Joined: Oct 01, 2008
From: Boulder City, Nevada
|Posted: 2008-10-01 8:43 pm  Permalink|
I've seen so much great art and so many creative ideas on Tiki Central in the last few months that I just had to try my hand at mug making. Here's my first slipcast attempt:
I call him "Tiki Carver." He's using primitive tools to carve a little tiki out of a chunk of palm wood. He's about 7 inches tall and holds a hearty 15 ounces. When I get some time, I'll post information on how I made him. It was all the cool "how to" posts in this forum that inspired me to try my hand at this in the first place.
I've made six of the "Tiki Carvers" and am currently finishing up the glazing. I had thought of selling 4 of them on E-Bay. I'll post in the marketplace forum when it comes time.
I have to say that I'm hooked on slipcasting. It's a messy, complicated art form, but I can't wait to get the next mug into the kiln. Here's my next design:
I call him "South Seas Santa." He's hiding a present behind his back in case he runs into any good Tiki children. When he's finished, his cap will be removable. Strangely enough, I completed the sculpt about a week before Go Tiki posted pics of his "Mo-Ho-Ho-Ho" mug. I guess great minds think alike! I also hope to have a few to sell before December.
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