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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts Wendy Cevola 2/9/16 Wish List #6 update. Last pieces out of the kiln.
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Wendy Cevola 2/9/16 Wish List #6 update. Last pieces out of the kiln.
danlovestikis
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 5934
Posted: 2 days ago; 09:17 am   Permalink

Wish List #6 continues and there's still so much to do. It's great to be so busy with fun projects.

comicbookhero asked for a Mr. Spock mug. This was a really fun Tiki Bob conversion. I used underglazes for this to prevent running. I always do the color first so I can wipe off any that gets on the white areas before glazing the face. Otherwise tiny specks you can't really see may show up at firing and spoil the face.





I even do the black eyes (cover coat under-glaze) and mouth before the white. I learned this through years of trial and error. After they are finished I then carefully paint the white Duncan cover coat on the face.


The blue is Duncan Concepts and so is the white used in the letters. This process takes a long time.


It's back and forth fixing the many letter edges to make sure they are sharp.


When the cover coat black and white are dry I apply the clear brilliance.


I'm happy with the back.


Into and out of the kiln this Spock is done and shipped!









Jen Tiki's bowl is finished and has been shipped. All the glaze skips have filled in with the second glazing firing run.


All the white spots are gone.


Doing a fourth layer worked really well.


On the bottom I carved With Thanks to Ken Ruzic. It was his original painting that showed this bowl and inspired Jen Tiki to have it made. Without his permission it wouldn't have happened.


Thank you Jen and Ken. Wendy

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lunavideogames
Grand Member (3 years)  

Joined: May 09, 2012
Posts: 1566
From: San Diego
Posted: 2 days ago; 11:19 am   Permalink

Both of those turned out great! It is so fun to watch your thread Wendy. You make so many one of a kind mugs and there is so much diversity between your projects. It is an adventure everytime I am on the internet.



 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 5295
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2 days ago; 4:42 pm   Permalink

What Treg said
U r awesome


 
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danlovestikis
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 5934
Posted: Yesterday; 05:52 am   Permalink

lunavideogames thank you so much. It's all a lot of fun. I've been working through the Bob's headed towards some of the most challenging Wishes. Every time I glaze something it firms up in my mind how to do the next one. Glazing is always a challenge.

hang10tiki you guys rock!

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Wish List #6 continues...

I'm backing up a bit to show the kiln loads.

Filled the bottom level.


After it fired.



Filling the top level.


After it fired.



These were extra Tiki Bob's I did along the way. The purple has sold.
The tall Safari Bob would be $85 but his nose ran a bit so he is also $75, the shorter Maori Mosaic is $75 plus shipping.


Backsides.


Howard Dinits of Maui ordered this Eat Drink and Be Merry Lanai mug altered at the bottom.
The glazing didn't turn out at well as I had hoped so I'll give it another run through. He
went to this restaurant with his parents.






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This Wish is based on the logo for a new business owned by Barbara Lawrence.

I'm not sure that the glazing on this mug worked. Her logo is bright. She mentioned sparkles so I used a glitter glaze (you can't tell by the photos) but they are darker than I thought they would be.


Three coats of glaze.


I used the top picture for this mug and for a second project that is a wall plaque.


After the base coat dried I wiped the glaze off of the stars and used a silver sparkle glaze.


I used a fine brush for the hair but doing 3 layers made the strands too thick. I did the body in white but missed shading it.


I also did a few colored stars.


Here it is after firing.


I took it outside into the sun to see if the glitter would show in the photo. Nope.


I found an edge that needs attention when I re-glaze this mug.


Backing up to the glazing of the backside.


I tried for wavy.


Three layers of each and it still came out blotchy.


I will post this on fb for her but I don't think I achieved the right effect. I don't always get it right.

Thank you for the visit. Cheers, Wendy

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