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Wendy Cevola 11/22/17 Day Seven on the Big Island of Hawaii in the town of Pahoa.
hang10tiki
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Posted: 2017-04-17 8:59 pm   Permalink

Freekin awesome





 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-04-18 08:42 am   Permalink

hang10tiki are you referring to me or the art? Hahahahhah! I call this the King's Goblet.

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The end of sculpting for the Wish List #7 this is for Cybernel aka Nelson Osorio. To get this bowl done I didn't take as many photos as usual. But during the glazing I will do more. Washing my hands to use my camera takes a lot of time.


The most complicated hula girl bowl I've ever made. I cleaned up a bowl and got started.


I cast a mermaid and began to alter her.


I was able to twist her head into a less defiant pose.


I filled in the tail and began a lei.


I did scales and the flower in her hair.


On a different day once the clay was firm I carved the disks into flowers.


I made an air escape outlet and


using sticky clay placed the hula girl into the bowl.


Then I added her tail.


The bowl was too deep to attach the hula girls around the sides so I cut it down.


One by one I altered the outside girls to match the first batch that eventually went to Owen.


Once I had them altered I attached them with sticky clay. This clay also has to be free of air pockets to prevent blowing up in the kiln.


The sculpting is done.





One last touch, the wave pattern around the bowl.




Yippy the sculpting is done for the Wish List projects. Now it's time to let them dry.

Cheers, Wendy



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Badd Tiki
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Posted: 2017-04-18 8:17 pm   Permalink

Am I ever NOT going to be amazed when I look at your thread?

You OOOOOOZE tiki. I bet when people get near you they hear Don Ho in the background.


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2017-04-18 9:50 pm   Permalink

Looks great
But
Are you sure that's the biggest Wendy bowl?


What about this monster?







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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-04-19 07:51 am   Permalink

Badd Tiki that is so funny. Tiki does consume each day of our lives. Thank you.

hang10tiki I completely forgot about that bowl. It was larger and heavier. Mike Remmel designed it and came over to help make it with suggestions and I even put clay in his hands a few times to freak him out!!!

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HERE IS THE REST OF THE STORY...

The Wish List sculpts are done. My schedule has been:

Casting pieces starting in June 2016 so I could just pull something off the shelf and make the Wishes.

October 2016 I sculpted the next Sacramento Crawl mug. I started just days after the crawl.

Started working on Wishes even though I said I wouldn't start until the end of December. I accomplished something almost every day.

We made the mold for the crawl mug 10/26/16 and got it drying. The fastest start ever!

Once the mold was dry on 12/22/17 we cast the first mug. Every day we cast one crawl mug and did this for 85 days.

In addition to the Wishes I spent 1.5 hours each morning cleaning and fine tuning one crawl mug. I will be sharing more photos in the future.

As of last week I am down to the last 5 crawl mugs to glaze. All the rest are boxed and ready for the October crawl. Check out the CA events page for information.

I continued to work on the Wishes 7 days a week finishing the sculpting yesterday.

Here's the rest of the story.


During this time I developed an irregular heart beat. I wore a halter monitor for 24 hours. The tape is horrible. The tests just showed PVC's which for my age is normal. Good news.


At the same appointment I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel on the left side. I've had the surgery on the right a decade ago. Too much clay work. I pushed it every day. I have to wear this brace at night. It keeps my first two fingers and thumb from going completely numb.


The best part is I surpassed all my goals and now Dan and I are going to take around a month off while all the projects dry. Then it will be a marathon to sand and bisque fire and to start the glazing. With the crawl mugs all done it will go much faster than all the sculpting.

If I have surgery on my hand I will wait until all of these projects have been completed and shipped. If I am lucky taking time off will repair my hand.

Meanwhile here are some more photos of life and clay days.

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On a trip to Tiki Oasis we got a small crack from a rock. Time to replace the windshield.

I thought this would be a fun photo.


But a few moments later I found that he had already put the black sealer around the window and I had it on my arm and I had transferred it to my camera and then to my shirt. That stuff sticks like tar.



You all know I love to alter Tiki Bob's. I also love these mid-century cats. So here's a purrrrrrrrfect fit.











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My plan is to not do anything with my hand that I can avoid. No typing or repetition in movements.

My thread here on Tiki Central is now going to be run by hang10tiki until I return to work in a month, maybe less if I start to go crazy. But for now this is goodbye.

I hope you can all have fun posting here while I'm gone. I will look forward to reading these at the end. This is going to be a challenge for me but if I turn on the computer I will want to respond to messages so the computer will stay off.

Have a great month. Thank you hang10tiki for taking over while Dan and I just relax and play with no clay in sight. Horrors, I'll miss you all and the clay.

Cheers, Wendy




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HopeChest
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Posted: 2017-04-19 09:20 am   Permalink

Enjoy your down time and get healed up soon, Wendy!

 
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bamalamalu
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Posted: 2017-04-19 11:17 am   Permalink

Phew - no wonder you need a rest.

Best of luck with the hand surgery & ENJOY your well-deserved time off!




 
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lunavideogames
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Posted: 2017-04-19 7:23 pm   Permalink

Stay healthy Wendy and Dan. You deserve a break! I hope that the rest helps your hand. I will try to do my part posting on your thread so it keeps on living.

We will miss you and I hope TC still exists without you

Goodbye for now.


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2017-04-19 9:15 pm   Permalink

Wendy- rest up
But get well fast
You guys rock the tiki world
Enjoy some downtime
Feed Dan-0 lots of cookies
I'm sure we can keep your post up n running


I was thinking
Maybe all you Wendy mug owners can post pics of
your Wendy mugs in action
Fill em up
Take a pic
Post it
Enjoy your cocktail
Repeat



Or anything else you want to post a photo of...

Ummmmm Grog, this is a family site



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cy
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Posted: 2017-04-20 8:20 pm   Permalink

Heal up quickly Wendy, a month off should do the trick. My very first Cevola, this one-of-a-kind beauty was for the Pele Lani swap in 2012.


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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2017-04-20 9:21 pm   Permalink

Nice one CY

Mine is a Blood Orange Mai-Tai
in my home bar Peanut mug

(Wendy, I love that you made this mug 3x thicker than the originals)











Edit- had to make it a double to fell-er-up

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Danno
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Posted: 2017-04-21 2:31 pm   Permalink

Get well soon Wendy! We'll miss you while you're resting. Love all the latest works of art you've created!!!
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kingstiedye
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Posted: 2017-04-21 3:55 pm   Permalink

a present wendy gave me lon ago. not fired, made of sculpey.


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2017-04-21 5:54 pm   Permalink

A mug fit for a King

 
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cy
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Posted: 2017-04-21 5:59 pm   Permalink

Nice one tiedye, an excellent example of Wendy's evolution! Since it is a Friday, no work till Monday, a double poured into another lovely drinking vessel, this one from the 2013 album cover themed swap.


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