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Wendy Cevola 9/24/17 Glazing a huge Tiki Bob Bowl.
MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-03-10 09:50 am   Permalink

Wendy's back!!!! Looks like you and Dan had a great time! He's looking really handsome, doesn't look a day over 34!
Glad to see my stuff is holding up well at Mojave Oasis, I was worried about it being out there exposed to the elements
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2012-03-10 10:22 am   Permalink

Glad to see you both had a great vacation and got to link up with friends. That spy book looks interesting as well as the Frankie Swizzle Sticks...nice swag.
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2012-03-10 1:49 pm   Permalink

Looks like a great trip, How is Tiki Lee doing these days?

 
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WestADad
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Posted: 2012-03-10 3:36 pm   Permalink

Glad you are back safe and sound and happy! I'm envious you went to Mojave Oasis, I'll get there one day, so cool to see that inspirational place again. I hope Dan had a great birthday!

Best,
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tigertail777
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Posted: 2012-03-10 5:27 pm   Permalink

Looks like you and Dan had a fantastic time! Love those satellite jumping shoes, those would be awesome to run around town in. I have always wanted to see the Luxor... well ANY of Las Vegas actually LOL maybe one day. Good to have you back.

 
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Posted: 2012-03-11 10:55 am   Permalink

MadDogMike Dan woke up with a bad cold. I think all the sanding yesterday wasn't a good idea. He appreciates that you think he looks 34. Your Mohave art looks fresh and new and beautiful. Although the octopus coming out of the nose give me the creeps!

VampiressRN the swizzle display was made for Dan by hang10tiki and he had to work hard to get the orange swizzle. I think he got it just in time for our visit. That was so very special.

Atomic Tiki Punk (formally Chuck Tatum is Tiki)pictures are worth a thousand words. He has shipped all the items that he was behind on and is working to keep on schedule. Life has been hard but he's on the right track. We wish him well.

WestADad the Mohave Oasis does have a special vibe thanks to Buzzy. We are not campers so its an event for the young and hardy who own all that outdoors stuff.

tigertail777 I looked at my post and realized that I didn't say the gift was when I was 7 and not more recently. Those springs in the jumping shoes were weaker than they looked. They might have propelled a two year old. I should have bought them painted them orange and given them to MadDogMike for his new outfit. Amazing!



Progress Report:

Even though we were tired and Dan was wondering if he was coming down with a cold, which he did, we went to work yesterday. We both sanded and air compressed all of the projects. I guess you all know by now that I like to fire full loads. The number of Bob's that I made to go with the Zombie Torches came out just right.

When you bisque fire the green-ware you can stack things inside of each other and touching. When you glaze your can't do this they stick together.

I started off by stacking but by the end I was able to spread them out. Here's some photos from yesterday.

I really am smiling here. I found that holding a trash can between my knees I could sand and have the dust fall right into the can. That way I didn't have to wipe up the counter over and over again.


Each time I finished one Dan would blow off the dust. We have to vacuum the kiln insides after each firing and this helps cut down that mess.


Stacking. The Zombies went under the shelf.


I put the camera under there to show them.


After the last bowl went into the kiln I had space left over.


Stacking wasn't necessary so I spread them out.


Every single project that I'm working on will have been bisque fired with this load.



Every one has been sold. I'm going to finish all my projects in the works before I take on any more. The kiln will open on Monday and then I will set up to glaze everything.

I plan to start with test glazing for the Zombie Torches. So I'll only fire a few of the Zombies to help me decide on how they will look for the run of 30. I'll post then and ask your opinion. I'll have lots of room for all the Bob's to fire with these.

Thank you for your visit and most of all for your comments. Cheers, Wendy

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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-03-11 12:13 pm   Permalink

Ahhhhh
Glad to see the show back on the air...


 
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Posted: 2012-03-11 2:28 pm   Permalink

Everything is just so great looking! pins and needles, here......

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-03-12 2:49 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki and Atomic Tiki Punk thank you. I got a lot done today but all of it was on my own. Dan has a very bad cold. I didn't catch it so I get to do all the work alone and I sure miss him. I took photos but my tax preparer is due here and I have to find someplace we can work. All the tables are covered with tikis needing my attention.

I emptied the kiln and nothing exploded. This has been a great run so far. I do have some things that need attention. I've been sanding all day on the bisque fired mugs. Well I've got to go, I'll write more when I have put on the photos. Wendy
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Posted: 2012-03-12 3:40 pm   Permalink

So are Tiki Mugs tax deductible?

 
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Tiki Lee's
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Posted: 2012-03-13 12:16 am   Permalink

Nice pictures, Wendy. It was great visiting with you two on Dan's Birthday, BUT...

MY GOD!!! WHEN DID I GET SO FAT!?!?!
That's what anti-depressants do to ya, dammitt!!

Wow, just a few years ago, I was slim enough to be in Starfleet...




These days, the Enterprise would never even get off the ground if I was aboard!






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LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 2012-03-13 07:10 am   Permalink

Welcome back Wendy! Looks like Dan had a great birthday vacation! I <3 Vegas.

As usual your level of production and work is awe inspiring. Keep it up!


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-03-13 08:41 am   Permalink

Atomic Tiki Punk they are when you make them for sale.
Lee what a great place to display Tiki Magazine. You looked terrific on our visit.
LoriLovesTikis Dan feels better today, it must be my cooking.

Progress Report:

Yesterday morning I cracked the lid to lower the last few degrees slowly. Fast cooling causes cracks and I don't want any of those.

Top level in the kiln.

Bottom level in the kiln.


Dan's cold kept him in bed yesterday. Boy did I miss him. I had to take each mug and hose them off, put them on the trays and carry them into the house.




Once in the house I sanded off any problems that could be corrected.

When the green-ware was sanded the mold lines were gone. However firing shrinks the clay and some mold lines came back. I spent the day sanding the Zombies arms.

I found a dent on the bottom of half of the mugs. I inspected the molds and found that one had a piece of plaster stuck on the bottom piece. So these mugs will have Magic mend painted into this dent and these will be re-fired. MadDogMike told me about this miracle product, it really works well.

Sanding can fill dents so that they are missed first time around but I'll fix them.

I picked most but not all of the glazes needed for the Tiki Bob's

Here they are all together.


These mugs are all ready to glaze after I sanded them yesterday.

These need the bottom dent fixed but the rest of the mug is fine because I also sanded them. After sanding they were all washed again to rid them of dust.

These will be checked and sanded today.


Now its time to go back to work. It is going to rain here for the next four days.
When the rain stops I'll be starting the test glazing on the Zombie Torch mugs. I'll be using an air brush for some of it and that needs to be done outside.

Thank you for stopping by, Wendy

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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-03-13 12:33 pm   Permalink

What a day
Coffee
Dan and Wendy show (get well Dan)


 
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Posted: 2012-03-13 1:10 pm   Permalink

Rock on Wendy, rock on!

 
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