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Wendy Cevola 9/24/17 Glazing a huge Tiki Bob Bowl.
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Posted: 2011-04-27 11:44 am   Permalink

They were looking really neat until you painted them all green.







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Posted: 2011-04-27 9:58 pm   Permalink

JailBird Bob is a HOOT!
That SUPERBRIGHT glaze reminds me of those Aurora plastic models way back when!
Fingers Crossed that the glaze is a SUCCESS!!!


 
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Posted: 2011-04-27 10:09 pm   Permalink

So... These are going to glow in the dark?

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On 2011-04-27 21:58, little lost tiki wrote:
That SUPERBRIGHT glaze reminds me of those Aurora plastic models way back when!



The glow in the dark kit of "The Mummy" (from the classic Universal Pictures films) was awesome.

Love your work Wendy, I always look forward to reading what you've been up to.


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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-04-28 07:10 am   Permalink

Grog knows, Grog has secrets concerning his glaze knowledge.

Thank you Kinny, Brudda Bear and SeaDawg for checking out my progress.

The green is a clear gloss the brings the under glaze colors to their full potential. I get to open the kiln today and I'll post photos. The girls will still need cold paint for their eyes etc. Then they bake in the home oven to set it.

Soon, Wendy
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Posted: 2011-04-28 11:14 pm   Permalink

Ok here goes. The kiln was opened and here's what it looked like.





So I unloaded the kiln.







So far so good. Here are some more.





I'm really happy at this point. Here's some more.



The girls have lost their green hue.

Then the downhill. While I take the photos I start to notice problems.

One of the SuperCarved Bob's has two small glaze slips inside. Ok I can give a discount or fix that in a couple of weeks.

But when handling the Aloha Shriner Hat a piece of Grog falls off. I mean glaze. He'll understand. Then another piece. Then I take a needle and pop off all that will budge.


Eventually it looked like this.


Well it was Dan to the rescue. The buyer wanted the Zelzah Bob that Dan bought and Dan gave it up so I could fill the order and we were all happy.


Then I noticed that there were bubbles on the Shriner Cult of the eye hat. So I discounted it and worked to hide the bubbles as best I could. However I saw some fine hairline cracks, could this mean the glaze is going to pop off here? So no charge for the hat and a promise that I'll refund even more if it pops off. So it will ship for display. I covered it with a clear enamel to help keep it stabilized.





Every other piece in the kiln was fine. Just the Shriner hats and 1 Super Bob had problems. In the end it is my job to keep everyone happy and communication is super important. Thanks for checking this out, Wendy





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Posted: 2011-04-28 11:47 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-04-28 23:14, danlovestikis wrote:

The girls have lost their green hue.




Well darn. Green hued girls can be hot. Such as...



or...



But brown wahines are always welcome.

Sorry to hear about your glazing woes, I feel for you. I hope you have better luck soon.


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Posted: 2011-04-29 12:13 am   Permalink

Sorry to hear your troubles Wendy. GROG definitely understand about the glaze chipping off. Seems like the pieces That GROG has had that trouble with are the hand-built ones with the low- fire clay. Haven't had any trouble with glaze chipping off of stuff out of the molds. Glaze seems to like slip cast stuff better. The hand-built clay may have oils from the hands handling it that may be causing the problem, but who knows. GROG read on the internet that the glazes that have red in them are usually the troublemakers and that's been true for GROG.

Your stuff is looking really nice. You got some lucky customers going to get some really nice pieces.

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Beachbumz
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Posted: 2011-04-29 12:46 am   Permalink

REALLY REALLY NICE Wendy!!
I'm loving the Super Carved Bob's and the wahine's, just beautiful..
The bowl interior glaze looks awesome from what I can see..
I bet the oil in the clay like GroG says is the reason on the hand builts..

Very Cool Wendy, Your art is amazing.

Aloha


 
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swizzle
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Posted: 2011-04-29 01:19 am   Permalink

I love the sombreros on the SOBB's and that blue super carved Bob is great. Sorry to hear about your glaze problems. I'll have to ask my teacher when I go back to school next week if she has any ideas what would have caused that. GROG's point of the oils from your hands seems a logical enough reason. Shame it happened though. Keep up the great work Wendy.
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-04-29 09:55 am   Permalink

Good Morning Men, that has a good sound to it.

Brudda Bear is the first green woman from the old Star Trek? I think Dan had a crush on her. If I show him the second girl I think the crush will move to her. I guess I should have left them green. At least I can use the faces as models when I do the cold paint.

Grog, that never would have crossed my mind. It is a 04 clay hand built. Humm. I did notice when the glaze came off that there was clay dust under it. So I thought that maybe since the clay on these hats is so thick that it expanded and contracted enough to break down and make clay dust. Before I glaze my work is as dust free as I can make it so all this dust now there was a surprise.

Swizzle you bought a Tiki Crate that Eric wanted, he bought the blue SuperCarved. You two have similar taste in my tiki art. That was fun to read. I look foreword to hearing what your teacher thinks.

Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement, Wendy
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-04-29 11:48 am   Permalink

Wendy, I had glaze come off on a couple of my handbuilt fruit bats like that - soooo disheartening Do you burnish your clay when it is almost dry? I suspect that was my problem - I love the feel of the talc in super-smooth leather hard clay so I like to burnish it with a marble or smooth stone. But maybe the clay is TOO smooth and the glaze can't grip to it? I stopped burnishing and so far have not had that problem since.

Everything else looks great though!
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Posted: 2011-04-29 11:56 am   Permalink

After looking at your newest pieces, I would like to just take this moment to say:
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! They is Byootifull!
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Posted: 2011-04-29 2:49 pm   Permalink

MDM, nope never burnished any of them. I think it has to do with the clay shrinking more than the glaze. Well we just have to keep trying to follow all the rules and hope for the best.

Thank you ZeroTiki for the aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah and the Swap which is up and running due to you.

HINT; TO EVERYONE WHO BOUGHT A SHRINER BOB OR SOUTH OF THE BOARDER BOB EVEN THOUGH THE HATS HAVE INSETS INTO THE MUG USING A BIT OF EARTHQUAKE PUTTY WOULD MAKE THEM SECURE AND YOU COULD SAFELY WALK AROUND WITH THEM. IF YOU HAVE THEM DISPLAYED AND SOMEONE PICKED THEM UP THIS WOULD ALSO BE A SAFEGUARD. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN THEY ARE WITH YOU AND SAFE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, Wendy
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Posted: 2011-04-29 4:27 pm   Permalink

The muggies are looking great kiddo!!

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MDM, nope never burnished any of them. I think it has to do with the clay shrinking more than the glaze. Well we just have to keep trying to follow all the rules and hope for the best.



VERY GOOD - A+

It's called Shivering...
Shivering happens when a glaze doesn't shrink as much as the clay body.
When this happens parts of the glaze crack and move against each other lifting off from the clay surface.

Suggested Remedies:

Reduce silica in the clay body
Reduce silica in the glaze
Reduce alumina in the glaze

If you like those particular store brought glazes you are using, ask your clay supplier for a low fire clay with a little less silica in it. That should solve the problem. You can also try holding the final temp on your bisque firing for 5 to 10 mins...just to make sure that the clay matures completely. Kilns do tend to fire at uneven temps...a short hold at the end of the firing will help catch those cooler spots in the kiln.

YAY!



 
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Posted: 2011-05-02 6:40 pm   Permalink

Babalu you are my mentor. Thank you for the suggestions to help with this problem.

I'm back to work after a whole day off. I read the second half of a Michael Connolly book The Fifth Witness and it was terrific.

So now Dan and I are starting to cast the decanter's for the Sacramento crawl. We enlarged the holes using a door knob drill. It worked well but the mold still wants to fill it up and suck in the sides. So today I bought a turkey baster and I'll remove some of the slip before we start to pour. We got three perfect casts and one that will be a second. It's a little warped but not bad enough to toss. I'll need to practice on these.

Last night. We had lots of leaks but we are getting better at plugging them.


Dan's an expert now.


Next I've started working on the Girls of Tiki Swap. Today I bought fringe to use as their hula skirts.

Next I started the Painting for Elroy Artspace, a Gallery of Modern Art for their show Scootiki: Mods and Gods check them out.







I have a lot of work to do! Cheers, Wendy




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