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Wendy Cevola 11/24/17 Day Seven on the Big Island of Hawaii in the town of Pahoa Time for Lava
MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-04-04 4:15 pm   Permalink

W&D you are mold-making fools!!! Sorry about the hassles but looks like perseverance triumphed! Looking forward to some grewat Tiki Bob decanters.
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Posted: 2011-04-04 4:23 pm   Permalink

our new family tradition. Carried over from page 15




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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-04-04 4:51 pm   Permalink

Hey teaKey, check out my carving thread for more Dan clean up photos. Thanks for the combined post I can't wait to show him!

Hi MDM, you and I we never give up. Wendy

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-04-05 4:13 pm   Permalink

Today was super fun. The temperature in the garage was sublime. My cat kept me company along with Dan who played Hawaiian war chants which echoed from his man cave. I worked on all of my Tiki Bob orders and enjoyed every hour. I'm trying to have them all prepped by Friday so they can dry. Hopefully early next week I can get them bisque fired. Cheers, Wendy

8am

Working on a sombrero. Using clay cutters to get the size right for the mug.

Digging out excess clay to make room for the top of the mug.

Forming the shape of the sombrero.

After flipping back to the bottom of the hat I trimmed off the excess.

Using an antique butter paddle I further shaped the hat and added texture.

The tool that I used to dig out the clay isn't my usual tool but it was handy. I had just used it to make straw holes in two sombreros. I also made the inner rim taller so it would seat more firmly into its mug.
Now the sombrero stays like this while the clay dries more.
I got all the lines carved into the mugs that need them.


I completely finished the carving on ebtiki's Super Carved mug.









My last task was to form the base shape of the Fez hats. Just a great day.

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Posted: 2011-04-06 07:30 am   Permalink

WOW! I just cant stop looking at the detail on the super carved Bob.

Love your art Wendy!

Chris
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Posted: 2011-04-09 09:42 am   Permalink

Someday I will be so used to seeing your awesome work that I will be used to it.

...Nah. I doubt it will ever happen. Too much coolness to get excited about!
YAY!
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-04-09 3:34 pm   Permalink

WestADad and zerotiki you just continue to keep me smiling. Thank you both very much.

I've finished the three Super Carved Bobs and they are drying. Later today I'll post photos of the two Shriner Bobs in Progress. There is always something to do. (: Wendy






Also drying are the two South of the Border Bobs. As they dry I keep carving so that there will be room for glaze between the head and Sombrero.






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Posted: 2011-04-09 6:04 pm   Permalink

You're quite right, by the way...they are super!
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-04-09 9:31 pm   Permalink

Hey zerotiki, congratulations on having a place to sell at Oasis 11. I do hope to see you there. You are Super, Wendy

I am currently working on two Shriner Bob's. Here are some steps I've done in making the hats.



This is the Cult Of The Eye Shriner Bob.

I shaped the hat and removed clay from the inside.


I like everything to be heavy so I left the walls thick.


I rolled out some clay and cut up a photo of the symbol.


I put the pieces on the clay and cut them out with a dental tool.


I dipped the pieces in slip and stacked them.


Once these are leather dry I can crave them flatter and add detail.


I cut out the straw hole so I could position the symbol directly across on the front.


I attached the symbol with slip and then I made the tassel and attached it with slip.


The slip goes everywhere, top sides and bottom. It's the best glue.


At the same time I've been working on the Aloha Shriner Bob. Here are some more steps.

I always have a bag of slip that was cut away from poured pieces. I like it to be mushy to firm. I use it to build what I need.


Here I have started to build the part of the hat that sit down into the opening of the mug so it will not slide off.


I may even add to this. I figure that out as I go.


Here's how it looked as I left it out to dry.


I have a lot of fine tuning to go on each of these projects and when they are completely done and dried it will be time to bisque fire them.

If you ever have questions I'd love to answer them to the best of my ability. Wendy
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Posted: 2011-04-09 10:29 pm   Permalink

Good stuff. Way to go Wendy!

 
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Posted: 2011-04-11 09:18 am   Permalink

Thank you Grog, I owe you a hug at Oasis 11.


I've further fine carved the Aloha Shriner. Now it is drying and shrinking. When that's done I'll be sanding and craving some more. I will make room for glaze between the mug and the hat.


This is the Cult of the Eye design that I'm adding to the hat.


I cut the photo to use to get the size just right.


Using a sharp tipped tool I poke through the photo into the clay.


The small dots help me to remove the clay to make the flames in the right shape.


I've got a good start here.


Now a better way to make the inner ring. I rolled a ball and flattened it. Then using a tool I cut out the center.


I dipped it in slip and centered it on the hat.


I pressed down to seal the two pieces together.


I dip my finger into the slip and on the inside I rub the two parts together and make them smooth.


Using slip I did the same on the outside.


Smooth enough for now. When it's all dry I'll be sanding and craving more.


Since the hat, ring and slip have different amounts of moisture I put the hat into a plastic bag so that it will dry slowly and they will equal out and not crack. I check on them on and off to make sure it's working.


Thank you always for making the posting a fun thing to do, Wendy



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Posted: 2011-04-11 09:43 am   Permalink

That is gonna be awesome!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-04-14 2:25 pm   Permalink

Thank you ZeroTiki.

Since the Shriner Hats and Sombrero's are so thick and take forever to dry last week I finished off the last two Bobs that I had poured. They have been drying with the rest. I always have to fill my kiln up when I fire because it takes $30 to $40 worth of electricity. I'm hoping in a few more days they will be just right.

Jail Bird Bob, his induction number 20-9-11-9--2-15-2 is a code we used as kids. What does it decipher as? His body will be black white black white as classic jail wear.



Tiki Bobbie wearing her turtle necklace and is a lady.


These photos were taken just after they were formed. Now it is time to start carving in the detail such as defining the numbers. Wendy





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Posted: 2011-04-14 3:54 pm   Permalink

Awesomeness Wendy & Dan!

Incredible details!

Thank you for sharing!

Mahalo KooKoomonga Tribe!


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Posted: 2011-04-14 3:59 pm   Permalink

Tiki Bobbie is way cool Wendy, love the hair! I'll see GROG this weekend, you want me to collect that hug for you?
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