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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts Wendy Cevola 8/20/14 Sacramento Crawl mug in progress photos. 21 are OUT of the kiln.
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Wendy Cevola 8/20/14 Sacramento Crawl mug in progress photos. 21 are OUT of the kiln.
DooWop
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Posted: 2014-04-08 09:17 am   Permalink

The bamboo Moai Mug- Oh My! I love it! Your carving is so beautiful!
And those carved Moai- Wendy, those are fantastic! I LOVE the first one!
It is so much fun to sit back and watch you be creative!


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2014-04-08 09:39 am   Permalink

Mark me down for a huge Moai necklace

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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2014-04-08 2:09 pm   Permalink

CT done
All good news
I'm fine







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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-04-08 8:26 pm   Permalink

Wow, I am having so much fun reading all these messages. It's so worth the time to post when days like this occur.
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Bowana they were fun to do too. You've been making some great art with Gecko. See you at Oasis?

TikiHula wait a minute, that's how I carve Tiki Bob's. I just moved it over onto my Moai. I plan to re-sculpt this moai and make a new mold so that he'll have a back too. I want to use him for bowls.

Bamboo does take over really quickly. I should google to see if they have it. See you Saturday.

hang10tiki my new favorite place to go!

Doc Aikane thank you so much. We all have fun here. I love to be photoshopped and encourage it. I also beg for those who have my work in their collections to post photos here too. I'm so glad you are joining our party. If you want to see every piece of tiki art I've ever made it's on the Gallery section.

TikiAno names on Tiki Central trigger memories for me, when you write I always think of hot chocolate. I'm so glad that the Moai carvings have been well received. hang10tiki has scooped up the one with the spiderwebb hat and wants it in olive green. I've put it in the pile with the Wish List projects so it will be glazed soon.

DooWop thank you so much. It's fun to do requests but its also fun to just cut loose and go with the clay. Your favorite is the one that hang10tiki just bought.

I should be glazing your mug this week. I show photos in order so you might not see yours for awhile even thought it will be done.

hang10tiki done and got the glaze message too.

hang10tiki I love the CT scan and I hope your condition is contagious!

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All your messages have made me so happy. Thank you all for encouraging me to work hard and to keep on posting. Hugs, Wendy

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Here's another Tiki Bob. A long time ago when I did the first Zombie Torch mugs I put small palm trees below the Zombie. After seeing those WestADad requested them on a Tiki Bob mug. I've had request for them a lot since then. This time I did a Big Palm Tree Tiki Bob.

I always carefully clean up the Tiki Bob mug I've cast before I start to alter it.


Then I start to add the sticky clay.


I do part of the sculpt upright and then I turn it over to finish the connections of new clay to the mug.


I added coconuts and more palm fronds.


Next came the rings and individual leaves.


All done and time to slowly dry in a plastic bag.












I've had a great night with all your visits. Now I'm off to read and sleep. Wendy


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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2014-04-08 9:33 pm   Permalink

Palm Bob, very nice...

 
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littlegiles
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Posted: 2014-04-09 08:08 am   Permalink

It's a beautiful thing when you imagination runs free Wendy! Love the Palm Bob.

- Dale


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-04-09 8:32 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki do coconuts grow in batches of three? I've seen a lot of paintings like that and they influenced me.

littlegiles I'll just have to try it again. See below.

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Part one of the South Seas Bowl saga.

I still had a few casts that needed to be used on something. I thought, why not make a bowl with tikis from various islands.
I started with a War God by Joniece Frank of Frankoma pottery. I cut off the back and added sticky clay and


attached it to one of my coconut bowls.


I added to more tikis that she designed, one on each side.


Top view.


I still had a few Moai's left so lets see how they'll fit on the bowl.


I cut off the bodies of the Moai at the right heights.


I attached two of them.


It still needed more. I looked up and saw a PNG mask.


Why not, so I fashioned the shape on the bowl.


Top view.


I started adding detail to the mask face.


Side view shows the nose is a bird.


Next I started to carve in the coconut detail.


At this point I came to my senses and cut the War God loose. It just looked off.


Since I couldn't waste a good war god I built a wall and floor that can hold a tea light candle.


The light needed a place to glow so I cut out the eyes.


Cleaned up and ready to dry.


Tomorrow I'll show you what I did to finish the bowl.

Thank you for the visit, Wendy
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littlegiles
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Posted: 2014-04-10 07:23 am   Permalink

Ok Wendy....things just got a little crazy up in there!! HAHA

Actually I thought that was a lot of fun. So what does the bowl look like now? Did you scrap the whole project and start over? When in doubt just add a Bumatay.

- Dale
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dartharnie
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Posted: 2014-04-10 2:16 pm   Permalink

I love the War God candle holder. Put a piece of art glass in each eye and I'll take it...or knowing Dan's proclivity to saying "Yoink!" and taking all your creations for himself, I could just wait 'til the next wish list.

Seriously, though. Great audible!


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-04-10 9:12 pm   Permalink

littlegiles I didn't have a Bumatay but see what I did have below.

dartharnie it's yours and now I need a color choice.

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I had one more Moai left so that's what took the place of the War God I removed. Since there were a couple of bare spots I added a hieroglyphic and a tape square. All Done and ready to Dry.




























After it dried for a few days I carved in the detail from our mask.


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At this point I've finished sculpting and everything has been drying. Now it's time to sand and fire.


But first we needed to replace the thermal couple in the kiln. It measures the heat inside the kiln and adjusts accordingly.
This is the new one.


Dan took out the screws and opened the door.


He loosened the screws and


took out the old one and then reversed the process.


Now it was time to so the steps it takes to get ready and then to load the kiln.

I needed to sand and fine tune everything on the table.


Different angle.


I started with Dan's Volcano Tiki Bob bowl.


Next the Moai bowl was sanded


as well as the outside.


Then the Bamboo Moai.


When I was done Dan started to blow off the dust.


It started to rain so I moved under the roof and away from the noise.


South Sea bowl.


Another side.


I had enough to fill the bottom of the kiln.


Dan finished up dusting the last bowl and I


put them on the top shelf. Not a full load but enough.


We've been working hard and it's all coming together.

Soon I'll have some glazing photos to show.

Tomorrow is going to be fun. The first day out of the house in a week except for a walk in our neighborhood.
We are going to the glaze store, my favorite place.

Cheers, Wendy

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littlegiles
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Posted: 2014-04-11 06:52 am   Permalink

That bowl turned out really fun! I love the trips to the glaze store...usually you bring home something fun.

- Dale


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2014-04-11 07:51 am   Permalink

Kiln full of fun

 
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TikiHula
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From: SacTown
Posted: 2014-04-11 10:25 am   Permalink

Hang10 - you have tiki mugs on the brain, huh? Don't know why you had a CT, but I'm glad the results were good.

Wendy - seeing that carving on the moais just looks more impressive to me than on Bob, that's all...and the south seas bowl is awesome. I really like the mask you made on the side.

Glad you like my little addition to the crawl mug, tikiano - any excuse to add fire and I'm there It's gonna be fun!
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-04-11 9:23 pm   Permalink

littlegiles it was fun at the glaze store. I bought 17 gallons of slip for who knows what projects that will come up in the future. I'm happy you think they are fun. There were no need glazes today but I bought a few that I had used up.
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hang10tiki another fun comment. I like that.

TikiHula I'm going to turn that Moai into a stand alone tiki. It was more fun to carve on him than on Tiki Bob. In the future I'll do both. I like PNG style too.

Tiki Ano thank you so much for Dan's birthday surprise. We really like your Kahiki Fireplace trivet but we'll never risk chipping it with a hot plate. It will be in the danlovestikis collection forever.

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NOTICE: Dan and I are not going to Tiki Caliente or Tiki Oasis this year. We will be at Tiki Kon in Oregon in July. Please say hi if you see us there.

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It's always scary to open the kiln and always a relief to find that nothing blew up.

Everything on the first shelf was fine.


Everything on the bottom shelf was fine.


While Dan filled my wash buckets with water I unloaded the kiln.


I had all of this to wash and then Dan would carry it in to the dining room table.


It was fun to see how far up the volcano the drink level will go.


This washer lady was done for the day.
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The very next day it was time to sand and load the kiln again.

Dan and I set up the work station.


I got out my favorite tools for sanding and fine tuning.


This mug is different from all the rest of the Sacramento crawl mugs because while muskrat was at my home he said how much it would mean to him to have Kiki's put on his mug.


I sanded and fine tuned all of these mugs.


Dan dusted them all and I loaded the kiln.


Bottom shelf.


Top shelf.


Two days later we unloaded the kiln and got ready to wash again.


Top shelf A-OK.


Bottom Self A-OK.


This was a relief because Viking Bob had so much clay added.


Now it was time to wash again.


This is Tiki Atari's fogcutter mug. This is one that I worked on until it looked like the master from the 3D printer. I will use it as a map for all the rest of the mugs I do for him.


One of the crawl mugs being washed.


Eventually I will glaze everything on this table plus all the crawl mugs which are adding up on another table.


But first I will glaze everything on the Wish List #4.

The answer is yes we work 7 days a week. We love tiki and all our tiki buddies. Thank you for being there for us.

Cheers, Wendy and Dan






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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-04-11 9:23 pm   Permalink

Oops I got a double post!

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