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Wendy Cevola 12/14/18 OOPS! We did it again. We can't seem to run out of tikis.
danlovestikis
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Posted: 2018-03-05 07:44 am   Permalink

Progress Report on Wish List #8

The finished photos of Warrior Hula Bob























Without a flash. The difference in color is that the one on the left is almost dry and the other one has a long way to go.


Tiki Bob is my playmate. Together we do dress up days. Wendy

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2018-03-07 08:54 am   Permalink

Today was a day of clay chores.


This table wasn't strong enough to hold more than 9 volcanos. They are so large and heavy. So Dan folded it up


and we went and bought another table. Large and strong. It will hold 200 pounds like my other tables.


Then it was off to Alpha Fired Arts. I buy glaze and


Dan goes to the back to get slip added to our jars.


We have them half way filled to leave room for adding water and for shaking them up. It means more trips but it's worth it. Some artists use a mixer but that adds more cleanup when you are just pouring one mug a day.


This was on a van in the parking lot at Alpha! I disagree but it was fun to read.


Then at home Dan unloaded the car.


There's always something to do. Cheers, Wendy


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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2018-03-07 10:27 am   Permalink

Warrior bob, great idea
Love the weapon


Easy on the back Dan-0


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2018-03-08 08:45 am   Permalink


hang10tiki I really enjoyed making that small club. I even carved it on both sides. Tell SewTiki I sent her a message under the PM's that she should join the swap again.

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I'm always behind in posting so the visit shown here was a few weeks ago.


Our guests on this day came to pick up their tiki art. We gave them a tour. This is the upstairs hallway.


Then into the tiki jungle room.


Roger and June in matching shirts.


Eric and Veronique.


I think he said this is a @#$!load of tikis! Just kidding.


He ended up taking the last of my tiki art I had in the closet.


Dan wrapped up everyone's art and off they went. It was a really fun day. Cheers, Wendy


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Posted: 2018-03-08 12:52 pm   Permalink

Oh my gosh, I love all the foliage in your jungle room! That's amazing!!



 
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Posted: 2018-03-08 1:01 pm   Permalink

HAPPY BDAY DAN-0







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Hamo
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Posted: 2018-03-08 7:30 pm   Permalink

Happy birthday, Dan! I hope you didn’t have to lift any molds today.

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2018-03-09 09:40 am   Permalink

EnchantedTikiGoth that's five years of 40% off coupons and year end close outs at Michael's. He re-created the Rain Forest Café.

hang10tiki that's sure a cut photo of you. He liked that very much.

Hamo not only did he lift the mold I sanded 32 mugs and he blew off all the dust and loaded the kiln! But then I took him out to a very late lunch. I had one present for him that I found at Goodwill for $2.19. Super heavy and carved out of lava. He needs to wash it, the dust is very thick. He says thank you for the birthday greeting.

Here's Dan mimicking the tiki!



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Back later with more photos.

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Progress Report for Wish List #8.

To celebrate Dan's birthday we poured a crawl mug and then I sanded and he used the air compressor and loaded the kiln.


Even though I think these are all completely dry it's hard to know in cold weather.


It's been months since I made them so what I will do is preheat the kiln for 10 hours with them inside to dry them out for sure.


I so all the sanding and then


Dan takes them out to use the air compressor on them to keep dust out of the kiln.


One at a time.


After Dan dusts them he loads the kiln. Here is the first layer.


Second Layer.


Third layer.


This is the bisque fire to shrink the clay as much as possible so that when you glaze and the mug cools the glaze doesn't pop off.

For this load I did a 10 hour preheat and a 13.5 hour slow ramp. This helps to prevent cracking. Then the kiln cools down in 24 hours and when it is below 130 degrees it can be opened. However I prefer to wait until it is the same temperature as the outside. Again this helps prevent cracking.

His birthday is over and it's time to go back to work! Wendy
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Posted: 2018-03-09 12:15 pm   Permalink

Belated Happy Birthday Dan!!!

Wendy, wow those new Bobs are wowzers!


 
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TikiAno both Dan and I thank you for your message.

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Progress Report on Wish List #8

As you have heard in the past Dan works for tikis. To keep him going I made a requested Tiki Bob for him. It's buggy and Sci Fy.

I start with a Tiki Bob cast and then I clean off the mold lines.


I cut out some squares of clay that will become the bugs and put them on the mug.


I began to carve this one into a fly and


this one into my version of a butterfly.


Next I covered the entire mug with a spider web. The bugs are caught.


For the Sci Fy look the fly has the face of a Tiki Bob.


Next a big spider and


the centipede and


a butterfly.


I have fun doing Tiki Bob conversions. I wish you all a great weekend. Wendy



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Posted: 2018-03-10 09:04 am   Permalink

What a fun and unique BOB. GROG like.

 
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Posted: 2018-03-10 09:36 am   Permalink

Spider Bob awesome

 
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GROG (said in Elvis's voice) Thank Ya Very Much.

hang10tiki Bob be fun and happy to be appreciated.

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Progress Report on Wish List #8. The kiln is opened but it is too cold and wet outside to wash them.


Top Shelf.


Middle Shelf.


Bottom Shelf.



Nothing cracked and everyone is fine so, OH NO I had to bring them to place on my dining room table.


Here they will sit until we are able to take them back outside to scrub.


I started these back in October. This year I'm making batches from start to finish so that they get shipped out faster and I don't have so much being held in my home. I just need the weather to co-operate.

It's all fun, Wendy

PS set your clocks ahead

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Posted: 2018-03-11 2:17 pm   Permalink

Lots of goodness came outa dat kiln



Funny as I was scrolling down
that picture of Dan from 2 days ago
caught my eye

It made me think

“Hmmm, looks familiar”

I know:

Dan-0 looks like he’s at the happiest place on earth








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