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Wendy Cevola 9/21/17 Glazing up a storm with 36 mugs and 2 bowls to do.
hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-01-21 1:09 pm   Permalink

Well when Dan-0 wants to retire
you will have to make all shot glasses and salt n peppa molds

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-01-21 3:55 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki you are an excellent photographer. You catch Dan at all the right moments.


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Misc. stuff.

I framed my swap art today. All I need is the person to ship too and that comes at the end of the month.


My cat likes to "hide" nearby when I'm working on art.


Dan and I did the 23andMe ancestory by gene traits and guess what we may have had common ancestors!





No wonder we are at home in the garage working with clay from the earth.

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Tyber Tiki's HUGE Maori mug/lamp in progress.


After emptying the mold of the remaining liquid slip we pour it back into the jugs. It now has less water content than would be good for the next cast. I always check to make sure its not to thick to use. I add water and then we shake the heck out of it.


After the Maori was upside down over night I still worried that once it was out of the mold it would just collapse like when the Wicked Witch of OZ melted into a puddle. I wanted to turn it on its side and have the fan slowly blow air into it until I could feel that the insides were leather hard.

So first I decided that It should go face down so the flat side had the bridge shaped back side up. That way it should sag even though it was very soft. With the fan on low I've left it for overnight.


So it's drying to firm up enough that I'll be able to remove it from the mold. With Dan's help of course!

Cheers, Wendy



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Tyber Tiki
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Posted: 2015-01-22 2:52 pm   Permalink

Hi Wendy, wow a tiki mug that would hold a full gallon of the drink of your choice would be most impressive! I also like your idea for possibly using our Maori as a lamp base as well. Honestly, whatever you recommend as we move forward is good with me. I will be more than proud to display this incredible piece of Maori art regardless of it is a mug or a lamp.

Hang10Tiki...your picture making skills continue to impress. Any visual thoughts as to how a tiki-phile would lift a filled one gallon tiki mug. I'm thinking a bamboo A-frame .

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Posted: 2015-01-22 3:27 pm   Permalink

I knew there was something about you two...I just couldn't put my Neanderthal finger on it
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-01-22 3:56 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki you really surprised us. It was perfect for a photo but I didn't even have time to Wish for one. Thank you.

Tyber Tiki right now I'll make it as a mug. Then we'll go from there. I made the mold so that I can make as many as are ordered or I do on Spec. It's all fun. I wouldn't put a handle on it but it could be a pitcher for a mixed drink. Just keep thinking...shrink...shrink....shrink.

TikiHula Dan was not thrilled but I think it's fun.

GROG where are you?

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Tyber Tiki's HUGE Maori mug/lamp is ready to open.


I felt the inside of the cast and it was solid, no mushy clay. The fan worked really well.


We had turned the mold over so that the Maori was face up. Now Dan had to lift the top piece off straight up.


Our first view showed everything in its place. No undercut problems.


Now I stuck my arm and hand into the cast to lift it straight up while Dan pulled off the end piece.


Now with my other hand supporting it I took it into our home.


I was able to carefully set it down on a turntable.


I decided to let it rest overnight wrapped in a plastic bag.


First I cut off the top. At this point I'm unsure if this is best for if I should cut this off and just have the opening one level lower. Tyber Tiki here or more flush with the top?


Another view. Dan's keeping me company.


I just stopped to take a look.


Now I went over the entire tiki smoothing the


surface with brushes.


I hope start carving tomorrow. kingstiedye is coming over for a visit. I love clay days. Cheers, Wendy



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Posted: 2015-01-22 6:19 pm   Permalink

OOOH! The carving is about to get started. I'll be traveling this weekend so I know there will be a lot to catch up on when I get home. Woo-hoo!
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Posted: 2015-01-22 6:58 pm   Permalink

Dan-0 can move it...no problem





 
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Tyber Tiki
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Posted: 2015-01-23 4:16 pm   Permalink

Hi Wendy,

This is so exiting and I am really glad that the Maori survived it's removal from the mold. Regarding the top cut, I like the cut as it looks now, rather than having it cut flush.

Hang10Tiki, I knew you wouldn't disappoint. Great stuff!


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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-01-23 9:15 pm   Permalink

LoriLovesTiki Woo Hoo, I'm looking forward to your carving tools arriving. They are also clay moving tools. You'll lean to shove clay into place with them.

hang10tiki ohhhh I love that photo. It is that heavy.

Tyber Tiki After it has been finished and has dried I will measure it and let you know just how large I anticipate it to be. It shrinks twice. Once when drying and once when bisque fired. Then you may decide if you want it changed from a HUGE mug to a normal sized lamp. To do that I would make a cap for the top with a hole in it and also put a hole at the bottom backside for the cord. You would have to get the parts and put them together after it's in your hands. That's about a month away. Once I finish the carving I have to dry it slowly so that it will not crack.

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Tyber Tiki's HUGE Maori mug/lamp has it doodads placed. I almost forgot them.


Using very sticky clay and spraying the tiki with water I added pieces of clay. I can't allow air bubbles or pockets or this will explode in the kiln. Note the two round piece at the shoulders.


So after adding the piece I use a wet brush or


a wooden tool to seal all the edges down to the original cast piece.


Once all the pieces were on and secure I went back and carved out some of the centers.


Done for the day he will now rest overnight in a plastic bag to firm up.


I think it's time for me to rest up too. Good night, Wendy









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Posted: 2015-01-23 10:27 pm   Permalink

Wow...simply amazing...that is going to be a bladder buster!!! I see Dan is wearing my number.
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What Vamp said

 
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Posted: 2015-01-24 07:39 am   Permalink

Looking great Wendy and I am totally on board with the mug/lamp decision to be made in a months time.


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VampiressRN the first produced Frankoma War God was HUGE. To make the smaller one they would cast, bisque fire, mold. Then they would take the smaller one and again cast, bisque fire and mold. Each one was progressively smaller than the last one since drying and firing shrinks the mug. They kept doing this until they had the smaller one in the right size. All the molds were destroyed in their devastating fire shown on page one of this thread. That is one reason that there were so few ever made.

All the small War Gods are clones of the first big one. This shows that at one time BIG drinks were being made. They stopped making the big ones because they were stolen too often from the bar that had them.


hang10tiki just stay near the bathroom and all will be just fine.

Tyber Tiki maybe I should do what Frankoma Pottery did and fire yours or the next one, mold it and keep going until I have a small version.

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Carving Tyber Tiki's HUGE Maori mug/lamp began today. The doodads were firm enough. I started at the top so that any clay that fell wouldn't get stuck in an indentation.


Almost immediately I saw that I wasn't centered very well. So I did a very unprofessional thing. I carved an extra line.


I kept on carving even though I knew it looked bad.


My gut said Wendy you can't do this so I spent an hour fixing it better until I was satisfied that I wouldn't be fired.


Doing it by hand is really hard and takes a lot of time. I continuously "sand" it with water.


I got a good start. This is a challenge. I have to carve it as well as I can. It will not match the photo any longer.


Cheers, Wendy


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Posted: 2015-01-24 9:20 pm   Permalink

You took on a mad job this time, wendy
looking forward to the end results.


 
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