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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts Wendy Cevola 10/22/18 Wish List #8 continues with four hula girl goblets. Skips and Fixes.
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Wendy Cevola 10/22/18 Wish List #8 continues with four hula girl goblets. Skips and Fixes.
Hamo
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Posted: 4 days ago; 6:56 pm   Permalink

Glad you both were healthy enough to make the Crawl. When will we get to hear about your cruise?

 
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danlovestikis
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hang10tiki thank you for the beautiful sky photos. So lovely. I want to visit you in Las Vegas and go for a walk. What is the coolest month?

Hamo, I just got the photos all sorted out and just the best ones ready to post. First I have the hula girl goblets to share. I'm finishing them off right now and that will end the second wave of Wish List #8 projects. Then it's back to mucking in slip and clay. I've been waiting for Dan to say he's ready to lift molds for me again. Soon. Wendy


 
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danlovestikis
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Wish List #8 has had two waves where I did projects start to finish. The next four mugs I'm showing finish the second wave. Next up I will begin at the beginning by pouring mugs and setting up to make a big third wave. Some people have been waiting for me to start their projects for a year. I thank every one for hanging in there with me. As I age I have to go slower so I don't break down. I came close to carpal tunnel surgery earlier this year and now I have upper back cramps that cause shoulder pain. I will just go slower and eventually I will get most projects done. Sometimes they are beyond my skill set but I do try.

Here I will show some of the glazing steps for four hula girl goblets. For Nelson Osorio, Jay Robinson, Eric Allred and Mary Ann Edwards. This has not been easy and I do not plan to make more after I finish these four. They are far too hard. You'll see why.

Four to go. How hard could that be?


three need bright white interiors the last one will be orange.


Two are brown coconuts, one is green and one is tapa cloth. I covered the girls with a wet paper towel to avoid spots.


Next I flip it over and keep on going.


Two brown coconuts done and now it's


time to do the green coconut. Three layers of glaze.


Next it was time to do the tapa cloth. I decided to experiment.


First I filled in the impressions with dark brown. All the glazes for these mugs are Duncan CN glazes except the outside of the coconuts, that is a CY glaze called Iron Ore.


Done and I let it dry before going on.


Next I put on a layer of off white with specs of dark brown.


When this dried I wiped on a small amount of brown glaze to age it.


I forgot to take photos of doing the inside of the mug orange but it has been done. Next I painted orange glaze over the raised parts of the mug.


Before it dried I took a wire brush and pulled it through the wet glaze. I'm hoping for an aged effect.


This was a few days work and now they sit to totally dry before I start again.


It's good to be back to work. Wendy


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More steps for the Wish List #8 Hula Girl Goblets.

These are so hard to glaze. Not only are you doing the front but you have to paint the sides and the backsides. Trying to get a brush behind each girl is a challenge.

Using a wet brush I remove glaze that has gone where I do not want it to go.


I do the center of the hair and then go back and do the edges around in the face and on her chest.


No explanation needed!


Each glaze is three layers and then on top of that goes the decoration.














One step at a time. Thank you for the visit. Wendy


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2 days ago; 7:37 pm   Permalink

Coldest month is December
Brrrrrrr

Lookin good


 
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hang10tiki is 80 degrees cold for you? I know it's cold at night will it be warm during the day?
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Wish List #8 continues as I glaze the four hula girl goblets. One step at a time.

I had the wishers pick out the skin tones for their girls.











Each time I did a layer I would then take the mug outside to dry so I could continue on.


Into the kiln. I just decided to pay the electric bill and to fire with a mostly empty kiln. These are the last projects on this wave so I need to get them done so I can begin again with clay and sculpting.


Fired.


Out of the kiln I found a glaze skip. So I will go over the mug and improve it and fire again.


The tea leaf skirt had many surfaces to glaze.


I would do the top and then the underside.


Glaze would go onto the skin and I would scrap it back off and


then do more skin layers.


Then the skin glaze would get on the leaves and I would have to touch them up. There must be a better way to do this.


Next the waist band. I painted one color and then wiped it off leaving it in the indentations.


Then I painted one by one the little raised areas.


Then I did the skin.


Now it was time to start the next woman. At the same time I have to protect all the glazing on the other parts.


Pineapples were requested for one skirt. For finer detail I decided to cut into the glaze layer and to


remove it. Glaze on top of glaze can spread. I hoped this would stop that from occurring.


I filled in and


added detail. I hope it works.


Done and ready to fire when


it is 100% dry.



These take a week each to glaze. So many parts and so many layers. Wendy

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Wish List #8. The many many many steps of glazing the hula girl goblets continues.


If you find one spot that must be done then fine tune the entire mug.





The mug for Nelson Osorio is done again. I'll set it aside and check it later. Now I need


to check the green coconut mug for Mary Ann Edwards out of the kiln for the first time. There's a big skip on the outside.


Then here and there I found tiny skips.


I will be re-glazing and firing this mug. So far that's been what happens with these mugs.


So I touched up every spot I could improve and set it aside until time to fire.






This third mug is for Eric Allred.















I'm finally starting on the last goblet which is for Jay Robinson. He requested natural grass colors.
























Until next time the story of the four goblets continues. Wendy


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