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Wendy Cevola 9/21/17 Glazing up a storm with 36 mugs and 2 bowls to do.
danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-12-30 4:21 pm   Permalink

Tyber Tiki I have been working on your Wish and the photos start today.

hang10tiki well that was an interesting story. I'll always think of it when I see this used in greeting. Thank you.

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Wish List #5 Progress Report Begins Today

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Thus begins the story of kingstiedye aka Bullet and Tyber Tiki.


Bullet came to our home to discuss his two Wish List projects. But first he wanted to go to the tiki jungle room to show us something that he knew we had missed since his last visit.


First though I wanted a photo with him. Thank you Dan for allowing me my hobby of hugging everyone I can get my hands on.


Dan has built little villages with the smalls in his collection. On his last visit here Bullet put a tiny Rat Fink into one of them. We didn't notice dang it. He took us over to show us his secret.


So very cute, thank you so much Bullet.


Next on the agenda was to let Bullet see what the Wish List #5 projects looked like in my work binder.

He was impressed with what Tyber Tiki had ordered. This is a lamp that is in New Zealand. He asked if I could make one here.


Distant view.


This is a sculpture I did a while back that was purchased from me at Don the Beachcombers Marketplace in Huntington Beach.
Typer Tiki wants his lamp/mug glazed to look like this.


Bullet invited us to his home to see some tikis similar to Tyber Tikis request. The more inspiration the better.


He also showed us that he had acquired the very first design that Bosko had ever produced. Excellent.


He had this ceramic sent from New Zealand for me to view and


several carvings.








Can I make this lamp? I think it will be on the order of the Homer Simpson mug. It will be huge and take a lot of thought on how to make it work. I do so love a challenge.

Should I post tomorrow or should we all go celebrate the new year?

Cheers, Wendy

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TikiAno
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Posted: 2014-12-30 4:24 pm   Permalink

Looking forward to seeing this lamp happen! Man, I should have picked up more Maori art when I was in NZ back in '97 (or so). Beautiful designs all over!

Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year! Thanks for all the Tiki art, inspiration, and help!

Just for you, Tiki Ari started partying early..... I thought I should post it here....




 
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Tyber Tiki
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Posted: 2014-12-31 07:10 am   Permalink

Wow Wendy!

The Maori carvings are amazing...excellent research. I am humbled to be around such tiki heavywieghts, as my tiki collection is only nearing 50 mugs. I am really excited to follow the wish list progress in 2015.

Have a great New Years holiday!




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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2014-12-31 08:12 am   Permalink

Mini Rat Fink gets to live in the jungle. Lucky lil dude.
The next one should be great, can't wait to see it

Ano- great pic and shirt




Happy New Years to you Wendy and Dan-0
And the same for all the viewers of THE show
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-12-31 3:53 pm   Permalink

TikiAno here's a secret. My sister went to New Zealand. For $80 US dollars she could have gotten a 4 inch cast in plaster tiki. She said it was the cheapest one she saw. If you watch Collecting Tikis Buzzy seems to find them all the time here in CA and I'll bet you he could get a stack for $80 because on and off we have too. You were lucky to have a trip there.

The lamp is my biggest challenge since Homer Simpson. I'll do my best to make it work.

Thank you likewise.

Tiki Ari is sooooooooooo cute. Keep posting so we can watch him grow up. Happy New Year.


Tyber Tiki here's the start of your Wish List project. I was happy to get it started before the new year began.

There are times that Dan wishes that he had a smaller collection. We let our get out of hand. At least it's all displayed nicely. Dan does all that, I don't touch his tikis.

hang10tiki where your morning walk photos? Any snow to share?

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Wish List #5 Progress Report for Tyber Tiki's HUGE lamp/mug.

When I was asked to do this project I thought it through and decided that no one would want to pay me for the hours it would take to make just one of these. So I talked to Tyber Tiki and it was decided that I would sculpt it and then make a mold. He would get number one from the mold and then I would continue to make more of them as they are ordered. Hopefully that will work out.

So now the work begins!!!

First I decided how big to make this based on two things. One was when I printed a photo of the lamp on 9 x 11 paper it looked just right and two I needed to be able to carve in a lot of detailed designs.


To start I found some old 70mm film cans from back when I worked in diagnostic imaging. I stacked them and taped them together into a log.


I planned to use Romo sculpters clay but at a garage sale I had bought some fun clay and it would work as a start. I use that wooden tool to save my thumbs.


I would stick it in place and then spread it with the tool.


It was just enough to go around the bottom. Now I'm starting a layer of the Romo Clay #1. It is really similar to the bright clay in texture. It's being made in the USA now so it's cheaper than it used to be.


You can't tell by the photos but I spent weeks doing this. It was tiring on my hands and arms. I keep building layer upon layer.


Now I whipped out the photo to see it I was getting it to the right height.


One layer.


Two layers on the way up.


Getting there day after day.


Hurray to tippy top.


Filling in the last pieces at the top.


Now for the bottom. I nice thick layer.


I cut off the extra after it was all in place.


Dan said this mug will take two hands to lift. Well remember it will shrink 10 percent. So about an inch in height and 1/2 inch in diameter.


Here's a good comparison photo!


Oh My Gosh tonight will be a good time to turn in early and rest up for another clay day!!!

Cheers, Wendy



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LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 2014-12-31 9:10 pm   Permalink

Happy New Year Dan, Wendy & the viewers of the best thread on TC!!!

May 2015 bring you all good health, happiness and tiki goodness!
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-01-01 10:36 am   Permalink

LoriLovesTikis I could read messages like that all day long and never get bored! Thank you.

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Wish List #5 Progress Report on Tyber Tiki's HUGE Maori mug/lamp.

There are a lot of steps to making this Wish come true. After making the cylinder shape it was time to form
the flat panel for the surface where the tiki goes.

I just stared adding clay and


then smoothing clay.


Since I am making the tiki the same size as the photo I used it to place the second corner.


I added more clay and then


I smoothed it too.


After an examination I found that it was curved so I added a whole layer of clay


and smoothed it and


added and smoothed again.


I turned it over and smoothed the bottom.


Another step ahead is a really good feeling. Cheers and Happy New Year. Wendy and Dan
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-01-01 8:40 pm   Permalink

That's going to be HUGE

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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2015-01-01 8:49 pm   Permalink

As always Wendy, your skills are amazing and your eye for design is great. Kudos to you for your great customer service to everyone to help them get their dream mug.
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TikiAno
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Posted: 2015-01-01 9:46 pm   Permalink

Wendy, wow- that's quite a big piece to work on. Going to be cooool....

Jon, sorry I missed you in SD. Next time definitely give a shout. when it's warmer there's another great spot to check out, owned by same folks who own Ironside.

I saw Mr. Bali Hai getting some more work done today. For you, Wendy, a few pics of Tiki Ari...

It was Ari's first trip to the Bali Hai (well, ex-utero), and he had a lot to choose from on the menu..



He decided to go for something simple...



Family portrait. Hopefully he'll get a job there when he's older and he can slip me a drink on occasion....



Wishing all a Happy and Healthy (and Tiki) New Year!

Wendy, looking forward to reading more of you and Dan's adventures....




 
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Posted: 2015-01-02 06:53 am   Permalink

David- OMG those pics are awesome...

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-01-02 10:03 am   Permalink

MY WISH CAME TRUE, I'VE GOT MAIL!!! RIGHT OFF, THANK YOU ALL.

hang10tiki it is huge. Dan is worried we won't be able to move the mold once it is made. We never had to mold Homer Simpson.

VampiressRN Ahh, I do so love filling wishes. My wish is that you and I can reach our goals this year. You motivated me and I'm starting today. I'm giving up caffeine diet sodas which don't work but taste soooooo good. Nope I'm going to do it, now.

TikiAno that Tiki Ari is so lucky to have fun parents who include him in all that they do! Keep posting. I would like to follow the adventures of Tiki Ari. When will he make his first finger painting of his hands and foot prints?

hang10tiki I agree with you.

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Progress Report Wish List #5 Tyber Tikis HUGE mug/lamp.

I decided to do the bottom next so I turned it over. Boy oh boy is it heavy.
I used another film can to mark where I would removed clay.


I took it off and I had a nice round guide.



I started digging out the clay.


Not bad.


I used a pumpkin carver to dig out my name.


Next I sharpened the sides with a stick.


Now it's time to turn it over...Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!



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Posted: 2015-01-02 11:58 am   Permalink

That mug's going to need wheels.

Happy New Year to the Happiest Thread on TC.


 
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Tyber Tiki
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Posted: 2015-01-02 2:55 pm   Permalink

Hi Wendy,

Was out of town the last few days and just catching up. Wow, the mug is going to be beautifully big! It is so fun to watch your projects as they progress, and now I'm a part of them - too cool!


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Posted: 2015-01-02 8:02 pm   Permalink

Lookin good and great lettering


 
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