||Wendy Cevola 10/21/14 A new version of Tapa Bob. He's wearing his favorite shirt.
Joined: Sep 05, 2012
From: Herald, CA ( Sac county )
|Posted: 2012-11-21 8:05 pm  Permalink|
Love it when you open the kiln! Maybe Santa will bring me a kiln for christmas.
Happy Thanksgiving Dan & Wendy.... BIG HUGS!!!
Joined: Apr 04, 2003
From: The armpit of Florida
|Posted: 2012-11-21 10:12 pm  Permalink|
wow you've got that kiln loaded up.
I've got all my fingers an toes crossed.
have a great thanksgiving!
Joined: Jun 17, 2002
|Posted: 2012-11-22 08:37 am  Permalink|
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE
TikiAno my favorite part of Don's is meeting people from my thread and visiting with friends. See you there.
hang10tiki what me cook? Not even in the kiln.
LoriLovesTiki I did a few group photos but I haven't found time for the close ups, soon and thanks for asking.
Mahalo Tiki I hope it makes it to your door.
Philot me too, me too!
Alii Tiki had his wishes arrive in Hawaii. It's so fun to send my art there. This is his business.
I still have not finished Wish List #3 project orders. If you haven't seen yours being made I do have you on the list. I'll contact you or you may contact me to insure that you still want me to proceed. We started to pour again yesterday.
This is an overview of the art I'm taking to the Don the Beachcomber's sale
Dec. 2nd. I have to confess that Dan's shopping the table and now and then something disappears.
If I finish painting 8 mugs today I'll post again later.
I'm looking forward to the rest of the day. I hope you all have a special one.
It dawned on me that I should have a sign at the sale. This is Larry who will make it for me.
On each side of my name will be these photos.
[ This Message was edited by: danlovestikis 2012-11-22 09:38 ]
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Nov 23, 2006
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
|Posted: 2012-11-22 08:58 am  Permalink|
Happy Kilning to you two!!!
Joined: Jan 01, 2012
|Posted: 2012-11-22 8:12 pm  Permalink|
Just wanted you and Dan to know I'm thankful for you two.
Enjoy the holiday.
Joined: Jun 17, 2002
|Posted: 2012-11-23 09:11 am  Permalink|
VampiressRN I'll open it today to see if it all survived. It is so cold out we need to find a way to get the dust off that doesn't drench up. We'll try the compressor. I hope you had a fun holiday with mom.
dartharnie you are a sweetheart. I'll be starting your next wish soon.
Dan and I had Thanksgiving dinner on the Delta King moored on the Sacramento River.
This river is deep and has levies that hold the water from flooding our city.
When we got home Dan found boxes to safely transport the tikis to Don's.
I added chords to the Moais that hang on the wall and to necklaces. I taped them to the backs.
He found boxes for everything. I think our car will be packed to the ceiling.
I photographed the tikis that need to go on my Gallery page.
The flash made some much crazier than they really are but its all fun.
Now I'll get back to work! Wendy
Joined: Feb 08, 2009
|Posted: 2012-11-23 10:00 am  Permalink|
Wow, Wendy - some really nice Bobs!
Joined: Jul 18, 2010
From: Las Vegas
|Posted: 2012-11-23 3:49 pm  Permalink|
Awesome work u 2
Everything looks great
Joined: Sep 03, 2011
From: the Tiki Wastelands
|Posted: 2012-11-23 7:16 pm  Permalink|
It's always fun to see the new glazes and patterns you come up with. It's beautiful work, ma'am.
Joined: Aug 07, 2012
From: San Diego, CA
|Posted: 2012-11-23 8:38 pm  Permalink|
Wowwwww... Wendy. Beautiful pieces. Can't wait to see them in person! If you need any typeface work/ graphics done for your sign, let me know, can definitely lend a hand if you need one.
Joined: Apr 15, 2011
From: Los Angeles, California
|Posted: 2012-11-23 10:15 pm  Permalink|
Someday, I hope to look at my pieces, and say, "damn, that's awesome!" with the same enthusiasm, as everytime I look at what you pull out of the kiln.
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and I'll see you and Dan at Don's!
Joined: Jun 17, 2002
|Posted: 2012-11-24 09:10 am  Permalink|
ebtiki you must have a museum of my Bob's by now, I'm very grateful.
hang10tiki we are excited to be there, we'll miss you two.
Professor G I'm so grateful to the chemist who invent these glazes.
TikiAno thank you for the offers. I hope we'll have time to talk at the show. It may be a madhouse.
I'm enthusiastic over your designs. You are a wonderful tiki artist. See you soon.
I opened the kiln. Top shelf.
As I unload I check each piece for damage. Everything was fine and I was so happy because a lot of them had thick add ons. Loki Tiki's Santa Bob and the necklaces for the DTB sale. Hale Tiki did you choose your green glaze?
Temple of the Jaguar bowl for Philot.
Bob's for Matt the Cat, VampiressRN, bowl for Dan, Kahaka and Swizzle.
Next up Atomic Tiki Chick, hang10tiki and Marone Tiki's Bob's.
The temperature outside is way too cold to get drenched so we went to Home Depot and bought big tubs to scrub the bisqued ware. Each speck of dust ruins the glaze. So I scrubbed then hit them with the hose but not enough to get drenched. Here's Dan filling the tubs.
Dan gave me the job of cleaning hang10tiki's Suffering Bob's butt! We have two tubs. After I scrub and hose them off then Dan does a final shake and rinse. My water turned cloudy his did not. That was a good sign.
After the washing I cleaned off a couple of kiln shelves and re-applied Kiln Wash. This has saved a number of shelves and tikis from sticking.
Next I picked out the first wave of glazes for the bisqued ware.
These all had to dry overnight and today I'll start to glaze them. I need to do a load before we leave for the sale.
Thank you thank you thank you all so much for dropping by, Wendy
[ This Message was edited by: danlovestikis 2012-11-24 09:25 ]
Joined: Aug 24, 2008
From: Elk Grove, CA
|Posted: 2012-11-24 12:03 pm  Permalink|
Wow Wendy, your Bobs are just so cool. Well all your stuff is but the Bobs just make me smile.
I guess I need to get on that custom mug wish list. I need a signature look for the Kohana Wahine Lounge.
Have a great trip.
Grand Member (7 years)
Joined: Mar 30, 2008
From: The Anvil of the Sun
|Posted: 2012-11-24 12:30 pm  Permalink|
Wendy, I love the Jaguar Temple Bowl. I didn't understand the scale of the temple of where it was going to go. I get it now! The Scuba Bob is going to be real cool too!
When you hurry through life, you just get to the end faster.
Pirate Ship Tree House
Joined: Jul 03, 2011
|Posted: 2012-11-24 2:50 pm  Permalink|
Thanks for the pictures, those are amazing! Individual pics are so not necessary. Photogrphing them 3 at a time is just perfect and saves you a lot of time. I just love seeing all your glaze work up close so I can marvel at the detail. Amazing, just amazing.