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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: 2015-03-09 06:27 am   Permalink

this is going to be fun to watch

 
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TikiAno
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2015-03-09 10:10 am   Permalink

Once again, I miss a few days, but then I get to catch up on a WHOLE lotta stuff.

First off, belated Happy Birthday Dan!!!!! Look forward to seeing photos of the celebration(s). Dan, I think you look fine- great, even- so please ignore Wendy's callous post here. Though perhaps I misread it...




Sorry to miss all the posts, been busy getting ready for the San Diego Home Bar Crawl (we were the first stop). I neglected to take any photos (oops) since I was running around getting everything ready for a few days- hopefully someone took a photo of Tiki Ari in his cabana set- if not, we'll post a photo of him in it- it was a gift from folks in the SD Ohana. You'll enjoy seeing him in it.

The new projects are fantastic- all the details are blowing me away. The hands, the feet, the paving stones.... love it.

Do you have any tricks for digging out holes when the clay is so dry? It looked (to me) like the lamp was pretty dry and that it would crack if you tried cutting into it... ?



 
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IDoVoodoo
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Joined: Apr 13, 2014
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From: East Bay, California
Posted: 2015-03-09 10:40 am   Permalink

It's amazing!

 
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kingstiedye
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From: sackatomato
Posted: 2015-03-09 5:40 pm   Permalink

just got home from san diego 2 hours ago. worn out.
once again you have far exceeded my expectations. franken fink is better than I ever imagined. lemme know when it's time to pick some glazes. mahalo!


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-03-09 8:20 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki that's my goal every single time. It's so good to know you think so.

TikiAno when we are open during the crawl there is so much to do. The tour covers all but our master bedroom which is Egyptian.

I do want to see Tiki Ari in his outfit. I just saw the photo of him looking at the dog whose ears are perked up.
There is a set of tools for carving wet and dry areas of clay. By the end of the week I'll try to have a photo of the tools for you. You could almost do it with a screw driver if you go slowly and gently. The tools come in different sizes.


IDoVoodoo by the end you may wish that parts were done differently. So we'll go over it area by area in case you want changes. My goal is to have very happy wishers.

kingstiedye get some rest. It will be weeks from now before all the projects have dried. If nothing cracks then they'll all be fired together and then it will be time for glazing. I'm glad you are home safe and that your project is in Buzzy's capable hands. I'm so glad you are happy with Franken Fink, guess I've been spellin the thang wrong.

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Wish List #5 Progress Report

IDoVooDoo's Tattoo Coconut mug.


Now I've started making the tentacles for the octopus. The tattoo has waves that I didn't add so the match is not perfect.
Not the shot glass which is full of slip. When you use it as glue it helps push out any air that could cause an explosion in the kiln.


I keep checking back and forth using the picture.


Dan stopped to look and took a photo so I could prove I made this mug.


Tentacles are done and they wrap around half of this huge coconut mug.


They just keep going and


going!


Now it was time to let the octopus rest and firm up and to start to add the flower around the skull. I can already tell I didn't leave enough room for the Tiki Torture to go over the flower. Also the skull has very long teeth. That will be fixed when the mug is dry and sanded.


I started with the back petals and keep


working forward one layer at a time.


I stopped with the petals so I could add some bones to the bottom and leaves around the flower.


More petals and


more petals.


See how big this mug is, Dan's hanging out inside of it.


All the petals have been added and


I'm not sure the skull is as recessed as IDoVooDoo wanted it.


Whoa that was a lot of photos. I hope they help you see how I build the designs that are flat photos to begin with.
I'm doing my interpretation and it may or may not be what it right. I'm always fine with starting over.

I loved getting so many messages and I look forward to tomorrow. Cheers, Wendy






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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2015-03-10 06:51 am   Permalink

Dan-0 in the Octo-nut mug
I don't think he will ever come out

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TikiAno
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Posted: 2015-03-10 1:01 pm   Permalink

Mouth. on. floor. again. Amazing. sculpt. build. wow.

 
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
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Posted: 2015-03-10 6:46 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki I think Dan was having a good time until I spun the mug on my turntable.

TikiAno ahhhh, thank you.

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Wish List #5 sculpting maybe finished but it depends on whether or not IDoVooDoo likes the sculpt the way I have done it.

Here comes all my trials and tribulations with this mug. Basically it was the TORTURE that was hard.

First I sculpted the word TIKI and attached it to the coconut mug.


Then I started the word TORTURE and noticed that it was too large and wasn't going to fit.


So I made it smaller but then I noticed it wasn't the right distance from the flower.


So I moved it over. Now I saw the the E wasn't going to show up well enough so


I removed all the letters again! TORTURE.


I took a TORTURE break and added some leaves to the TIKI word.


I took a look at the flower and then


I started again. I didn't put the word in one straight line and I added more leaves. This way the whole word shows.
If I were carving in the letters it would have been easy but these letters are going to be made to look like bamboo when they firm up.


Now it was time to detail the octopus to make it look more like the tattoo.


At the bottom is Bamboo Bar.








Next I turned the rest of the mug into a coconut texture and the lettering into bamboo.


But first I left the mug to rest overnight.


The rest is done and ready for inspection. IDoVooDoo how did I Do? Please let me know if you want any parts changed and I'll get back to work.




















I'm ready to be TORTURED again! Wendy
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uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2015-03-10 6:53 pm   Permalink

Astoundingly beautiful

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-03-10 7:36 pm   Permalink

Wow, over the top way kool........

 
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Woodtiki
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From: Oakland,CA
Posted: 2015-03-10 7:59 pm   Permalink

Everything is amazing as always Wendy. I like the little bucket mug with 5 faces. Always look forward to seeing what you are working on here!
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bamalamalu
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Posted: 2015-03-10 8:00 pm   Permalink

Trav said it - my exact thought while scrolling through the latest pictures was "It's astounding what you do!"


 
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IDoVoodoo
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Joined: Apr 13, 2014
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From: East Bay, California
Posted: 2015-03-11 09:10 am   Permalink

Hi!

First, Dan, Happy Belated Birthday!

Second, no changes, my Mug is amazing, I cannot believe how rad it is; I may be biased, but the Octo-Nut is the coolest Mug ever produced. In History. Period.

Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!


 
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Tyber Tiki
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Joined: Dec 24, 2010
Posts: 79
From: Washington, DC
Posted: 2015-03-11 12:50 pm   Permalink

Wow Wendy! The tattoo coconut mug with its insanely detailed octopus is just incredible. Such astounding work all around on Wish List #5. Thanks!

 
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RVICTOR
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Joined: Sep 18, 2014
Posts: 288
From: Seatown
Posted: 2015-03-11 2:22 pm   Permalink

Wendy - I think you are on a real tear...all your mugs are turning out so great! You have mad skills.

 
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