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Wendy Cevola 9/21/17 Glazing up a storm with 36 mugs and 2 bowls to do.
hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-02-23 10:46 pm   Permalink

Bobdog and mosaic bob,
Very cool Wendy.
U are as busy as u r creative.
Can't wait for the next show.
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tigertail777
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Posted: 2012-02-24 03:40 am   Permalink

Dang Wendy! You are one busy woman. just caught up on this thread and all the new nutty stuff. Not a big fan of Bob, but you put so much detail into them that they become something else entirely and much more appealing. Of course you know though I like your sculpted wahines better than a Bob any day! Starting to wonder how awesome a Wendy hula girl would look on one of your resin lamp co-creations...the mind reels!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-02-24 08:36 am   Permalink

hang10tiki you are keeping me busy that's for sure. I put your bowl together last night and your Super Carved Bob is in the kiln.


tigertail777 you have been on my mind I hope the best for you always. I can picture your cereal box in my head. You did such wonderful detail. Roge wants a mermaid (topless) for a lamp so you were reading his mind! Bob has a terrific history and that's what makes him special.

Thank you men. Now on to the
Progress Report

We made the trip to Grass Valley yesterday and I've posted some of Roge's inventory on Marketplace. He now has the four Bumatay to mold for lamps. The rest of the sea creatures needed to be made thicker for molding so they are back home with me. They are making bottomless hanging lamps that will go over tables. Coo!


I opened the kiln yesterday morning. I didn't see any explosions. I haven't unloaded it yet because it was too windy for us to hose these down. Maybe today. Then I'll know if any cracked or if they are keepers.





On the way to Grass Valley we stopped and bought more slip and Royal Blue glaze since you men like it best! Back home it went under the pouring table.



In addition to hang10tikis small Bob bowl I made another one. This time I used the full size Bob's that I had cut the bottoms out of when I found them full of mushy slip. Here is how I made the bowl.










Today will just be a work in the garage, yard and fix the dogs nose day.
Wishing you all a day with smiles, Wendy



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Posted: 2012-02-24 10:36 am   Permalink

Super Wendy,
Thanx 4 all the updates.
Don't forget to eat n drink something you workaholic!

That's one huge bob bowl, that will go fast I'm sure...
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-02-24 10:46 am   Permalink

Hi hang10tiki, Dan works for tikis and I think he's already taken that one for himself. At your suggestion we are heading out to lunch before we begin our work day. He's already hosed off all the mugs from the kiln and said they were all perfectly fine. It is a very good start to our day. Cheers, Wendy
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2012-02-24 12:45 pm   Permalink

Now you are making it look easy, Wendy.

 
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Professor G
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Posted: 2012-02-24 6:28 pm   Permalink

That's some good resourcefulness, Wendy. Dan can have breakfast cereal out of his Super Big Bob Bowl to stoke up for some strenuous slip-shaking.

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-02-25 08:35 am   Permalink

Chuck Tatum is Tiki I wish it were easier. I just think tiki 24 hours a day and that helps plan it out so I minimize my mistakes.

Professor G more like the big Bob bowl will be his new coffee cup.

Progress Report:

Dan took each mug out of the kiln and hit it with a hard hose spray of water inside and out. The he carried them one at a time into the house and put it on the plastic table cloth to dry. None of them cracked. Success!

I assembly line my glazing so even though these are now ready it will be several more weeks before I get to them.


The Missionary Downfall women are still waiting for their bowls to be made. If anyone would like one of these women without a bowl they are $80 plus shipping. I can send better photos or you can check back pages on my thread.


We poured again yesterday and one more week I will have enough Zombie Torches.


Those that were dried we fine tuned and sanded.


Dan air compressed off the dust.


The bottom of the kiln was loaded.


The top of the kiln was loaded. This is load two and it fired last night. It will be cool to open Sunday morning.


I added the lines to hang10tikis bowl.


I wanted to add a water effect to the Bumatay bowl. To protect the fins on top of the heads I filled the bowl with plastic wrap that I've been using to keep the mugs soft until I get to them. then I placed a bowl on my turntable and lowered it down. It was very stable so I worked on making the bottom presentable and then added the small waves.





After the clay on my bowls is leather hard I scrap off clay to make the angles sharper.


MadDogMike your cannibal mug now has lines.


Loki Tiki I removed the short pig nose and added a semi-safe amount of clay to lengthen his nose. Is it better?





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Posted: 2012-02-25 10:11 am   Permalink

Quote:

Professor G more like the big Bob bowl will be his new coffee cup.





If that's what it takes to get that masked Dan going in the morning, fill it up and let the magic happen.

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Posted: 2012-02-25 10:40 am   Permalink

Awesome update...

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-02-26 08:43 am   Permalink

hang10tiki thank you without comments I would feel all alone
Professor G thank you for the PM I appreciated it too

Prgress Report:

Yesterday I opened the molds and cleaned up 2 more Zombie Torches.
I took orders for a Tiki Bob Bowl from Monte and for a mug for zerostreet (I ordered one of his new Mystery Girl prints, beautiful).
This is Monte's bowl coming out of the mold.

I just did the first step of the clean up on this mug. By the end of the week I will have poured enough for the project.


Confession...Dan and I didn't work hard yesterday after noon. We took a nap and then went to RugbyMatts for a terrific tiki potluck party. Some of our Sacramento Ohana were not able to come and we missed them but otherwise it was a great party.

See what Matt has in his hands, it was made by MadDogMike. Matt will take it to Germany in the future and have his photo taken with it at Tiki establishments. Cool.









Dan just got back from coffee with his men friends so it is time to go to work. The kiln opens today and we are pouring again.

Thank you always for checking in to see what's up and for writing notes which I love to read. Cheers, Wendy







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LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 2012-02-26 09:15 am   Permalink

Wendy,

I am so happy you are a frequent updater! I love following your chronicles! Keep up the fantastic work. I love the bowls. I must have missed something from your tutorials, you mentioned hosing off the fired pieces. Is this something I should be doing? Could you please elaborate of this? Thanks!

Have a great Sunday!


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-02-26 12:46 pm   Permalink

Hi Lori, thank you for your note. After you bisque fire your dry clay sculpt you must wipe the inside and outside with clean wet sponges or hose them off which is what I prefer. If you have a spec of dust on your bisque fired ceramic it can cause your glaze to crawl. That means it will pull away and leave an unglazed area on your work.

If you use sponges it's one wipe turn it over and wipe and then get an new sponge or wash this one before wiping again. Dust is a major problem when it comes to glazing.

If I keep having nice notes like yours I'll be posting photos forever.
Cheers, Wendy
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Posted: 2012-02-26 1:22 pm   Permalink

Wendy, MadDog Bob is looking great and the Bumatay Bowl is gorgeous! Glad you took a break yesterday to do some socializing
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Posted: 2012-02-26 4:54 pm   Permalink

Thanks Wendy for the info. I think you might have solved the mystery of the spot on the inside of mug #1 that the glaze didn't stick too. I was wondering how I managed to miss a spot......

 
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