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Wendy Cevola 11/26/14 Ancesory Swirlls and the Honu debut! Wish List #5 rules on Friday.
danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-07-04 12:55 pm   Permalink

I just can't stay away from all of you here on Tiki Central the happiest place on earth! We went for a holiday special 2 for 1 at Macaroni Grill and now we are hanging out until it is time for fireworks with all our neighbors. I did get some work done early this morning so I'll share.

Atomic Tiki Punk I shed a few tears, so much work down the drain but I always call failures a learning experience.

LoriLovesTiki thank goodness we can look at all the event photos after they happen. I loved the photos of Crazy Al swimming with the Mermaids at Hukilau.

GROG yes but remember that since that time I found out that overheating can cause this and Aquanet hairspray can fix it. So I have to make sure I fire right and Dan hasn't run out of his favorite hairspray!

lunavideogames Dan's jealous too he wanted the mug. I told Dan to think up his own and add it to the next Wish List. I like happy endings.

Hale Tiki all the fun of posting now is almost worth all the horror of those many weeks.

hang10tiki it's a funny thing but once you do the work you "forget about it" and just keep on truckin.

Philot thank you. His mug went through without a hitch. Hers was a disaster. If the octopus had enough glaze after the first firing then I wouldn't have fired it so many times causing so many areas to pop off. So it was my problem.

littlegiles I love cliffhangers. I feel like I have a new one coming every time I glaze. Thank you for the thumbs up.

VampiressRN you be so funny. Thank you I like the word gorgeous.

TikiTacky you are exactly right. What I didn't know and learned with this mug is that each time you fire it runs again. So by the end of the 4th firing the runny glaze on the mug was really thin. I'd used it on inside of the mug and so the bottom of the inside was super thick.

Atomic Tiki Punk thank you for thinking of me today. I'm going to work on the Tiki Oasis painting as soon as I finish here. There are always so many projects that I have to fill in all the time with something important.


A Report on the morning of July 4th. Kind of like a report on summer camp.

I just un-loaded my camera and found photos from a couple of days ago. I unloaded a filled kiln of bisque ware and carried it outside.

I set up to wash it all so that it would be ready to glaze.

I got it all done in spite of 107 degree heat. I splashed water all over myself too.


If you are watching the Ohana page, topic Infirmary, author VampiressRN you will see that GROG has some serious things coming up. I'm making him a commemorative Tiki Bob mug. If I get it done in time he can take it with him when he has the big time surgery. Once he has it I'll share photos here.


This morning I spent a couple of hours sanding projects. This is the bowl that will hold the volcano.


Even though the texture on the outside of this bowl looked good I still sand it because glaze doesn't like to stick on sharp surfaces.


I decided it was time to make a bowl that was nipple-less and kid friendly. So here is with...

and then without those little bumps. Dan was not happy about the change. I want to see how much detail I can do with under-glaze. These will have a moomoo or mumu??? so I can paint patterns.


The bowl has a mini volcano in the bottom of the bowl.


So I gave out after 6 items.


I have three left for tomorrow morning and then I'll have Dan blow off the dust and I'll fire.


I have nothing left that needs to be made after this load is done. That means I'll be glazing
non-stop load after load until I finish them all.

I better get to that painting. I hope you all have fireworks in your future. Many hugs dear friends, Wendy and Dan

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tigertail777
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Posted: 2013-07-04 7:18 pm   Permalink

Dang! I really don't know how you have this much patience...I would have cussed the skies blue if I had something like the octopus mug mishap happen.

On another note: you have committed tiki sacrilege by erasing those nipples!

Hope you have a wonderful Independence day!


 
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2013-07-04 7:39 pm   Permalink

Leave the nipples and paint a dress over them—everybody happy!

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2013-07-04 9:02 pm   Permalink

Thanks for keeping us all entertained Wendy Happy Independence Day to you and Dan
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2013-07-04 9:43 pm   Permalink

If women did not have nipples, would there be any kids?

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-07-05 06:55 am   Permalink

ATP- always thinking

Wendy- like the update

Jon
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Hale Tiki
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Posted: 2013-07-05 08:29 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-07-04 21:43, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
If women did not have nipples, would there be any kids?



Yes. They would just be mal-adjusted because no one would be able to breastfeed.

I also think it would make for some mal-adjusted adult males as well. But men, well, I'm okay if we get rid of our nipples. Totally useless as far as I'm concerned.

You're a tiki machine, Wendy. And I can never express enough gratitude for your work.


 
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Hale Tiki
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Posted: 2013-07-05 09:09 am   Permalink

Oh, by the way, I showed off your Ren Clark mug as part of my presentation for the cocktail!



 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-07-05 10:35 am   Permalink

tigertail777 we had a wonderful evening with our neighbors. From sparklers to silly string (which is flammable, beware).




We ran out of fireworks at 10 PM other neighbors kept going until midnight. With 40 people cleanup was super fast. All these were put in a barrel of water (not rum).


When things go bad I just try to learn from them. The problem was I could fix a spot where the glaze popped off but firing it made new areas pop off, I was chasing a moving train and not catching up.

I think that I can make you men happy and build up a hint of nipple with under-glaze. Dan is insisting that I try.

TikiTacky will do.

MadDogMike my pleasure. You all give back to me with your posts.

Atomic Tiki Punk I think so because there are also butt and leg men.

hang10tiki its a man thing.

Hale Tiki just what Dan said. I love seeing one on my mugs being used. That's a wonderful photo. I wish everyone with one of my mugs would post them here. You are welcome Hale Tiki.


Here's another episode...

McTiki's tiki is going to be red with a hint of blue. It was blending into the sky so

I added more black plants behind him.


I added paint in four colors from dark to light.


Where you hang a painting and how much light hits it makes a huge difference.


All I did hear was open a window. I can't seem to get a good photo with this camera.


I will post Maddy's second mug tomorrow. Now we are returning to work. Cheers, Wendy


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TikiAno
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Posted: 2013-07-05 4:01 pm   Permalink

Wow, a lot to catch up on- got caught up w/ work and family, fun to catch up on the Wendy and Dan show. Wow, the Hale mug collection is exciting stuff- amazing work- and makes me never want to carve again. Or, maybe time to come up for carving lessons, Wendy. We can throw some things on a wheel when you come down for Oasis.

Love the T.O. Art Show piece, too. Look forward to seeing it in person.

Hope everyone had a great (and safe) Independence Day.

Wishing Grog the best, too.


 
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GROG
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Posted: 2013-07-05 6:00 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-07-04 12:55, danlovestikis wrote:

I'm making him a commemorative Tiki Bob mug. If I get it done in time he can take it with him when he has the big time surgery. Once he has it I'll share photos here.







YAY!! Unexpected pleasure. Maybe GROG should have open heart surgery more often!
U da best!

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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-07-06 07:47 am   Permalink

The painting is looking sweeeeeet

Jon


 
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danlovestikis
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TikiAno going slowly is the key. I think you can do anything you want with clay. Example roll out a piece to a small diameter, dip it in slip which acts as glue and attach it to your mug. You can make designs and rims around eyes this way. Remember a paint brush is a wonderful clay tool. You can move clay and smooth surfaces with it. Never give up. If you are in our area stop by for sure.

Did you see my potters wheel pot? it didn't get much better when I used a real one. I'd love to try again.

Taking photos of art in progress shows more than looking at the original. These photos show me that the nose is not right so I'll have to start over in that area next.

Wishing Grog the best, too.<<<< We do too.

GROG I like it that you called the mug an Unexpected pleasure. If it brings a smile to your face you will recover faster, that is my goal.

hang10tiki I like it that you called my painting sweeeeeeeeeet! You are too.
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I posted photos once this morning and then exited without clicking on Submit. I hope I get it right this time.

I've finished off all the sanding of my projects.


Dan dusted them and


they went into the kiln last night.


They will cool until tomorrow and then its washing day. I also had the GROG mug
in this batch. It's fun to do something for him since he does so many fun things
for all of us.


Maddy's mug #2 design by Hale Tiki

This time I started off with putting the correct date on the bottom. Hale Tiki will give his love the mug at Hukilau.

I was using a Tiki Bob mug so I started off by covering Bob's face.

I built up the tiki face in the same area.

Then I added a puffer. As you can see I started the second mug before I repaired the first one.

Having the first mug to copy made the sculpting go faster. The tentacles
are fun to place.

It dawned on me that this mug needed to dry fast if I was to make the deadline. That meant no thick areas that would require more time to slowly dry to prevent cracking.
So I cut off the front of the puffer.

I cut out the inside of the puffer clear into the mug.

Next I hollowed out the inside of the puffers face.

I used slip and glued it back together.

I finished off the puffers surface.


Even though I was copying the first mug I somehow ended up with extra space. Luckily I had a smaller sea horse that I could put there to make it work. I started upside down

and finished up right side up.

I made sure everyone was smiling.

I hollowed out the head of the octopus and the tiki.

Now it was time to do the tikis face and then the tentacles.


Now we'll jump ahead to the finished sculpt. Dry baby dry I need to
get this fired and glazed. So now is when I fixed the first Maddy mug
and shipped it off to Hale Tiki (no charge) so that he had a backup
in case this didn't get done in time.










You may notice that I did the suction cups differently. Since I was able
to break the first ones off I decided to jut carve these in. I hoped
he would like them better than the first.

Speed and efficiency could it work? There's still so much that
could go wrong...

I hope you are having a great weekend. Cheers, Wendy







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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-07-06 2:17 pm   Permalink

Repeat mug lookin good (love the puffer)

Jon


 
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Posted: 2013-07-06 2:47 pm   Permalink

Fingers Crossed!!!!!!!

 
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