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Wendy Cevola 9/23/17 More projects plus into the kiln.
TikiTomD
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Posted: 2011-12-31 08:43 am   Permalink

It is an amazing thing to see pastels transmuted into brilliant and intricate colors by the firing process. Those torches are awesome! This process is clearly not for the faint hearted, given the variations and mishaps that may occur in the kiln. Wendy, you are an alchemist, making clay into gorgeous art!

Happy New Year!

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The Blue Kahuna
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Posted: 2011-12-31 10:49 am   Permalink

I made the comment about enjoying the step-by-step unfolding here for each project, and I was prompted to say that because I went back and re read about the decanter.

As you know I was thrilled about the decanter because when I actually held it in my hands the photos didn't really do the piece justice (or so I said at the time) and by that I mean, I was enthralled with the piece seeing the pictures . . . but when I got the decanter in my grubby little paws, ZOWIE!

Being able to go back through what you did to make the decanter, really just made me appreciate the decanter even more (if that's possible - I guess it is), so I'm sure that I will have a similar reaction with the Zombie Torch . . . because I'm just as enthralled can't wait!

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-12-31 10:50 am   Permalink

Hi MadDogMike, There is always so much work on mold days that an early start is important. Especially because Dan quits when the sun goes down.

I had 10 of the 60 fuse. I may be able to fix 5 and 5 I tossed into the trash. I always make extras for cases like this. Thank you for wondering. I'm looking forward to your tiki magnet for your trailer to be posted. That's a first again and you have many of those.

I was asked how many of these I will make. I think it will depend on the list. So when I know that the mold worked and that there will be a Zombie Torch I'll be closer to figuring it out.

For a ceramicist there is a dilemma. If I made 10 there would be less work and I'd be paid more per Torch. If I make 30 or more I'll be working really hard but collectors will want to pay less. So do I work hard so there are more happy people? So far my answer has always been yes. I want anyone who wants one to have the opportunity to have one.

TikiTomD you are such a sweetheart. I sure hope you (and Pat?) will come for a visit.

We have poured the last piece of the mold, maybe. Yesterday the plaster set so fast that one side may need to be tossed. I couldn't bang the mold with the mallet to get the air bubbles out. I will check it tonight to see if it has to be re-poured. I also plan to make a second mold in case I drop a side. I have been clumsy in the past so a backup is a good idea. If you only have one mold you are sunk. Also it means I can pour 2 per day.

Break time and lunch, cheers, Wendy
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-01-01 02:10 am   Permalink

2012 how about that. We've all made it to another year. I hope you all had fun last night.

Top of the mug where the flame will sit. It probably will need earthquake putty to hold it when you walk around drinking through the straw.

















This is how the two pieces will look together.





After casting I will make and add her flower and his earring.

Fingers crossed for the mold its been nothing but problems that's why I'm up in the middle of the night...worrying about making the mold work tomorrow. Wendy
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-01-01 08:10 am   Permalink

Wendy you said you were going to bed early, not staying up 'til 2 am to post on TC!

So awesome, love the finished sculpt! The palm trees from the pic are a great addition. So tall and elegant, the flame on top is perfect.

Good luck with your molding effort


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-01-01 10:59 am   Permalink

Lookin great
Awesome color


 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2012-01-01 11:04 am   Permalink

Simply awesome Wendy.

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-01-02 10:34 am   Permalink

Thank you Vamp and hang10tiki. MDM I was in bed by 8 PM but woke up and decided to post a few photos.

I know that there is great interest in learning how to make molds so once again I will show you all how I did it with the Zombie Torch. Believe me when I say this is very hard work and there are so many pitfalls. Did I say falls? Yesterday with only 1 piece left to mold I caught both feet in the cord to the shop vac and did a face first fall to the concrete floor. I hit my forehead so hard that my head bounced. We left for the after hours clinic. I wanted to make sure I wasn't going to have a sub-dural hematoma. I'm fine but I can't bend what was my good knee and my nose and forehead feel like I was in a boxing match. So be careful.

Dan spends so much time going with me to doctors appointments. He's wonderful.


Step One and more...

To start off I roll out some clay that I will use to mark sections.

I sit and stare at the sculpt trying to decided how many mold pieces I will need to make. Each piece needs to pull straight off without scraping the clay. By sculpting all those wood-grain lines it meant more pieces. I came out with 6 total and I have to hope it was enough.
















Next we get all the supplies out for molding and put down paper on the garage floor. We use a paint mixer attached to a drill and even a small blender for the plaster. The consistency should be like buttermilk.


With so many wood-grain lines I started with a band around the top and pressed it into the clay.

I then added a sheet of clay around that. This is a technique I learned from Beachbumz on TC. We mixed and poured in the plaster and held the clay together while it set up.


When I had wrapped the clay I also pressed in a couple of dents to make locks with other mold pieces. Here is the tool I used and what it looked like as we peeled the clay away.


As we peeled the clay we found that the plaster had leaked anyway. But that's not really a problem other that it takes time to remove it.


I use a dental tool and catch the edge and pull forward and it pops off.




I checked the sculpt and made sure it was fine.


More later. We have a tiki guest coming tomorrow and I need to put all the Christmas decorations away. Thank you for stopping by, Wendy





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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-01-02 11:03 am   Permalink

Wendy, I learn something everytime you post.

 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2012-01-02 12:09 pm   Permalink

Indeed! One thing I learn is that with every project, Wendy is getting one notch better in her artistry! Kudos, Ms. C !

 
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zerostreet
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Posted: 2012-01-02 12:20 pm   Permalink

Impressive work and documentation!

 
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Aquatic Safarinaut
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Posted: 2012-01-02 12:25 pm   Permalink

Aloha Wendy
Please put me on the list too...
Cheers


 
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LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 2012-01-02 5:45 pm   Permalink

Wendy -

You are AAAHHHHHMAZING! I am awed by your work. Although I would love something made by you I'm pretty sure it would be cost prohibitive.... But I just wanted to say how talented I think you are. Those flames are amazing and the mug isn't even done!!!

I hope one day to attempt making a mug but it will be a feeble attempt I'm sure. Thanks so much for the step-by-step photos!


Lori


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-01-02 7:01 pm   Permalink

Hi MadDogMike, it is awesome to teach you something, thank you.
bigbrotiki, thank you so much for the compliment. I'll keep trying.
zerotiki, I love your art so its a thrill to have you like mine.
Aquatic Safarinaut, I put you on the list, thank you as always.
Lorilovestiki, with your Tiki Central name so close to mine people will think we are related. If you want to make a mug just don't worry about how it will look just start, that's the hardest part.

This was my first tiki. As bigbrotiki said I get better as I practice. You will too. So be sure to start a other crafts thread here and post your step by steps. You will have fun and make many friends along the way. Cheers, Wendy






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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-01-02 7:24 pm   Permalink

Love the play by play

 
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