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MadDog Mike's Platterful of Pupule - Krakatoa Mug Fail!
MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2017-07-24 08:05 am   Permalink

Thanks for the birthday wishes guys. It's the last on for the 50s so I'm just gonna stop celebrating them

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2017-07-24 10:11 am   Permalink

Time to live by this I guess




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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2017-07-24 6:54 pm   Permalink



 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2017-07-26 10:00 am   Permalink

The birthday wishes brought up this thread again and reminded me of my little Kona Pali bug tiki. So I dug him up and glazed him.


Finished up my
100 Years of Stephen Crane Art Swap piece. Inspired by the entrance of the Montreal Kon Tiki Restaurant, it is the same on both ends.








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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-07-26 4:07 pm   Permalink


Such excellent art. When you retire I bet you go wild, well you already have and talent like yours should be shown and shared at all times. Wendy
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2017-07-26 7:46 pm   Permalink

Awesome Bruddah

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2017-08-17 11:40 am   Permalink



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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2017-08-17 2:49 pm   Permalink

Great pic! Thanks David and Jon (and Cy for furnishing the backdrop)

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2017-08-18 10:10 pm   Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwgTsb6gB98
Not Tiki, but here's a video I made about using ceramic clay over a Styrofoam armature. The Styrofoam is dissolved with solvent before the clay dries and cracks. I have used this technique on several projects including this Hawaiian Shirt lamp from the Hawaiian Shirt Swap



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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2017-08-19 08:23 am   Permalink

Mad Dog 101


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 11 days ago; 5:53 pm   Permalink

Been a while since I posted anything, working on a Snake Hut for a fellow TC member.


Concept drawing


6 hard clay slabs for the 6 walls


Joined together


Thatched roof, skulls, hut stilts added


I made it maximum size to fit in my 11 inch kiln

Next to clean it up as it slowly dries, then fire and glaze


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 11 days ago; 6:55 pm   Permalink

Dangggggg
Lookin good Mike


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 11 days ago; 7:07 pm   Permalink

It would have made a hell of a mug, probably about 2+ gallons

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 11 days ago; 10:52 pm   Permalink


That looks so good. All your projects and posts are creative and fun to see and read. Wendy
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2 days ago; 07:13 am   Permalink

Thank you Jon & Wendy

Trader Sam's serves their Krakatoa Punch with red LED ice cubes for a cool effect (My drink, not Trader Sam's)


I thought of making a volcanic ceramic sleeve that a clear glass would slide into. I measured the circumference of the glass, carefully calculated for 5% shrinkage, and padded a glass with foam sheets to make it 5% bigger. Then I formed the sleeve around the padded glass, added volcanic rock texture, fissures, and lava flow. I fired it and FAILURE!!!!!


Either my calculations are off or it shrunk more than 5% but it don't fit down inside! It's possible I can take it down to the dollar store and find a glass that does fit, or wrap another layer of sheet foam and try again.

On the positive side, my snake hut fired fine, time to start glazing




 
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