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Bowana's Other Crafts
TikiAno
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Joined: Aug 07, 2012
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2014-03-17 1:37 pm   Permalink

I was working at an event this morning (in Mira Mesa), the designer looks to be a Bowana fan!



Hope all is well!


 
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VanTiki
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Joined: Nov 25, 2005
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From: Hawaii
Posted: 2014-03-17 2:50 pm   Permalink

woah Woah WOAH -

What is this:


Have I missed out - or is this a new piece? über spooky cool!
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Bowana
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Joined: Nov 10, 2006
Posts: 1170
From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2014-03-25 5:27 pm   Permalink

tikilongbeach - Thanks for visiting!
llt- Thanks, Kenny! Yep, when my brain says polka dots, my body OBEYS!
Clarita - Hola! I wanted to make a sea horse in every color in the world, but had to stop myself from going crazy! Gracias!
hang10tiki - Thanks, Jon!
TikiAno - Wow! Now that's my kind of merry-go-round!
VanTiki - I wish that was my design! It was made by a friend of mine, Rob Maya (his real name!) He should make a mug of that.

Here's the latest:

17 sea horses (there's another shelf full underneath) and one Moai in the can! Planning on bisque firing this weekend!
Thanks for all the inquiries on the sea horses. Progress in ceramics is slow.....

Thanks for visiting

Bowie
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SandraDee
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Joined: Mar 11, 2011
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Posted: 2014-03-25 5:28 pm   Permalink

I need a seahorse!!

 
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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
Posts: 665
From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2014-03-26 08:01 am   Permalink

Those seahorses are fantastic and I love the colors you have used.

- Dale


 
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VanTiki
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From: Hawaii
Posted: 2014-03-26 12:29 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-03-25 17:27, Bowana wrote:
Progress in ceramics is slow.....



SO painfully true!!
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6920
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2014-03-26 12:50 pm   Permalink

Especially if you procrastinate like GROG.

 
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Bowana
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Joined: Nov 10, 2006
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From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2014-04-19 8:47 pm   Permalink

Thanks for visiting, y'all!
SandraDee: Let me know what color (it's going to be a while now. See below)
littlegiles: Thanks! It was hard to decide which colors to glaze them. There's so many that would be perfect for a seahorse!
VanTiki: yep, it's also dangerous! (see below)
GROG: Quit procrastinating! That's why GROG still caveman!

The horror! The horror! The kiln gods are so merciless sometimes.

I apologize to those on the waiting list for seahorse mugs. Looks like it's going to be an extended wait.
I have already begun casting new ones..

Bowie
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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
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From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2014-04-19 10:24 pm   Permalink

Wow, that really sucks David. I gather they were all from the same firing. Were they all on the same shelf together? Did any other pieces survive? Any idea what could have caused it? Is that enough questions?


 
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Bowana
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From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2014-04-20 08:41 am   Permalink

That's a good question, Robbie. I'm not sure what went wrong. There were a few survivors on both the top and bottom shelves, but I lost most of the load. Since the pieces were not stuck together, it looks like they broke during the cool down. I suspect that I cracked open the lid of kiln too soon and they cooled too fast.
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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2014-04-20 10:56 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-04-20 08:41, Bowana wrote:
T I suspect that I cracked open the lid of kiln too soon and they cooled too fast.



GROG think you're right. Sorry about the broken mugs. GROG let the kiln cool down completely unless GROG late for art show and have to open it the day of the art show. But, it's still pretty damned cool before GROG crack lid on kiln.


 
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ZeroTiki
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Joined: Feb 02, 2009
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From: Rohnert Park, California
Posted: 2014-04-20 11:53 am   Permalink

A darn shame... those really are beautiful pieces, too.

 
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Bowana
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Joined: Nov 10, 2006
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From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2014-04-25 1:42 pm   Permalink

Thanks for visiting, GROG and ZeroTiki.

Yes, lesson learned. Don't crack the lid until it's cooled down more. However, I do have another theory on what may have happened. I glazed the inside of a number of the mugs with Aamaco LG-11 Opaque White. While not certain if all the mugs with this glaze broke, I do know that the mugs that were NOT glazed with it survived.



Has anyone used this glaze? If so, I'd like to hear what the outcome was, be it good or bad.

Thanks,

Bowie
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
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Posted: 2014-04-25 1:54 pm   Permalink

Horrors, so much work. I found out the hard way too. I cool the kiln to room temperature with the lid closed. Even this past week there was a problem because the kiln was at 70 but the outside was at 60. Taking the bowl outside to go into the house all of a sudden a piece of glaze popped off. Very sorry to see this, Wendy

 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7595
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2014-04-25 2:05 pm   Permalink

Such a Bummer,Bowie!
i bet you cried til you was Sea-HOARSE!
But adversity adds strength and knowledge,old chum!
The next batch will be even better!


 
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