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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts Wendy Cevola 8/20/14 Sacramento Crawl mug in progress photos. 21 are OUT of the kiln.
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Wendy Cevola 8/20/14 Sacramento Crawl mug in progress photos. 21 are OUT of the kiln.
dartharnie
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Posted: 2012-11-13 1:45 pm   Permalink

great suffering bob! and your crack crack cracked me up

 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2012-11-13 7:52 pm   Permalink

LOL...you're thread is the most fun on the board Wendy!!!

 
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anthonymaye
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Posted: 2012-11-14 07:10 am   Permalink

The flamingo bob looks really cool cant wait to see that one finished and i absolutely love the rock and lava glaze job so so so cool!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-11-14 08:44 am   Permalink

TikiAno I love meeting people who write on my thread. Be sure and tell me your TC name first. Thank you and see you soon.

hang10tiki we like thick mugs too. Making them thick lets me alter them more. Your Suffering Bob is done and drying.

Atomicchick
OMG suffering moai bob!!! I want one!

MP invented the Suffering Bob Bastard and his is an outstanding version. We are on a waiting list for one of his. Ask him to get to work so we can all have one. He even has it molded.

hang10tiki
EVERYONE LIKES YOUR WORK...

OH my.

Hale Tiki I can picture your smile.

VampiressRN your posts delight me.

anthonymaye I'm watching your swap progress. You paint beautifully.



Progress Report Wish List #3 and etc.

HORRORS my kiln started acting up during its firing. Here's what I loaded into the kiln yesterday afternoon.

Just before I put a shelf in I noticed that it would be sitting on the ceramic. I've done that once before. I traded out the posts for taller ones.

I checked to make sure the shelf was an inch below the thermal couple. I think it should have been more. I'll check the book today.

Secong shelf.

Second Shelf loaded.

Third shelf. The first time I've done three levels.

After a few hours I peeked in my kiln shed and heard a warning buzzer and saw error message E 1. In the book it said that the kiln was raising its temperature too slowly. Since it was so cold outside I changed it to a faster ramp (medium) and turned off the AeroVent. It worked for a while and then the error was back. The book said it would still fire but it would be really slow. So I let it go all night.

This morning it was at 1100 degrees. It has almost 800 to go. So I'm guessing it will take 24 hours for this load to fire and if I'm lucky it will not be ruined. I actually have enough for the Don the Beachcomber's sale no matter what the outcome. But HORRORS and Halloween has past.

I'll be getting a repairman here when the kiln has finished and cooled.


hang10tikis Suffering Bob was ready to flip and fix. I filled in and better attached the clay additions to the bottom.


VampiressRN flamingo's are shy and their heads tilt down not so with Flamingo Bob who looks you straight in the eye. So I have the shape right just can't tilt the head. Carving the beak, nostrils and glazing will make it better.


All day and night I brought in trays of ceramics to glaze.

Layer after layer, piece by piece I glazed.

What's cookin in my kitchen, not much but there's a lot of plates of glazed ceramics.


Well my fingers are crossed that the kiln will keep going until this load finishes and that come Friday I'll have a happy load.

I'll continue to glaze. I'm always hopeful. Cheers, Wendy


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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-11-14 1:12 pm   Permalink

W
Sorry to hear about the kiln,
Ill cross my fingers.
Looks like u 2 did a lot of work yesterday!!!

Jon


 
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tigertail777
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Posted: 2012-11-14 4:11 pm   Permalink

Good lord, after all that work I really hope it all turns out okay. Sorry to hear about your kiln, at least it didn't explode or take off to the moon or nothin' like that.
I'll keep fingers proverbially crossed as well and hope you can get the kiln safely and quickly fixed.


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-11-15 09:31 am   Permalink

Thank you hang10tiki and tigertail777.

Hi Friends, its been really a bad time to be slowed down by a faulty kiln however the timing was also lucky. Between yesterday and the end of the year the Scutt repairman was scheduled to come to my area 1 day. Guess what that day is today and he had one opening at noon! He's going to replace computer relay switches and I'll be good to go with firing the same load that sat in the heat of 1400 degrees for 30 hours. They said it shouldn't have effected the ceramics. So tonight they'll be firing again. 1400 degrees was not hot enough to melt the glaze.

Yesterday Christmas came early. 19TikiChef62 sent us a gift of his handmade soaps, body wash and crystals. He even sent sponges! We are going to have fun being clean. I just want to share photos of what he has to offer.

There are tikis and angles, Santa's and fruits, bath salts you name it he makes it.

Close up of some tiki soaps.

I just noticed his card has batchelorette party XXX supplies. Might look like some tiki parts I've seen from Cook Island.

Thank you so much John you made my day.

Progress for the Don the Beachcomber's sale Dec. 2nd.

Even though my kiln is down I continue to glaze my projects.

A Bumatay with a coconut tree bowl.

Drooling just seems so tiki that I run glaze inside the bowl.


A long time ago I had a Frankoma War God not empty. I dug out the wet clay and spread the head and attached it to a mug.

It will be red inside and brown with red spots on the outside.



Now I'm having fun making color choices for THE KINGS GOBLET's.
#1


#2



#3 after glazing I scrapped off the glaze on the flowers

Then I used a wet paper towel to rub off more.

Finished.


Today I'll be working clay and glazing while I wait for the kiln repair man to arrive. Fingers crossed that it will end well.

Cheers, Wendy










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Professor G
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Posted: 2012-11-15 12:40 pm   Permalink

Those goblets are going to be gorgeous . . . and huge. Thanks as always for sharing the ceramic ups-and-downs with us (of course the downs always bounce right back into ups, which is fun).

 
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-11-15 9:48 pm   Permalink

I took a look at the Dan and Wendy show while at work
then I got home and there was a package waiting for me...

AWESOME!
LOVE LOVE LOVE THE HONU...
(AFTER ALL MY HOME BAR IS "THE HONU HIDEAWAY")








WIFE GOT A LAUGH OUT OF THIS ONE,
LOOK I HAVE A WENDY MOAI EARRING...




THANKS AGAIN
YOU TWO ROCK...
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2012-11-15 10:29 pm   Permalink

Love that turtle pendant. Brilliant!!!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-11-16 08:04 am   Permalink

Professor G thank you I hope I choose good glaze colors for them. Today's photos show the bounce back!

hang10tiki I didn't know your bar was The Honu Hideaway. It was appropriate you won the contest. The "earring" looks really good on you. You are welcome.

VampiressRN thank you. It's fun to make a few wearable art pieces.

Progress Report Wish List #3 and etc.

Since my kiln in 30 hours never raised high enough to fire, it was also cool by yesterday morning. So I peaked in and saw that the cones had not melted and the ceramics looked fine. Whew!

The repairman came and ended up replacing most of the insides of my kiln control box. $300 later it's back to new and fired last night. It will open again this weekend.


Vampiress RN here's the beak for Flamingo Bob. Your mug is now drying.


Kahaka/Woody here is Grandpa

Top view.

Front view.


I scratched in some fur. When it dries and is sanded most of this will be gone leaving fine lines.

Side view.

When the cat was soft I needed a support inside the mug.

Now the cat is firm so I removed the support. Now if one day the cat is dropped and broken the mug will still be a perfect Bob mug. Glazing will help this cat become Grandpa.


On eBay the Ren Clark drink menu is up for sale. Here's the drink add for the severed head that I'll start working on later this year. Page one of this thread has the sign up list. Let me know if you want to be added.



Having an operating kiln is such a joy. I'm ready to go to work right now.
Cheers, Wendy


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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-11-16 8:43 pm   Permalink

GLAD YOUR BACK IN ACTION
SORRY IT WAS $300.00
DID U OFFER THE REPAIR GUY A MUG TRADE?


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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-11-17 08:46 am   Permalink

hang10tiki I didn't think of a trade dang it. But I tell everyone about Tiki Central and how its so much fun. Thank you again for all the wonderful pinups.

Progress Report:

I've opened the kiln load that sat for 30 hours in 1400 degrees. First off on the top shelf I could see these two had glaze crawl. I think it was dust. I kept washing these Moai but they still dried dusty. Still I was worried. What would the rest look like?



Top shelf had 3 out of 5 that were fine.

Second shelf all were fine.

Bottom level only one small Frankoma tiki had some glaze loss.

3 items to re-glaze and all of these plus two bowls were just fine. Don the Beachcomber's sale here we come!


We immediately re-loaded the kiln with another full load. It fired last night and opens tomorrow.

It was fun that what I had glazed was exactly what I had space for in the kiln.
Top shelf.

bottom shelf.


My goal is to finish all of the rest of my bisqued ware so that tomorrow or Monday I'll fire again.

Most of what I'm working on now are Bob's.

I'm choosing off the wall colors for fun.

After all the bodies are painted I go back and do the faces.

This is the first step for this PNG mug. I let it dry overnight. I'll work on him first this morning.


It's cold and raining outside. I perfect day to work work work. Well, I do that every day rain or shine. I just love doing this work.

I'm excited to hear from you and see some of you at Don's. Cheers, Wendy


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Posted: 2012-11-17 09:52 am   Permalink

Grandpa looks awesome! My wife will love it. Mahalo!!

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-11-17 12:10 pm   Permalink

You'll have to work doubletime to pay for those kiln repairs Wendy. Oh wait, you already were working doubletime!

I accidentally cast one of the El Tiki mugs thicker than I intended to ~ that one will be Dan's 'cuz I know he likes some heft to his mugs
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