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Wendy Cevola 10/19/14 Another Tiki Bob inspired by the guys leg in Venice, Italy.
hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-12-16 2:03 pm   Permalink

I know....

Ya just need a long straw




 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-12-16 8:06 pm   Permalink

lunavideogames he thinks he wants me to make it but I know he can do it. The center volcano is far from done and it's a fun idea. It will change with the next session.

hang10tiki Dan thought it looked like a sombrero chip and dip bowl. I think Mike looks good with your idea.


Working to stockpile for the Wish List #4 projects is a daily task. But now I'm really getting near the end. My goal is to finish this week and then to start making the projects next week.

Every day we pour molds.


Dan does the clean up.


I do as much as I can to prep each cast and then they get bagged and placed on the shelf.


Oh and on these shelves too.


Just a sampling of the days work. On each Zombie Torch I have to build up the top to hold the flame. This mug was missing a chunk.


I repaired where it was missing clay first.


I smoothed it keeping air bubbles out.


Then I began to add clay.


I go around and around until it's got enough added.


Because of this once the rest of the work is done it will be bagged and the clay equalized in moisture.


Here I'm opening a Ren Clark Severed Head mold.


In this view he is upside down.


I cleaned off the mold lines and added clay to the inside of his chin.


I add finishing touches to his curls. These I've poured to alter. I don't know what they will look like in the future.


One more day and more on the shelf. Soon the real fun will begin. I love the challenges that I've been given.
Thank you, Wendy
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-12-16 9:31 pm   Permalink

That severed head mug is scary




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TikiHula
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Posted: 2013-12-16 10:13 pm   Permalink

Hang10, your photoshop stuff is hilarious

With a LOT of help from Wendy I think it's going to be very cool. Unless I already trapped an air bubble in there somewhere and then it's gonna explode in the kiln If so I'll just have to start over again...

I wish all of you could have the experience of working with Wendy on a project. She is not only a great friend and wonderful conversationalist, but she is "the teacher in school that everyone adores". She gets you started, turns it over to you, and then jumps back in to help out when things are going south. All the while with a big smile on her face. She loves sculpting and it shows!

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-12-17 8:57 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki you just keep me laughing and having a good time. I hope GROG doesn't miss his newest spin.

Tiki Hula I'll teach you any time! Actually I was amazed at how you kept working as long as I wanted you too and you kept smiling. You are a really good student and I look forward to Sunday. Thank you for the kind words.
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Well I sure do love getting to view and read the posts that show up hear on my thread. I feel well rewarded for the time it takes to post photos of my work day.

Thank you all for the visits and the posts.
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Some days just don't go as planned. To start off this first photo shows how I would run clay along the seams to prevent leaks. It takes a lot of time and a lot of clay. It's a bummer that most molds leak even when done well.


I borrowed a peanut mug mold from MAHALO TIKI so that I could make one for the Wish List request of hang10tiki. This view is looking inside the mold.


I decided that I would plug all the leaks from the inside so I just ran some slip along the places where the mold pieces come together. This works as well as the clay on the outside and that's how I do my casting most of the time.


Here's where I made my mistake. The mold was filled and fine but I decided to pound the outside with a rubber mallet to remove air bubbles. The rubber bands holding the mold together were rotten and my light pounding made the seal break and all the slip poured out.


I added a strap and poured again and all was fine.


Out of the mold you can see the seams.


First clean up. When it dries the seams will show again and require a second clean up.


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I have some chores to do so this is it for tonight. I hope you are all having a good one, Wendy





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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-12-18 07:58 am   Permalink

Crud
Sorry my mug made a mess
You should have called
I would have drove up to clean up da mess


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TikiAno
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Posted: 2013-12-18 08:57 am   Permalink

All's looking great! Been missing TC with lots of work events- and working on the home bar when I can.

Just got all caught up, everything's looking awesome (as per usual).

Thanks for posting!


 
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LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 2013-12-18 11:50 am   Permalink

Working with you with the clay looks like a fun experience! Do you know those credit card commercials where you can buy an experience? (Like playing on a professional football field or driving a racecar.) We tiki nuts would bid on the Wendy Cevola experience. Activities include making your own ceramic piece, learning how to carve clay, firing, painting, etc. Learning from the master and her assistant! Maybe a shopping trip with Dan too. And a stay in the Buzzy bedroom! Plus lunch out for a giant bowl of soup.

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-12-18 8:43 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki I'll make a new mess if you and Jonelle will really drive here. I'm just glad that I gave away all my rubber bands and just use straps. After this mess I'll never go back.

TikiAno working on the home bar has paid off. I enjoyed your photos.

LoriLovesTiki that was really fun to read. It's fun to see what our lives look like from your perspective.

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The best sale ever at Aaron Brothers. Buy one Canvas, any size and get two free of equal or less value. I spent $30 and picked up $90 worth. Now I'll have to find the time to paint.

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These photos are for the two Wish List bowls that dartharnie ordered. His kids are drawing pictures of what they want and will tell me which of these creatures should go into the bottom of their bowls and how their names should look on the outside. Derek, don't forget their color choices.

I made a rim around the mold with clay so I could pour this as a sheet.


After a couple of hours Dan poured out the excess slip.


Then it was left on it's side overnight.


The next morning I tipped it out onto the underside of a tray.


These are some of the sculps I did for the chunk lamps that Roge makes. When we was done with them I made this mold. I've made these into mugs and necklaces.


I just use a spike to cut them out of the sheet.


When molding I sacrifice some parts to insure that the sculpt will come out of the mold and that casts will too. So note the fin on the right. It has a piece missing.


I just added clay


and make it whole.


There is no waste clay. Depending on how clean it is I either save it for making molds or as sticky clay for sculpting.


I just put it in a bag and store it according to how I'll use it next.


Before and after.


Puffer Fish.


They needed the same kind of additions that the turtle needed.


All finished and placed on a board.


I slip the board into a plastic bag and now they'll wait until I get more instructions.


I am working on the Wish List in this way. Making the parts that will become the whole.

I sure do have fun with clay. Cheers, Wendy


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Posted: 2013-12-19 07:48 am   Permalink

Wendy
You might want to check the creatures up close...
Dan-0 might have substituted cookie dough for the slip stuff









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TikiHula
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Posted: 2013-12-19 12:52 pm   Permalink

mmmmm, cookie dough....nom...nom....nom...

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-12-19 9:51 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki and TikiHula, you both made me think of how fun it would be to have a chocolate mold of these and to cast them for parties.

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Back to work for Mondo-by-the-bay, VampiressRN, Corona Contessa and TikiHula who all Wished for a Zombie Torch or mug.

Back in 2011 I bought a mold for Christmas tree ornaments on eBay. I needed a base from which I could make the flames for the torch mug. Even with the mold making the flames proved to be a lot of work. Now that I'm making the last 20 I noticed I was short one flame. So I decided to make three more in case I drop any. That also means that the three ladies above can change the flame color if they want to.

Pouring the mold.


Opened the next morning.


Three ready to alter.


They are very thin at the opening and need a lot of clay added.


First I add it to the inside.


Next I add it to the outside and form the flame.


The three are done and will need to dry slowly.


Now to make Tiki Hula's Zombie mug. I cut off the excess clay.


Side one cleaned up and nipples added.


Side two cleaned up and earrings are added.


A step further each day. Even though the holidays are here we keep plugging away on the Wish List. I have some really fun projects coming up. For one Bob will become a Rat Fink and then I'll be doing another album cover like I did for the Christmas Eve swap.

I will also begin to carve the three cannibals so I can make some bowls. That will require us to make molds. Every day is a busy fun day.

Happy Holidays, Wendy






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Posted: 2013-12-20 07:43 am   Permalink

Nipples and earrings...

Hard to tell if you are making a mug for Grog or of Grog


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kingstiedye
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Posted: 2013-12-20 08:25 am   Permalink

i'm surprised at myself, but i'm jealous you're making a rat fink for someone else! i thought that was just our thing, darling!

 
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Posted: 2013-12-20 09:42 am   Permalink

Whewwww, glad she didn't ask me to try and make my own Zombie Village mug No way I could match her mad sculpting skills!
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