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Wendy Cevola 9/20/17 Glazing up a storm with 36 mugs and 2 bowls to do.
danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-01-09 10:48 pm   Permalink

Thanks swizzle and ebTiki, I've finished all 18 glaze tests for the Tiki Crate I've fired 12. In the morning I will be able to open the kiln. Finger crossed. I have six tests left to fire but I need to finish all of my Eat Drink and Be Merry mugs to go into the kiln with them. So each day is a 10 hour day. Yep we have been busy. While I paint Dan has been sanding the 100 crates for Forbidden Island. I'll do all the carving to remove the mold lines and perfect the tiki face then we will start on the bisque fire portion of production.
Here are some photos so far, Wendy



Three layers of each color. Two colors for each one.




















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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-01-10 6:13 pm   Permalink

I HAD A HUGE SENIOR MOMENT. I measured the Eat Drink and Be Merry mug which is shorter than the crate when I selected the posts. So of course all the crates fused to the bottom of the shelves. I had kiln wash on the tops of the shelves but not the bottoms.

Here's what it looked like this morning.












Here's two that made it just fine.


Overall I learned a lot from these glaze tests. I found that several greens look the same. I have another load to fire tonight that will finish the glaze tests for the Crate. I have 16 more E,D & B M mugs to glaze. Each one is a different artists proof. Cheers, Wendy
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Tobor64
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Posted: 2011-01-10 6:16 pm   Permalink

Oh, no! If it's any consolation, the fired pieces look beautiful.

 
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Beachbumz
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Posted: 2011-01-12 12:02 am   Permalink

Wendy & Dan, the finished pieces look awesome, I love that tiki staring out of the crate...
Bummer on the few that didn't make it, sure the other ones are going to be great as well though..
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-01-12 05:26 am   Permalink

Sorry about the misshap Wendy, they are looking good. Sometimes I kiln wash the top and bottom of my (only) shelf, if one side starts to look nasty I can just flip it over

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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2011-01-12 05:35 am   Permalink

Sorry for your plot-complicator...but looks like you are in full production mode...AWESOME!!!
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-01-12 5:12 pm   Permalink

Torbor64, Thank you. Makes me feel better already.

ebTiki, Thank you for the PM glad you like the red one.

MadDogMike, I think I will kiln wash both sides next time.

VampiresRN, thank you, we will just keep up the fast pace.

The second load came out fine, now I have even more to choose from for the event. Photos soon. Hugs, Wendy
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Posted: 2011-01-12 7:42 pm   Permalink

They look great! mistakes like this only happen once. You are still in the learning phase (as am I). Learn from it an move on. Looks like you have plenty more to fire. See how much you learned about the glazes. keep them coming! and keep posting photos!


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Posted: 2011-01-16 7:05 pm   Permalink

Oops...I've glazed stuff to the bottoms of shelves too. It's kinda like driving away with a gas pump nozzle still lodged in the the gas tank of your car....you pretty much figure out not to do that any more after the first time.

Man, you two are going for it! Keep it up. Keep it coming.

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Posted: 2011-01-17 11:35 am   Permalink

Great job D&W, keep on keepin' on!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-01-18 08:11 am   Permalink

Thank you Babalu and rugbymatt. That was my first big mistake so I thought I'd follow it up with another. I was shaking the bottle and Dan came in to ask me a question...just as I undid the cap. As he started to leave I gave it one more shake.



My poor glaze tests. Better than messing up one of the mugs. Each one takes a couple of hours to paint. So many nooks and crannies. Three layers on each tiki and then three layers on the background. Yesterday I painted from 8am until 8pm so I just have 5 left and then I'll fire them. Thank you all for following this thread, I look forward to reading your comments. Wendy









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Posted: 2011-01-18 12:51 pm   Permalink

GROG been there, done that too. Glazing stuff, phone rings, placed a lid on the glaze to keep it from drying, didn't screw on tight, talked on the phone, came back to glaze, shook the glaze without tightening the lid, went to the kitchen to grab water and towels to clean up all the glaze that went everywhere.

 
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Posted: 2011-01-18 2:52 pm   Permalink

Did that yesterday Fortunately it was a 2 ounce bottle of underglaze, not a quart bottle!

 
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Posted: 2011-01-18 6:27 pm   Permalink

Gecko said he did it twice in December. I guess we all have our senior moments even if I'm the only senior! Thanks for letting me know I'm not alone, Wendy
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I Senior That about the Second Moments. Wait... uh...

 
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