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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts Wendy Cevola 11/16/17 Day two on the Big Island of Hawaii continues with a tiki surprise!
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Wendy Cevola 11/16/17 Day two on the Big Island of Hawaii continues with a tiki surprise!
hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-01-03 08:27 am   Permalink

Brrrrrrrrrrrr
Cold walk this morning






Our fish has a new friend to hang out with




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lunavideogames
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Posted: 2015-01-03 12:59 pm   Permalink

Wendy, I like the indented signature on your last picture. You are very precise with your mug making abilities. I could never do what you do.

Cheers and happy new year!


 
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LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 2015-01-03 7:00 pm   Permalink

Love that Shaka mug! Your numerous reinterpretations of Bobs make me love him so!!

Happy New Year!
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-01-03 7:11 pm   Permalink

Professor G big smile. It's big but I hope it shrinks well when I start to cast them. This will be the largest mold we have ever made.

Tyber Tiki I'm so glad you are home. I've been waiting for you to chime in. I work on it every day so there will be more continuously.

hang10tiki hopefully I can mold those words well.

hang10tiki that's what I call creative photography. It took a couple of seconds to figure it out. It's cold here too. I had to run a heater in my shed to keep the glaze from freezing. I have a minor in Chemistry and I can't figure out how the cold would effect the elements in the glazes. Maybe they are worried the jars will burst.

lunavideogames there is a tremendous amount of craft to doing art and that's something I could teach. That's why I share here so that everyone who wants to do this can. I was frustrated until I had a lesson from a mold maker named Mike who is a friend of kingtiedyes. Bullet hooked us up and my life changed.

LoriLovesTiki it's so fun to alter Tiki Bob since he was the first tiki mug ever made. We just keep him from ever being forgotten. I'm glad you like him.

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There's nothing better than to come here and find messages. Thank you all very much.
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Progress Report on Wish List #5 Tyber Tiki's project step by steps. Maori mug/lamp.

The lamp I'm using is a reference. I won't be able to copy the detail the same but the structure will be very similar.

I use the photo to get the size correct. If I didn't do this I might get to the bottom and find I'd run out of room and I would have to add clay and make this even larger. Horrors.


So I make the pieces and check them on the photo.


I held the clay up to the mug structure to see how it would look.


It wasn't quite wide enough so I added clay to the sides.


Then I cut up the photo and checked to see if it now worked with the eyes.


I drew an outline using the photo piece and


cut out the clay to make one eye and


then the other.


The nose detail wasn't working so


I removed it.


Tweaking goes on constantly. Here I saw the nostrils needed to be larger so I added clay and


smoothed it into place with this stick.


This really looks like an alien.


Just before I finished for the day I made the top of the head thicker and more rounded. See more Tweaking.


The tiki is finally started.

Time for a good book. Goodnight, Wendy








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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-01-04 11:29 am   Permalink

AWESOME

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-01-05 09:35 am   Permalink

Thank you Mr. hang10tiki, it's nice to wake up to one of your messages.

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Tyber Tiki's Wish is still in progress and here's the next step. By the way as you view all my tweaks and redo's think of the wood carvers and stone carvers like Benzart who do not get second chances. They do the art of the ancients.


First off I had to think about the lower part of the face.


I put to together the pieces of clay until I had one


big enough.


I cut it out and began


by working on the tongue.


Here's a tweak. I added more clay to round the upper lip


and used the wooden stick to attach it.


Next I did a lot of smoothing and fixed all the undercuts. This will be molded so there can't be any of those.


Once that was done I started adding teeth.


One more step ahead.


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Thank you for this visit and until we meet again, Wendy



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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-01-05 2:28 pm   Permalink

Lookin good

Well we wanted to be warm
So..........




















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Tyber Tiki
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Posted: 2015-01-05 4:20 pm   Permalink

Looks great Wendy! Your attention to detail is simply amazing and we're blown away at your precise and matching placement of each tiki tooth. I think I cracked a molar over the holidays, any chance you can mold me an extra....just kidding .

Hello Hang10tiki, me and my better half were in Waikiki back in June and from the looks of your photos it doesn't look like much has progressed with the development of the new International Market Place. Ah, we miss the old IMP dearly, but I guess this is progress.....slow progress. Have a great time in Waikiki!

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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-01-06 09:03 am   Permalink

Wendy- here's the rest of day 1
Wish you guys were here
















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Posted: 2015-01-06 09:05 am   Permalink

TiberTiki- thanx, fun we will have
Here's a better but still sad view




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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-01-06 10:30 am   Permalink

hang10tiki the photos really take me back to our last trip there more than a decade ago. We too are sad that it's gone. We always went there for the Korean Barbeque stand. It was so good we sometimes ate there for lunch and dinner.

I sure hope they save the tree either there or move it. What a hard job that would be and shocking to the tree.

Tyber Tiki I've had to make one major change that will show up soon. It was fun that you notice the teeth.

We have erronds this morning so I'll post photos tonight. Meanwhile hang10tiki please keep em comin. Cheers, Wendy
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-01-06 4:27 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki your wife Janelle has always had an incredible body but wow I can see that since you lost the weight you do too. A strong and healthy couple, way to go.

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Progress Report on Tyber Tiki's wish.


Too make sure this is all going to fit I keep checking over and over again.


Whenever I leave for a moment when I come back Sherry has take my chair. There are four in the room but she always goes for mine.


Now I checked once more how this was going to be on the side of the mug.


First I attached the mouth using more clay.


Next the top of the head went on.I have to not only attach the head but fill in behind it.

At this point I'm about to destroy the nose and then to rebuild it again.


One step at a time while looking at the photograph.


It looks hopeless but it's not.


The nose is done.


Final check, there is still room for the body.


Now we are getting somewhere! Cheers, Wendy





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TikiAno
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Posted: 2015-01-06 7:58 pm   Permalink

Wow, progress on the new piece looks great!

Funny, a friend here in SD was a relative of the Korean BBQ owner at the IMP, who was supposed to move back to help him expand it- and we were talking of my joining him there. We worked as vendors next to each other for a while at a farmers' market here. Small world.

Thanks for the continued sharing of information re: clay, I always pick up something from each of your step by steps!

Jon, have fun out there in Paradise.


 
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