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Wendy Cevola 11/19/17 Day Five on the Big Island of Hawaii I kept forgetting to change this title
Tikiwahini
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Posted: 2017-01-25 9:41 pm   Permalink

Wow Wendy, that....is....awesome! Maybe my favorite of all so far! That's a masterful sculpt. I love the look of the texture of the wood. I know what I'm asking for when the next wish list comes along! Thank you!!

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2017-01-25 10:02 pm   Permalink

Sounds like you are going to be Disney busy


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2017-01-27 6:00 pm   Permalink

U must be up to some fun...

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-01-27 7:30 pm   Permalink


hang10tiki any mug that has clay added to it has to be dried very slowly or the pieces will crack. So most of my Wish List mugs have me up and down putting them into and out of plastic bags. Your tiki as of today is 1/2 of the way to being dried. Maybe in another week it will be.

Tikiwahini I am so happy that you are pleased. The glazing will be hard but it will really pop by then. Oh that reminds me to go to the carving page to see if hang10tiki has aged his Disney tiki yet. Yes it is one of this series and it looks so good.

hang10tiki I have to do 3 black velvets of these tikis so I may have them memorized by the end of this Wish List.

hang10tiki we made 3 molds today. One was tiny, one was 1 piece and one was 2 pieces (fingers crossed that this one will work. We are so tired and achy that it's 7:30 PM and we are both heading to bed.

I wish we were on a trip.

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Photos soon. Now I need rest. Cheers, Wendy





 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-01-28 08:00 am   Permalink

I've been really working hard but it so much fun because I started 3 months early and so I continue to be able to post each project in full. One day the posts will catch up with me but for now it's all easy to just pick a project and to put it here for view.

I ran out of slip again so it was off to Alpha Fired Arts. We are so lucky to have this place.
These Beatle ceramics are HUGE, bigger than life. They were done by ceramic artist Tony Natsoulas.


This isle is my favorite. Every jar is a 06 glaze.


While I shop the store Dan goes to the warehouse and


gets all our slip jars filled half way up. That way we can shake them before pouring and if necessary add water.




This Wish List #7 project is for Barb Lawrence. A cannibal pot with a hula girl wearing a lei.

I store my post upside down in a plastic bag until I am ready to use them. This keep the shape from collapsing.


I put the girl inside and then I start to


build the lip.


I add her hair and


The handles and she is done.














The thicker the clay the longer in and out of a plastic bag to dry. I have many projects in plastic bags.
The in and out is a daily chore.

Cheers for the day, Wendy





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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2017-01-28 8:39 pm   Permalink

Outstanding

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-01-29 07:25 am   Permalink

hang10tiki we thank you!

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One day a week we take a break from making tikis and go treasure hunting. Here are a few catch up photos from those excursions.

We went to a restaurant on Jiboom Street near Old Sacramento. There was a totem pole out front that had one face that looked tiki, the rest were wolves and eagles.


In this thrift shop there was furniture and records. Dan searched for an hour and came up with 12 albums and


these are those that were


South Pacific.


In Old Sacramento at Evangeline's I found these finger puppets that I will use as model when carving.


At Sears I was looking for big grained sand paper. I didn't find that but this wheel had a great texture for pressing into clay.


I was able to use a serrated knife to cut off pieces for use.


Here's a close up.


At a thrift store that was closing you could have an entire box filled for $5. Dan got a lot of albums and I bought a net.


After cutting off all the straps I will have plenty of net for hanging a mug on the frame of my black velvet painting for the next Tiki Oasis art show. Then the next one and the next one and the next one......


At another shrift shop we hit not gold but copper! From Chili.


A close up of the Moai.


We didn't start going to thrift stores until this past year. We now know that was a huge mistake!

Happy Hunting, Wendy



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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2017-01-29 12:39 pm   Permalink

Good finds
Looks like u 2 had fun hunting
Cheers




At first I though u got Dan-0 some rain boots n gloves



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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-01-31 08:33 am   Permalink

hang10tiki, Dan got tired of being my model. I was so happy to find a replacement. If these were big enough I know he would wear them.

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Awhile back I bought a lot of glaze from the Caner Society Shop. Now it's time to do the glaze tests so that they are ready to use on projects.

I took one jar from each color.


I put the number of the glaze on the bottom of the test strip tile I had made in the past.


I lined up the first set of jars. After vigorous shaking I also stirred them with a knife. Each jar has it's own brush.


All done with the first set.


Close up. The bottom strip has 3 layers, the middle 2 layers and the top 1 layer. This is all good information when it is time to glaze a project.



I also got a whole lot of these little squeeze bottles of glaze and so I did a few tests to see if it stay sharp or spreads.


Same here plus I did a 50 50 mix of white and pink to see if I can get a lighter pink for hang10tikis Royal Hawaiian mug.



I lined up the next batch. These jars were tall and narrow so I used bamboo skewers to mix the glaze.


Then to paint the stripes I would mix and pull out the skewer and take glaze with the brush from its side.


All done.



As I pull the bamboo skewer out I spin it between my fingers and almost all of the glaze returns to the har.


I had a few Jungle Gems that were new that also needed tests.


All of these are now ready to fire.



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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-02-01 09:04 am   Permalink

Wish List #7 Two Mars Attacks mugs, one female Martian and one Male Martian. This is one of Dan's favorite movies so I used his VHS tape as a guide along with some photos from the internet.

I started by cutting out an outline of the woman's body and attaching it to the mug.


I was careful to not trap any air as I worked to fuse the edges and to build the body.


This is very small so a lot of the time I worked to sculpt it with a wet brush.


I just keep adding clay here and there.


She has lots of hair to add, also detailing the face is important. Her lower face is peeling off exposing teeth.


These next photos just show how I would add and subtract clay trying to match her picture.

















These photos cover many days of work. I have to let the clay firm up between additions.


More to come. Cheers, Wendy





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TikiAno
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Posted: 2017-02-01 11:08 pm   Permalink

See? You can learn lots about people with a just one line or two sometimes. "Mars Attacks" as one of Dan's favorite movies? Noted.

Actually, the movie is pretty cool, and now I want to see it again. I think I only saw it once in the theater.

I've also learned something from your photos- keeping ceramic forms "closed" to strength them when working on them. Interesting, and great advice. I'll have to try that out!

Beautiful work, as always, Wendy. For Jon's Royal Hawaiian pink, why not mix the Stroke and Coat glazes? I've done that a few times, and the color is pretty true pre and post firing.




 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-02-02 09:24 am   Permalink

TikiAno one of my glaze tests is a 50/50 mix of white and pink to see the result of mixing them. He needs a pale pink. I was told that Stroke and Coats are the best ones to mix. Looks like you know the same information. Thank you for confirming what I was told.

Dan loves campy Science Fiction movies from the 50's and Mars Attacks was a big budget movie based on those. Thank you for your comment on the mug too.

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Wish List #7 the MARS ATTACKS! mug is finished after another weeks work. It is so much faster to not copy someone else's work. This was all copying.

I accidentally learned a new trick. I have put photos side by side.

When I first started I did one letter at a time. Now I have figured out how to place a band of clay and after it firms up in


a bag overnight I can carve into it the letters I need. So much better.



Done with the letters.


I added spaceships.


At my fingertip you can see how tiny I have had to make things on this mug. I use a painters brush to place and attach.



Next I had to carve a whole lot of cows running from the flaming countryside.



Finished and ready to slowly dry for a few weeks.










Do you like the photos side by side or just one after the next going down the page?

Next up will be the male version of this MARS ATTACKS! mug.

Cheers, Wendy






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Heath
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Posted: 2017-02-02 09:54 am   Permalink

The "Female" mug looks awesome!
I'm looking forward to the "Male" version.

A little bit of trivia for you, the movie was based
this set of trading cards from 1962.

I actually just learned that as a result of you creating these!
Apparently some were deemed too violent so Topps ceased production.

Here's some more info, as well as the wikipedia entry about the movie.

ACK ACK, ACK, ACK ACK


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lunavideogames
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Posted: 2017-02-02 11:07 am   Permalink

Looks great Wendy! Such a fun movie to make mugs after.

I like the pictures one after another, not side by side so that I can just scroll down and not side by side. I am lazy


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2017-02-02 2:14 pm   Permalink

Wendy- dig the new mug
Great idea

Just got back from a quick Arizona trip;

3 places we had to hit


1st up (I posted more pics on Critiki)
Scottsdale, we visited the one in Phoenix last time.



















It's a hurricane, notice my umbrella









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