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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts Wendy Cevola 11/21/17 Day Six on the Big Island of Hawaii Hilo side, We found our friends.
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Wendy Cevola 11/21/17 Day Six on the Big Island of Hawaii Hilo side, We found our friends.
Benzart
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Posted: 2011-05-03 05:51 am   Permalink

Loving seeing your new stuff Wendy, Awesome works.


 
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Psycho Tiki D
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Posted: 2011-05-03 07:24 am   Permalink

You guys don't know how lucky we are in Sacramento to have such a bonafide collaborative team in Dan and Wendy! I am very fortunate to have been able to see their work in person and it is jaw-dropping. The attention to detail is phenomenal and the visuals are spectacular. I am looking forward to many years of their creations in ceramic and other mediums. Each time I visit I learn more and more of the pain-staking labor and the blood, sweat and tears that goes into each and every piece and each process.

It seemed like such a simple suggestion I made to Wendy to create an event mug for us last year. Little did I realize what a sacrifice to time and money I was asking the Cevolas to make. Even if I didn't collect tiki per se, I would collect Wendy and Dan's artwork.

Needless to say, I love these guys...





A proud moment in my life. What a vision...

PTD



 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-05-03 10:44 am   Permalink

I certainly didn't expect to find such a wonderful post when I logged on here this morning. It's easy to say that it has made our day start off wonderfully. Thank you Duane you are such a dear friend. Everyone should know that you inspired us to become ceramicists and mold makers. Every day I wake up ready to tackle another day with clay and it makes me very happy. Dan's motto, "Will Work For Tikis" keeps him going, he gets the husbands discount and first pick.

Since these photos were taken half what you see has been sold to those on our waiting list. They are two projects the first is the tribute to the Lanai of San Mateo which I call the Eat Drink and Be Merry Mug which it says in Hawaiian under each of the three different tikis. The others are my glaze tests and artist proofs for the Forbidden Island Tiki Crate. When I started this project I was new to glazes with color. My first the Zombie mug was black and hand painted with white. I decided to do every color combination that looked well together. I used every glaze I had accumulated. So I made this vast collection of colored Tiki Crates. From now on I will not need to do this for my projects.

I still have some of each for sale at $80 plus shipping. I am going down the waiting list. If you would like to be on that list send me a PM.

So here are my next set of photos for my projects in the works. Duane you better be there Tuesday for a big hug. Wendy

Tiki Bob Decanter for the Sacramento Crawl in October


When full the mold an slip are close to 60 pounds. It takes Dan and I to pour them out and it is so hard.


Step by step for the Scootiki: Mods & Gods at Elroy Artspace


It's a wall! It's red dirt!

Taken at an angle so some lines look off but they are not.



Benzart my dear friend, it is a joy to have you check out my art. I'll write you an email in a moment. Hugs, Wendy
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ebtiki
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Posted: 2011-05-03 11:10 pm   Permalink

PTD: Thanks for posting those pix - it's an amazing group!

 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2011-05-03 11:39 pm   Permalink

WOWz! What a hard worker you are!
Can't wait to see that Elroy ArtSpace piece finished!
Curious as to what it will become!


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-05-05 6:05 pm   Permalink

Little Lost Tiki here's my progress on the Elroy Artspace painting. I got permission to use three of McTiki Tiki Designs. The Fourth tiki is in our kitchen nook, it is the one on the left. I don't work as hard as you do.

My sketch for the painting, which changes over time.


My mom loved razor blades. She started me playing with them when I was five. I've used them ever since and look how nice you can make a stencil.


This shows where I've started to paint a dent in the words where the boards come together.


Blocking in where the tikis will go. Thank you again McTiki!
The art show is in Portland Oregon. There are Lambretta's in Hawaii. Artistic license by putting them both here. Mystery.


The blocking is really a negative of how they will look when finished. I have a good start on one.

So check out McTiki's carving thread he's got more to show.
Thanks for following my thread, Wendy

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zerostreet
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Posted: 2011-05-05 6:43 pm   Permalink

Wendy,

That Lambretta piece is looking cool! I'll also have a painting in Scootiki! Can't wait to see yours done!

Robert
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McTiki
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Posted: 2011-05-06 03:41 am   Permalink

That's so awesome Wendy!

I am beyond flattered, and yes, I recognize all 3 of them. One isn't even completed yet lol. Guess I better get him done before this painting is finished.

I feel like Steve Martin when he found his name in the telephone book in the movie "The Jerk".

Mahalo

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cy
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Posted: 2011-05-06 08:18 am   Permalink

Great work guys- Looking forward to seeing the finished Lambretta art. You can check out the screen print I did for the event in here somewhere. Are you coming to Portland for the show?

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-05-06 10:23 am   Permalink

Thanks CY. I would love to go to the show but Portland is a far off land. I think my art will have fun being there.

McTiki your designs are perfect for my painting. Here's an update as of this morning. One tiki at a time! Wendy






 
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Posted: 2011-05-06 10:56 am   Permalink



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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-05-07 09:25 am   Permalink

Grog you are wonderful. Based on what you have done here I have re-designed my painting idea to include a hula girl. What the man wants the man gets.

The Tiki Crate has the worst glug glug problem we have ever encountered.
The turkey basters were the right idea but the ball didn't have enough strength to pull out the slip. So we bought a gasoline siphon and it worked great except for the times it came out of the jar and I pumped slip onto the floor or squirted it on Dan and I. In the end we had four decanters come out of the molds all fine, that was a first! Wendy

The pump.


The set up. As soon as I emptied the slip down to 1 inch Dan poured out the rest and then set the mold upside down to drain the rest.


We make a huge mess every time. So there are lots of bowls, screens, jugs, tubes, clothes and hands to wash after each pour session.


I love watching my man mop! Wendy



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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-05-07 3:55 pm   Permalink

He he he he, Wendy

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-05-07 4:19 pm   Permalink

Wendy, you are resourceful as well as beautiful!

Makin' progress!


 
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