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Wendy Cevola 7/28/15 Sacramento Crawl mug update. Time to glaze the outside of each mug. Update.
Biotron2000
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Posted: 4 days ago; 07:24 am   Permalink

Love the flame tops! Are these for sale?

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 4 days ago; 07:26 am   Permalink


One page back the Zombie Torch Photos.

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ebtiki thank you. I'm kind of sad to know that I'll not make the version with the flames on top any longer. I do make the mug version without the flame via Wish List requests.

hang10tiki I like visiting you and seeing your collection. One day I hope you'll visit us here.

Biotron2000 I have 4 left and ready to ship $125 plus shipping. I'm so happy you like them.

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I'll be back to work on the Sacramento Crawl mugs today and if I don't wear myself out I'll have photos to post tonight.

Your comments just lift me up and then my day starts off perfectly. Thank you all, Wendy


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danlovestikis
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Posted: 3 days ago; 10:12 am   Permalink

Zombie Torch Update.

Biotron2000 is deciding which one of these he wants and then the other three are for sale. They are all 1/1's.
$125 plus shipping. This ends the run of 50 Zombie Torch mugs with the flame. One the Wish List I will make a
mug version without the flame. Mahalo Tiki Will have 7 of these at his booth at Tiki Oasis.

Sold Out last two went to KonaKaiBaby and Tom Grill. Thank you all.





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Update on the Sacramento Crawl mug due the first weekend in October.

There are so many steps to making a run of mugs. While I worked on painting the Zombie Torch mugs I printed out the autograph cards for the mugs. Then one evening while the TV was on I numbered them and autographed them. I used the inspiration for the mug, a advertisement in an old phone book, as the card. Since I will eventually make another 40 I kept writing 100 and then I had to tear up the card. There will be 60 in this color for the crawl. Some of the rest may even have a different bar name when I use it for the Wish List. The mold will be destroyed when 100 have been made.



Dan taped 60 boxes for me. I numbered them


on the top and two sides and lined them up down a hallway.


I added the appropriate card to each box.


Now it was time to start glazing the mugs. First I put a piece of tape on the bottom of each one.


Now as I glaze the layers on the bottom no glaze will reach the areas where the tape is located.


I did this all in my dining room. Scary! No spills.


After the bottoms had a chance to dry some I pulled off the tape.


All these blank areas will be where I number the mugs 1/60 etc.


I hope you are all out having a good Saturday. I'll be glazing away but later we are meeting Mahalo Tiki for dinner.

Cheers, Wendy




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danlovestikis
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Posted: 3 days ago; 8:29 pm   Permalink

Biotron2000 has chosen to purchase the last darkest Zombie Torch. The first three are available. Cheers, Wendy
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Posted: 2 days ago; 1:15 pm   Permalink


Cybernel has purchased the geen Zombie Torch. Thank you! Wendy


 
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Posted: 2 days ago; 1:40 pm   Permalink

Going
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2 days ago; 8:39 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki they are still waiting for a new home. I think everyone is out having a great weekend...as it should be.
First the 15 fire, then the 10 bridge collapse and now the roof of the Cosmopolitan goes up in smoke. That's three so you should be OK now.

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Update on glazing the Sacramento Crawl mug for October 2015.

I opened all the jars for glazing the inside of each mug and scraped all the crystals off the bottoms and shook them really well to disperse them.


I sprayed the inside of each mug and then I poured the glaze in and out of five mugs and that used up one $18 jar of glaze. I have 60 mugs to do. The glaze was far too thick and too expensive and I didn't have enough jars.


THE REMEDY.

So for the next batch I filled the mug with water and then poured it into the next mug. I did this for five and I still had enough glaze left to do 5 more. Yippee this looked just right in thickness.


As I finished I turned them upside down so the the bottom of the mug didn't get runoff water.



So now I started again. Pour it in and rotate until all the sides are glazed a couple of times.


I buy glass vases in thrift store in the sizes that fit mugs that I make. So while I'm glazing I have a couple draining into the vase. This keeps too much from accumulating at the bottom of the mug which can cause the mug to crack during firing.


I used a cloth to wipe off any that ran to the outside of the mug. It took one day to do the 60 mugs.


I use the empty jars so I washed them. Two things, you do not want the crystals to go down the drain because they will build up and make a blockage.


Second I just pour the rinse water through the wire mesh and I can add these to other jars of the glaze or save them to mix with clear and have a new glaze. I think I'll save some up from a lot of different jars and then have some fun.

Cheers, Wendy


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RVICTOR
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Posted: 2 days ago; 9:48 pm   Permalink

Wendy-thanks for taking the time to explain your process for doing the interior glazing. I am working on this right now and I think your tips are really going to help me out.

Thank you!

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Posted: 2 days ago; 9:49 pm   Permalink

Wendy-thanks for taking the time to explain your process for doing the interior glazing. I am working on this right now and I think your tips are really going to help me out.

Thank you!

RV


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: Yesterday; 07:18 am   Permalink

RVICTOR RVICTOR I'm really glad to help. Most mugs just need the spray bottle. This is a huge mug and the spray could get to the bottom sides. For all my Tiki Bob's the spray bottle was all that was needed.

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Sacramento Crawl mug update. Glazing the outside of the mugs.

I bought more glaze than I needed but it's now my favorite so over the years ahead I'll use it up.


Here's why I save clean jars. Many glazes are too thick to use with a brush or with the air compressor. I split them in half.


I add water and shake them up. Then they are ready to use. I had enough jars to split 6 at a time.


Remember that even hand oil with make glaze crawl away so scrub your hands before touching your bisque fired ware.

This is the first time I was smart enough to get every wheel I own and to put them in a circle on a wire table. Now I can do nine in a row before they need to be moved.


Dan's my mover shaker. He'll load and unload the table while I do all the spraying.


I will also start the capillary action by spraying the outsides with water before spraying with glaze.


I put all my mugs on top of kiln spikes. I can then spray to the bottom and the build up of glaze on the turntables doesn't have to be washed off until the end of all the spraying.


First the water and


then the glaze. Layer one.


I let them dry for 15 minutes. I don't want any "runs".


Then I do a second layer. Depending on how you want your glaze to look you can do three or more.


We are on the way!


Here is how Dan carried the damp and glazed mugs from one table to the next. He is careful not to touch the outside of the mug.


The last batch at the end of a long day.


They have all been carried back into the house.


You can see that there is over-spray on the insides of the mugs. I'll show the "fix" tomorrow.


Cheers, Wendy


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KonaKaiBaby
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Posted: Yesterday; 07:37 am   Permalink

Purple Bob is home! He's not in his permanent spot yet, as my husband is still erecting the new shelves behind the bar (fingers crossed they'll actually be up by bedtime tonight!). But he's hanging out in the dining room for now, getting to know all of his new friends





Wendy, are there any of the topless wahine flame top mugs left? I don't get paid until next week, but I would love one, if possible. But if not, I'm sure you'll make something else soon that I can't live without!


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Tyber Tiki
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Posted: Yesterday; 4:10 pm   Permalink

Wendy,

Just catching up on your thread after our European vacation through Northern Italy, Austria, Slovenia then Greece. Your creations just keep getting better and better! The Bob variations, zombie torches, crawl mugs and custom fogcutters look fantastic.

Any chance the Blue Tapa Fogcutter is still for sale? If so, please mark me down for it.

Cheers!

Tyber Tiki



 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: Today; 1:45 pm   Permalink

Tom Grill, KonaKaiBaby and Tyber Tiki your ceramics are boxed and will ship tomorrow. Thank you all very much, Wendy

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KonaKaiBaby what a wonderful photo. I love seeing where my art goes and who his new friends will be.


I will check out your site.

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Tyber Tiki what a great trip you had. If you want to share any photos here feel free. It makes me feel really good that you and other do catch ups on my posts. Without all of you there wouldn't be a reason to do this. Thank you and everyone who visits here.

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Update on the Sacramento Cap City Crawl mug. 52 of 60 ($80 each) have been sold as of today and I need one too!

One of the experiments I did was to see if a Duncan CN glaze would stay put when painted on top of a Duncan IN or Specialty glaze. It did not. In fact it even ran. So to add color to my Sacramento Crawl mug I must scrub off the sprayed on glaze wherever I want to add a CN glaze.


I cut up a scratchy backed sponge into little pieces. I wet them and scrub with the green scratchy side and then wipe with the sponge. Wash the sponge and start on the next mug. These little pieces last for 2 mugs and then are thrown out.


I times it and I can scrub 5 mugs in one hour.


The white areas are where I removed the glaze. Front.


Palm Tree.


Palm Tree and stake.


Here's one hours worth of work.


When I finish 5 then I put a coat of the Mayco Crystal glaze on top of the over-spray I talked about before.


Five done 55 to go.


At the end of a long day I brought some to the table where


I had put out all the CN glazes I will use for color on these mugs.


This is why I started these mugs the first week in January. I'll need all the time I can get to finish them.

Cheers, Wendy








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