymaye brought us one of his original paintings. Thank you so much Anthony!

thequinn Tonya and Bill also picked up their mug and we had a fun visit.

All of the numbered mugs have sold out. I have some I pulled due to a very small glaze imperfection on the back if anyone is interested. $50 plus shipping.



Progress Report Wish List #3:

We opened the kiln. Top shelf.

Bottom shelf.


Hale Tiki suggested that we give up on the repairs for the Eric October bowl and just glaze over the area that had popped off. We did and now Dan will put it into his collection.


I really like the four new glazes that I've tested. I'll use them soon.


The four necklaces turned out. The yellow puffer is for ebTiki and the orange one is for HBTiki.


The purple Bob bowl had two areas where the glaze popped off. This happens when the bisqed clay shrinks some more as it cools.

I re-glazed this bowl and it will fire again. Hopefully it will be fixed.


I aged Alii Tiki's War God. I'm still not sure if this will fulfill his wish.



This one just can't be fixed. The glaze runs off and glues to my supports. It will just have to stay this way.

Dan claimed the brown one in the middle as a reward for sanding all the bottoms.


Wolf Man Bob came out just fine. It even looks like an old mug because I finally got some crazing in the glaze on the shirt. dartharnie shall I ship him and your crawl mug?


Beachbumz here's your bowl!


This photo shows the only tiny spot that didn't glaze.

Can you tell which spot? I'll bake him in the home oven tonight to set the enamel.


19tikichef62's Volcano Missionary's Downfall Woman Shrunken Head Bob is ready for enamel highlights. On this kiln load both this Bob and the purple bowl Bobs had the black run on the faces. I don't know why. I waited overnight for the black to dry but I did use a different clear glaze. It doesn't look good on the bowl Bobs so I'll paint white enamel over the faces. I kind of like it here. I'll take direction from 19.


The glaze from her hair also ran but it blends into the theme of her as one with the lava. Once I paint her details and do the tattoos on her and Bob it will work out.




22 photos that must be a record for me. I hope you enjoyed seeing the hits and misses. I always enjoy sharing with you. Cheers, Wendy













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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2012-10-21 08:59 am   Permalink

Wow Wow Wow...Wolfman is wicked!!!

 
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Beachbumz
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Posted: 2012-10-21 12:20 pm   Permalink

I Love It Wendy... It really came out Awesome!!! and no I couldn't tell were that skip was after you painted it.. That inside red lava glaze is perfect over that speckled black lava, So excited to have this one in my collection..
That Wolfman came out Beautiful!! I mean Scary Beautiful.. I really like the crazing effect too just adds to it all even more..


 
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littlegiles
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Posted: 2012-10-21 4:33 pm   Permalink

It's my favorite kind of update. I love a kiln opening and seeing all those amazing colors shining in there. Even if you had some glazing issues, the pieces are wonderful and it is always great to see them all.

Love the new glaze colors. They are going to make some amazing mugs!

- Dale


 
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MahaloTiki
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Posted: 2012-10-21 4:48 pm   Permalink

Great work Wendy!

Love it when you open that KILN! Like Christmas all over again.
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dartharnie
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Posted: 2012-10-21 5:24 pm   Permalink

1. Wolfie looks perfect. Can't wait until it is in hand so I can gush even more.
2. Wonderful save on Dan's bowl. You tried 500 different things to fix that chip and kept with it. I think it turned out great.
3. All these war gods are making me VERY Jealous I didn't order one...maybe next year.
4. THANK YOU!


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-10-21 9:30 pm   Permalink

Very nice show

 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2012-10-21 10:34 pm   Permalink

Stunning!
so much great stuff coming out of that head and heart of yours!
That Purple baby is gonna SING after that second glaze !
HUGHUGHUGHUG!


 
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anthonymaye
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Posted: 2012-10-22 09:13 am   Permalink

Thank you again for such a warm reception love the mug
now i just have to find a good spot for it... other than up to my lips.


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-10-22 09:24 am   Permalink

Wendy, so much color from the kiln - like lovin' from the oven!
I know the Eric October didn't turn out exactly like you wanted, but after 2 months I'm sure it feels good to be done messing with it!
The Wolfman turned out excellent! I've got some crackle glaze in the kiln now, we'll see what happens. Why is it that you use regular glaze and sometimes it crackles, then you intentionally use a crackle glaze and it won't craze?
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Posted: 2012-10-22 5:57 pm   Permalink

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On 2012-10-21 07:30, danlovestikis wrote:


I aged Alii Tiki's War God. I'm still not sure if this will fulfill his wish.







Looking old and crusty Wendy !!! I like it, can't wait to see you work your magic on my bowl next.


 
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