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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2018-04-20 06:48 am   Permalink

Wow
Strong work


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2018-04-22 3:01 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki but of course Dan does all the heavy lifting.

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It sure does feel good to have my computer back from the Geek Squad. It wasn't fun having no ability to post photos.

Time to start up again with the Wish List #8 photos and the progress on the Sacramento Crawl mugs.

After sanding it's again time to do the bisque fire. This shrinks the clay so that it can be glazed.





Two days later it is cool and can be unloaded from the kiln.





Too cold and rainy on this day so it has to wait for washing. You can see the difference in color between unfired and fired.


A few days later it was out of the shed and time to wash.


No problems at all. All the Bumatay Fish have stayed on after the first bowl lost two.


It's fun to be able to share again. Cheers, Wendy


PS oops I got put up the wrong set of photos, oh well, the building of the Diver's Helmet will have to come up next


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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2018-04-22 7:29 pm   Permalink

Like the inside of that kiln

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2018-04-23 08:44 am   Permalink

hang10tiki I like you, your tiki room, garage, backyard and all your carvings!

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I'm catching up. I made this a long time ago. He is already dry and waiting for his turn in the kiln.

To start Warrior Bob I made a base so he would be taller than his girlfriend/wife which is waiting so I can glaze them together.


I put it on the bottom of a regular sized Bob using sticky clay.


Then I built the sarong.


I built up arms and hands so he could hold a weapon. I lined them up with a skewer.


Next I added more detail to the hands. To make him different from his mate
I did a woodgrain pattern on his body.


I always fine tune my carving by also checking it upside down.


The support bottom is always to thick to dry without cracking. Once the mug is firm enough


that I can turn it over I dig out the excess clay.


I made his foot and then decided to play it safe and


to make it not stick out so far. He was a size 13 and now he's an 8.


I made the basic shape of his club and let it sit out overnight to firm up.


The next day I was able to carve in some detail.


More photos tomorrow. Wendy


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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2018-04-24 06:07 am   Permalink



Here's Warrior Bob ready for battle. His club is dry, he is not. One day he'll head into the hot kiln to fire.













I wish everyone would pick up some clay and start to play. I started with Sculpey. It's joyful. Wendy

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MaukaHale
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Posted: 2018-04-24 08:42 am   Permalink

Such a friendly looking warrior.


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2018-04-25 6:47 pm   Permalink

That dude is kool

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2018-04-26 08:26 am   Permalink

MaukaHale he is happy his club is scaring off the bad guys.


hang10tiki thank you, he will be paired with his woman and glazed together so they are a set.


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During the making of the Sacramento Crawl mug and the Wish List I do Tiki Bob's to relax. The set above and this Tiki Bird and Beak Bob are for sale.

I started by cleaning up a Bob cast.


I decided to make his eyes capable of holding diamond or a pearl. I'll see what fits best when he is ready.


This is the second mug I've made with my new spin the clay technique with a spike.


You can find all the birds hanging out. Some are full bodies, some are heads and some are only showing their beaks.





There is a large bird on the back that wraps around the mug.








These close ups show some of the birds better.









I can hear him tweeting already, Wendy


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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2018-04-27 6:26 pm   Permalink

Pearl eyes
Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2018-04-30 4:38 pm   Permalink


hang10tiki I will search for tiny pearls.

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Sometimes when I'm doing the Wish List I cast pieces ahead of time so they are there when I ready. This time it didn't work out because the cast was too dry to use for its intended purpose. But I just made it into something else.

A Frankoma Lamp!

I cleaned it up and


removed all the mold lines and


then I carved the hole at the top and bottom back.


One day someone will buy this from me for $85 and wire it to perfection.


I will do it in orange red glaze unless a buyer gets it soon and requests another color.

Cheers, Wendy

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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2018-04-30 9:57 pm   Permalink

Great start on the Frankoma

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2018-05-01 11:22 am   Permalink

hang10tiki thank you sir. All that's left is to glaze it.

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Wish List #8. This project is for Vance. I poured another War God and went to work.


RVictor designed this mug which I made for him on a previous Wish List. He said it was fine with him if I made others. This is #2 though each is different in sculpting and glazing which makes each one a 1/1.

I cast a fogcutter mug and


a Frankoma War God which I cleaned up.


I added clay to the top of the War God so that I could indent the top. This will be for dry ice or flaming rum sugar cubes.


I cut the top off of the fogcutter so that it would be the right height for combining the two mugs.


I cut into the War God to make it fit and used sticky clay to attach it.


Then I began to build the clay that will make the mug a volcano.


I continued to add clay to build it into an island as well.














Then I started to add the lava flows over the top of the War God and Volcano.





Then I began to make the palm trees.


The almost finished project tomorrow. Cheers, Wendy

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Posted: 2018-05-01 5:40 pm   Permalink

FrankomaCano

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littlegiles
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Posted: 2018-05-02 05:19 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-05-01 17:40, hang10tiki wrote:
FrankomaCano

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Or is it Volcanoma?

Loving this creation no matter what it is called.
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HopeChest
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Posted: 2018-05-02 09:40 am   Permalink

Pelekoma!

 
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