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Wendy Cevola 12/17/14 Homer Simpson has his wood grain, is sanded and popped in the kiln.
danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-07-29 10:20 pm   Permalink

I missed two posts...

LoriLovesTiki only men want booby prizes!

hang10tiki it was such a great trip. I can only hope that Tiki Oasis will be as great. Another Turtle for your Honu Lounge (which we will visit one day).

GROG forgive us, please. We thought you would like it because it was dark and cozy like your cave. Sorry you got Dan's left over water. Next time I'll save you something better like rusty radiator water. You mug will be on the way to you tomorrow by United States Post Office. I hope you could read that since it wasn't carved in stone. Stay on your cave porch until it arrives. Hugs, Wendy
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tigertail777
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Posted: 2013-07-30 01:37 am   Permalink

I come home from a hard night of slogging at work and what do I find? A wonderful Wendy and Dan prize! Wow! That made my night. Plus some more great photos and Grog's witty repertoire. That all made the night a little better.

 
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GROG
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Posted: 2013-07-30 08:12 am   Permalink

Looking forward to receiving the mug, Wendy. And, looking forward to seeing ya'll at Tiki Oasis. Going to call the heart surgeon's office today and see if GROG can schedule the heart surgery for the last week in August.



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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-07-30 08:16 am   Permalink

tigertail777 its so super that we all get such enjoyment from tikis and our tiki friends. It was special hanging out with you at Tiki Kon and then you win a half of my contest. Cool.

GROG the best part of having it at the end of August is that we all get to hug you tight at Oasis because after the surgery we have to be gentle with you. See you soon.

Back in a few, Wendy
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TikiAno
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Posted: 2013-07-30 08:26 am   Permalink

Excited to hear that Grog will be at Oasis. I hope that Grog had a flashlight (er, campfire?) in Wendy and Dan's trunk to ensure that the "leftover water" from Dan was the clear kind, not that amber colored "leftover water" stuff.

Man oh man, these cliffhanger episodes.... Still waiting.....

Apologies if the reference above was too lowbrow for those tuning in.... or too toilet humor-ish. My bad.


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-07-30 08:54 am   Permalink



 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-07-30 09:31 am   Permalink

Guys will be guys, thank god!

Ok here's the cliff hanger ending.

Tiki Ano here's Ukulele Bob all re-done.
From this

to this.

The face now has a mottled transparent quality that I actually like.

It did run down a bit onto the top of the ukulele and his thumb

But not too bad considering there's now 6 layers of glaze on the face.


Psycho Tiki D has been waiting forever for the Missionary's Downfall bowl to be done.
I made two just alike in case one exploded. Gecko'z is making my set and has a 50%
fail rate.

Psycho there's only a couple of small glazing defects with these two. Come see if one is right for you.



Out of the kiln and looking pretty scary for MadDogMikes cannibal swap.

She can just see over the edge of the metal pot.

The only defect I found was a yellow crystal found it's way to her nipple.

Side view.

Bottom.

If you put the bending end first you can use a straw that goes clear to the back bottom of the pot.


I need to take the rest of the photos so I'll have more to share tomorrow. Mostly those that had problems.
Now I need to fix all the glaze skips that occurred during this load.
There is always work waiting for me and I'm happy about that, Wendy


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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-07-30 5:47 pm   Permalink

Wow, out-freekin-standing
Those all look great...............


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dartharnie
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Posted: 2013-07-30 6:47 pm   Permalink

LOVE the cannibal bowl....The interior glaze looks like she's simmering in a bunch of veggies...and the camera angle with her peaking over the rim, made me guffaw...Does Dan like it better now? Is he gonna let it out of the house for the swap?

 
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GROG
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Posted: 2013-07-30 7:15 pm   Permalink

You need a different color background for your photos of black objects. The objects get lost in the black on black.

Stuff's looking good.


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-07-31 10:23 am   Permalink

hang10tiki I like those words, thank you. Your necklace shipped yesterday and should arrive in the mail on Monday.

dartharnie I thought vegetables too, like minds. Dan has no choice it's going to a new home, I just don't know which one yet.

GROG I have 10 colors but they all need to be ironed. Now ironing is really the stone age so you want to come do that for me??? Your box shipped yesterday. Your get well mug should arrive on Monday in the regular mail. I sure hope you feel the love when you see it!

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GROGS mug was on the bottom of my kiln. Everything on the bottom came out fine. Those things on the top did what was expected as far as defects except this Big Maori Mug. I've never seen this before and I've used this brown/green glaze lots in the past.

The outside wasn't too bad just a few skips.

The inside was so interesting that I decided to put brown/green glaze on the lip and outside skips. The lines you see are not hairline cracks they are lines where the glaze pulled apart to make the patterns.

But to see what would happen if I used clear inside the mug. Maybe it will all smear together or maybe it will retain this pattern. So it is ready to fire. When I've got more ready.


The volcano experiment told me a couple of things. One, if you add glaze to the snow so that it will be colored it just becomes a glaze that is smooth. It lost it's ability to pop and make a lava effect. So the texture on the volcano came from my sculpting and not from the snow.

The inside sealed. The piece used for the big crack worked except that you can see an outline of it.

It is now displayed in a huge Gecko bowl.


Different glazes tend to pull apart from each other. They did in the bowl I made for Philot for the Temple of the Jaguar. I expected it to happen to this bowl and it did.

Side view. This glaze did just fine.

The whole interior showing the defects.

Up close.

I filled all the defects with the glaze I used inside the cannibal pot.

Now it will dry and be re-fired.

This three hula girl bowl didn't do as well as I hoped.
The small lava spot in the bottom had the red glaze pull back. This is an easy fix.

But each of the girls faces had the black glaze blend into the skin color. This isn't supposed to happen.

The eyebrows sagged and moved and became thicker.


It worked for the cannibal bowl. The faces should have looked like this.


This one became Groucho Marks. Even the red on the bottom lip pulled up and disappeared.

It's hard to know if I can repair this with under-glaze or not. I'm going to try. I liked the bowl glaze. Oh and the nipple smoothed out so that didn't work. I'll just make a darker dot on each one.


So there you have it. 50% OK and the other 50% still may be OK after more work.

I hope your work days will be 100% successful. I'm going to go start my day.


Cheers, Wendy








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GROG
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Posted: 2013-07-31 11:16 am   Permalink

See?! That's why glazing sucks. You think you did everything right, and you pull it out of the kiln and..... WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?!

Now the effect on the inside of the Maori mug, even though it wasn't planned, actually looks pretty neat.

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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2013-07-31 11:22 am   Permalink

Somehow I am both sad and happy, but they still look great Wendy.

 
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lunavideogames
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Posted: 2013-07-31 11:34 am   Permalink

I think the inner glaze looks cool too. Sometimes it is an extra special surprise when they come out of the kiln I guess.

The volcano bowl looks great too!


 
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TikiAno
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Posted: 2013-07-31 11:40 am   Permalink

The wonder of glazing... I just went through similar surprises. I think all of the pieces look great. I agree w/ Grog, the interior of the Maori piece looks very cool. I think thumbs up with Ukelele Bob (I agree, I think the lighter face works better than the previous "look"), and the volcano looks amazing!

 
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