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Bowana's Other Crafts
Kilaueakyd
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Joined: Nov 20, 2012
Posts: 65
From: The active crater
Posted: 2013-11-11 11:40 pm   Permalink

I just got one of those nice Ku mugs with the brown glaze. Its a beast, a real beauty. That cracked blue glaze is real cool too. Gecko is doing some great work in his kiln. Great team, Mahalo to both of you for keeping it interesting.

 
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Bowana
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Nov 10, 2006
Posts: 1160
From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2013-11-14 6:45 pm   Permalink

Thanks, hang10 and Kilaueakyd!

Here's some shots I took while carving the Hawaii Ku mug original. It's made from AAC (autoclaved aerated concrete) or Hebel, as our Aussie friends call it. I wanted to make it from a solid material so I could ship it to Hawaii without it breaking. I ended up skinning it with Bondo and texturing it. As cool as the texture on the AAC was, it never would have survived the mold. Too many little baby undercuts!





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lunavideogames
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Joined: May 09, 2012
Posts: 1082
From: San Diego
Posted: 2013-11-14 7:18 pm   Permalink



This mug is my favorite one I have. The picture doesn't do it justice, looks a thousand times better in person. Thanks Bowana and Gecko! You guys make an awesome team!!!


 
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Bowana
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Nov 10, 2006
Posts: 1160
From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2013-11-19 06:18 am   Permalink

Thanks, LVG Treg! Glad you like it.



Here's some shots of the Lono mug during it's creation



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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3740
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-12-11 2:11 pm   Permalink

Quite a few of your items at Geckos
Awesome......


Jon


 
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Bowana
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Nov 10, 2006
Posts: 1160
From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2013-12-14 2:44 pm   Permalink

Thanks, Jon. Hope you are having/had fun!

Here is a sneak peek at the mug I am working on now.
Making a seahorse is a bit of a departure from my usual
Kona Style and Moai mugs, but I feel one must diversify.






I'll be producing these myself. At this point I have not yet
decided in what quantity. It's 9" tall, but I'm expecting it
to have shrunk some in the castings.
Gotta get busy and prep this beast for molding now!

Thanks for visiting!

Bowie
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cy
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Joined: Mar 10, 2011
Posts: 823
From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2013-12-14 3:46 pm   Permalink

What a cool, creative mug this is Bowana!

 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3740
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-12-14 4:33 pm   Permalink

A continuation of your killer skills.....
Awesome




 
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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
Posts: 837
From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2013-12-14 5:13 pm   Permalink

Wow! Could you make it a little less perfect please? Nice work, as always, David.

 
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SandraDee
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Joined: Mar 11, 2011
Posts: 929
Posted: 2013-12-14 7:15 pm   Permalink

I love that seahorse design

Nice to see you posting some new pieces


 
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Babalu
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Joined: Nov 19, 2006
Posts: 2505
From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2013-12-16 06:27 am   Permalink

You're the man Sir B!

The new design is most awesome! I can't wait to see where you take it from here.

I'll give you a holler when I get back into town...


 
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MadDogMike
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 7248
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2013-12-16 12:48 pm   Permalink

B'WANA!!! Well done. May the mold making and casting fairies be with you.

 
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TikiAno
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Joined: Aug 07, 2012
Posts: 782
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2013-12-18 09:05 am   Permalink

Dave, dig the seahorse. Look forward to seeing it multiply....



 
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Bowana
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Nov 10, 2006
Posts: 1160
From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2014-01-07 6:24 pm   Permalink

Thanks for visiting, cy, hang10, swizzle, SandraD, Babalu, MDM, and TikiAno

it took longer to get to the moldmaking than I thought, what with the holidays and such. Or was I putting it off due to the fact that I LOOOVE making molds....?



I was at first going to go with a 3 piece (R, L, and bottom), but upon my better judgement I decided to split the left and right sides and make a 5 piece.



De-molding the castings will be much easier. With the extra mold pieces there's less chance of something getting hung up.

Now to let the mold dry and start casting a school of seahorses! (or is it a flock of seahorses?)

Thanks for stopping by!

Bowie
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3077
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2014-01-07 8:48 pm   Permalink

Bowie your work is amazing, I am definitely a fan.

 
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