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Wendy Cevola 9/19/17 Glazing up a storm with 36 mugs and 2 bowls to do.
Danno
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Posted: 2016-08-04 07:33 am   Permalink

Here is my new Diamond Head mug - with the Hilton Rainbow tower incorporated into it! Thank you Wendy! It will bring back memories of an awesome trip to Oahu and my stay in the tower when I was there! Unfortunately, I need to pack this mug up, as I am in the process of moving to a new house. But once moved, will be displayed proudly with my other Wendy mugs! Sorry about the picture quality . . .





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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-08-04 8:54 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki the wedding couple liked them too. Maybe a garden decoration.

TikiAno Eye am better today thank you. See everyone I can soon. I'm going to collect hugs for days.

Danno the mug sure looks better from a distance. The close up shows that I painted with a toothpick! It would be nice if glaze behaved and stayed put. My life would be so much easier. I'm glad I could do this for you.

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I was able to cast 20 Tiki Bob's in five days plus two bowls. Now they are lined up waiting to be finished off.


In addition to the three replacement mugs they asked for five more. That worked out well since I wanted to have more items to make firing worthwhile.









Then...

I've made this mug for Arturo on facebook. He asked at just the right time.









Hopefully these will all work out. Cheers, Wendy



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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-08-04 9:06 pm   Permalink

All hail Bob

Danno- love that mug

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Posted: 2016-08-05 1:25 pm   Permalink

All hail Wendy

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-08-05 8:29 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki thank you and

hang10tiki thank you!

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I'm so glad that my new style of mug is well received. Because guess what I did a HUGE bowl the same way.

I took the HUGE bowl that had been bisque fired and


completely drenched it with water inside and out. This does two things. It starts capillary action to make the glaze stick better but


it also makes just the right amount of crystals stick. Otherwise it would take a whole jar of glaze just for the inside and then in the kiln it would all run down to the bottom.


I used a wet paper towel to wipe off the glaze that got on the outside.


I flipped it over and glazed the bottom


because it looks much nicer when that is done.


The bottom and now the outside of the bowl are done with Duncan CN glaze.


I put it outside between layers.


For this bowl I did four layers of the CN glaze.


Using an underglaze pencil I sketched out tikis all the way around the bowl. This guy is the front of the bowl.














I hope this goes as well as the mugs have gone. Cheers, Wendy

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GROG
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Posted: 2016-08-05 9:54 pm   Permalink

I use underglaze and put it on the greenware to keep from getting teary eyes on Bob. Then, after the bisque fire, glaze the rest of the body and put clear glaze over the already fired underglaze and do your glaze fire.

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-08-06 08:31 am   Permalink

GROG so wonderful to see you here. I've never glazed greenware but I plan to try it. The eyes started to run because I glazed and fired the zombie mugs four times. After awhile there was a lot of glaze on them. The glaze that ran that caused me problems was the brown. Horrors. See you at Tiki Oasis?

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The HUGE bowl continues.

With the blue glaze dried overnight it was time to paint the tikis. This took two days with fine tuning.









After the tikis were done and dry I turned the bowl over and did some grass. On the bowl.










This is the front of the bowl. Ready to fire!











Happy Weekend, Wendy
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Posted: 2016-08-07 07:26 am   Permalink

The HUGE bowl is done. I tried the MadDogMike indirect photographic, I tried flash photography, I tried the sun, anyway I could stop the light spots no matter what I did. Bummer.

Here are the best photos. The experiment worked. I will do fogcutter mugs and these HUGE bowls as ordered on the next Wish List #7.




























Dan informed me that this bowl is his for all the work he does for me. He placed it on a grass wreath made by Gecko'z South Sea Arts.


I think it would be fun to do a Rat Fink chasing a roadrunner who has stolen a tiki. They could run endlessly around the bowl!!!

These HUGE bowls and smaller bowls along with this style of fogcutter mug will be available on the next Wish List #7.

I hope you all like it, Wendy


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GROG
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Posted: 2016-08-07 10:02 am   Permalink

The bowl turned out well.

No Tiki Oasis for GROG. GROG will be in Hawaii. Have fun.


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-08-07 4:48 pm   Permalink

The bowl looks great Wendy

No Grog at Oasis, bummer, but Hawaii is a great alternative.
Grog must post photos here so we can all enjoy!!!


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Posted: 2016-08-07 10:53 pm   Permalink

2 more hours........

 
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And it's someone's

 
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Posted: 2016-08-07 10:55 pm   Permalink

B-DAY

 
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