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Wendy Cevola 9/23/17 More projects plus into the kiln.
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Posted: 2015-10-31 4:13 pm   Permalink

Looks like you had great fun. I always wanted to check out Bodega Bay but it sounds fairly lackluster, so thanks for sharing. Happy Halloween to both of you.
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-10-31 5:06 pm   Permalink

VampiressRN it's the second time we have gone and we drove all over the place. It shouldn't even have a name. It's not a town. It's so tiny.

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We went shopping for candy. We are prepared for 500 kids in 1 to 2 hours. When we run out of candy we shut down.


We got this many bags of candy.



I opened them and filled up grocery bags so we can hand them out really fast. Kids line up sometimes 10 in a row and then the next wave comes.




Happy Halloween! Wendy
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Posted: 2015-11-01 08:19 am   Permalink

500

Wow

We had 4

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-11-01 08:26 am   Permalink

Halloween here was so much fun. It was warm out and hoards of kids showed up. We had so many toddlers with parents pushing them in strollers and getting candy in bags that we knew these babies couldn't eat that it was really an adult party. We know who was going to eat all the chocolate!

I got dressed and then played dead. I scared the parents when I would screech.


Dan and our neighbor Craig.


We went to a haunted house down the street. It was creepy fun. This clown was about to lose his head!


All the heads that were already removed.


Yummy treats.


The witches room.


It was a fun night. Cheers, Wendy

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Posted: 2015-11-01 10:32 am   Permalink

You kids know how to have all the fun!


 
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LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 2015-11-01 6:05 pm   Permalink

Looks like a blast!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-11-02 08:10 am   Permalink

MaukaHale it was fun and the best part was scaring the parents.

LoriLovesTiki thank you and I hope you had fun too.

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Wish List #6 Update. I ran out of room in the house so it was time to get the dry projects into the kiln. That way I could judge how many more will fit for this next load.

These were dry so I started sanding them.


This is the Elvis Fun Fake #2.


I was really happy that slow drying prevented this volcano bowl from cracking. Keep in mind it doesn't have an owner.


Clay dust in a kiln shortens it's life so vacuuming out the kiln is needed. However if you blow off the dust


before loading it helps a lot. Also when washing they clean up for glazing easier.


The magic mend didn't hold for poor Gilligan. I barely touched him and he fell apart. This all happened in the first place because I lost concentration and picked him up wrong.


He'll make a fine mug but for Tiki Wahini's Wish to be right I'll make him over again from scratch. He'll have a broken handle in one hand and the broken wheel leaning up against his side.


I filled the bottom and then loaded the top. There is room for more so I'll wait until some more are dried.


We continue to pour the parts for the next batch of Hot Tub Hula Girls.


I'm having fun and keeping busy. Oh and I'm keeping Dan busy too! Cheers, Wendy



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Posted: 2015-11-02 5:29 pm   Permalink

Any leftover candy?

 
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Posted: 2015-11-02 6:44 pm   Permalink

Oh poor Gilligan! I know Gilligan v.2 will be even better.
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Posted: 2015-11-02 7:57 pm   Permalink

Out hunting today
Saw these




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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-11-03 08:42 am   Permalink

hang10tiki Dan and I finished off what was left yesterday. We shouldn't have done that but it was so much fun!

LoriLovesTiki I'm going to "save" the broken one so it will be fun to compare them.


hang10tiki ooooooooooooh that's so cute. Thank you.

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Wish List #6 Update

The next Wish came from Joshua Bell. His idea was so cool. He said that no one has made a mug based on how the Tiki Bob pole in San Francisco looks today. So why not replicate it.

So the mug will be glazed in this green with the face a slightly lighter shade. I hope I can find just the right glazes.


I started the mug by getting out one of my tall Bobs.


Then I took a fogcutter mug and cut it in half keeping the top part to use.


I put sticky clay on the top of the fogcutter mug and then cut off the bottom of the Bob mug. This is a building blocks game.


I stuck them together and smoothed the clay.


Looking inside you can see the seam.


I used this sponge on a long stick to smooth it somewhat and to push out any air bubbles in the clay.


Next I made a bottom for the tall mug.


The classic Tiki Bob mug doesn't look like this pole.


The next part will be to re-do the face to match the pole. Cheers, Wendy





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Posted: 2015-11-03 4:19 pm   Permalink

Can't wait to see this

 
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amate
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Posted: 2015-11-04 06:36 am   Permalink

So sad to see what happened to the Tiki Bob Denver. I really liked that one. That's got to be frustrating...I feel your pain.

 
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Posted: 2015-11-04 07:38 am   Permalink

hang10tiki see below and no more waiting!

amate in the end it all works out. The broken mug will show the reality of the shipwreck and the new mug will show that Gilligan was steering when it hit the island! I'll end up with two mugs and I hope to make them both look really good.

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Wish List #6 update on Joshua Bell's mug. It is now finished being sculpted. When I sand it the shape will be even more pole like.

Photos sure help. If I wasn't looking at this I would have left the face as a classic Bob rather than as the Restaurant pole.


First I started to build up the mouth and


then the nose.


Next I pressed in the clay to raise the area above the eyes.


Back to the photo, something is wrong with Bob.


Ah, his nose is too wide at the bottom so I did some cutting.


OK now he's looking better.


Doesn't he look happy or maybe its bewildered.


Now he'll slowly dry for several weeks.


I am so excited by this years Wish List, you all came up with some great ideas. More to come, Wendy


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Posted: 2015-11-04 08:26 am   Permalink

Looks amazing! Thanks Wendy!

(And I agree, more bewildered than the Bob's usual slightly smug look when in mug form.)


 
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