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pennjones
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Joined: May 27, 2010
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From: Sarasota, FL
Posted: 2010-10-15 10:37 pm   Permalink

Amazing! Can't wait to see what you do with the glazes!

 
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VanTiki
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Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 1019
From: Hawaii
Posted: 2010-10-16 1:27 pm   Permalink

Mahalo everyone!

Here are some shots of the finished sculpts. They will be living under plastic for the next week to slooooooowly dry out.




and here is a ultra-science diagram of what makes the rattle possible!


Mahalo for peeking!
Henrik "VanTiki"
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
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From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2010-10-17 10:38 pm   Permalink

Beauties!

 
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VanTiki
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Joined: Nov 25, 2005
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From: Hawaii
Posted: 2010-10-21 4:06 pm   Permalink

Mahalo Sneaky!

Happy to report that I just returned from my business trip and the mugs have been drying out nicely. No cracks so far (knock on bamboo) - I couldn't stop thinking of them while I was away! I'm off to pick up some clay and will hopefully get to sculpt a new mug next tuesday.

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shrunkentiki
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Joined: Nov 05, 2010
Posts: 77
From: La roch'hell
Posted: 2010-11-11 3:52 pm   Permalink

Fantastic !!!

 
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VanTiki
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Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 1019
From: Hawaii
Posted: 2010-11-12 10:48 am   Permalink

Mahalo shrunkentiki - they are cooking away in the kiln as I type! If they survive the bisque firing, I should be able to glaze them this weekend. Whoo!


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MauiTiki
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Joined: Jan 20, 2003
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From: A rock in the middle of the Ocean
Posted: 2010-11-13 1:00 pm   Permalink

Is it a problem firing them with the bead chamber sealed off, or is there a small hole to let some air escape?

....ooooh I think I see the holes!


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TikiKIrby
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Joined: Nov 01, 2005
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2010-11-14 07:20 am   Permalink

Looks awesome as usual.... Cool idea.

What kind of beads are they? I always wondered if you could put something in the clay that would survive firing..


 
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VanTiki
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Joined: Nov 25, 2005
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From: Hawaii
Posted: 2010-11-14 11:38 am   Permalink

MauiTiki - well spotted! There are indeed a bunch of holes in the base to a) vent the chamber when firing, and b) let the sound come out!

TikiKIrby - the beads are actually made of the same clay as the mug - I rolled out a zillion of them and let them get bone dry before sculpting the mugs. I put a handful of beads into a small paper towel pouch before sealing them into the mugs. The paper towel acts a release to keep the beads from sticking to the mug wall.

I posted a video of the first tentative shakes after the bisque firing on the VanTiki facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/vantiki

Mahalo!
Henrik "VanTiki"
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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2010-11-14 12:12 pm   Permalink

Neato mosquito!

 
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VanTiki
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Joined: Nov 25, 2005
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From: Hawaii
Posted: 2010-11-21 11:49 am   Permalink

Just threw the switch on the kiln for the final firing of the Bone Rattle mugs. Nearly forgot to put the bone stir-sticks in the kiln! Thank the kiln gods that I had them on the clay table by the studio door. I was able to pop them into the warm kiln before things got too toasty. Fingers are now firmly crossed with the hopes that both mugs survive their cone 6 journey into the inferno. Crazy thing is, I'm heading off to a big Haleakala crater hike for the next 4 days, so I wont know till friday if the mugs made it! I can guarantee that the Bone Rattles will be occupying my thoughts at least 75% of the time I'm on the mountain.

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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-11-21 1:06 pm   Permalink

4 day hike? SWEET!!! Have fun!

 
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Robb Hamel
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2010-11-25 2:58 pm   Permalink

That is some SHARP sculpting work and an excellent design. I dig.

 
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VanTiki
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Joined: Nov 25, 2005
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From: Hawaii
Posted: 2010-11-27 2:13 pm   Permalink

Back from the hike - and what was waiting for me in the kiln? Some yummy tiki mugs! SO happy with the way they turned out, and they sound great too! Here are some shots:




And here is a video of the final mugs a-shakin'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BNWdJqaIkc

I'll be posting auction info in The Marketplace -

Mahalo for peeking!
Henrik "VanTiki"
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2010-11-27 2:31 pm   Permalink

Great rustic look. Nice rattle sound too!

 
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