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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts Wendy Cevola 9/25/17 The HORRORS of glazing. Too bad I've had this title before!
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Wendy Cevola 9/25/17 The HORRORS of glazing. Too bad I've had this title before!
bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2012-01-27 10:48 pm   Permalink

You're kidding! Well I'll be... I can see it now: The vendors are gonna be TRADING everything amongst each other before the show opens!
That's what happens when you let the inmates run the asylum...


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-01-28 01:16 am   Permalink

Hi friends, I'm too excited to sleep. I'm going to have to let Dan drive. I'll answer each one of you when I'm back or if I'm lucky in person! I'm glad I did sneak out of bed to read these, thank you one and all, hugs, Wendy

PS now after reading all those notes I'm even more excited I guess I'll just watch the clock and in four hours we are otta here


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-01-28 11:16 pm   Permalink

TA-DA







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


 
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2012-01-30 02:08 am   Permalink

Great talking to you Wendy today at Don's, Hope you two had a great trip down here.

 
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bavtech
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Joined: May 03, 2011
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From: Herald, CA
Posted: 2012-01-30 1:09 pm   Permalink

Hey Wendy.... How is it going after that long road trip? Great meeting you down there and I hope to get by your place soon!

Me and my wife got home about 9:30pm and still had work to do. I am still tired today!


 
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Swamp Fire
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Posted: 2012-01-30 7:37 pm   Permalink


Wendy, great seeing you and Dan at Don's on Sunday!


 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2012-01-30 9:35 pm   Permalink

Hope you did well...your art is amazing...should sell out!!!


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-01-31 5:41 pm   Permalink


hang10tiki if I could photoshop as good as you do I'd look great like that in all my photos. Thank you for the upgrade! Wendy

At Don the Beachcomer's. Check out the event thread for more photos.


Chuck Tatum is Tiki and bavtech it was great to meet you both at such a fun event.
Doug it's always fun to see you and your art.
Vamp I'd do it again in a heartbeat, see you at Matt's

Thank you Chris and Karen for all of your hard work. You pulled off a great event. We had a blast. Cheers, Wendy




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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2012-01-31 6:31 pm   Permalink

I am still amazed at your reclaimed paint art, Wendy!

 
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2012-01-31 9:37 pm   Permalink

Wow Wendy!
Sure am bummed i missed seeing you at Don's!
Would've loved to view those paintings up close...
i was foolhardy and got only about 6-7 hours of sleep since
that thursday night,paintin like a maniac
and by the time Sunday came around
7 paintings were finished and
i was delerious
and in no condition to drive..
I'll plan ahead
OR actually vend there next time YOU do
and we can get booths next to each other!



 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-02-01 08:38 am   Permalink

Hi Chuck Tatum is Tiki, thank you they were fun to do and they are once again storage.

little lost tiki I did miss you but those paintings you finished were so wonderful it was worth not seeing you this time. I'll look forward to next event.

Progress Report on the Zombie Torch

Just before we left for Don the Beachcomer's I opened the molds that held #11 and #12 mugs. One had the largest air bubble at the top that I had seen so far. I wrapped them in plastic so that they wouldn't dry so I could clean them up when we were back home.

The whole time we were gone I thought about this problem. Here is what I did when we poured Torch number #12 and #13 yesterday. I now have one mug so the numbers backed up by one.

This is what I figured out to do. I don't know yet if it worked. I put a plug into the top opening into the mug.


I poured in some strained slip.


I let it sit for five minutes.


I poured out the remaining slip.


I wiped off the excess so the mold pieces could come together.


I pulled out the plug.


I put the mold together. We poured the two mugs as usual and they are sitting upside down in the garage. Later today I will see if they are OK.


I cut off the top of the mug with the huge air bubble.


I cleaned it up.


So in the garage drying are 11 Torch mugs and 1 regular mug.


Later today I'll find out if this worked or if I've made buried air bubbles that will explode in the kiln later on!

Thanks for (as little lost tiki would say) popping in, Wendy



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WestADad
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Posted: 2012-02-01 09:39 am   Permalink

My fingers are crossed! I do like the regular mug too.

Best,
Chris
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2012-02-01 12:27 pm   Permalink

Nice save on that last mug, it actually looks good as a standard mug too.

 
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dartharnie
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Posted: 2012-02-02 11:57 am   Permalink

I also think these look great as a regular mug. Looks like you are gonna need to do a mug run, after the torches. I'm kind of hoping that after you test the glazes, you "can't decide" and have to do a few runs of different mugs. seriously, these are works of art.

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Professor G
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Posted: 2012-02-02 5:56 pm   Permalink

So now I have to add resourceful to the long list of glowing adjectives I have for you? That there's some nice problem solving, Wendy.

 
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