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Wendy Cevola 11/20/17 Day Six on the Big Island of Hawaii Hilo side, Discovery in a lava field.
danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-07-08 7:41 pm   Permalink

Wish List #7 A Cat Gone Bad. This mug was designed by Bullet aka kingstiedye. When it came out of the kiln after glazing it had a whole lot of glaze skips. So I started re-glazing it. I heard a loud POP! I looked and it had cracked 2 mm's on the necklace. Maybe it's still OK. So I fired it. It came out looking the same but still had glaze skips. So I re-glazed it today. When the glaze dried and I looked the crack was now from the necklace to the bottom of the mug. Horrors, so much work gone. I have it in the kiln again just to finish the glaze off. It can be displayed but not drunk from. It becomes a free mug.


Bullet came over to pick out the colors of glaze with me advising. In the end they were off.











You can see I carved the right numbers here, 98.5 but then I saw another picture and changed it to other numbers 93.3. The carving was correct. This mug is cursed!





























Out of the kiln.


All the glaze skips.


Te second glazing.














The crack.


I didn't take photos of the third glazing. In two days it will be back out of the kiln, hopefully in one piece.

Wendy
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2017-07-09 1:45 pm   Permalink

Meow

 
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TikiAno
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Posted: 2017-07-09 5:45 pm   Permalink

Wendy, what a creation, bummer about the crack and the skips.



 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-07-09 7:32 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki what noise will you make for a shark?

TikiAno I've had one other mug crack after the person had picked it up. I am making it over again because it's a special occasion mug. Bullet may just live with his which is now free.

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Wish List #7 update. Shark Attack, this one really bit me!


I glazed inside the drink compartment and then inside the mouth. Glaze went all over the girl too. No way to avoid it.


I cleaned her up.


I glazed the gums, teeth and her hair which is a different red color.


I did the sharks eyes and nose and then her body color.


I was trying to get my brush behind her and I managed to break her loose. Well that enabled me to glaze her backside.


Then I used more glaze to glue her in place. Firing will make that permanent. I even did her blue flower.


Done and posing.














The Wish List brings me many challenges. Cheers, Wendy

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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2017-07-09 8:39 pm   Permalink

No noise
Be very very quiet

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


 
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Piddersthecat
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Posted: 2017-07-10 12:36 pm   Permalink

Cats definitely have personalities just like the mug. Too bad about the crack and skips, but that guy looks great no matter what!

I think it was Bob Ross who used the phrase "happy accidents"...the girl coming loose was your happy accident of the day.

Happy Monday!


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-07-10 7:33 pm   Permalink


hang10tiki I once had shark meat for a meal and it was like roast beef rather than fish.

Piddersthecat there are always mugs that don't make it all the way. I am hoping that in the end the shark doesn't join the cat. It did make glazing work out better and I like photo ops like that. I'll remember that, "happy accident".

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Wish List #7 continues on with Diver Down for Theo Stool. Friend him on facebook and watch his adventures.


This mug required patience because there were so many surfaces to glaze. It took a few days.
































I figured that I would stop here and fire it and then finish it off after that. You can always add glaze and re-fire but you can't remove glaze if it's too thick.

Wendy





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Posted: 2017-07-10 9:44 pm   Permalink

That's awesome

 
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Holler Waller
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Posted: 2017-07-11 10:02 am   Permalink

Diver down - WAY Cool

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-07-11 7:33 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki ahhh, I live for those remarks! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Holler Waller thank you too. When I'm asked what I will make I always say anything because one time I made a Mayan Temple of the Jaguar in a bowl held by three Jaguars. So I mention your wish often.

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Wish List #7 contines on with Jen Tirri's Horror totem pole.

When I was asked to do this mug I wondered if I could make any of these characters look right. Since I haven't seen these movies you will have to decide.

Glazing has been the second challenge. One face and weapon at a time.













First I did Freddie's whole face blood red.


I wiped off the extra red glaze from the areas that will need to be flesh colored.


Then I covered the whole face in pale flesh glaze.


I did his gloved weapon hand.


I carved the flesh color glaze back off to reveal the blood red glaze that was underneath.



































It will look completely different once it fires. Wendy


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Posted: 2017-07-11 8:02 pm   Permalink

Wow I forgot about this mug
Can't wait to see it post kiln


 
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HopeChest
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Posted: 2017-07-12 1:29 pm   Permalink

This last handful of mugs is just unreal...MAN.

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-07-12 6:51 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki I am so far behind with photos that many I show here are already at their new homes. Yours will be the same. But it's fine to post them when they arrive and then I still post the steps later on.

HopeChest as I said to hang10tiki, he'll have his mug way before I post the in-progress photos and the same for you. Your mug is cooling in the kiln and by Saturday morning I will be able to remove it and to check it out. The letting on yours was a killer to do and my fingers are crossed it turns out.

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Wish List #7 continues with some of the HUGE Maori lamps. These are not wired so the buyer has a project to finish them off.

Here they are:

I do projects according on how much room is in the kiln and how tall the piece is. So in addition to the two wished for lamps I did one extra.

Each lamp has a removable lid. This makes putting in all the lamp works easier.





This wish is for Dr. Tiki Mojo aka Whylee Raven aka Dave and Eva.





Then it was time to do the extra special lamp for Jeffery Bannow. His is one that I hand built and added on designs to the side and then carved them. He request the color of burgundy. I found a glaze called dark wine.

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When all three were finished I put them outside to dry. If your glaze is on too thick and cracks it will separate making big glaze skips. So it's better to keep your glaze watered down and to do more layers. These had three each drying in between each layer.



Once dry I could put the lids on to carry then into the kiln shed. But if I fired them this way they would be glued on permanently


Now I have all the projects that needed touch ups as well as those newly glazed ready to load into the kiln.


Loaded and


ready to fire. But there's still more to load.


When I went to put two more shelves into the kiln one was going to be too close to the thermal couple.


So I took every thing out of the kiln and worked until I could to the second layer with the shelf further away.


This group of photos end on 6/24/17. I have many more to post coming up soon, cheers, Wendy





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Posted: 2017-07-12 7:10 pm   Permalink

Those r huge.........

 
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TikiAno
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Posted: 2017-07-12 10:37 pm   Permalink

HOLY. MOLY.

Just caught up from the past few days. Love the newest (or not so new??) Wish List pieces.

If anyone doesn't know, the amount of work Wendy puts into glazing each piece is enormous. Her attention to detail on these, especially the latest ones posted, jeez, Louise, I'm glad you glazed it and not me!

Can't wait to see these glaze fired.

Wow.


 
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