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nukke's clay play - new mug in the work
nuKKe
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Joined: Feb 13, 2005
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From: Tel Aviv, Israel
Posted: 2009-04-18 09:29 am   Permalink

If you're in Israel and want tiki mugs for your home-mixed cocktails, glass cabins or whatever, here's what you do:
a. Spend a fortune on an airfare ticket, then go to Tikifarm's yard-sale/ Pay extra in the Kowloon for their Hurricane glass/ forget about the electricity bill that needs to be paid upon your return home and convince yourself that if things get really bad, that Bosko mug can be solf for profit on ebay.

b. mail-order. Pay for shipping twice as much as you pay for the actual mugs while making calculations in the lines of "it's a birthday gift for myself in lieu of the New Year giftcard from work that can be used for daily grocery shopping".

c. take ceramics classes. Pay each month the sum of a bi-weekly order from Tiki Farm. Waste time on failed attempts in all stages of the process. Come home with things you dare refer to s "tiki" until you return home and see the creations of fellow Centralites in the Other Crafts forum. But you love the teacher, like some of your classmates, enjoy some quiet time after work and eventually learn to like what you do.

So--- here's a sample of my work.

This mini shot glass is one of my first attempts on the Wheel. I carved/ added parts based on/ inspired by an OA carving pictred in The Book of Tiki page 143. White clay, glazed with Tamaku, given to Bigtikidude.


My first series, named Pisa Luau cos it's as straight as the Tower of Pisa, based on a wooden statue pictured in The Book of Tiki, page 186. I made a plaster mold for it and stamped slabs, hence the varied sizes. Made 6 of these - one was given to my brother, one to my brother-in-law, the third got lost in the mail (I suspect it never left that dingy p.o in University Ave, San Diego :/). White clay. Made another mug with this stamp using yellow clay, that's been through bisque firing, and planning to make a few more, planning a grape-purple glaze for them.


this bowl looks so much better in real-life, I swear. 4 differet types of clay, standing on 3 Tahitian-style tikis, each holding a skull. Height: 11.5 cm (4.5"), diameter: 17 cm (6.7").

and a closeup on one of the feet:


that's it for now. More to come whe glazing/firing's done.

Keren

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GROG
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Posted: 2009-04-18 09:39 am   Permalink

Good job. GROG especially like the bowl with the multi-colored clay and the Tahitian style tikis holding skulls. Those ceramics classes are paying off.


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annamarikitiki
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From: Atlanta/Anna Maria Island, Fl
Posted: 2009-04-18 11:33 am   Permalink

those r nice lookin mugs-sweet glaze job!
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nuKKe
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From: Tel Aviv, Israel
Posted: 2009-05-15 3:18 pm   Permalink

thank you, GROG and annamarikitiki.

Here's a cell-phone shot of the first batch of my Moai series, nicknamed The Levayevs, after one of Israel's financial tycoons, whose facial features are as wide as this bunch's.
They went in the kiln of Thursday and are supposed to come out sandish-brown if I recall correctly, the liquid, pre-kiln colour and texture of the glaze is lava-like. It was so awsome I had to take a souvenir shot and almost didn't want to burn them.




 
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dcman
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From: Upstate New York
Posted: 2009-05-15 4:15 pm   Permalink


Very solid work - much better than airfare and then not having enough for your bills. I also like the multi-colored clay, very interesting.

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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2009-05-15 4:29 pm   Permalink

NuKKE, the bowl is way cool! Keep doing what makes you happy, keep improving your skills, keep looking for new inspiration - HAVE FUN!
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annamarikitiki
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Posted: 2009-05-16 08:55 am   Permalink

Im diggin the moai styley!


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nuKKe
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From: Tel Aviv, Israel
Posted: 2009-05-29 09:40 am   Permalink

the Moais are home and they're soooooo cool! Here are a few glamour shots


the glaze is stone-like, pinkish with hints of green. Here's a view from the top; you can see that these babies call for straws


here's a whole bunch of them


and for scale, with a Moai swizzle stick from Archie McPhee


4 more classes are left til the teacher's maternity leave. I plan to make a couple of other Moais (and finish my plaque for the PNG art swap by then, finish some non-tiki smaller projects and maybe sculpt a one of a kind mug, if time permits.
thanks for looking!






 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2009-05-29 10:38 am   Permalink

That stone glaze turned out great, well done (beautiful eyes too )
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GROG
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Posted: 2009-05-29 10:44 am   Permalink

Good stuff!

 
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nuKKe
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From: Tel Aviv, Israel
Posted: 2009-05-30 01:40 am   Permalink

thank you

 
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tyger jymmy
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Posted: 2009-05-30 08:58 am   Permalink

those Mugs are very kool .

 
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squid
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Posted: 2009-05-30 6:45 pm   Permalink

Love the Moai!

 
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From: Nor Cal
Posted: 2009-05-31 01:33 am   Permalink

Nukke, I love those mugs. Great expressions and I love seeing them all together.

 
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2009-06-02 10:39 pm   Permalink

Hey nuKKe- You kicked butt on that bowl! I love your colors, and the moai are full of character- Cool stuff!
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