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Wendy Cevola 9/22/17 Glazing of the last 12 mugs.
danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-01-29 10:44 am   Permalink

Tiki Ano I wish Dan and I looked as good in our selfie as the tiki does. How about a Tiki Ari update?

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Progress report and Step by Steps for kingstiedye designed Wish based on Dave Burke's art called DEATH TIKI.

This first photo is a sneak peek at kingstiedye other request and on the right is Munktiki's version of the David Burke mug that designed and I'm making for him now.


This is a side view of one of the legs.


I had built the tikis left knee and


here's the right one finished.


I started with the arms and


then enlarged the chest. The top of the head is started and I'll continue to add clay until it's just right.


Next the first piece of the head has added.


Side view.


Each time I added a slab of clay I had to add small connective pieces.


All the way around the top until


I had the head covered. If an air bubble is trapped under this flap this tiki is going to blow up in the kiln.


Now this one sits overnight to firm up. Right now the clay is limp.

I really enjoy the Wish List projects. Thank you all for using my hands. Idle hands get into trouble and we wouldn't want that!

Cheers, Wendy

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kingstiedye
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Posted: 2015-01-29 4:15 pm   Permalink

can't wait to see what comes next. well, actually i know what comes next. thanks for taking on my projects, wendy!

 
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TikiAno
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Posted: 2015-01-29 5:16 pm   Permalink

This is going to be a good one...

(okay, ANOTHER good one).

Wendy, Maya took Tiki Ari for another photo shoot, and I was even able to convince her to bring one of his Aloha shirts... shocking, I know. He's getting big fast. I need to do a clay imprint of his hands and feet sooner than later...




 
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LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 2015-01-30 08:34 am   Permalink

That Jon said!!!!

Wow is right! Excellent carving Wendy!!!


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-01-30 10:12 am   Permalink

Hi Friends, there has been a lesson to be learned from these Wish List requests. They sometimes involve material that has a copy write by another artist. When I started this project it was impersonal for me because I'd never seen the DEATH TIKI before nor did I know Dave Burke Art. After I started this project it became a bit unsettling when directed to his facebook page. He has been notified that I'm doing this 1 mug for a fan of his and that will end with just this one. He has posted since I wrote to him and he hasn't asked me to stop. I hope my mug will inspire him to have one made because his design is really creepy cool.

kingstiedye it's been interesting Bullet. I hope we don't have to take one for this project.


TikiAno not only is he Tiki Ari he's a tiki tot! What a beautiful boy. Love the shirt too. Are your ceramics made for him in his room?


LoriLovesTiki copying is harder than creating so I really appreciate the compliments posted here. The Wish List is always a challenge that I relish, sometimes with mustard and ketchup too.


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kingstiedye came for a visit and got to watch me progress through the steps. The Dave Burke DEATH TIKI now has a face and the trim is started.


I shortened the head as I worked around to the backside.


More trim done.


kingstiedye aka Bullet is watching over my shoulder as I work. Tweak it here Wendy...not really.


I get this far and now the tiki


needs to rest and


to fir up.


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Thank you all for your support and comments. Every one is special. Wendy


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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-01-30 1:36 pm   Permalink

Me like...

 
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Tyber Tiki
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Posted: 2015-01-30 2:29 pm   Permalink

Wow Wendy, that is one cheeky tiki....sorry I couldn't help myself It really looks great!






 
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IDoVoodoo
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Posted: 2015-01-30 10:16 pm   Permalink

Wendy,

You're amazing.

Cheers,

Voodoo


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-01-31 08:39 am   Permalink

Ano- great photo of the lil tiki dude
Looking at that picture, I expect him to talk in full sentences
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-01-31 10:26 am   Permalink


hang10tiki kingstiedye will be very happy to hear that. No word from Dave Burke.

Tyber Tiki is does look kind of real.

IDoVoodoo I want to resemble that remark. I see Tonie is doing a wonderful job on project #3. I'll have to work hard on your other two wishes to keep up with her. I'm so happy that the referral worked out.

hang10tiki he does speak in full sentences. He said, "I love daddies tiki mugs."

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The finishing touches to kingstiedye's Dave Burke/vintage bottom tiki mug for Wish List #5.



I always turn my mugs upside down once they start to firm up so that I can fine tune the rest of the carving.


Each section as smoothed and where thin more clay was added.


I carved the bottom of each face shingle to match the painting better.


Now I've added a bit of cracks to finish off the mug.








Now it will sit for a month to dry out extremely slowly because of the thick areas of clay. If it doesn't crack then the next hurdle will be the bisque fire. I'm not sure that there are no trapped air bubbles. We'll find out once more projects are completed and it's time to fire.

Cheers, Wendy





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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-01-31 7:19 pm   Permalink

Wow
That came out great...............


 
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RVICTOR
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Posted: 2015-01-31 8:35 pm   Permalink

Your killing it Wendy...amazing work

 
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IDoVoodoo
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Posted: 2015-01-31 8:40 pm   Permalink

Oh good, you saw the Shrunken Monkey/Severed Hand set? I am glad!

And don't you worry, I have faith in your excellent skills and art; everything you sculpt is genius!

Cannot wait to see more!

-Voodoo


 
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TikiAno
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Posted: 2015-01-31 8:49 pm   Permalink

Wow... spectacular sculpt.

Wendy, I'm hoping Tiki Ari likes them- someone has to!!! Ha. He does like to cuddle with the beanie babies, thanks once again1


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-02-01 12:57 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki kingstiedye knows what he wants!

RVICTOR thank you. It's a fun design. I have my own coming up soon for the Sacramento Tiki Crawl 2015.

IDoVoodoo well thank you. I did a hand a while back...

but never a monkey. I was happy she took on the referral. You'll be even happier.
I have your projects just waiting their turn.


TikiAno you are such a beautiful family. I'm glad you taught Tiki Ari how to cuddle. Next up is when you teach him,
that is not a toy!

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Progress Report on Wish List #5.

Some projects are dry and ready to sand. Since I need the room I'll sand them and then store them in the kiln ready to fire when the kiln is full.

First I suit up because


if I breath this I'll not live long.


First to sand is RVICTORS Tiki Modern. I sand everything upside down and right side up.and bottoms.


I also do this to flatten the tops


Pocketikis two vintage style Bobs.


Zombie Hut mugs for my Sacramento Ohana Tiki Tonie's husband Dale, Muskrat and Lloyd Alohahaha.


ebtikis altered Tiki Bob. I hope you are mending well Eric.


hang10tiki's supercarved Tiki Bob holding a coconut mug and


his prize Honu Hideway mug holding a small Tiki Bob mug.


The backside.


Tiki Vato's cactus body mug.


LoriLovesTiki's mug holding a coconut mug.


Group Photo 1.


2.


3.


4.


Dan's wish was to have a bowl with 6 Frankoma tiki's on the outside. I knocked off 2.


One of the tikis left a hole. I filled it with paper clay as a repair. We'll see if that works out.


Next Dan wanted a Trader Dan's Tiki Bar bowl.


Done


This is the first wave of sanding for all the Tiki Bob's that were Wished for or that I made before the Wish List opened.
I never run out of things to work on.




Wendy



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