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Wendy Cevola 9/24/17 Glazing a huge Tiki Bob Bowl.
danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-07-13 07:34 am   Permalink

hang10tiki and heavy. I cast them extra thick so they will hold a large shade without a problem.

TikiAno ah, thank you. From one fellow ceramicist to another, I know we wish for one coat glaze!

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It is no fun to open a jar of glaze you need and to find it dried out. If you leave any lumps they become glaze skips.


I save all my large jars so that when I have to do this I can transfer the reconstituted glaze into one of them.




Wish List #7 this is for Bulkmar Abdoberman a facebook friend.

He requested a three breasted version of my Hot Tub Hula Girls but in a grey caldron.

He requested glitter black and there is a glaze called a shimmer that is like that requested color.


So many colors means so much work. I open and close many jars a day.









































Time will tell if I got it right. Wendy

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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2017-07-13 10:42 am   Permalink

Wow
That's a lot of colors for 1 mug
It's Wendy cool

Well well well
Got home from work last night
and saw a giant box in the kitchen...
Could it be?
Yep

Dang Wendy
These came out AWESOME
Couldn't be happier
U are a Tiki Goddess
Thanks soooooo much

1st pic is my inspiration
Just wish he was still standing
All that's left are his feet
So sad






















































Thanks again Wendy
You nailed em both


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Posted: 2017-07-13 10:49 am   Permalink

Here is all that's left now

So thanks for bringing him back to life




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Posted: 2017-07-13 11:08 am   Permalink

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=37965&forum=1&hilite=Royal%20Hawaiian
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Posted: 2017-07-14 6:45 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki you sure know how to make a girl happy. Your photos are so good I'm going to put them on my gallery page. I'm so happy I made your wishes come true. Not everyone has had that happen so the tiki gods were watching over you. Thank you so much for letting me make these for you.

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Wish List #7 progress report. This is for Tiki Wahini (that's spelled how she likes it). She requested a Stud in a cannibal pot just like the one I made for Geoffrey Mathison. Here it is glazed.

He is about to vomit because a head just floated to the top of the pot. Soon that will be the least of his problems.






































It sure is fun sharing what I do with all of you. Thank you for stopping by, Wendy






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For hang10tiki one day late and a dollar short but the sentiment is the same. I hope all your wishes come true.



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Wish List #7 is trucking along one project at a time. Here are a few that have finished or are in progress.


These three Mosaic Tiki Bob's are super hard to glaze. Three layers and all the craved areas, whew I need to only do these in one color.


The first one is for Shann Shann Singer on fb.





















I think I'll post and then do the next set. Wendy

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Wish List #7 one of these is for Wendell Spence and the second on will be for sale.

Glazing these is so hard. Not just three layers but all the designs and where to put each color because of space issues.









But I got it done and they looked great and then I fired them...





The glaze looked like one layer in some areas and there were


a hundred glaze skips on each mug.


So I got out all the colors and re-glazed the mugs and fired them again.


This time around I found only one glaze skip and it was glazed and fired a third time. Now they are done.












Ok time for another post! Wendy


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Another Wish in progress.

This Hot Tub Hula Girl really is in hot water...a cannibal pot!


































I did touch ups on Bullet's aka kingstiedyes KZAP Cat. So after another firing it looks like this.














One by one the projects are being done. That rhymes! Wendy



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Posted: 2017-07-15 3:17 pm   Permalink

Thanks Wendy
Had a great day
(Wasn't at work )

Those are some colorful Bobs

Cheers


 
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hang10tiki that's really nice for a birthday. One year Dan talked to my boss and scheduled my birthday off without me knowing it. I got up at 5 am and then he surprised me. We had a super fun day. I look forward to any photos you would like to share.

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Wish List #7 catch up photos. These I believe haven't been shown before. I've been skipping around. I even ship before the person sees what their wish looks like. I must be insane! So far no complaints.

Opening the kiln is so much fun but then I start seeing all the touch ups that need to be done. You just say "oh well" and get to work.





In addition to touch ups I do new wishes so I'll have the kiln filled.



The first lamp that is the tallest is for sale for $250 plus shipping but you have to wire it. The top comes off. The Wine colored lamp was made for Jeffery Bannow and the last lamp was for Dr. Tiki Mojo.













My new Rapa Nui alphabet mug. The one on the right with the rocky top and purple interior is for sale. $75 plus shipping.











This was the largest group of wishes before I started shipping.



One of the carved cracks became a real one. The first glazing didn't seal it.


For the second one I used this decorative glaze as a sealer and then poured in the glaze on the inside a second time.


I did a few touch ups to make the skull scarier too.


I touched up Robyne's mug.



I touched up Jeff Bannow's mug. I shipped it already I hope he has it.



So many touchups to make them right. It's worth it.


I dried them out in the heat.


Another kiln load.


Time to close the lid and turn it on.


Gecko'z once told me he had glazed and fired a mug 6 times to get it perfect. He is a master glazer.







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Wish List #7 working on the Zombie Torch mugs.


Wish List #7 more mugs glazed.

I know I'm tired when I keep over-filling the jars.


Ok, after doing it a second time I took a break.


I had orders for four Zombie Torches with flames on this Wish List.








Three layers each and it was time to clean their bottoms and let them dry.


Thank you for stopping by, Wendy






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Love those finished photos
Great colors


 
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Posted: 2017-07-19 1:40 pm   Permalink

Wow...I missed a bunch of updates. Everything looks fantastic, so many great colours!

 
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hang10tiki and Piddersthecat perceiving color is the greatest miracle. Unless you are Dan the music man who would say it's music.

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Wish List #7 here are the Zombie Torches for Wendell, Mondo-by-the-bay and Donovan.

Hand painted with enamel and baked in the house oven to set the paint. They can't be washed with hot water.

























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