||VanTiki Mugs: Octopus Time Lapse
Joined: Aug 22, 2004
From: Sunny Florida
|Posted: 2006-03-25 7:47 pm  Permalink|
Count me in.AKA: Serious Collector
Awesome Art there Sir/Mamm
Joined: Mar 31, 2003
From: Boise, Idaho
|Posted: 2006-03-26 03:46 am  Permalink|
Please add me to a list to notify when u are ready to sell. I really like your very original mugs.
Joined: Sep 08, 2003
From: Southern California
|Posted: 2006-03-26 09:16 am  Permalink|
Those mugs are awesome, I'd buy them! Where do I sign up?
Joined: Nov 23, 2005
From: Chicagoland, Indiana
|Posted: 2006-03-26 10:01 am  Permalink|
So, What are you going to sell them as?
Being as original as they come~ unique,individual,unduplicatable and out of your mind, how do you price it.
Now you have set a standard for mug design! Take some pride in it Mud Brother!If you were to be selling them in a show or at a fest you should at least be asking $40-$60. They're Awesome! My hats off to you! Do you work from home or are you with a studio? I'm doing production work for Bonaroo Music fest,currently, but I've been bitten by this bug as well! Aloha Clay Brother cary charles > firstname.lastname@example.org If you have other art please send it to me. You'll digg the work I'm cranking out for the gallerys but I need an address
Joined: Jun 10, 2004
From: Reseda, calif.
|Posted: 2006-03-26 10:15 am  Permalink|
I will be interested in purchasing some also when you are ready. They are awesome! keep posting those pictures please!
Joined: Jul 23, 2002
From: Columbus, Ohio
|Posted: 2006-03-26 12:21 pm  Permalink|
Beautiful mugs!!!!! Please let me know when they become available.
Cheers and Mahalo,
Joined: Jun 02, 2003
|Posted: 2006-03-27 07:59 am  Permalink|
i'd also like to be on the purchase list.
Joined: Jun 13, 2004
From: Tampa Bay
|Posted: 2006-03-27 08:58 am  Permalink|
wow! they look greta. Ill take a skull mug
Joined: Feb 08, 2006
From: The Shadowy Moss Draped South
|Posted: 2006-03-29 6:31 pm  Permalink|
Your art really looks great. The tiki god of creativity truely smiles upon you. I have been creating tiki out of "swamp mud" for years for my own amusement and turn one or two loose to the public on a limited basis. I have mine on a ledge that encircles my shop. They stare down a visitors and keep the evil spirits away. Keep your work mysterious and the prices fair to you and your future fan club. Good luck from a fellow mud slinger...
Joined: Jun 20, 2005
From: Portland, Oregon
|Posted: 2006-03-29 7:56 pm  Permalink|
These are really amazing! I love your style. What other kinds of stuff do you make?
Again, great work. I want one! I want one of each!!
MUGS MUGS MUGS!!! Now on Etsy!
Joined: Dec 28, 2005
From: Mission Beach, CA
|Posted: 2006-03-29 9:35 pm  Permalink|
Aloha VanTiki! I love these little fellers. Truely, I prefer the tiki and Moai styles to the skull but that's obviously just me. Can't wait to see some glazed pix and of course some pix of me drinking from one!!! Woo Hoo! - HodadHank
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Mar 11, 2006
From: Eastern Shores of Western Civilization
|Posted: 2006-03-30 6:34 pm  Permalink|
Ok brah, saw the killer glaze strips over on Rum Demon? When you gonna post more of your glazed and fired beauties??? Suspense is killer,cuz! Natives are restless!!
Joined: Jan 01, 2006
|Posted: 2006-03-31 10:12 am  Permalink|
Great job on those mugs, I like the skull one and the one composed of all the square looking pieces the most, very, very cool.
Grand Member (6 years)
Joined: Nov 25, 2005
|Posted: 2006-03-31 10:48 am  Permalink|
Time for an update!
Spent the week putting together a website for the mugs. I am the least web-savvy guy on the island so it is taking me a while!
Didn't know if this belongs here or in Rum Demon's "tales from the Kiln" thread:
Had a kiln "mishap" this morning. Ug. I forgot to preheat (or "candle" as the pros would say) the kiln as I programmed it half asleep at 4 this morning. Its been raining for, like, 6 weeks straight here in Hawaii and needless to say EVERYTHING is a bit moist. Well, the kiln ramped up without pre-heating and as I walked thru the shop a few hours later to walk the dogs I heard the notorious POP. Did my ears deceive? Was that what I thought it was? Another POP. Noooo! I realized my error right away and stopped the kiln. Looks like I only lost one of the Trepanning skulls (my favorite of the bunch, of course!) due to steam trying to get out of the moist clay. Live and learn! Will make some more mugs today as part of the healing process
Mahalo for all the support - hope to have some glazed mug pictures up Monday or Tuesday!
Joined: Jun 29, 2004
From: Pomona, CA
|Posted: 2006-03-31 2:12 pm  Permalink|
those are some awesome mugs you're making, especially since you're doing them all by hand!! get them fired and let us see what they look like glazed. i'm sure you'll sell a few of them no problem around here.