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Babalu & Hiphipahula's New Mug
Sneakytiki
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From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2008-01-06 3:08 pm   Permalink

I love the blue and purple jelly glaze, the new masks are really nice, and the birdy heads are just weird (in a good way)!

 
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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2008-01-07 10:32 pm   Permalink

Thanks for all the nice words people...it's pushing me to the next. I'm now thinking that I might give it a go on a few tiki drinking bowls. Best to you all!



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CheekyGirl
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Joined: May 21, 2003
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From: Like Oh My Gawd..San Fernando Valley
Posted: 2008-01-08 2:07 pm   Permalink

Babs, the details and gazing are amazing....you are a master!

Beautiful....simply....beautiful.....

Damn, I may have to commission a "Cheeky Mug"



 
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Hiphipahula
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Joined: May 27, 2006
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From: The Valley! Female, leo,fav color pink.
Posted: 2008-01-09 5:04 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-01-08 14:07, CheekyGirl wrote:
Babs, the details and gazing are amazing....you are a master!

Beautiful....simply....beautiful.....

Damn, I may have to commission a "Cheeky Mug"





that makes me happy too....

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Hiphipahula
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From: The Valley! Female, leo,fav color pink.
Posted: 2008-01-09 5:11 pm   Permalink

Babalu, maybe you can explain the process, since they were all hand made, did you make all the feathers up first ? did you just do a head at a time, what came first? We spoke just about everyday and I received pic's all along the way but wish I could see the process these artists go through live and in living color ya dig....


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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2008-01-09 10:42 pm   Permalink

Sure Hip,

They are not completely handmade...I took the slip casting and added, or hand built, similar low fire clay on to that. Every single square milometer of this casting was re-textured for you. I normally let the slip sit in the mold for about an hour before I pour it out...this gives the mug a nice thickness in my opinion. The Hip mugs are just a little thicker than the normal as I wanted extra stability in the body of the casting to be able to hold up to the application of additions. Each head was done one at a time. I started each by adding the beak. then the feathers were added one at a time and textured as I added. The Key was to dry them out a little slower than I normally would so the work would dry evenly before firing...Here are a couple of pictures...hope this helps you to understand the process a little better?

Thanks Cheeky! I would be honored to do a Cheeky mug sometime :-)












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Hiphipahula
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From: The Valley! Female, leo,fav color pink.
Posted: 2008-01-09 11:29 pm   Permalink

The pictures really help, every picture tells a story .... thanks

 
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2008-01-10 12:22 am   Permalink

I dig that birdy head too - kitschy and cool at the same time! The colors add to it's uniqueness too....
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Hiphipahula
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From: The Valley! Female, leo,fav color pink.
Posted: 2008-01-11 12:22 am   Permalink

Aloha Sam, good to hear from you!

 
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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2008-01-11 08:18 am   Permalink

Thanks for jumping in Sam to comment...Your work really blows me away!

 
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smgleason47
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From: Calabasas, CA
Posted: 2008-01-11 12:22 pm   Permalink

WOW - These are great. The color is popping off my screen so I can only imagine how gorgeous it looks in person. Good job guys...

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kingstiedye
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Joined: Oct 05, 2005
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From: sackatomato
Posted: 2008-01-12 5:19 pm   Permalink

i'm very proud to say i'm the lucky recipient of a bird of paradise. kelly pmed me recently asking if i still had the same address. a few days later a box from her showed up. having seen kate's and kelly's birds on ooga-mooga, i dared to dream there might be one inside. i was thrilled when i saw it was. the glazes are awesome. the sculpted feathers and tiki mask are highlights. rick did an amazing job of bringing kelly's vision to light. mahalo, kelly, for thinking of me with this wonderful gift. peopo like you are what make tiki central and ooga-mooga so fun.
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Trader Tom
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From: Hillsboro, OR
Posted: 2008-01-12 6:22 pm   Permalink

I saw Kelly the other day and got to take a close look at the mug. It's beautiful and the attention to detail is amazing. Also has a substantial solid feel to it. Great work, Babalu!!!

 
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TravelingJones
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From: Eastern Shores of Western Civilization
Posted: 2008-01-12 6:58 pm   Permalink

I'M NOT WORTHY!...but O'sooo appreciative of the beautiful gift bestowed upon me by such wonderful peapo'z!!

Babalu, you sir are an awakening force of creation...we are very fortunate to have someone of your talents most graciously share with ohana.
Sistah K, peeps like you are why I joined TC...your passion for collecting is second only to a warm generosity of aloha.
Mahalo'z both and I will covet this treasure...
~Jonesey
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Hiphipahula
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From: The Valley! Female, leo,fav color pink.
Posted: 2008-01-13 03:18 am   Permalink

Nice Picture Jonesey, damn,,, Now if you would just shoot pic's for your collection & get them posted , you have a most awesome collection, amazing pieces. Great to hear from you KTD, Jonesey, Trader Tom & smgleason, Thank You
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