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Wendy Cevola 12/17/14 Homer Simpson has his wood grain, is sanded and popped in the kiln.
cy
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Posted: 2013-10-25 2:16 pm   Permalink

She's beautiful Wendy, great work!

 
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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2013-10-25 3:22 pm   Permalink

I think I'm in love!

 
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finky099
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Posted: 2013-10-25 4:08 pm   Permalink

Amazing work, Wendy! The detailed touches like the skirt designs and the lei really aded something nice.

 
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WaikikianMoeKele
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Posted: 2013-10-25 6:13 pm   Permalink

Great work on repairing the poor girl after her frontal lobotomy.
She's another beautiful sister hula girl!
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-10-25 9:18 pm   Permalink

TikiAno it's a really great tool. Some people prefer to use a fork. I'm so glad you like them.

hang10tiki I really like the word Wow, please use it whenever you feel like it. Dan has your recordings finished and we played them in the car for the past two days to check them out. Very fun. I've fallen in love with the Hawaiian chants.

cy I wish Tiki Kon were here and we were on our way to see you now. Thank you.

Big Kahuna she's very flattered.

finky099 welcome, I hope you stick around and have some fun with all of us. Playing with clay is joyful.

WaikikianMoeKele I'm so happy that it became visible otherwise her head would have blow up in the kiln.

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It's Friday night and here's some Goofy photos to celebrate the weekend.

Dan had a sore throat for four days so I took him to the doctor. He's fine and it went away by the next day. No cold just a coffee burn.


We were on the road and when we stopped the car in front of me had my initials. Wendy Eve Cevola


jdseeks came from San Jose to pick up his crawl mug so he was given a tour of the collection.





Tiki Hula stopped by to help me with my computer and got lost in the tiki jungle.


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We were meeting up with friends to celebrate ones birthday. On the way we went to the gold rush town of Auburn, CA.
We went through all the antique store.


We only saw these Libby mugs, which we didn't buy.


I really like these small towns. We went to many of them this year.


No more mugs and it was time to hike back to the car.


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Today I had an appointment downtown. When it was over we went for a walk.
This is the entrance to Sutter's Fort.


Here's what it looks like from the outside.


Here's the inside. We have been going here since we were children.


Along our walk we saw some cars being restored.


little lost tiki calls me his art sister, here's another of our relatives.


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Back to tikis.

It's time to fix these up and get them bisque fired.



I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Cheers, Wendy










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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-10-25 10:26 pm   Permalink

Wow
Livin the life
Great pics
Can't wait to hear the music
Ready for your visit in November
You will not leave empty handed

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Matt Helm
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Posted: 2013-10-26 11:31 am   Permalink

That suffering tiki bob is too cool

 
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TikiHula
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From: SacTown
Posted: 2013-10-26 12:12 pm   Permalink

Wow thanks for the photo Wendy. What a blast from the past - this was just a couple months after we moved to Sacramento. Seems like a long time ago but in some ways it doesn't. Is his shop still there? Wonder if he ever sold those 15 foot witco support poles...



and I'm always on call for all your computer support needs

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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2013-10-26 7:55 pm   Permalink

Great Picture from the past Mike. So good to have our Tiki Ohana.

Wendy...loving that Suffering Bastard!!!

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-10-27 08:24 am   Permalink

hang10tiki only three weeks away. The trip will be here faster than imagined because I have so much tiki work to do.

Matt Helm I've been converting Bob's for a long time but MP gets credit for coming up with this one. I'm just glad I can play with clay every day.

TikiHula we lost touch with Bo. He's seen by Duane and others at the under the XY freeway antique sale often. He may know.
I just got a notice that they ordered parts for my table top. It's taking them a long time so I'm really glad I'm set up with this laptop. You may come over whether I need computer help or not.

VampiressRN Cool! The crawl was so over the top good. Thank you!

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Time to get back to work.

All the projects have dried and now it was time to sand them. Clay shrinks as it dries so I checked out the volcano to see it its size was still right for its bowl.




As I sand I watch for tiny holes and if I find them I open them up and fill them with Magic Mend.


For curved areas this sandpaper with a sponge back works really well.


When checking the photo of the album art (for the swap) I noticed I'd missed the snake on the pole so I added it.


Not only did I sand this mug I carved some detail deeper.


I also cut up this type of sandpaper for small areas.


I sanded Bastard Bob and


lunavideogames Ween mug.


The last mug I took down from the shelf was lunavideogames Buffy mug.


As I started to sand it I looked inside and saw this horrendous crack. OH NO!


My mugs are very thick and I could see that this only went half way through. I used long handled tools and dug and dug until the crack no longer showed. Then I used a wet brush up and down to make sure there wasn't any part of the crack left. Then I added some Magic mend to the brush and put some on the wet area. Fingers crossed that it was enough.


Back to work. I hope you have a wonderful day. Wendy





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LoriLovesTiki
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From: NJ
Posted: 2013-10-27 2:15 pm   Permalink

Wendy,

Your posts are so informative! Thanks for the detailed pictures. Today I learned that you can still carve when the mug is bone dry! You're an excellent teacher. I wish I lived in CA, I'd sign up for mugmaking 101 if you offered it!
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-10-27 3:45 pm   Permalink

Detail detail detail
Lots of great work going on over there


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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-10-28 2:05 pm   Permalink

LoriLovesTiki thank you Lori. I had a bunch of these blank mugs dry out and I let my best friend carve and glaze them. Then it dawned on me that maybe I could turn one into a tiki mug. The swap taught me something valuable. I may cast and dry more out in the future.

hang10tiki three weeks until we spend time in the Honu Hideaway. I'm getting really excited. We've been everywhere in Las Vegas except to your home. You'll be the new attraction for us and our friends.

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Back to the days work.
Trial and error is the best teacher of all. I found that using the air compressor before doing the bisque fire is very important. Any dust that is left behind turns to cement when water is added. It becomes really hard to remove. Especially if you have a mug that is too small for a hand to fit. Any of this wet dust that doesn't come off will make a huge glaze skip. Re-glazing and re-firing raises the cost for making mugs.

So after learning NOT to skip this part we do all surfaces inside and out.

This is one of Dan's, will work for tikis, tasks.


lunavideogames wedding gift mug for the bride.


I couldn't decide what photo to post so I did them both.


lunavideogames wedding gift mug for the groom.


Each item starts on one tray and after dusting is placed on a clean tray.


I'll be doing these Tiki Bob necklaces in lots of colors.


Close up before dusting.


The Album cover swap mug.


Angle one of the volcano.


Angle two.


20 Tiki Bob necklaces to dust front and back.


Air compressors also open up any hidden air bubbles and then I can repair them.
I had Dan do an extra good job on the inside of lunavideogames Bride mug to see if he could get the crack to come
back. It did not show up so the next test will be the bisque fire.

Back to work. Cheers, Wendy





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lunavideogames
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Posted: 2013-10-28 2:27 pm   Permalink

Thanks Wendy. I hope the crack will not be an issue. That's too bad that it had to happen

Missed you and Dan at the International Tiki Marketplace this weekend. It looks like you were having fun anyway though.


 
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WaikikianMoeKele
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Posted: 2013-10-28 6:16 pm   Permalink

I'm really growing fond of the Tiki Bob necklaces.

& I love the mini tikis on the volcano.

Another beautiful day in Wendy & Dan's neighborhood.

~kele


 
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