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Wendy Cevola 9/5/18 More jGLAZEING steps on the Sacramento Crawl mug.
danlovestikis
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Posted: 2018-03-11 7:06 pm   Permalink


hang10tiki good one but he needs teeth too. Wendy


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2018-03-12 07:09 am   Permalink

I donít recall ever seeing Mickeys teeth
but your wish is my command





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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2018-03-12 08:51 am   Permalink

hang10tiki I will have to see if I can find a sweet Mickey smile because these photos of Dan are scary!

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Progress Report on the Sacramento Crawl mug and Wish List #8.

Last year I did all the sculpting, then all the firing, then all the glazing and then all the shipping. It meant I worked for a year before anyone got their art. This time I am going in waves. I do a lot then go through all the steps to finish and ship then I start again. I'm on wave number two right now. Soon I will begin to glaze.

For California it's cold so I put a heater on full behind me and I wore a jacket, gloves and protective gear.


I have a lot to sand. Dan is outside taking each piece to blow off the dust as I work, then he puts them in the kiln. Glazing these goblets is scary because they take so long to make and they are fragile until fired.


The bottom level filled and then the top level is


filled. This took a lot of hours of coordinated work. I decided to sand the rest of the dry pieces for the next firing because rain is on the way and that shuts us down.


I lost concentration and pulled this bowl to me without thinking and I broke off the side I was pulling. Such a huge bummer!


MadDogMike showed me this product years ago and it's a staple on my shelf. I've learned not to hurry it. I "glued the two pieces together and let it sit for 24 hours to completely dry.


I used this melon scoop to "sand" the pieces. It was just the right shape.


The repair clay takes up space so when the piece was put in place it didn't fit perfectly. That's OK. I let it sit for 24 hours to dry.


Time to sand and carve to fine tune the bowl. I put on my protective gear.


The inside and top edge needed to be sanded.


I use the mesh type of sandpaper and I removed a lot of clay until it was smooth.


The outside looked the worst. I sanded it way down until it looked right.


Then I carved the rough surface so that it matched the bowl again.


Now I flipped the bowl over and did the same, sanding and


carving. It's now ready to fire. Hopefully this worked and the bowl has been saved. The best part is that this is a bowl that I made without selling it to anyone. So if it fails no one but me is disappointed.


I had four Sacramento Crawl mugs waiting to be cleaned and since they were on the kitchen counter I decided to "spook" Dan when he came downstairs for dinner.



Cheers, Wendy


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Progress Report Wish List #8 and on the Sacramento Crawl Mug for 2018.


The kiln was opened when cool and each item examined as it was removed.


Nothing cracked!


We carried it outside to prepare for scrubbing them. One speck of dust equals one glaze skip. We fight against that.


I use the sponge on the inside and the brush on the outside. That's the best I can do.


I scrub and Dan rinses, that's why we have two water sources. We keep the lid on these until we are done then we bucket the water to our shrubs. Water is precious.


The first scrubbed Crawl mug!


These were all brought into the house and covered with a clean plastic sheet.


Keeping busy is really easy! Wendy
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2018-03-13 12:55 pm   Permalink

Work work work

Donít forget to stop for cookies


 
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Posted: 2018-03-13 8:51 pm   Permalink

Look at all those bathing hula beauties.

Just noticed youíre at the nice round numbers of 7200 posts on TC, which averages to 1.25 posts per day since you started. Thought youíd like to know, since you like numbers.



 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2018-03-14 08:04 am   Permalink

hang10tiki I'm always happy to see you pop up here.

Hammo that's so fun. I clicked back on a prior page to see what the number of posts were at that time and found that every post changed to 7,200. Thank you for pointing this out to me. I better get to work and make it 7,201!

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Progress Report on Wish List #8 and the Sacramento Crawl mug for October 2018.

We carried all of these dry mugs from the garage to the shed.


As usual I fine tune and sand the mug and Dan takes it to blow off the dust with the air compressor and then he


loads it into the kiln. Here is the bottom level full. Time to put the next shelf in place and to keep going.


The first mug I made I used regular sand paper. So much I think I spent $30 to do 50 mugs. Someone saw my photos and told me of mesh sandpaper. It last a very long time and


when it fills up with dust you just tap it against your garbage can and it falls out.


Top level is full and I started the kiln to do the bisque fire.


But we didn't stop. I told Dan lets keep going until the shed is full of sanded mugs. Then we are ready to keep loading and firing. Rain was on the way and once it comes we can't work outside.


We kept it up until


the shed was full. Then we called it a day and headed inside to take showers.


I try to assembly line. But this time it's in batches.

Cheers, Wendy

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More progress on the Sacramento Crawl mug. The photos look like others because the steps are all the same steps just different batches.

Unload those that are fired.





Re-load the kiln and set to fire.





Wash those that are unloaded.











Protect the art from dust.


Back to work. Wendy

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Posted: 2018-03-15 09:36 am   Permalink

Hey, how did that one slip by without comment?!
Only one possible name for her.


 
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Posted: 2018-03-15 1:40 pm   Permalink

You need gloves
Your hands look raw




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Philot Dan named it Tiki Boob. Is that what you were thinking? Wendy


 
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Posted: 2018-03-15 6:46 pm   Permalink

Wow! Tiki Boob looks amazing!
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Philot did Dan get it right?


hang10tiki I'm going through a lot of hand cream to prevent cracking!


zerostreet thank you, Dan loves those things!


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Catch up photos. Dan was out washing up after pouring a mug so I took these photos of my kiln shed.

I made this sign for him years ago.


Now while thrifting I found a lot of metal sculpture for the outside walls of my shed.


Remember last summer I painted these to spruce them up.


This was only $5.19.


The beautiful fish have glass bodies and they were only $3.19 each. Goodwill has some great bargains.


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Progress Report on the Maori Lamp for Mondo By The Bay aka Karen Schell.

Dan said this mold is the largest we will ever make and hopefully all molds will be smaller from now on. After he said that I made the volcano. Poor Dan.


Opening the mold for the lamp.


I did the sculpt as a blank so that every Lamp will be hand carved and original. Or a lesser expensive uncarved one.


Here it is with the mold lines cleaned off and waiting to be carved.


Even the sides and back are blank.


There is also the option of adding clay around the sides as shown here.


Here all the clay has been added.


Flash photo. I will even carve these added pieces when they are firm.


Deciding the design takes awhile. Then I start.


I add indentations as to where the design ends.


Carving is the part I really enjoy.


I use a wet brush to "sand" it smooth.


The top is done.


I like to deepen the interior of the mouth.


Time to start on the back. Huh, the top of my table looks like a continuation of my carpet only with clay smudges.


Back at it tomorrow. Wendy
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Lookin sweet
But
Thatís not a lamp
Itís the biggest tiki mug ever


 
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