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Wendy Cevola 9/19/17 Glazing up a storm with 36 mugs and 2 bowls to do.
danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-07-31 1:38 pm   Permalink

This year the Sacramento Crawl ceramic is based on a napkin found by Duane Orzol. He is the founder of this terrific event so he deserves some credit. The Napkin is from Tiki Bob's located in the Sacramento Inn for a brief time.

This is a photo of the napkin that inspired the ceramic.



THIS IS THE WAY THE RUN OF 50 WILL LOOK.
The white face and lettering are hand painted after glazing with ceramic enamel cold paint and baked to set.


For fun the opening is a volcano.


I have also glazed the bottom for a cleaner design.


I'm very pleased with the outcome, I hope you are too. Anyone not of the list to purchase one should send me an email or PM. It will have a run of 50 for the event. Cheers, Wendy





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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-07-31 2:11 pm   Permalink

Wendy, those turned out GREAT! And you were worried I never had a doubt that you and Dan would pull it off.
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The Blue Kahuna
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Posted: 2011-07-31 8:20 pm   Permalink

I really can't tell you how infatuated I am with this decanter . . . can't wait to see one in the flesh . . . really magnificent, I know I've said that about three or four different times, but truly you all outdid yourselves!
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-07-31 8:41 pm   Permalink

PS - can you put a straw in the decanter and use it as a mug?
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The Blue Kahuna
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Posted: 2011-07-31 8:45 pm   Permalink

I have plans for this decanter . . . and they are truly nefarious!

 
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swizzle
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Posted: 2011-07-31 8:47 pm   Permalink

The decanter looks great Wendy. It's amazing how much difference the glaze has on a design. Just wondering, are you going to paint all the fowers in the same spot or are you going to do them all random just to make each one that little bit different?

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-07-31 9:02 pm   Permalink

Hi The Blue Kahuna, this is really making the work fun.

MadDogMike, the flame tops I was making are just too large. I may just let these be mugs with a straw or I may go shopping for large corks. Every opening is a different size so I'd have to shave the corks.

Swizzle. We made four molds and each time the original sculpture fell apart and had to be re-done. I've not checked but the flowers may have moved around on their own. I do like the placement of these two flowers so it will be similar. Every volcano has been hand carved and so they are each unique.

I did 7 glaze tests that I'll put on eBay after the crawl. They all turned out looking crazy. This was the best choice.

Cheers, Wendy

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Posted: 2011-08-01 6:58 pm   Permalink

More progress on the black velvet for Tiki Oasis 11. I can say without a doubt that Robb Hamel is a genus when it comes to painting these. I study his work and it is still a mystery to me.

These rocks and leaves took 20 layers to look like this. I am not done with the painting. For black velvet the painting is from the front to the back which is new for me.

Here's how it looks today.





Here's the strange phenomenon of how it looks with a flash. It helps me to see it this way as well.




The last step will be a fence behind the tiki. Wendy
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Posted: 2011-08-01 7:11 pm   Permalink

It's coming along Wendy! Is that acrylic you are using?

 
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Babalu
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Posted: 2011-08-01 8:21 pm   Permalink

Yay! Nice stuff Wendy!!! It will be great touching base with you at Oasis! See ya soon.

 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2011-08-01 9:29 pm   Permalink

wendy-Your Bob looks wonderful!
and that velvet lono with a tiki torch is AMAZING!!!!!
You are pullin out all the stops,girl!
Guess I'll be seeing you in a few weeks!


 
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Posted: 2011-08-02 07:56 am   Permalink

Beautiful Wendy!

I may have a chance to go down to Oasis on Sunday to check things out - I hope to finally meet you and Dan in person...


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danlovestikis
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Hi zerostreet, it is acrylic but mixed with water so that it will apply evenly. But it takes 20 or more layers before it shows up on the velvet. Have you done velvets? Do you have any in your brand new book?

Looks like I can get three hugs out of four men (posting here) at Oasis. Now that's something to look forward to. Thank you men for all your comments on my art. Without those the work wouldn't be so much fun.

See you soon, I'm so excited, Wendy
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Posted: 2011-08-05 08:02 am   Permalink

Wendy, I got a digital pyrometer for my birthday and I'm getting ready to try it out. I was looking at Orton temp charts and making some graphs, I noticed at the cooler cones (022 being the coolest listed at 1049 degrees) drop an average of about 50 degrees per cone. With a little math I calulated 350 degrees to be cone 036, so instead of saying "ceramic enamel cold paint and baked to set" you can say "fired to cone 036"
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Wow MadDogMike, I didn't know you were a mathematician! Good job. But I fire the cold paint at 325 degrees can you figure it out again??? (: Wendy


Sacramento Crawl Decanter's

Here's where I am today, glazing and then drying them in the sun. Cheers, Wendy











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