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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts Wendy Cevola 7/26/14 Our Tiki Pop book has arrived and I'm over the moon happy.
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Wendy Cevola 7/26/14 Our Tiki Pop book has arrived and I'm over the moon happy.
Gene S Morgan
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From: Midwest the navel of the USA
Posted: 2013-07-22 9:20 pm   Permalink

Wendy ... great bunch of photos ... You should write a book: "Tiki Travels With Dan" .... You are masters at tracking down tiki deals ..... Gene

 
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 4648
Posted: 2013-07-23 07:22 am   Permalink

zerostreet it was fun to see Munktiki. Their downstairs is all tiki and the upstairs is tiki free. We had many work spots in common. They are super nice people and we've missed them since they moved.

lunavideogames I hope there will be photos of Marketplace and Tonga hut to see. I'll check later today. Monkey mugs are fun in any color.

hang10tiki GROG hairy now that's different. He's cute either way.

MadDogMike thank you so much for posting to make my story complete. That is a great work of tiki art. We are looking forward to seeing you and Teresa at Oasis.

Woodtiki I remember Milk Farm. My parents went there ordered steaks and got ground grain. They never would go back so I missed visiting it and now it's gone. I never saw the dinosaur.

TikiAno we haven't found tikis like that in years. I am always amazed at all the tiki finds posted by Buzzy and Psycho Tiki D from California when we can't seem to find any here.

(Dan's posing took away all need for photoshopping (well, except for Jon's work)- thanks, Dan!) He got a kick out of this, he really laughed.

Badd Tiki I've always thought that about Dan. He's so quiet around friends but when its just him and I he's a nut. I love nuts.

WooHooWahine, oh you are going to have so much fun...with us. Dan has been imitating Soccer in lots of his photos. See you at Oasis. We are so lucky to have your Marketplace and so many great events to attend.

WaikikianMoeKele we have everyone here in mind when we take our photos. We love sharing and are so happy that everyone enjoys our travels.

Gene S Morgan I would really like to have this tread on a DVD. If Tiki Cental went away I would feel lost. We were very lucky to find these tikis and we are elated.

Thank you all for your messages, I really enjoyed reading them all.
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The MadDogMike Swap is almost here so I jumped on it yesterday and glazed my swap art. It was not easy and I'll show you the steps here. Some worked and some did not.

First I hauled in all the glazes that I would need.


I sat and thought about how I would get the glaze in place.


First I used a funnel to get it past the woman.


I tipped the bowl to cover the sides. I couldn't get it to go on the backs of the arms and the rest of the body and that needed to be done.


While I thought about that I put glaze inside of the woman.


I painted the skin on the woman to see how much I could cover. Then I put a baggy over the bowl and secured it with a rubber band. I turned it upside down and ran it over her back and the backs of her arms.


Now I cleaned her up and added more glaze to her face and body.


All done with here now I started on the bowl.


I aged the bottom of the bowl by rubbing glaze on and then off.


Top view.


Front view. She's ready to boil in the kiln poor thing.


Cheers, Wendy






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TikiAno
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Posted: 2013-07-23 3:20 pm   Permalink

Wowzers. Wendy, looks awesome! Can't wait to see it/her come out of the kiln.

Yes, I've always wondered how Buzzy finds that stuff at swap meets here in SD- I must be going to the wrong ones...


 
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-07-23 4:58 pm   Permalink

Cook her and let's see her shine
Awesome

Jon


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-07-24 09:37 am   Permalink

TikiAno thank you its been really relaxing to just glaze instead of pouring, cleaning, firing, washing and with all of that a lot of lifting. Your cannibal bowl with the tennis shoes is super cute for a gruesome subject. I was happy to hear that the glaze glue worked. I just used it too.

Buzzy has the Midas touch for tiki hunting.

hang10tiki soon I'll have a kiln load glazed and ready to fire. I'm working every day because I want to see how they turn out too. Counting the days to Oasis?

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Yesterday we had two repairman and one delivery. I think I have two families out of the three that will join Tiki Central. It is important to keep tiki alive by inspiring more to join.

We gave him a Harvey's and a Trader Vics coconut mug to get him started. We hope he will sign up and attend the Sacramento Crawl.


We had a shower door installed.

We choose a rain pattern. After it was in Mr. Moules said that he should have showed us the bamboo pattern that would have been perfect for us. I don't know what it looks like but we are happy with rain.


Then the UPS guy brought my package and saw some tikis. He said he and his wife just did their backyard totally tiki. So I slowed his work day down enough to get him information on Tiki Central. I hope he'll also join our group.
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Glazing Progress Report

Years ago I sculpted the Missionary's Downfall bowl and topless wahine to go with it. I shipped them off to Gecko in Hawaii and he made molds. He tried to cast the bowls but each time he fired it the bowl cracked. He had shipped back my sculpts so I tried to mold the bowl and ended up with a huge frustrating mess which I shared here on TC. (each time I type TC I think of Tc-99m the radioactive material I used throughout my career) Back to tikis. I ended up hand sculpting one of these bowls for Psycho Tiki D and in the kiln after glazing it cracked and I gave up.

Years pass and I couldn't get this off my mind. I recently saw Gecko made two sets and sold them on eBay so I paid him cast two and send them to me unfired. So I'm trying again to make the set for Psycho Tiki D.


I'm making two that are just alike in case one cracks.


I've got my fingers crossed for a 50% success rate.


They both survived the bisque fire.


Hopefully they will survive the glaze firing. Psycho I'm trying again!


Next I went to work on the bowl for the test volcano.
First I sprayed the bowl with distilled water to get the glaze to stick well.

I painted the bottom three times.

I didn't want the bowl to be exactly the same as Pilot's temple of the Jaguar bowl so I used different glazes. First I made the cooling lava ridges with French Dimensions. This is a glaze that doesn't go flat. You can make designs that stand out.

I tried to squeeze in some red with sprinkles glaze.

But once in awhile a glob would make a whole bunch come out. I ended up using a brush to move it around.

Each area is ringed with Red sprinkles then Orange sprinkles and then the center is yellow sprinkles.

It will be fun to see how different it looks from Philots.

Time to get back to glazing. I hope you are each having a good day. Thank you for the visit. Wendy




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GROG
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Posted: 2013-07-24 1:23 pm   Permalink

GROG packing up a big batch of bisqued ceramics to send to you. GROG hate glazing.
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tikilongbeach
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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2013-07-24 2:01 pm   Permalink

I can't wait to see how the lava bowl turns out or the cannibal pot. Great work as always!
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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2013-07-24 6:13 pm   Permalink

Since you and Dan like to thrift shop on your road trips check out http://fleaquest.com/.
It's an online vintage shop guide which lists flea markets, antique malls, thrift stores, etc.
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-07-24 7:23 pm   Permalink

Wendy- everything looks cool
Grog- congratulations, no double post
Dan- stay thirsty my friend



 
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TikiAno
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2013-07-24 10:43 pm   Permalink

Wendy, forgot to say I'm looking forward to see how Ukelele Bob turns out w/ your re-glaze. Everything else awesome, no surprises there.

I'll have to come up with some repairs to do when I finally make it up there for a visit. It seems workers do pretty well...

Grog, though you hate glazing, I have to say I completely dig the glaze on the bowl I picked up from you this Sunday at Tonga Hut....

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-07-25 09:33 am   Permalink

Hi Friends, a couple of my severed heads are on eBay. It is really fun and scary to see if my art holds its value. So far they have. #2 is starting high so it may not get any bids. I think I know he seller, he bought three from me and I've had fun watching them go.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=400536584896&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:3160
This auction is by Mahalo Tiki and we are sharing the money on this one. This one and the one with the snake were the hardest to make although they were all a challenge.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290950940457&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:3160

GROG don't send them drive them down and we'll have a glaze off. Don't forget to try Aqua Net on the one that has never held the glaze. I know you don't personally use this product but it doesn't cost too much!

tikilongbeach me too. It's always fun to open the kiln, then its either oh yeah or oh no.
Thank you for the link. We don't have smart phones but I can print out some info on paper to take with us. http://fleaquest.com/ very cool.

hang10tiki that's right no double post for GROG. He's cured, next up curing his heart. Well wishes for him every day.

I made Dan a pineapple snow cone yesterday. He'll be having these with real fruit juice every day. The machine is called Snowey and it does shaved Hawaiian ice. Good for hot days.

TikiAno I'm hoping the glaze doesn't just run off Bob's face and drip off the bottom. I've not tried this before. Gecko is the greatest at experiments and so is Babalu. I need to do them to learn as well. I hope it turns out well.

GROG I saw you in photos from the Tonga Hut. You're looking mighty good even if stressed by glazing and doctors visits.

Remember back when my volcano cracked when drying and I made a plug that fit nicely into the crack? Well it all bisque fired really well.

So I'm using a glaze called French Dimensions to glue the plug in place.

After pressing down I added more FD and smoothed it with my finger.

I also added and soothed the bottom and then glazed it with Red with black speckles.

My plan was to experiment with Fired Snow which makes pits and holes during firing. I tried once before to make it black by mixing in glaze but it didn't work. The company said I could add a small amount so I did that and stirred it up.

Then I made a mistake. I painted on the snow to the bisque volcano. I was supposed to glaze it first and then paint on the snow. Oh well this will be an experiment that I didn't plan. I could have backed up and washed it off but with the plug in place it was too much work.

After it dried I added three layers of black glaze.

When that dried I added a layer at the stop of a sandy black glaze that has been discontinued.

Now I added the red lava runs down the sides.

I checked it out in the bowl.

Then I placed it outside to dry.

I loaded the bottom shelf of the kiln.

Now I'm finishing up a few projects so I can fire tonight. This is the Maori super carved mug. It will come out green and brown.


If you looked at this post earlier you read I was leaving for a diagnostic test. It was normal so it's back to work! Cheers, Wendy






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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-07-26 09:14 am   Permalink

Friday always is a special day. By the end of this one I hope to have filled the kiln and to set it to firing. It took all day Thursday to glaze the bowl with a small volcano inside and three topless woman on the outside. Yes men your votes counted. I hope I fixed it to your satisfaction!

First I painted the volcano with running hot lava.


The I did the woman's hair and the inside of the bowl.


Next the outside of the bowl and the bodies. The hair came next.


Flowers and lei.


Faces and nipples.


Different woman.


Inside finished.


Outside finished.


This took all day because every part was done three times or more.
GROG I didn't hate doing this because I had the TV on and caught
up on General Hospital. Too bad TV's haven't been invented for
you yet. (:

As a thank you for running my view numbers above 500,000 it is time for another Contest. Whoever has the right answers first wins. I have two necklaces that need a place to hang. They are totally my work/art.

First contest for a Turtle necklace.

Question #1. How many miles did Dan and I drive on our Tiki Kon vacation. We went from Elk Grove, California to Portland and then across to Lincoln City on the coast and home.

Second contest for a Puffer Fish necklace.

Question #2. What percentage of the drive did we each do. Example: Wendy 50% Dan 50%.

It's is OK to win both contests. Good Luck.

The Contest ends at 11 PM on Sunday 7/28/13. Winners announced Monday morning. Good Luck, Wendy



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lunavideogames
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Posted: 2013-07-26 11:46 am   Permalink

The wahine bowl is looking great! I hope I get a chance to see it in person.

I suppose that I will take a guess at the second question...

I know when Emily and I are taking road trips, I get to drive most of the time. Sometimes if I am lucky, she will let me have a drink and she will drive. But mostly I drive. So I think that possibly Dan drove 85% of the time. I might be horribly wrong, but at least I am getting this contest underway

Keep up the good work Wendy and Dan!


 
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Badd Tiki
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Posted: 2013-07-26 12:14 pm   Permalink

Every good bowl has it's day.
I know how frustrating cracks can be after a lot of hard work so the best of luck with 'em.

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two great prizes, i gotta take a shot.

I'll say 550 miles on the tiki kon trip, completely uneducated guess.

And i think Dan did most of the driving, since he is in so many shots i assume the camera was in your hand most of the time, which makes it hard to drive.
75% Dan.


 
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ZeroTiki
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Posted: 2013-07-26 12:20 pm   Permalink

Dan did 70% of the driving.
YAY!


 
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