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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts Wendy Cevola 9/20/17 Glazing up a storm with 36 mugs and 2 bowls to do.
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Wendy Cevola 9/20/17 Glazing up a storm with 36 mugs and 2 bowls to do.
hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-05-29 7:50 pm   Permalink

Jungle bird mug looks incredible,
can't wait to see this giant bowl undertaking



 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-05-30 12:48 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki thank you and here are the next steps for Owen's HUGE bowl.

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The HUGE bowl for Owen Wright is being built step by step. I had a lot of re-starts trying to get a support under the bowl that was the right height but also allowed for the base of the tiki to fit underneath. All those photos I'll skip. Here's what makes sense.

I have four full size Tiki Bob's to attach.


I start by cutting away clay so I can fit it to the bowl.


When I think I have it right I add sticky clay and slip to the attachment edge.


A good fit.


Now I go all the way around the tiki with more clay to make a firmer attachment. Here I'm also filling in where I cut the opening too high.


There isn't room for my fingers when I got to the edge at the bottom. So I dipped a clay snake into a jar of slip and


then I lay it on top of a tool. I moved it behind the tiki and then lifted up to press it into clay. I slipped the tool back out.


Next I took a wet paper towel and fed it behind the tiki. Then taking the two ends I was able to lift and move it back and forth to smooth the clay and to make the
clay hold tight.


I did these steps until all four tikis were firmly in place.









Now the bowl is wrapped in plastic until the new clay firms up and is the same as the rest of the bowl.

Cheers, Wendy
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-05-30 7:03 pm   Permalink

Awesome
Now that's a BOB bowl


 
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Philot
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From: The armpit of Florida
Posted: 2016-05-31 08:36 am   Permalink

Quote:


Good googly moogly!
That thing's going to be downright epic with some flaming limes in the top of those Bobs!
Just keep the fire extinguisher close at hand.



 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-05-31 1:53 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki I think those were Dan's words too. It is HUGE!

Philot I will have to ask Owen to share photos when it's all lit up.


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More steps on Owne Wrights HUGE Tiki Bob bowl.


He wanted the hula girl to be wearing a grass skirt. I have to fill in the all the indentations of the legs etc. to prevent air pockets that will cause it to explode in the kiln.


I decided to let the skirt part to make her sexier.


I added a belt.


To let air escape she has a hole on the bottom. Once in the bowl there must be an opening in the bowl. I did smooth out all these joints.


I I cut out a piece and when she we put into the bowl the two holes were matched up....I hope.


Now in place more clay is added to seal her to the bowl.


Trying to sculpt the girls skirt between these soft Bob's wasn't easy.


I got it done and now she'll rest overnight before I begin more detail work.








Cheers, Wendy





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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2016-05-31 2:48 pm   Permalink

Very cool Wendy, looks beautiful!

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-05-31 6:57 pm   Permalink

Yep
Amazing


 
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TikiAno
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Posted: 2016-05-31 8:42 pm   Permalink

Holy moly, that looks Bobilicious!

Can't wait to see THIS bowl progress- and how you will glaze it.

Okay, though I think you've seen this one on FB, Wendy, when my wife went away on a work trip, Tiki Ari and I decided to have a few beverages. As they say, "when the wife's away..."



(did I post this one to your thread before? I don't think so).

By the way, Ari became very attached to the Beanie Baby monkey you sent him and wouldn't let go of it after a car ride. I tried to take a photo of him with it but he kept turning around saying "Monkey mine" and running away. Greedy kid. Jeez. I'll have to tempt him with rum, that normally works.... thanks again!


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-06-01 06:26 am   Permalink

Ano- that's funny

 
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Danno
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Posted: 2016-06-01 09:22 am   Permalink

The Tiki Bob Bowl looks fantastic! Wow! Love it!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-06-01 8:55 pm   Permalink

MadDogMike thank you. Now it's my turn to have kiln problems. I'm going to take it apart and take it to a repair shop to see if replacing the relay switches will fix it. Such a bummer since I'm in the middle of my huge project.

hang10tiki I would like to resemble that remark!

TikiAno I missed this photo of Tiki Ari. Now that I have over 1000 friends I miss way too many posts. What a funny dad and adorable boy.

Danno I should make more huge bowls. I love reading the comments.

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More steps on Owen Wright's HUGE Tiki Bob Hula Girl Monkey bowl.

When I am going to super carve a Bob I start by carving an outline around the face.


To tie the Bob's to the bowl


I did a strip of carving all the way around that was the same.


Once that was done I started on each individual Tiki Bob doing a different style. Here I'm starting and


here he is finished.


Then another style and


another.


Three done and one to go. NO I did not do all of this carving in a day, nor in two days, nor in three days...


I decided to work on the monkey as shown in the photo.


I added one ear and


went to work on the second.


Once I decided where the monkey would hide out I smoothed out the carving.


I added some clay to back up the monkey.


Now it was time to let the monkey firm up while I carved the fourth Tiki Bob.


This is a good place to stop for tonight. Cheers, Wendy







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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-06-01 9:22 pm   Permalink

Love how the "super carve" makes em pop

 
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TikiAno
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Posted: 2016-06-01 9:58 pm   Permalink

Wowwwwwwwww.

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-06-02 09:09 am   Permalink

hang10tiki and it's fun to carve a bowl so large.

TikiAno I like that. The bowl may be finished as far as sculpting. See below.

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Owen decided that he wanted the hula girl to have a breast reduction surgery.


Good thing I worked in a hospital and have the skills!


I reshaped them and then the next day I fine tuned them with a slight undercut.


So here are the photos for


Owen to compare them to the original size.











Now it was time to finish off the hidden monkey. He left the body up to me.


I already had a tail and a tassel on the face of the Tiki Bob so I made his arms hold a coconut.


I hope he likes it this way. In this photo you can also see the last Tiki Bob that I supercarved with tapa designs and a peanut surface.

















Fingers crossed that the sculpt is done. I'm waiting to hear back. Cheers, Wendy


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Posted: 2016-06-02 2:23 pm   Permalink







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Worst sound ever, slurp of an empty tiki mug through my straw!!!


 
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