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Wendy Cevola 11/19/17 Day Five on the Big Island of Hawaii I kept forgetting to change this title
hang10tiki
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Posted: 2017-02-08 10:57 pm   Permalink

Coconut banks
That would look Kool

Love this pic



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Posted: 2017-02-09 08:07 am   Permalink

hang10tiki I was at Goodwill yesterday and they wanted $7 for one of the coconut monkey banks. They used to be a dollar. I like your photo. I'm going to keep looking for $1 banks.

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Wish List #7 the Shark Attack Hula Girl mug continues with the building of the drink pocket.


Drawing by Theo Stool on facebook. Check out his site. The stool goes everywhere and meets famous people too!


I took the tube mug cast and rolled it on the bread board to soften up the clay.


I cut off one end to make it shorter.


I put some sticky clay along the edge. (sticky clay is clay mixed with slip)


I pressed the edges together and


smoothed the inside of the pocket with a wet ball on the end of the stick.


So I am ready to put the pocket into the back of the sharks head. This is where I might trap air and if I do then this will explode in the kiln.


I used the sharp stick to cut a hole the shape of the pocket.


Close as I can make it.


Next I shoved it into place.


Here is a top view into the drink pocket.


I placed a balloon inside to prevent it from collapsing.


I pinched the sides together and cut them off.


The weight of the pocket needed more support so I started adding clay to the back of the head.


Thank you for the visit. This mug has a lot more steps to come. Wendy

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Posted: 2017-02-09 5:49 pm   Permalink

He looks hungry

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-02-10 07:19 am   Permalink

hang10tiki I better show you his mouth then.

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Wish List #7 more steps for the Shark Attack Hula Girl for Jamie Sterling.

I worked on the opening and eventually I will pop the balloon. I added the top of the dorsal fin. If dorsal isn't right then it's the top one.


I want to get the teeth right so I looked at photos of real sharks.


Now I cut the opening to the mouth leaving clay at the top and bottom to use for the teeth. At this point I was able to put my hand inside and to smooth the clay at the inside top right under the nose.


Looking at a real shark caused me to go back further on the sides.


I cleaned up a Hot Tub Hula Girl and fixed the shark lips.


I did a magic trick and cut the girl in half. Now I had to fit her into the mouth.


It's so wonderful when your measurements are right. Then I began to cut out the teeth.


All done.


Now I checked the mug against the drawing by Theo Stool.


Nighttime.


Now I popped the balloon.



Tomorrow I'll show what to do if your mug starts to collapse due to the weight at the top. Cheers, Wendy
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Posted: 2017-02-10 11:57 am   Permalink

He was hungry
Looks great


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-02-11 08:22 am   Permalink

hang10tiki it's just you and me kid! Where is everyone?

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Wish List #7 The last photos for now of the Shark Attack Hula Girl for Jamie Sterling.



The shark nose is very thick with clay. It wanted to bend down and crush the girl.
I used painters tape to support the sides until they could firm up overnight.






This did mess up the mouth but I just fixed it the next day. This worked really well.


All done and posing for your inspection.


















Thank you for the visit. How about a comment. hang10tiki is getting writers cramp! Wendy




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Posted: 2017-02-11 10:42 am   Permalink

No writers cramp here, my pleasure.
Your shows better than Netflix.
This one looks good.
This shark will look good with mint stuck in his teeth

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Posted: 2017-02-11 11:34 am   Permalink

Good job Wendy.

You always work with your clay so much wetter than GROG.

Babalu would have sculpted the shark solid, then cut it in half and hollowed it out. GROG has never tried that. It's a scary way to do it, but Babs makes it work. That's how he does his bunnies.



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Posted: 2017-02-11 8:04 pm   Permalink

Wendy,

You continue to amaze me how you can always make the most difficult projects look easy.



 
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Cheers to U Wendy




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Posted: 2017-02-12 7:14 pm   Permalink

Sunset



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hang10tiki not seaweed?

GROG you saved me. I was trying to make a skull and it wasn't working. So I got some firm clay and made a ball and now I'm carving it out. Thank you for sharing this technique. Nice to see you come by for a visit.

MaukaHale did it look easy? It wasn't at all but in the end it worked. I still hope it doesn't blow up in the kiln.

hang10tiki thank you.

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No photos today. I've been organizing my work space in the garage and the kiln shed and then I sanded a full load of mugs and the kiln is firing overnight.
Then I worked on the next wish which is a new shape for me to work out.

So now I'm going to bed and it's 7:15 pm.

Good night.

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Posted: 2017-02-13 06:15 am   Permalink

Back during the month of November I worked on making three of my foot tall Maori Lamps. I cast a blank and then carve the lamps so that each one is different.

These are not on the Wish List and are for sale. I already posted one but I will show it again. They are around a foot tall and have a removable top. You may choose the color of glaze and then the lamp will become part of the Wish List #7.



THIS IS LAMP NUMBER TWO. $250 You choose a color and wire it yourself.

I cast a couple of HUGE Maori Lamps but I didn't have any wishes for them so I'll experiment with them.


I cleaned it up and


started carving the sides.


All Done and Posing................................

I decided to add to the eyes. The shadow makes one look tipped back. It isn't.


The rest I carved.


I place a hole at the bottom for the chord.





I build a removable lid for the top. This makes adding the lamp parts easy.



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LAMP NUMBER ONE. $250 you choose a color and wire it yourself.









All Done and Posing.......................................

I added clay inside the eyes also.












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LAMP NUMBER THREE is the one I worked on for more days than the first two. I added a lot of clay and carved it too.
$400 you choose up to four colors of glaze and wire it yourself.

I found a new tool to use with this lamp. Curlers!!! I added a lot of clay to the front and then


I used the curlers to make circles to follow for the floats.


I filled each circle with clay and smoothed it. I also began the carving.


Once the clay was added (on both sides) I let it sit overnight in a plastic bag to firm up and then the next day I added rope.


I put it on and later I went back and carved some detail.


The rope is done. Then I completed the carving all over the lamp.


Done and Posing..............












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This shows the lamps. I made tops for each of them plus one extra.

Well I needed three extras because three of the four cracked.










I will remake the lids soon.

If anyone wants one just send me a personal message.

Cheers, Wendy


PS Thank you Tyber Tiki for asking for thinking up this lamp and asking it to be your Wish a few years back.


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Wish List #7 continues with lunavideogames wish.

His idea inspired the Sacramento Crawl mug. I have made the mold for those so now I can modify the sculpture to make his idea.


His mug will say Tiki The Hut inspired by Jabba.


He wanted a hula girl to represent Leah but I couldn't make it so I could mold it so I did a mermaid instead.


What I need to change for his mug is this backside.


I removed the detail from the sculpture and started the replacement.


When he said he wanted the name of his city I also removed the detail at the bottom to make room.


I rolled out snakes and spelled the name. San Diego fit perfectly.


Next I used my label scrapper and sliced off the part of the letters that stuck out.


Then I used a little stick to press the sides and to make them stick to the back of the tiki.


I cut some pieces of the sculptures clay and then rolled them so that they were all the same thickness.


I used a spike to cut out each letter.


All the letters fit to the back of the tiki.


I rolled out a whole bunch of tiny snakes and pressed them along the side of each letter.


I did this around every side of every letter.


Once they were all secured I cut off the letters to make them less thick.


Using this tool where possible I smoothed the side.


One done. I did it at a 45 degree angle so that the letters will come out of the mold piece easily.


A little detail at the top and this backside is all done.


This mug will be for Treg's aka lunavideogames home tiki bar.

Cheers! Wendy

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