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Wendy Cevola 11/22/17 Day Seven on the Big Island of Hawaii in the town of Pahoa.
danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-10-12 09:27 am   Permalink

Hi MadDogMike, tigertail777, little lost tiki. Thank you for visiting here, I love to read your posts. Your words encourage me to work every day. I love looking at your threads and following your work.

Hi Linda,(umeone), do you have a thread to show how you make your Kahiki mugs? As part of the Kahiki family I know everyone would follow you through your journey. You and I started making ceramics about the same time. I saw one of your works in Kohalcharms collection, terrific.

Well Gang I've started the third platform for the Missionary's Downfall woman. I'm not sure how it will turn out. On this one I just pressed and pulled. I haven't decided on the top of the head yet. I want to see if I can do a Babalu technique and hollow it out like an chocolate bunny. I need for the bottom part to firm up first. (: Wendy

Dip clay to add into the slip.


Build up the clay to the shape you want.


This time I pressed in my fingers and shaped the mouth. I cut off the excess.


I added a tongue and checked to see if she fits.


Also leave room for shrinkage and glaze.








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Posted: 2011-10-12 10:32 am   Permalink

Very cool Wendy! Great job on that tongue!

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Posted: 2011-10-12 4:40 pm   Permalink

HA HA HA!!! The tongue is hilarious! Wonderful stuff Wendy!

 
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Posted: 2011-10-12 5:44 pm   Permalink

He looks like he's enjoying that just a little TOO much Great work as always Wendy
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Posted: 2011-10-12 11:32 pm   Permalink

zerostreet, I'd love to know what you edited out.

tigertail777, thanks I want to have fun with this one and go crazy.

MadDogMike, your sense of humor is inspiring me to make a strange tiki this time.

This is so much fun! Wendy

PS check out the photos on the Sacramento Crawl event, page 40 has lots of photos of how fun Northern California can be

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Posted: 2011-10-13 4:02 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-03-21 12:56, danlovestikis wrote:
Hi MauiTiki,



That's my kiln, it's very large. I need to do a lot of things every time I fire because it is expensive. In the winter I do the slow ramp of 12.5 hours and that costs around $30 if I do it at night when electricity is cheapest. If I need to dry out the glaze some before the ramp starts I do a 2 hour pre-heat and the slow ramp and that costs around $40 over night.



Just how big of a Kiln do you have? I did a little quick math and with the largest Skutt kiln I found using 11,520 watts at the most expensive off-peak rate of $0.1111/kWh would cost about $16 for a 12.5 hour fire but only if the kiln was going full boar the entire time. (Which I don't think it does.) Of course there are other costs involved, but I wouldn't think it is that much.

Maybe the firing cost is one of the reasons that Munktiki moved to Portland. The off-peak electricity here is only $.07773/kWh. (~30% cheaper than what you pay.)

In any case, you do amazing work, and I love that you share so many in-progress photos and information.


 
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Posted: 2011-10-13 8:09 pm   Permalink

Mikey, My little kiln only goes for about 7.5 hours on average (to cone 06) and definitely is not on the whole time. It clicks on and off every few seconds. I've seen a little increase in my electric bill but not too bad. I don't have the BIG kiln like Wendy.




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Posted: 2011-10-14 09:36 am   Permalink

Ok it took me a while to figure out why my bill may be higher than some. I have a areovac suction motor that I run the entire time I am firing ceramics. It is attached to the bottom of the kiln and it pulls hot air from the top of kiln to the bottom and out. This exhaust system which is super loud keeps the hot air uniform throughout the kiln and makes glazing more uniform with less defects. To do this it pulls cool air from outside through tiny holes on top. The kiln has to work harder to keep its temperature constant.

I didn't do the math that Mikeytiki did I just compared my electric bills and how many times I fired in a month and how much it raised my bill. Not a perfect method but it has been consistent.

Check out MadDogMikes post on the Ohana page. You'll enjoy it! Wendy
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On 2011-10-12 23:32, danlovestikis wrote:
zerostreet, I'd love to know what you edited out.



Ha! I think it was a spelling error! Nothing risque I assure you!


 
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Posted: 2011-10-14 11:48 am   Permalink

Aloha Wendy,

I think I will leave the tutorial to you, I have a hard enough time figuring out what I'm doing let alone trying to tell someone else! I was thinking a blog might work though. How do you get one of those little smiley guys, anyway he is here in spirit.

Mahalo,
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Hi Linda, I don't know how to get the smiley guys either but MadDogMike uses them all the time. We should ask him but if you look at his post on Ohana you'll see he's not up to typing right now. I use this (:

zerostreet, so that's your story!

I've done the major part on the third Missionary's Downfall bowl today. So that it has a purpose I've added teeth. Here are my steps. I will still need to hollow out the head when it is leather hard.

Made my favorite PNG nose.


Used slip like glue and pressed down.


Smoothed with a soft paint brush.


Rolled balls added slip and pressed down. I used a pencil for the hole. These will be reference points if I hollow it out from the bottom.


I worked my way through college as a dental assistant so why not add teeth!


Checking out the girl, yep she fits.








I'll work more on the nose etc. as it dries. Thank you for visiting, Wendy





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Posted: 2011-10-14 3:52 pm   Permalink

Hilariously brilliant! Love the teeth. Very PNG
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Wendy, you just need to put eyes first then the smile Here's the page link that shows all the smilies
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/faq.php#smilies
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Hi Mike, so I read your message and wondered why I should work the clay to put in the eyes first and then the mouth. Then I clicked the link and saw it was for the funny faces that umeone wanted. Thank you for the link and the kind words on my funny PNG guy. Heal fast I miss your work. Hugs, Wendy

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Posted: 2011-10-15 07:07 am   Permalink

Thank you for the link MadDogMike.
Wendy your bowl is fantastic, I love the teeth!


 
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Posted: 2011-10-18 4:25 pm   Permalink

Thanks so much MDM an umeone. We are children again having fun with clay. Nothing is better than this.

I Wanted to do another bowl but this time one that is taller. Since it is for the Missionary's Downfall women I had to find a place for one. So here comes bowl #4. The supports will be either tiki poles or Maori style designs. Time will tell. The interior of the bowl will be reminiscent of a seashell.

So here's how it's coming along. Cheers, Wendy




































Supported by a water bottle I cut to the right height and filled with paper towels that I will use to clean up some other time.




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