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Wendy Cevola 5/14/15 Working on the Hula Girl Hot Tubs IN and OUT of the kiln
LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 9 days ago; 5:29 pm   Permalink

Beautiful work! (As always!) Love those girls!!
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 9 days ago; 5:59 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki and LoriLovesTiki this girl appreciates your comments. Thank you.

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Finishing off the Hula Girl Hot Tubs.


I painted white under-glaze to make the top rim very white. Three layers.


Then I covered it with clear glaze, two layers.


Now all 6 tops are done.


I like to glaze the bottoms of my mugs so I started with them and let them dry.


Then the sides.


I put them outside to dry fast in the sun and wind so that I could fire them.





Into the kiln.


Two days later they are cool and ready to come out.


Onto trays.


Here's the bottom shelf before and


After firing.



Everything that needs enamel paint is now in my messy studio waiting.


Dan and I are taking a break. I think I will still be posting but it depends on what type of play days we have. I know some of you have been patiently waiting for your mugs.

In June I will schedule visits with:

LloydAlohahaha
Wood Tiki
IDoVooDoo
VanceKlinke

All your mugs and done and ready for pickup. Closer to June we'll figure out when you can all come for a visit and to bring me MONEY!!!

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That leaves Wish List #5 projects still in the works for:

LoriLovesTiki problem still with the glaze moving into the white face
Kenneth G. McNeil doing a complete remake
Jen Tiki came out pretty good, we'll talk

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So signing off for now and keeping my 37 year long marriage happy by sometimes doing what Dan likes to do.

Cheers, Wendy






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swizzle
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Posted: 8 days ago; 01:54 am   Permalink

The spaceship is amazing Wendy. I can't wait to see it in person at Oasis. And i love the hula girl hot tubs. I might have to put my name down for one of those when you start your next wish list.

In regards to the mess you need to clean up (or rather Dan has to) after pouring out the glaze from the hot tubs, i had the same issue glazing the inside of my Bob'O'Nuts. One thing i tried, which didn't work perfectly but did help a little, was taping some masking tape around the outside edge. The tape doesn't stick very well to the bisque though so maybe you could try wrapping a plastic bag tightly around the coconut and then taping that together.
Because you have the girls inside the mug i honestly have no suggestions as to how to avoid getting glaze on them, unless you try masking them off too.

One other thing, i do recall either being told or reading somewhere that you should never glaze the entire piece, you should leave some bisque exposed so that any gases that might still be in the ceramic, that didn't come out in the bisque firing, can escape (to avoid blowing up). Although you obviously haven't had any problems with that happening, it might be something to keep in mind.

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Woodtiki
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Posted: 8 days ago; 09:05 am   Permalink

Those coconuts are great! I like the glaze inside, like she's sitting in the pool. What is the glaze you used outside the coconuts? Looks great!
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 8 days ago; 09:19 am   Permalink

Killer coconuts.............

Day 1 in the books at Caliente
Wish you guys were here

























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johnnyvelvet
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Joined: Jun 12, 2013
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From: Louisiangeles
Posted: 7 days ago; 4:06 pm   Permalink

Wendy - Today I found a sturdy box outside my door and all I can say is Wow! It is one thing to look at a picture on a computer screen but to hold and examine my new Tiki Bob is enchanting. Your attention to detail and obvious care is apparent, right down to the photo you enclosed that documents it as an official Cevola. You are a Tiki Angel and I plan on owning more of your work in the future.

In appreciation -
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Posted: 6 days ago; 08:09 am   Permalink










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tigertail777
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Posted: 6 days ago; 10:00 am   Permalink

Who can keep up with the tornado that is the Wendy and Dan show? Busy as always I see.... awesome stuff Wendy!

 
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LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 6 days ago; 6:42 pm   Permalink



Drats!


 
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TikiAno
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Posted: 5 days ago; 09:24 am   Permalink

Love the kiln openings (yes, I'm a few days' back).

Jon, Caliente looked like a blast, sorry to miss it! Will see you soon at Oasis... if not before.

Dan is one lucky guy...


 
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Tyber Tiki
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Posted: 4 days ago; 3:08 pm   Permalink

Wendy, the Huge Maori Lamp is simply amazing! Unfortunately the day it arrived was the same day I found out that my father had collapsed and was rushed to he hospital. Needless to say I only had a few minutes with the lamp prior to my emergency travel. Fast forward a few days...dad is home and doing well after having two stents placed in two clogged arteries...and I am back home drooling over the Maori Lamp, Tiki Bob Statue, and Pufferfish necklace!

While I know it's been said a thousand times...pictures just don't do your incredible art justice. The visual depth and tactile nature of your work can only be truly experienced in person. However, I'll do my best with the following pics so that the folks can see how the Maori lamp turned out.

Here is the Maori lamp together with the family


The bamboo lamp shade, stem and pull were from an old lamp that no longer worked. A quick trip to Home Depot for the lamp wiring assembly...and we have light.


Again, pictures just do not do your work justice. The incredibly detailed carvings held me mezmorized for quite some time. Here is a close up to hopefully show off the front Maori carving just a bit


The Maori has an incredible feel and massive look to it. Here are a few photos from various angles that hopefully show just how massive this Maori Lamp is.





Wendy, thanks again for taking on my wish list item. We are so excited to have this Maori Lamp as the center piece of our rooftop/loft lounge. We cant wait for wish list #6.


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Posted: 4 days ago; 3:37 pm   Permalink

Tyber- glad your Dad is ok
The lamp looks great

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Tyber Tiki
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Posted: 3 days ago; 4:35 pm   Permalink

Thanks Hang10tiki! He's doing much better, which is a big relief.

Me and Miss Tyber Tiki really liked your Caliente photos. Especially this one...



Freakin' awesome Tiki and great expression on your faces!


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hang10tiki
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Posted: 3 days ago; 8:02 pm   Permalink



That's our friend Chris
I was taking the picture


But I'm sure I had the same look on my face...


 
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Posted: Today; 7:23 pm   Permalink

I am sadly behind on this post, but the set three years (or so) in the making, Island Night Bob and a pair of Island Night Fogcutters, arrived safely in the Tiki Wastelands.



The work is everything those of us fortunate enough to get our hands on Wendy's art know to expect.

Thanks, Wendy and Dan, for continuing to keep up the Happiest Thread on TC.


 
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