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GMAN, Helz, and pop
poptiki
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From: Loveland, CO
Posted: 2007-03-18 6:55 pm   Permalink

After meeting at the Tiki Jam and receiving a "lesson" from GMAN, Helz asked about trying to do one of his pieces in stoneware. It didn't take G long to turn out the "Biter" and send him my way.

I tried to do this without damaging the original. I made a model of the bone carving after pulling a relief mold from it. I then poured a plaster model and made a one piece mold. The clean up from the one piece mold was a nightmare.

I have now done a new two piece mold to reduce the clean up time and improve the quality of the finished pieces. Here's some pics of this new adventure.







This is the original piece and the relief pulled from it.







These are the first attempts. As you can see by the one on the right there was a lot of material to remove after the fact. It took a long time to clean up and the mortality rate was very high.







I think we have the feel of the piece, and you can see some of the shrink that happens.








I'm trying to do them justice.







The one on the left looks blue but it is actually green. These are the first of our tests. After changing the mold we have a less time consuming process. I have pics of the new changes and I'll put them up later.

Thanks
pop






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Tikisgrl
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Posted: 2007-03-18 8:00 pm   Permalink

Wow!!! This looks like a great collaboration so far! Great artwork and great handiwork! Is this where the line forms to ask to purchase one? If so can I get in line?

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tekoteko
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Posted: 2007-03-18 8:05 pm   Permalink

Wow those look great! Great carving by G, great ceramic work by Poptiki. Should all add up to a great piece of tiki-art.

TT

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Helz
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From: Westminster, CO
Posted: 2007-03-18 8:28 pm   Permalink

Just to clarify...I have credit for NONE of the craftsmanship on this. I just talked G into letting us borrow the Biter for a bit to see if we could do something collaboritave. Artists working together, coming up with new stuff, that was my goal...I just brokered the deal.

As far as getting one...we're planning on doing a run of a few in the brown in the semi-near future (might be a few special ones too - we'll see), but we'll post the details about that in the Marketplace. I want to keep this all about the work.

Thanks for looking, and, again, Nice work G and Pop!


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McTiki
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Posted: 2007-03-18 9:29 pm   Permalink

Nicely done!

GMAN should be proud too!


Mahalo


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Sneakytiki
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Posted: 2007-03-18 10:41 pm   Permalink

Very well done!


 
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Clarita
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Posted: 2007-03-20 10:12 am   Permalink

Really great! Congrats to all the teem that worked together to make this possible!
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Posted: 2007-03-20 10:54 am   Permalink

Wow! Great job from all those involved. If there is a list somewhere, please make sure I'm on it!
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Paipo
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Posted: 2007-03-20 1:51 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-03-18 18:55, poptiki wrote:
The clean up from the one piece mold was a nightmare.




[ This Message was edited by: poptiki 2007-03-18 19:36 ]



I'm hearing you there! I gotta stop being lazy with my moldmaking.
These look really good, it's surprising no-one's tried it before really. Larger ceramic tikis(for the wall)are all the rage over here.
How big are the original and the copies?
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2007-03-20 2:17 pm   Permalink

And just think, the amount of clay used is probably only a couple of pennies worth of material. I'd probably be interested. The ceramic tikis charms at this piont are more rare then bone or jade, (there is just less of them around) That will probably change in a month or two.
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Chip and Andy
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Posted: 2007-03-21 07:59 am   Permalink

Poptiki, You are the tiki energizer bunny! Great work. I am still in love with your village cups.

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poptiki
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Posted: 2007-03-22 4:57 pm   Permalink


Thank you all for your replies. I agree GMAN should be proud of his work and I want to do it justice.

This was a bit more of a challenge than expected, but that's the way it usually goes. No pics for now but Sunday may be a show and tell day. Oh, I'll use a tape measure.

The slip is stoneware and the glazes are high fire and food safe, so if he fell in the Mai Tai you could lick him off safely.

pop

Andy, I tried to fix you up.

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TravelingJones
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Posted: 2007-03-22 7:13 pm   Permalink

Quote:

"...so if he fell in the Mai Tai you could lick him off safely"


Hhhhhmmmm? Well, G- there ya go...Mai Tai flavored 'Tiki Pops'?? -LICK responsibly, they can 'BITER' back!!!

SssswwweeeeeetT!


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poptiki
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Posted: 2007-03-23 02:27 am   Permalink

Traveling,

The face looks familiar but the name fails me. Wish she had a napkin.


 
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Posted: 2007-03-23 04:45 am   Permalink

"With a tongue like a cow, she'll make you go wow"

-Frank Zappa



-G
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