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Wendy Cevola 11/16/17 Day two on the Big Island of Hawaii continues with a tiki surprise!
hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-02-26 7:29 pm   Permalink

Lot o work on the Kool sign
Can't wait to see it shine


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-02-27 08:42 am   Permalink

hang10tiki the sign is a lot of work but I think every piece I make is a lot of work. Keeps me out of trouble. I like your rhymes.

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Wish List #6 update. I've started to glaze lunavideogames octopus who grabbed a Tiki Bob mug.

I was able to find glazes that worked well with each other.


I first glazed the inside of Tiki Bob with a CN glaze.


Then I used the same one on the outside. It is called Bright Ginger and is a favorite color of mine.


This mug is crazy with so many nooks and crannies. It also has many tight areas that are hard to reach.


Next I did the insides of each of the


suckers one at


a time. This was the easiest step but there were many of them.


Next I started on the octopus.


I did all the flat surfaces of


the octopus first and


did one layer all over him. I just bought a sturdy metal typewriter table. It's strong enough that I can stack my turntables so that I can glaze at eye level and save my back and neck.


Now I started around each of the suckers.


I used a tiny brush for this step.


One layer down and two layers to go and then the rest of the "parts".


On Tiki Bob he's supposed to look old so he just gets some of the second and third layers placed here and there.

Cheers, Wendy





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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-02-27 10:05 am   Permalink

OMGW- that's awesome

 
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lunavideogames
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Posted: 2016-02-27 5:11 pm   Permalink

Wow great work! Thanks for taking the time to make this great mug for me. I am very excited to see it progress. I hope it fires without any trouble.

Thanks Wendy!!!


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-02-28 07:30 am   Permalink


hang10tiki lunavideogames and I both thank for that comment. Without the Wish List I never would have made this. Now I have Dan and one other man wanting one each. Thank you Treg for starting something fun and for giving me permission to do it all again.

lunavideogames you are very welcome. More photos later today. For sure I have to make sure I glazed the area under that tentacle that is still white. There are 2 more layers to go!

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We have already been working this morning and it's time to get back to work. Wendy
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Danno
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Posted: 2016-02-29 10:20 am   Permalink

Awesome! As always, great work!!

 
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LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 2016-02-29 4:38 pm   Permalink

That octopus is amazing! I love those suckers, lol.

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-02-29 5:11 pm   Permalink

Lori- dats funny

 
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bamalamalu
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Posted: 2016-02-29 8:21 pm   Permalink

Wow, so much glazing! I can't wait to see that all finished.

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-02-29 8:52 pm   Permalink

Danno, LoriLovesTiki, hang10tiki, bamalamalu thank you all for the comments. I ran out of energy to post yesterday but here's the update on Wish List #6... I finished lunavideogames Octopus mugs glazing.

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Finally got to the 3rd layer of purple.


I did the black eyes and mouth and now it was time for paint the face white. If you add clear to white bisque it will not fire as white and blemish free so I always do underglazes on Tiki Bob faces.


Now I added layers of a Mayco spotted glaze to jazz up the body and


tentacles. I avoided the suckers because the spotted glazes will obscure detail.


The coral at the bottom of Tiki Bob is yellow.


Glazing the barnacles.


The barnacles and coral are done.


Second layer of clear.


All done and set aside to dry.


Now I'll be back to the Hot Tub Hula Girls. Cheers, Wendy

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TikiAno
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Posted: 2016-02-29 9:23 pm   Permalink

Awesomeness, Wendy! Tiki Bob looks so pleased to be held under the sea by a very large octopus, I can't blame him.

Treg, look forward to seeing this one in person when it comes to SD.



 
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lunavideogames
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Posted: 2016-02-29 11:12 pm   Permalink

Looks great Wendy. Excited to see it fired.

TikiAno, I'll be sure to bring it to a meetup!


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-03-01 7:20 pm   Permalink

This is going to be good...

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-03-01 8:58 pm   Permalink

TikiAno you could drop Tiki Bob on the floor and that smile would still be there. I hope I have a smile when he comes out of the kiln.

lunavideogames you take him out be sure to take photos to share here.


hang10tiki I've had so many glaze problems with the Hot Tub Hula Girls that I will kiss Bob if this turns out.

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Wish List #6 The mosaic experiment with the Retro Siren sign.

My first mistake was not scrapping out the glaze in each groove before firing. The glaze removed depth from some of the grooves.


First a used earthquake putty to plug the holes.


The I spread grout around the plaque. I think doing a wet method would have been better. Oh well.


I pat it down and wiped it off the raised areas.


I used a spray bottle to saturate the grout.


While it was wet I rubbed it around.


I let it dry overnight.


The next day I wiped off the tiles with a wet cloth.


I found a few areas that I'd missed so I mixed up some wet grout and


pressed it into place.


The bottom of the sign has a separation crack where blocks of clay were joined. When fired the glaze pulled away from the crack.


There are paint products for ceramics. I used this one


to cover the skip. The photo just shows the first layer.


I found the white grout was so bright that you couldn't see the mermaid. So I took this paint


and added water and then


I started to paint all the grout.


I covered the surface and let it sit for an hour.


Next I gently wiped it off but some of the grout wiped out too. The grooves were not deep enough to prevent this from happening.


It's a mess.


This time instead of making more grout I mixed paint and started painting the shallow areas.


I blended the areas well enough so I moved on to


finishing the hair.


The plaque is done. I sprayed it with a fix and hopefully this will keep it from falling apart.


How much am I charging for this plaque? Hint I told her before I started that since it would be a learning experience for me that I wouldn't charge more than $100.

The closest guess wins a small seahorse (that I made) necklace. It hangs upside down.

Good luck, Wendy

PS want to work ceramics???

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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-03-01 9:28 pm   Permalink

That's a lot of detail
Looks great

My quess
99.00
Cheers





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