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Wendy Cevola 5/23/18 Tiki Central Swap mug: I Dream of Hawaii ready to ship.
Hamo
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Posted: 2018-03-16 6:36 pm   Permalink

Glad to see you finally gave Dan a break from volcano molds with that tiny Maori. These lamps are some of my favorite of your work.

 
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Posted: 2018-03-17 09:12 am   Permalink

hang10tiki The worlds largest tiki mug. Good Idea!

Hamo his muscles are really growing with each mug we pour!


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Progress Report on Wish List #8 and the HUGE Maori Lamp for Mondo By The Bay.

I have to first figure out the design and then go to work.











"Sanding" with a wet brush.





Getting there one carve at a time.


There's still a long way to go. Wendy

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Posted: 2018-03-17 12:25 pm   Permalink

Coming together
Your “super carve” is awesome


The flowers are out





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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2018-03-18 09:51 am   Permalink

hang10tiki thank you I love to carve clay. The flower is beautiful.

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Wish List #8 the HUGE Maori lamp for Mondo By The Bay is finished being carved and it's time for it to dry.

All I had to do was carve and carve and carve.





















Last year I made some lamp lids ahead of time so I could just pick one out as I made the lamps. I did this because they are a project all on their own.


Now it will slowly dry in and out of a plastic bag until time to sand and fire.

Cheers, Wendy


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Posted: 2018-03-19 09:12 am   Permalink

Progress Report on Wish List #8 and the Sacramento Crawl mug. One step and one day at a time and it all gets done!







































Gotto Go it's time to work some more, Wendy

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2018-03-20 12:43 pm   Permalink

Progress Report on Wish List #8

Sometimes I take on a project not knowing it I can pull it off or not. I still don't know about this one because it's not dry yet. It could crack. It's also not tiki but it is a fun subject that many of us watched on TV as kids.

This will be the I dream of Jeanne project. The bottle and the girl. They don't fit together they are each stand alone art. I will even have to get out my sewing machine at some point to make pillows and a vail.

Here's the inspiration that Abdo sent to me. He drew the photo of the bottle.

















I will have to hand build the bottle to I bought this vase to use and a support.


This will turn into one of the really hard project this time around. Cheers, Wendy


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Posted: 2018-03-20 1:38 pm   Permalink

Great detail
Especially Dan-0





IDofJ
This is going to be good
One of my favorite shows





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Hamo
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Posted: 2018-03-20 9:50 pm   Permalink

The Moari carving turned out great. The Jeannie is quite a change of pace. Nice to all the fired pieces; can’t wait for glazing to start.

 
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Posted: 2018-03-20 10:26 pm   Permalink

This will be the I dream of Jeanne project. The bottle and the girl. They don't fit together they are each stand alone art. I will even have to get out my sewing machine at some point to make pillows and a vail.

"I Dream of Jeannie" project----(ticket number one.)

stand-alone art-----should be hyphenated---(ticket number two)

pillows and a veil----Vail is a city in Colorado----(ticket number three)

The Spelling Police

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Posted: 2018-03-20 10:48 pm   Permalink

Great supercarving, Wendy, as always!

Good to see Grog back and spell checking again!

Good luck with hand building the genie bottle! I've always wanted to throw a form like that, but alas, my throwing skills aren't there.....


 
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danlovestikis
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hang10tiki I do so love to carve, you too. Your swap project is excellent.

Hamo I'm looking forward to having poured and cleaned all the volcano's and then moving into a glazing phase. That part is another challenge.

GROG as my mom would say, "just slow down and get it right". I would say, "don't forget the spell check". For a cave man you sure know your stuff.

TikiAno I could never center on a potter's wheel either. My sister was a professional potter and well known in Oregon. I just did it with globs of clay.

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Wish List #8 I Dream of Jeanne update.

I have never done this before. I saw how MadDogMike has done it so I decided to try his method. I think I should have looked it up again before starting. I had problems. So I covered the bottle with tissue paper. This would burn off in the kiln leaving behind the clay. I put on a few layers and let it slowly dry for a week.


It was time to add the clay but I started to worry. I thought how can I this come off the bottle with the clay?


I tried to cut the tissue paper with a knife then a razor blade. It was a mess. Who knew tissue paper was so tough to cut. MDM must have used one layer not the dozen that I put on.


I gave up trying to cut it off and just wrapped the whole thing with plastic wrap.


I pounded out a lot of clay. Keep in mind one air bubble in the clay this whole project will crack or explode. I started by adding it to the bottom of the jar.


Next I began the sides.


This clay is very soft. I would add some and then it would sit in a plastic bag over-night or is it overnight? GROG I need you!


The next day I would build it some more and then another day would go by.


This is a long process. I won't give up. Wendy

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Wish List #8 one step at a time for the I Dream of Jeanne bottle.

This takes many days here are a few of them although it looks like one.


I filled all the dents I could find and then I


bagan to build the bottom.


The clay is very soft so I have to be careful not to add so much that it starts to bend down.


It's around a foot to go around the bottle one glob at a time.


I smoothed the bottom to lift it and then


I added clay to the top.


I smoothed and lifted the bottom again.


It's time to evaluate the bottle.


Top view.


This time I used a tool to shape and smooth the top.


Then I used a wet paper towel.


I'm finally seeing the bottle at I had hoped. Wendy


 
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Posted: 2018-03-22 12:19 pm   Permalink

So excited for the "I Dream of Jeannie" project, but then, I get excited by all your projects.

I am a little disappointed that nobody has photoshopped your head onto Jeannie's body yet, but I'm sure it's coming. Can't leave something that tempting undone for long. HAHA
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littlegiles what a nice comment. When someone writes it inspires me to keep on going. I'm happy that this will be a one of a kind because it has it's hard times which I will share.

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Wish List #8 the I Dream of Jeanne bottle steps continue.

Using the drawing as a guide I added rims.


Next I shaped the top which messed up the rim. Sometimes with soft clay it's just back and forth.


This bottle is to be an open sided art piece so you can see into Jeannie's home. After fixing the rim I cut down the side.


Then I began to cut and remove clay.


After looking at it I could tell I wouldn't be able to get my hand inside to remove clay so I


cut the opening even larger.


I messed up the top and had to do it a third time.


The clay is way too thick but I knew this and I will carve out the excess clay when it is firm. I found an air pocket. See the small hole. This would have blown up my project in the kiln when fired. I am so lucky to have found it but so scared that I could have more lurking in there someplace.


This clay is very soft so I can't yet remove the inside jar.

Many more steps to come, Wendy



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I was wondering how you were going to get the bottle out of the Genie Bottle. I thought maybe you were going to rub it three times to get your wish.


 
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