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Wendy Cevola 11/16/17 Day two on the Big Island of Hawaii continues with a tiki surprise!
MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-01-21 06:35 am   Permalink

That Honu turned out great Wendy and I love the texture on the Bumatay

 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2012-01-21 09:06 am   Permalink

AAAAAAAAAAAY!
a turtle and shells will be accompanying the seahorse and Bumatay!
this is soooo wonderful! That lamp is gonna be a STUNNER!!!
i proclaim you TIKI ART QUEEN of the DAY!
Thanks for sharing with us all soooooo much!
Such a struggle and a joy,these projects are....
And and all lovingly and honestly documented
allowing us all to be there with you
during creation-time!
Thank you so much,Wendy!
you are SUCH an inspiration!
big HUG!


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-01-21 12:18 pm   Permalink

Dan
U must be getting quite the workout these days,
That's alot of slip shakin

U 2 make a great team...
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-01-22 11:29 am   Permalink

Thanks MadDogMike, can't wait for your next step on the trailer project.
Hey Kenny I just saw the mug you and Big Toe did together on Marketplace. Looks crazy good. Thank you for all your kind words.
hang10Tiki Dan always has music playing while we work in the garage so he is shaking to the beat.

#7 and #8 are out of the molds. One had a large air bubble. Even though I pound the sides with a rubber mallet sometimes a bubble just sticks. It's an easy fix and her are the steps.

The bubble at the top.


I always throw pieces of clay cut off poured mugs into a bag with extra slip. It makes good repair material.


I keep small jars of slip to use for top offs and repairs.


I shake up the jar and then use the lid for dipping. If it starts to dry the lid goes back on and I shake it up again and then its ready to use. I take pieces of the clay and dip it in the slip.


I add it into the area with the slip so that I won't have any air bubbles.


Dip and add until I have overfilled the hole.


This repair clay is not as dry as the mug. It will shrink as it drys so make the repair larger than the hole.


When you have spots that are not as dry as the rest you put a bag over the project so they can equalize and become the same.


So I'll wait an extra day before I fine tune these two mugs.

Cheers, Wendy





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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-01-23 09:03 am   Permalink

Tiki work slowed down for a couple of days with Dan's mom in the hospital. She's back home and is doing really well. At 2 am last night we had trouble keeping her in bed, she wanted to party!

I take clay with me wherever we go and make shells and sea life for the next lamp. Yesterday I made a starfish and a shell. I'm starting to get a good sized assortment. Last night Roge asked if I would make tiny mermaids about the size of the seahorses.

I start by roughing out the design and then I keep adding back clay to make the completed shape.

I made a little tool by covering the sharp end of the pin.

Each of these dents points straight up so that the clay will pull out of a mold. These are for a rubber mold and there is some "give".

I worked out the shape of the shell and carved the grooves.

The clay sticks to the table. One of my favorite clay tools is an old fashions sticker remover.

Here's the group as of last night.

Thanks for looking at what I'm up too. I hope to clean the last two mugs poured today. Cheers, Wendy

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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-01-23 09:12 am   Permalink



Is that a sperm on the left? I guess that could be considered sealife

Great little starfish, can't wait to see what you do with the mermaids. This is gonna be some lamp!
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-01-24 08:25 am   Permalink

Progress Report. Yesterday I did clean up #7 and #8
First off I found a riser (cake container) so that I didn't have to bend over so far to work.

To really be able to work clay this is how short I keep my nails at all times.

One side done.

The other side done.

8 Zombie Torch mugs drying on the shelf.


#9 and #10 are in the molds drying for a day. Cheers, Wendy
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Professor G
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Posted: 2012-01-24 12:50 pm   Permalink

In the picture of the drying mugs, is the difference in shading based on the moisture content?

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-01-24 8:42 pm   Permalink

I want
I want
I want


 
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ZeroTiki
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Posted: 2012-01-24 10:10 pm   Permalink

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!

Super awesome wendy extravaGANZAAAAAAA!!!


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-01-25 08:20 am   Permalink

Hi Guys, you make me feel so good. Yes Professor G they start out dark when full of water. As they dry they shrink and become lighter. Then when they are bisque fired they shrink a second time and turn very white. I'll keep posting all the steps.

Progress Report: Bumtay light has two more sculpts finished as shown below.
Octopus


Simple Hawaiian fish


The group so far


Progress Report: Zombie Torch
#9 and #10 have been fine tuned and are on the shelf to dry.






The fan really speeds this up.


Tuesday I turned the molds on their sides and had the fan blow air into the mug. That helped dry them out faster so that I was able to open the molds yesterday and to clean up the mugs sooner. Cheers, Wendy
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WestADad
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Posted: 2012-01-25 09:09 am   Permalink

You do such fantastalicious work! The sea creatures are awesome! I have made a place in my display for the mug too! Can't wait!

Best,
Chris

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Posted: 2012-01-25 12:30 pm   Permalink

Wendy, that octopus has so much character! There won't be room for any chunks on this light, it will be all sealife.
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Posted: 2012-01-25 3:23 pm   Permalink

Everything is so beautiful! Especially the Octopus and those shells. Amazing stuff!
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2012-01-25 3:35 pm   Permalink

I can't wait for the glaze stage,what are you planning on?

 
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