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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts Wendy Cevola 12/17/14 Homer Simpson has his wood grain, is sanded and popped in the kiln.
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Wendy Cevola 12/17/14 Homer Simpson has his wood grain, is sanded and popped in the kiln.
LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 2012-11-17 6:04 pm   Permalink

Hi Wendy,

I was so happy to find out the kiln story had a happy ending! I wish I could be meeting you at Don's. One day my friend I will.
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-11-18 07:05 am   Permalink

KAHAKA Grandpa is drying slowly and then the fun starts.
MadDogMike you work triple time. We have fun.
LoriLovesTiki thank you so far so good.

Progress Report:

Yesterday was another day to glaze.
First I rubbed off extra glaze on this PNG mug.

Then I added a mix of glazes to "age" it.


The two Moai head wall hangings that had glaze skips have new layers of glaze.

To these I'll be adding cords.


I finished painting all the Bob bodies. Today I'll paint the faces.


My underwater diver had these two glazes added.


I'll use some enamel after it fires to highlight some fish and metal.



Today I open the kiln again. I did some more colorful glazes that I'm looking forward to seeing. We are also going out to lunch with Mahalo Tiki and his wife Mary. One day he'll not only have his store open he'll be making mugs.

I wish you all a fun and happy day, Wendy
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-11-18 2:00 pm   Permalink

Another fine show...

 
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TikiRootsRocka
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Posted: 2012-11-18 2:04 pm   Permalink

Awesome work Wendy! Can't wait to see the next segment when these are out of the kiln!

 
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Posted: 2012-11-18 5:51 pm   Permalink

Well????? How'd everything look? It's 8:49pm EST so that means it's almost 6. What's taking so long?!?!?!?
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-11-19 07:41 am   Permalink


hang10tiki on with the show!

TikiRootsRocka I feel that way about your ceramics.

LoriLovesTiki I just got sooooo busy. Here are the photos.

I'm delighted that you all like my photos.

Progress Report:

I opened the kiln. Top shelf.





Bottom shelf. When I have time I'll be taking better photos.

I had one mug with glaze skips and that's it. A very successful firing.

The rest of the day was spent glazing. This was my submission to the Tiki Farm contest.


I painted the indentations and then wiped away the excess and started the flat surfaces.






I then painted 3 layers of white on the faces of 10 Bob's and left them to dry over night.


Back to work and loving it, Wendy







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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-11-19 6:13 pm   Permalink

Wow
Great lookin colors
Another fine job my dear

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-11-20 08:41 am   Permalink

Thank you hang10tiki.

Progress Report:

Time is short every hour is important. I have enough for the sale at Don the Beachcomber's on Dec. 2nd.

Yesterday I did the faces and clear glaze on the Bob's.

Faces painted on.


One woman is sticking her tongue out.

Clear Glaze.


Bottom level of the kiln loaded.

Top layer. I fired for 15.5 hours so that the newly glazed pieces would dry out and not boil.


I carried all the new clay pieces to the shed. The heat of the kiln dried them out the rest of the way. I'll be sanding these and then they'll bisque fire soon.


Cheers, Wendy





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TikiAno
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Posted: 2012-11-20 1:12 pm   Permalink

Wendy,

Is that Pac Man Bob a special order... or might it be heading to Don's?


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-11-20 1:55 pm   Permalink

Tiki Ano it is a special order. All my Pac Man Bob's so far are sold. I have one with a pretzel and woman Pac Man yet to do. I won't have time to start it until I'm back from the sale. If you need one let me know. With a regular Bob smile it is $75 plus shipping. Thanks for asking, Wendy
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-11-20 7:26 pm   Permalink

THAT'S 9 FINE LOOKIN BOBS...

AND I DO BELIEVE I SAW MY SUFFERING BOB IN ONE PIC

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-11-21 3:05 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki I should have kept track of how many Bob's I've customized.

Progress Report:

A while back I had the clear glaze make the under-glaze run. I had scary looking Bob's with black under their eyes. So I quite using the gallon jug on the right and went back to using the Pure Brilliance. I'd only swapped when the store ran out.


With fingers crossed I opened the kiln and saw all my Bob's were fine.

Bottom shelf was looking good too.

I still need to photograph each piece for Gallery before the sale.

Once the kiln was unloaded I started sanding all of the dry clay-ware. I loaded the kiln as I finished each piece.
Bottom Shelf.

Here I'm sanding the inside of The Temple of the Jaguar bowl.

Top shelf.

The kiln is firing and opens on Friday. But they'll just look white on that day. If I'm very lucky nothing will have cracks for blow outs.

May you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, cheers, Wendy






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TikiAno
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Posted: 2012-11-21 4:46 pm   Permalink

Wendy, thanks for the response. I think I'll wait to see all of your many pieces at Don's before ordering one. Look forward to meeting you- and happy Thanksgiving!

 
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Posted: 2012-11-21 5:22 pm   Permalink

But if you don't open the kiln until Friday, how will you get the turkey out of it on Thursday?

 
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LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 2012-11-21 7:59 pm   Permalink

Happy Thanksgiving Wendy & Dan! All the glazed pieces look great in the kiln, can't wait to see some of the close ups!
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