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Wendy Cevola 11/20/17 Day Six on the Big Island of Hawaii Hilo side, Discovery in a lava field.
VampiressRN
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Posted: 2015-06-16 9:07 pm   Permalink

I love the way that mug looks...you are a genius!!!

 
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RVICTOR
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Posted: 2015-06-17 11:30 am   Permalink

Wendy - thanks for experimenting. I will now remember CN over IN glazes is a no-go. This is good to know...thank you!

 
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slowhandtikiman
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Posted: 2015-06-17 1:30 pm   Permalink

Wendy as your mug production skills improve, your artistry is magnified! You have produced some really cool pieces, but, I think this one, and the Tiki Modern mugs are the Best of Your Works to date! Keep it up!! We Love IT!!
Rob


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-06-18 9:28 pm   Permalink

LoriLovesTiki thank you. It's a failure because I can't use it because it ran and huge drips of glaze form on the bottom. I love that color but I have to resort to a different type of glaze and color to make this work. Bummer.

VampiressRN ahhh, you are such a sweetheart. If you didn't keep the crawl going I wouldn't have a place for these mugs. So thank you big time.

RVICTOR what does work is using a CY glaze for most of the mug but wipe off the areas to be painted with the CN glaze. This is a lot of work but the finished mug is terrific.

slowhandtikiman I thank you and RVICTOR thanks you for liking his design of the Tiki Modern mug.


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Progress on the Sacramento (Cap City) Crawl Mug


The mug was based on this old phone book ad.


I decided that it would make the best picture for the signature card. I've printed 70 of them for the crawl mugs. I reserve the right to possibly make 30 more mugs in different colors before I break the mold.


Here are 66 of the mugs. All scrubbed and lined up for photos.











It was fun to finally line them up together. For those group photos. Now they are covered and protected from dust.


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On Monday Woody Miller aka Wood Tiki aka the artist and his wife Jessica came to pick up his mug and to tour Dan's tiki collection. Here are some fun photos from the visit. I wish I'd gotten a photo of them with the mug.






















We had so much fun. Tiki people rock! Cheers, Wendy






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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-06-20 09:16 am   Permalink

Back from a little family get together in Palm Springs
Wow was it hot....



















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Worst sound ever, slurp of an empty tiki mug through my straw!!!


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-06-20 4:56 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki how hot was it? It's wonderful that Palm Springs has 2 tiki places with the Tonga Hut. Did you go there? Are there photos to share? I've always wanted to do the tram and your photos show that it's a fun time. Thank you for posting. I've been working hard and have been lax. I'll try harder.

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Michael Sbicca aka Tiki Roots Rocka is working on a Tiki Ceramic Art show in Pasadena, California around August 29th. He was kind enough to ask me to make a piece for this show.


What could I make that would be something special? I decided to make one of my HUGE Maori hand carved casts. This time as a jar rather than a lamp. We poured in the slip and


THREE hours later poured it out and


turned the mold upside down for overnight. I did it so long so that it would be very thick and heavy.


Out of the mold I started cleaning off the mold lines


that are mostly on the sides.


I started adding shapes to the sides from


top to bottom.


Next because this cast is so thick I


carved the mouth deeper.


I didn't use a carving tool I used a stick whose end I had shaped.


I used my favorite tool to fuse the added clay pieces to the sides.



I was finished for this day and took a photo without a flash and


with a flash.


Then it was covered up so the clay pieces could equalize in water content with the whole cast.



Now I started the lid. I cut a rough disk out of clay the same thickness as the rest of the cast.


I save all the clay I cut off from cast mugs etc. as long as it doesn't have any plaster embedded into it. I get lots of clay tubes that I can use for lids or hats. I added a ring of sticky clay and


I choose a ring of clay the right size to press into this clay. I began to carve the indented ring that will sit on top of the cast.


I keep it moist so that it will be smooth and easy to work with.


Both the tiki and the lid were kept covered for an hour then exposed for an hour. I did this day after day until they were firm.


I was able to fine tune the shaping of the lid.


Nice and smooth on the top with some help of my label scrapper tool.


Next I began to carve the outer edge and then


the top.


This was fun to carve.


No machine perfection just the best I could do.


More soon. Cheers, Wendy


PS Tyber Tiki thank you so much for your Wish List #5 project. This will be number 3 but each is unique



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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-06-21 1:57 pm   Permalink

It was 116
In the shade

Yuck


Great new project ya started





Only hit the bootlegger
It's awesome

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Tyber Tiki
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Posted: 2015-06-22 07:55 am   Permalink


Lovin' the Huge Maori Jar, Wendy! It'll be great to see how each of these unique pieces evolve. Great design!!


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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-06-22 3:28 pm   Permalink


hang10tiki Dan would not have left the hotel room with heat like that. Coming from Vegas were you two OK?


Tyber Tiki you really started something with your wish. It's one of my favorite projects of all time. Thank you!


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Progress Report on the HUGE Maori jar for the show that Tiki Roots Rocka aka Michael Sbicca is putting together.
This was three days work shown step by step.



























































I forgot to take a photo with the lid on. That will show up later in the process.
Playing with clay sure is fun, Wendy







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Biotron2000
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Posted: 2015-06-22 3:54 pm   Permalink

Holy detail, Batman! Amazing! I can't wait to see this done.

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-06-22 8:47 pm   Permalink

Wow
That's incredible......


(We were good in Palm Springs, the AC saved us)


 
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Tyber Tiki
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Posted: 2015-06-23 04:19 am   Permalink

Awesome detail! The side clay pieces running down both sides of the Maori look fantastic!

 
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RVICTOR
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Posted: 2015-06-23 07:12 am   Permalink

Wendy-the Supacarved Maori Jar is just sick. Can't wait to see it glazed, finished, wrapped up, transported, displayed and, finally, oogled at by show-goers. Really cool.

It's great to see you having taken that retro Bali Hai logo and done something with it. I while back I came across it and thought that turning it into a mug had some merit...but the way it turned out when you did it was better than I had pictured it....again, great job....another great mug from the Cevola studio....and the legend grows on....


 
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danlovestikis
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Biotron2000 your words just make me blush.

hang10tiki you were too hot for words while in Palm Springs.

Tyber Tiki you really had a terrific wish. I just love carving these. This one took three days for the body and about a days worth of work to make the lid just right. It's all worth it.

RVICTOR now I would like all of that on my tombstone! The Bali Hai I used is one from the Sacramento area and not the San Diego Bali Hai. Which one were you thinking of using?

lunavideogames you are too much. Thank you so much for the Goonies movie. We will watch it soon and have fun looking for the scenes that show the house and jail we viewed on our last trip. You are so nice.


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A few years back I sculpted some sea creatures etc. for Roge's chunk lamps. After he had molded them for resin I took them home and made one big mold so I could make necklaces. I've run out so it's time to make some more.

Pouring the mold.


Two hours later I poured out the excess slip and let it set over night upside down. The clay dried and came loose.


Here they are ready to be worked on.


Cut each one loose and then


used this tool to closely cut around each necklace.


All done.


Time to work on their bottoms. This made them lighter weight.


I also cleaned out un-needed clay using this tool.


My mess as I work.


For the first time I noticed that the clay I cut from the bottoms of the sea turtles looked like Hawaiian petroglyphs. So I kept them.


I just fine tuned each one as I did each step.





Now these will dry while I move on to the next type of necklace.


The swap mug and HUGE Maori need to be fired so I needed a few more pieces to make it worthwhile. These necklaces will do just that.

Cheers, Wendy



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bamalamalu
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Posted: 2015-06-23 10:15 pm   Permalink

Ooh, I love the petroglyph / scrap piece turtles! One of the most fun things about this thread is how great your "failures" or "side effect" type pieces are. Plus the amazing intentional sculpting work, as always. I wish I had talent!



On an unrelated side note (going back several pages) to the TMJ sufferers: I've found that acupuncture really helps a bunch.


 
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