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Wendy Cevola 9/21/17 Glazing up a storm with 36 mugs and 2 bowls to do.
LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 2016-01-30 4:09 pm   Permalink

Everyone is anxious to see the kiln open!

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-01-31 07:03 am   Permalink

I dig these 2 mugs
A lot

JBell- great one



And this one
Way Kool



As far as the necklaces
I kept changing my mind
But
Area 51 boy
Eye see u girl
?
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-01-31 08:50 am   Permalink

LoriLovesTiki the Gilligan mug should be all I need to fill the kiln.

hang10tiki that's such a great photo of you with the pole. I need to go there. I want to paint it back to the original colors.

Just what I was thinking for their necklaces.

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For Wish List #6 I made a Gilligan's Island mug for Tiki Wahini and then I broke it before firing. So here it is ready to be glazed. This way I have one to practice on before I do hers. Tiki Wahini you can critique this one after it is out of the kiln and I'll do the same. Example: do you want the top of his nose brown like a Tiki Bob or not?

The pieces I started with to glaze.











Here's how he looks if he's not glazed just like a Tiki Bob.
































The kiln is full but the art is damp. I'm doing at 12 hour pre-heat and a 13.5 hour slow ramp. This way I'm insured that no glaze will boil.

Bottom level.


Top level.


I ready to start the next batch.




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TikiAno
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Posted: 2016-01-31 12:03 pm   Permalink

Holy Glaze Mania!

So much good stuff in there. Wowzers.



 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-02-01 09:35 am   Permalink

TikiAno I'm smiling at your comment.

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Wish List #6 while the kiln cools I'm working on new WL projects.

This Lanai mug is for Howard Dinits in Maui Hawaii. He went to this place as a child with his parents.

I'm trying to do a mug very similar to the original. As per his request I changed my words for Lanai, San Mateo, CA.

I choose all the glazes that were close to the original.


I started by filling in the words with a darker caramel color.


I let it dry and then I wiped off the excess.


Then I filled in the detail on the tikis.


Then I wiped off the excess on all three of them.








Next I covered the entire mug with a yellow gold glaze.


Then I cleaned off much of the glaze on the tikis because they are close to white on the original.


The last step was to cover the tikis with 2 layers of clear.


I didn't use underglaze on this mug because it doesn't accent the detail. I used IN glazes which fill in and darken in the indented areas.

I hope this works. Once you are committed to glazing the piece there's no going back!

Cheers, Wendy


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JenTiki
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Posted: 2016-02-01 12:16 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2016-01-31 08:50, danlovestikis wrote:

hang10tiki that's such a great photo of you with the pole. I need to go there. I want to paint it back to the original colors.




There really should be a late-night clandestine mission to do just that! If there were 4-5 of us each with a paint brush, we could knock that out in 10-15 minutes!


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-02-01 7:17 pm   Permalink

Wendy- nice detail on that mug

JenTiki- that's awesome


 
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TikiAno
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Posted: 2016-02-02 10:18 am   Permalink

Jon, you may want to get that thing checked out....




 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-02-02 1:10 pm   Permalink

Already did
The Doctor said it was a harmless mole
I nicknamed it GROG



 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-02-02 4:36 pm   Permalink

JenTiki are you back here?

hang10tiki thank you.

TikiAno I miss GROG. I miss everyone. I'm buried in work!

hang10tiki cute.

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I was sure that there wasn't any wall space left in our tiki rooms but Dan proved me wrong. He grabbed all four Frankoma disks and found a place for them.

Before...boring.


After...perfect.


Now I need to make some Moai to go in-between each one.

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Progress Report on Wish List #6.

I have opened the kiln and almost every piece needed to be worked on due to tiny glaze slips that happen from dust. That means I need to re-glaze these spots and fire them again.

I'm going to post them one by one and show the progress I'm making. This is why I don't do deadlines.
Best part was that nothing cracked.


A kiln should not be opened until it is at 130 degrees or less. I peak at 130 and then I leave it until it is room temperature. This prevents crazing and cracks and even then not all the time.

At 130 degrees I took a 2 second peak.


Kiln opened. Top shelf.


Bottom shelf.


First off I looked at Jen Tiki's, little lost tiki aka Ken Ruzic bowl. Right off I could see glaze skips.


Several in the bowl and one where my finger is pointing.


I decided to take black velvet photos even though I hadn't checked every piece for imperfections.








Now it was time to scrub the spots and then to re-glaze. I always figure if I have to do a few spots I might as well spend the time to make the piece the best it can be.









One down and most of the kiln load to do. Cheers, Wendy







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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-02-02 4:41 pm   Permalink

Sorry bout the glaZe skips
More work instead of rest?
That bowl is awesome by the way...
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lunavideogames
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Posted: 2016-02-02 5:08 pm   Permalink

Wow Wendy the bowl is looking great!

 
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JenTiki
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Posted: 2016-02-03 06:06 am   Permalink

I'm very happy with the glaze choice for the inside of the bowl, Wendy! I think it looks great with the blues.

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-02-03 7:38 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki when I worked in Nuclear Medicine my work day was 8 hours. I retired to do ceramics and my work days are 12 hours at minimum wage. But guess what I've been lucky in that I loved my first and second jobs!

lunavideogames thank you. If it survives firing #2 it will look even better.


JenTiki me too. The painting that little lost tiki did has a red interior too. I didn't notice that until after you picked the red. I'm so happy it looks so good.

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Wish List #6 the out of the kiln and re-glazing continues.

Out of the kiln comes the first Gilligan that I broke when it was just dry clay.


Also the necklaces for the kids.


Gilligan needs his wheel painted. This glaze was too dark and CN glazes due not highlight detail like the IN glazes. On the next Gilligan for Tiki Wahini I will use IN glazes on the little tiki and the wheel.


Black Velvet before it's done.












I'm going to use Liquetex Glossies to fill in the lettering.


I did it again. I pressed on the wheel and broke it loose.


It was now easier to paint the tiny words with the tooth pick.


This time I used glue to stick on the wheel.


All done.



Thank you for the visits, Wendy









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TikiAno
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Posted: 2016-02-04 4:19 pm   Permalink

Wow, JenTiki's bowl is awesome. Ya done Kinny proud. I hope.

Hope all goes well with the next firing.

Gilligan looks great, too. Glad you're working so hard, Wendy- well, at least it's a treat for all us looky loo's.... (sp?)





 
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