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Wendy Cevola 9/22/17 Glazing of the last 12 mugs.
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Posted: 2011-12-04 06:55 am   Permalink

Wendy, I forgot to congratulate you on the cookie jar lid replacement. It's so hard to get replacement lids right because of the shrinkage issue. When you make a piece and a lid, they both shrink equally and fit together (usually) But for this you have to make the lid too big and hope it fits after it shrinks.
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-12-04 2:08 pm   Permalink

Thanks Zero, I hope you have more art in the works to share.

MadDog
ike, it has just enough room for the three layers of glaze which will lift it up a bit. I was very happy that my guess on size worked. I could have sanded it if needed to make it smaller but it was just right.

I'll have more photos tomorrow on my glazing of the Missionary's downfall bowls. I hope I choose the glazes that will work best. Cheers, Wendy
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Posted: 2011-12-05 08:38 am   Permalink

The glazing has begun. Three layers in each color. Soon I'll have Magic mend for the crack on the first bowl. It will be a good learning experience. Thank you MadDogMike for your recommendation.














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Posted: 2011-12-08 8:27 pm   Permalink

Hi Friends, I've finished all the glazing except for the one with the crack. My Magic Mend came today and I'll see if it will work. Here are the steps I've taken today from loading the kiln to working on the crack. Cheers, Wendy

Magic Mend


Instructions


Chiseling the cracks larger.


Enlarging the other side.


Running the Magic Mend from one side through to the other side.


I'm hoping for no air pockets.


Layer then dry, layer then dry all day long.


Loading the kiln.


I glazed all the bottom with flat black.


Choosing the right supports for firing.


Once the Magic Mend is completely filling the crack I will sand it smooth and glaze this last bowl. Then it's time to fire away!









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Hope that works out Wendy, my reputation is on the line
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-12-09 9:43 pm   Permalink

MadDogMike I hope it works. I bought a lifetimes supply! One jar because nothing will ever crack again. I hope you enjoyed being with Dawn in Palms Springs I wish we could have been there for her show.

I finished filling the crack. It dried enough that I could sand it. Then I sponged off the dust and did my glazing. Here are the photos. Cheers, Wendy

















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Posted: 2011-12-12 7:10 pm   Permalink

I was with Roger today in Grass Valley viewing his newest creations and orders he is filling.















Check out his Etsy site
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtLampDesignByRoger?page=1


Tomorrow I'll post photos of the Missionary's Downfall women and their tiki bowls.
Cheers, Wendy


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Posted: 2011-12-13 12:14 pm   Permalink

Hi Friends, it is so hard to get a photo that shows how beautiful Roger's lamps are but he got a good one that he sent to WestADad that does so I'm sharing it.



Also here is a photo that shows the two sizes that he is making. The small one will be around $200. This is on Marketplace.


Well MadDogMike the Magic Mend is a miracle worker so your reputation is secure. The crack is totally gone. I did have glaze skips on every single piece I fired. Tiny but they must be repaired so I'll be back to glazing today. Here are some photos.




Here's the outcome of the MadDogMike Magic Mend fix.


















The Alter. She is hidden until the bowl is lifted out, you start to drink and find her watching you.








I haven't absolutely picked which girl will go with which bowl but these pairings are a maybe. What do you think? Cheers, Wendy

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Posted: 2011-12-13 12:31 pm   Permalink

LOVE the girl in the blue dress!

(Love them all actually!)

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"Well MadDogMike the Magic Mend is a miracle worker so your reputation is secure"
Whew! I can breathe a sigh of relief! I'm at 50-50 with the Magic Mender; it repaired a ceramic piece I dropped and broke but it didn't fix the kiln shelf I dropped and broke

I'm with Chris, they all look great but the blue dress with the blue bowl is an awesome combo.
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Thank you WestADad.

MadDogMike, I just posted a finished photo above to show how the repair is invisible. I do have to share that it wasn't quite as easy as I had first wrote. After I posted the first time I put pressure on the area and the glaze popped off. I felt the area and it was very dusty. As the Magic Mend fired it shrunk and became dusty making the glaze come loose. So I pulled off the glaze, sanded it, wiped it with sponges and re-fired. Second time around it was perfect. So I recommend always firing the fix before glazing it. Cheers, Wendy
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Posted: 2011-12-16 8:00 pm   Permalink

Awesome work Wendy!...I'll have to agree with Mike and Chris...that one in blue is quite the eye candy!
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Posted: 2011-12-16 9:17 pm   Permalink

Wendy,
Amazing work! I've been following the development of these 'missionary's downfall' pieces and they have turned out beautifully! Even before I saw Chris, Mike and Robert's comments, I too thought the native in the blue dress was my favorite. (of course I'd expect most of them to be topless due to Dan's influence... Haha). Well done on all of them!

I think the pairing of the first two (black & white, blue dress) with their bowls is spot on... Curious as to how the other two might look swapped: the black-haired beauty with the altar bowl seems like it'd be a nice pairing. Also, what happened to the beauty with the tats? (that's tats, with an 'a'... as in 'tattoos')

Once again, gorgeous work!

...and congrats on the repair!

Peace,
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Zerostreet, thanks so much.

TikiDaye yes all my art is influenced by Dan why else would I be doing topless hula girls. I made my final choices for the girls that will go with each of these bowls. These are the first four of twelve total. I still can't work clay until my incision at the base of my left thumb heals. The stitches didn't keep it closed and now it's glued shut no water allowed.

Here goes Bowl number one that cracked is the one that Dan wanted and bought from me. So sold.





Bowl number two not topless sure seems to be a guy favorite so not everyone is like my husband. Maybe I should paint tops on all the rest?
It also has a removable tiki necklace.

Sold.







Number three is more of a candy dish or ashtray. It's a crazy tiki so the girl has to be the one with all the tattoos. The tiki and the girl have blue eyes.













Bowl number four is an alter with a removable bowl. When you lift to drink the girl is looking up through the alter.













Jason, thank you for all the nice comments. What do you think of all these pairings? Wendy

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Posted: 2011-12-17 01:44 am   Permalink

Wendy I for one think you paired them perfectly; they all have logical theming. Love how they turned out. My favorite is the alter one, the orange tapa design dress is beautiful and goes well with the red/magenta color on the alter... though I am a little biased: orange is my favorite color.

Can't wait to see the other pairings.


 
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