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Wendy Cevola 11/22/17 Day Seven on the Big Island of Hawaii in the town of Pahoa.
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the children were nestled
all snug in their kiln....

Thanks for sharing this adventure with us Wendy!
These are gonna kick Butt!
Merry Christmas Beautiful!
May the new Year bring you even more artistic adventures....


 
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Posted: 2010-12-23 11:55 pm   Permalink

Lookin' great, Wendy!

 
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Posted: 2010-12-24 03:36 am   Permalink

It's all happening Wendy, looking good. I'm interested to see the glazing you do on them.
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Posted: 2010-12-24 09:07 am   Permalink

Who needs Crate & Barrel...we shop at Crate & Tiki!!! GO WENDY GO WENDY GO WENDY
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Hi Kenny you are a doll. ebTiki and Swizzle you are half way around the world apart and you keep posting side by side do you plan that? Vamp I sure hope to see you at the Hideaway soon, only shopping for a good drink there. Wendy

Today was the last day to pour. The molds will be strapped and put away after they dry out.

I have also cleaned up the glaze test mugs and statues and I've even started on the regular run. Now the fun will start, tonight I will do my first bisque fire on a full load. These are the size of a half gallon milk carton so I can just fit 24 into the kiln in three layers.





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Posted: 2010-12-27 4:10 pm   Permalink

Let the glazing begin!!! Congrats on the successful casting Here's to successful firing!

 
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Thanks MadDogMike, all 24 came out of the kiln successfully except...
I thought I could take a short cut. I decided to skip the use of the compressor to blow off the dust before doing the bisque fire. I thought I would just do it once as I took them out of the kiln and then vacuum the inside of the kiln. That would have worked well if the compressor could have blown off all the dust from sanding and carving to fine tune them. But it didn't. I could tell by touch that there was still dust. So I used a brush to take off most of the residual. On the Zombie/Coral Reef mug I used the compressor before and after firing and didn't have this problem. So with the first 24 I will also have to wash them to make sure the dust inside the mug version is gone too. So one more step before I can start on my test glazing. Here are the photos taken today.

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM WENDY AND DAN
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It's been so hard to get the dust off these mugs. From now on I'll always use the air-compressor to blow off the dust before the first bisque fire. We have washed the dust off these three times finally they are ready for test glazes.



These are the first selections I've made with Dan. The box and the tiki will be the same color. The packing material another color. I'll paint each of these glaze test mugs by hand and I'll do three coats.
What do you think of the color choices so far. Happy New Year, Wendy



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The Jungle Gems 'Firecracker" is interesting, but probably needs to go on a simpler design.
I like the richness of the dark green Duncan (#34), particularly in the recesses.
Are you airbrushing the glazes on? It looks like 1D shows a lot of brush strokes.
I love seeing your progress, btw!
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You are both to be applauded for your hard work and dedication...thanks Dan & Wendy!!!

 
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It's Doctor Wendy, caring for newborn Tikis!
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Hi EB, I've only airbrushed the Zombie/Coral Reef mugs with glaze. I'll be experimenting in brushing.The glazes that I have picked will have the solid colors on the tiki and crate. I like the green too, I have another dark green that I need to test strip and then try on a test mug. 1D is a naturally mottled color not from brush stokes.

The speckled colors will just be for the packing material. These are tests so I'll be looking for votes as to what looks best for the final products. I will be hand painting the test glazes because the weather is so cold and rainy here. I hope to do some spray gun for the final products. I want to spray then clean it off the packing material and to add a different glaze there. But for now it's all by hand. The best part is that an old wooden box doesn't have to be uniform.

I will be doing the statues and the mugs in different colors. It's more fun that way.

Thank you Vamp you always give me encouragement to keep working. Your terrific bread pudding is all gone and we will bring the pan to you tomorrow.

ZeroTiki, Now it's time to work on those other patients.
Cheers, Wendy

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Wow, that crash knocked out a lot of my photos. I think I'll post them here without hooking them to the prior pages. I'm still working on glazing the Tiki Crate and the ED&M mugs. It's a long process when it all done by hand.

I've paired up glazes to use together and I've made a huge mess of our home setting out all the supplies. Dan has been sanding the 100 mugs/statues out in the cold shed. He does the edges and I do the face as the before and after show here.
























On this last image the packing material and the three tikis on the other mug have not yet been painted with the second color. I'm trying different techniques as I go. I have a lot to learn. I hope to fire by Tuesday. Wendy

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You might have a lot to learn but you are also learning very quickly. You also have a lot of work in front of you. Cant wait to see the results.
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Wow ... you've been busy!

 
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