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Wendy Cevola 11/16/17 Day two on the Big Island of Hawaii continues with a tiki surprise!
VampiressRN
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Posted: 2015-10-25 5:02 pm   Permalink

So many fun projects from Wendy and great progress pictures too.

 
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RVICTOR
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Posted: 2015-10-25 9:50 pm   Permalink

Love the Ken bowl Wendy!

 
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JenTiki
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Posted: 2015-10-26 07:17 am   Permalink

I'm very happy with the bowl, Wendy! I wouldn't change a thing! Now comes the torture of waiting to see it glazed! Thanks!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-10-26 8:27 pm   Permalink

VampiressRN thank you always.

RVICTOR I'm so glad that Jen asked that they both trusted me to do it to look like his art.

JenTiki you are skipping a whole step of torture. First it has dry without cracking. Oh wait and don't forget it has to survive the bisque fire where it could expload!!! Then does the glaze stay in place or run. No screw ups allowed.

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Wish List #6 update.

The next project is for slowhandtikiman. He requested and RVICTOR aka RVtiki approved the making of another couple of the Sven's Tiki Modern mug. I made a 1/1 for RVICTOR so I had to ask if I could do a #2 and #3 with his name also on the bottom.

Here's the first one I've made.


I started with a couple of my fogcutter mugs. I added sticky clay. That's the clay I've cut off the tops of cast mugs and bowls and then covered with a thin layer of slip.


I kept adding and smoothing until


I had made these two. I let them rest in plastic for a couple of days to firm up.


Here is the drawing that RVICTOR did for the last Wish List. I used the end of a brush and drew the outline in the clay.


I started carving out areas and I built up the nose. The two I'm doing now will not be an exact match to the first one because it needs to remain a 1/1. Even the colors may vary.


I added the lines in which I'd carve the tapa designs on one side.


All done and


posing.


One down and one to go. Wendy









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RVICTOR
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Posted: 2015-10-27 4:36 pm   Permalink

Wendy - a photo of the original...



 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-10-27 4:53 pm   Permalink

That rocks

 
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LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 2015-10-27 7:19 pm   Permalink

I see many of your projects now on Facebook but have to remember to visit TC as well. Thus, I had a little catching up to do. Going back a bit, I am just amazed at the carving on that lei! the hibiscus flowers look amazing. They're tiny yet so detailed! Also, adding that tiki mug was brilliant and really makes the mug.
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Tyber Tiki
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Posted: 2015-10-28 06:18 am   Permalink

Incredible work Wendy! I'm just catching up on your thread, once again, and am totally blown away by the Jen Tiki Bowl. Great design!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-10-28 09:46 am   Permalink


RVICTOR thank you for posting. It's fun to see the first one again. I have a 3rd order for one on the Wish List. Each will have changes so no two are identical. Thank you for coming up with this unique design. Sven's book was the inspiration but your design is very different and wonderful. Thank you for having me make yours and allowing me to make more.

hang10tiki so do you!

LoriLovesTiki I'm sure Muskrat saw one of your mugs and was inspired to also request it. It really did make his mug complete.

Tyber Tiki Ken Ruzic is a friend of Jen Tiki and I. Wish his permission I was allowed to bring his painting into the 3D world. It was both an honor and a pleasure. I'm so happy that everyone is pleased with it. Thank you.


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Wish List #6 Update

When the Wish List is done I will be making another run of Hot Tub Hula Girls. I have 17 ordered right now and I'm going to make 20. If you want one let me know ASAP. Once I stop pouring these I don't know when I'll be making the next run. These are numbered 31 to 50. Swimsuit tops can be added at no extra charge. $100 plus shipping.

I pour three a day.


I have to add more slip to the hula girl molds every 10 minutes. I tried to cut that down by making a damn and raising the slip level. It made it possible to top off every 15 minutes. Not worth the clay and time so it's back to 10.


Opening and cleaning the molds. I started by hulas one day and coconuts the next.


I ended up just doing both each day.


opening the molds requires space. Each piece is cleaned and then


I have to fit them on the table with fans to blow them dry. As the cold weather approaches this step takes longer.


I'm storing all the pieces until the Wish List is over and then I'll work on them. That's a long way off.


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The summer is over and even though California is a warm state I dread even a small drop in temperature. So I've started to drag Dan away from his tikis and out into the world. Of course the way to do that is to say how about we go on a tiki hunt?

Here's what I've been doing to beat the winter before we stay indoors.

Last Sunday we went to the Roseville antique mall. It was there I saw this metal sign.


It made me think that the style I choose for the Retro Siren sign was indeed a vintage style. Of course hers will look like a mosaic when it is completed.


I dug deep into a mess of an antique booth and came up with this! On the back is written Easter Island March 1978. That's the year Dan and I got married. That was way before we discovered tiki.


I have to get to fb and work so that's it for today. I hope you all have a great one, Wendy


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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-10-29 08:37 am   Permalink

Wish List #6 continues on...

This Tiki Modern mug is for my husband Dan. He continues to work for me and has to be paid.

I tried different faces. This one failed.


This one got closer.


This one was just right and he approved it.


He also chose to have both sides covered with tapa.


This way each mug is different.


Thank you for the visit, Wendy
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-10-29 09:14 am   Permalink

Wow, Dan-0s find would look great on the back of a Moai mug
I'm just say-in



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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-10-30 08:50 am   Permalink

hang10tiki that's a great idea.

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No update on the Wish List instead here are some photos of a couple of days this week.

I had a doctors appointment downtown Sacramento and we are always early so we went for a walk.
We saw some vintage cars being worked on and


a fun mural at a clothing store.


We stumbeled across a deli in a Victorian home and


Rick's desert diner on the corner.


We stopped at Lauren's but he hadn't opened up yet. It was only 9 am in the morning. We had such a nice walk that we'll have to do it again sometimes. Sacramento is a very calm city.


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On Tuesday we headed off to a few fun towns in the Napa Valley.

We went to a thrift store in Napa and then on to Sebastopol. The first antique store had this magnificent carving. It was $450. Still is too because we left it there.


Big sharp teeth!


The next antique store had a small black bamboo garden out back. We didn't know there was black bamboo.


At this same antique store we found some tiki mugs. But we already had them so they were left behind.


The next antique store held many treasures that we couldn't resist. From the bottom shelf Dan scored a Trader Vic's mug.


Here's the whole haul. The big bookends, the Trader Vic's mug, a tiki from Figi and even a shell lamp.


The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock was partially filmed in Bodega Bay. I wanted to see the town so we drove there.


We found this fun candy store but didn't go inside.


We found two restaurants and


we stopped her for lunch. The food and the view were great.


In the middle of this photo there is a seal head just peeking out. This was the whole town. There is nothing more except for a marina of boats. It didn't look like the movie at all.


Back home I photographed all our new tiki treasures. We had also found this Tahitian tiki mounted on a rock stand. They probably were paired up by the owner and not the carver.


On the bottom of the bookends there was this sticker.


On the bottom of the tiki was this note.


My purchases were some shot glasses from Hawaii and a print that had a sticker saying it was bought at Aloha Towers on Oahu.


At the thrift store in Napa I got this electricity ball for $3. I always wanted one so it was a great find.


I lit up my new shell lamp.


Now Dan will have fun working these things into his collection.

Back to work on the Wish List. Cheers, Wendy

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Posted: 2015-10-30 11:08 pm   Permalink

U two sure do have fun
Great finds


 
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kingstiedye
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Posted: 2015-10-31 07:21 am   Permalink


happy halloween!


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-10-31 09:35 am   Permalink

kingstiedye Happy Halloween to you and all of the danlovestikis friends.








I don't remember daylight savings time ending on Halloween before. That gives the creepies a whole hour more to scare us!

Cheers, Wendy
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