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VanTiki Mugs: New mugs - Hot Damn! 4-7
MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-10-17 6:55 pm   Permalink

Great idea Henrik!

 
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VanTiki
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Posted: 2012-10-18 12:50 pm   Permalink

Mahalo Mike!

Here is the 2nd demo shelf I did yesterday - once again, it isn't a tiki, I just thought you may want to see. If I have time, I'm going to do one or two abstract shelves today - I figure 5 samples are plenty for a 3 hour class



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MaukaHale
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Posted: 2012-10-18 1:41 pm   Permalink

I like how you think outside of the box!



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TikiAno
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Posted: 2012-10-18 4:39 pm   Permalink

Henrik,

As always, beautiful. Love how your mind works (I left a similar comment on your FB post, ha!) Wish I was over there to take the workshop. Love the idea of making clay shelves- though I think I'd prefer to have one of your creations...


 
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SandraDee
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Posted: 2012-10-19 08:44 am   Permalink

These are great, Henrik!

Can't wait to see them completed!


 
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VanTiki
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Posted: 2012-11-15 1:43 pm   Permalink

SO the 50lbs of Laguna buff sculpture in my studio had been languishing on the shelf long enough. Time to make some mugs! This clay is EXTRA groggy - it's like making sand castles on the beach.

Started off blocking out 2 mug forms. One BIG, and one odd (I'll let you all decide which is which)


The odd mug eventually transformed into a ceremonial Zombie mug - perhaps for sipping an elixir that transforms you into the undead? Here is the mug just before the final detail passes


I'll post photos of the mug after the final detail pass, as well as shots of the BIG mug taking shape

Mahalo for peeking!
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Professor G
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Posted: 2012-11-15 2:01 pm   Permalink

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On 2012-11-15 13:43, VanTiki wrote:

Started off blocking out 2 mug forms. One BIG, and one odd (I'll let you all decide which is which)




I've seen some (and I own some) of your work, Henrik. Big and odd don't necessarily cancel each other out on Van Tiki Island.

I'll bet the big one is pretty dang odd and the odd one veers toward big.


 
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VanTiki
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Posted: 2012-11-15 5:31 pm   Permalink

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On 2012-11-15 14:01, Professor G wrote:
I'll bet the big one is pretty dang odd and the odd one veers toward big.



Professor, I believe you may be correct!

As promised, a shot of the finished Ceremonial Zombie Mug sculpt:


It is now gonna take a week-long nap on the drying rack. Hopefully he'll survive the drying process crack free!

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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-11-15 6:17 pm   Permalink

Very cool Henrik. Do you wrap and unwrap your pieces while they are drying?

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-11-15 8:40 pm   Permalink

Crazy kool

 
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AlohaStation
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Posted: 2012-11-16 06:17 am   Permalink

Why not use different clay for the teeth?

 
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VanTiki
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Posted: 2012-11-16 11:11 am   Permalink

Mad Dog - I usually keep them loosely wrapped, and peek every few days to see how things are progressing. With big mugs I want to make sure that the weight of the piece is not hindering the base from sliding along the shelf while the mug is shrinking. I stick a small bit of canvas between the mug and the shelf to aid in sliding, and I pick the mug up every day to relieve any tension.

Aloha Station - I do have a bin of pre-made porcelain teeth in the studio - it just so happened that none of them fit the style I was going for on this piece, so I opted for shaping them out of the clay I was using for the mug.

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VanTiki
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Posted: 2012-11-17 5:40 pm   Permalink

So, for those of you who thought I was exaggerating when I said the 2nd mug I started last week was big, I snapped a shot with a soda can for scale reference:


Bam! Finished wet sculpt stands a whopping 14" tall! I may go back tomorrow and add some cracks in the "wood" - Or I may lust leave it as it is May I present: Don't Wake The Idol!


Mahalo for peeking -
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-11-17 5:46 pm   Permalink

Oh I get it ~ awake on one side and sleeping on the other. Very cool. Good to see you posting Henrik
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Professor G
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Posted: 2012-11-17 7:35 pm   Permalink

That's what I'm talking about: the odd one is pretty big and the big one is pretty odd, but either way you look at it, the work is beautiful.

 
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