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Wendy Cevola 9/19/14 2 Examples of why I love getting mail.
danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-08-03 7:31 pm   Permalink

Hello Everyone, I've been busy working on the Tiki Atari Kickstarter mugs. This is one project that keeps on going and going. I am hopefully at the end in the next few weeks.

When they came out of the kiln they needed more glaze on some parts of the mugs. So here's an example.


After I touched them all up they went back into the kiln a third time.


When using under-glaze it's hard to tell if the three layers were put on just right or not. That's why I did the first firing and then dunked them in water. While they looked perfect at that time the clear glaze changed everything. So now I'm hand painting each mug with bake on enamel to make each one as good as I possible can.


This photo just shows how I'm mixing paints to add to the mug. These mugs will need to be kept away from hot water. They need TLC like my Zombie Torch mug.


Hopefully I can finish these by tomorrow night and then back the next day.

I hope your weekend was fun. Cheers, Wendy







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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-08-04 08:23 am   Permalink

While the kickstarter mugs were in the kiln I started to work again on the Sacramento Crawl mugs.

First step is to spray them with water so that the glaze will stick better.


This time around I'm using a squeeze bottle filled with under-glaze to fill in the letters.


I did amento first and let it dry so that it wouldn't run out.


Then I did the Sacr and CA.


Next I did the Albert's Tiki Village and


then using a brush I covered the tiki.


Back to the squeeze bottle for the bottom.


25 drying before the next step.


I used a wet wash cloth to rub off the front


the back and the bottoms.


One at a time


I get them done.


I don't just keep sheets on my furniture because our cat is destructive I do it so I can pile tiki projects on the surfaces.
This home is a tiki factory and depository.


The first step of glazing is done for 25 now I'll start on the next 25. Dan's already carrying them to the table.

Thank you for the visit, Wendy



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TikiRootsRocka
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Posted: 2014-08-04 08:49 am   Permalink

Great work, Wendy! That's some major glazing you're doing there. Also, love the Oasis painting. I hope you and Dan are making the trip down for Oasis

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2014-08-04 1:06 pm   Permalink

The Gilman cups looks great! The Swap painting too, those Swaps are so much fun
Good luck with the SacCrawl mugs
PS - did you get your hard copy of the burning hut photo? EDIT Oh I see you did, I just saw your other post

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TikiAno
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Posted: 2014-08-04 3:58 pm   Permalink

Looking great. Look forward to seeing those Sac Crawl mugs finished- love Hula's so can't wait to see how the main run compares. All I can say re: glazing, "better you than me!" :0 (that being said, I have a LOT of glazing to do....

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2014-08-05 07:51 am   Permalink

Put the lime in the coconut
Sing it Dan-0

Lookin great


 
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ZeroTiki
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Posted: 2014-08-05 10:57 am   Permalink

WOWZERS, Wendy! I abso-LUTELY love, love, LOOOOOVE your new bowling nuts, as I am a bowling nut myself! Also, it was very cool to see you mentioned in the new Tiki Pop book... I expected no less!
Hugs to you and Mr. Dan,
~Zero 'n' Cass


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-08-05 9:18 pm   Permalink

TikiRootsRocka thank you. The painting was for the swap and it's been shipped off to LoriLovesTiki. I've been watching you on facebook. You have taken over the title of the Machine. You are turning out beautiful quality tikis. I'm so impressed. You've found your calling.

MadDogMike Dan was studying the BD card today and said, "Mike sure is talented". I agree. Thank you so much.

TikiAno the mugs showed so much detail but the clear glaze took some of that away. Even still I've seen very few mugs with so much detail. Tiki Atari is pulling off a special run of mugs.

I hope tomorrow goes as planned for you.

hang10tiki I sang it once and now I can't stop.

ZeroTiki Oh NO did I do the dents wrong (: !! It's such a wonderful gift to be in his book. It makes all the hard work worth it.

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Progress Report on the Sacramento Crawl mugs. I've been working on the second half for a couple of days. Here's where I stopped tonight.























Now they will dry for a few days before I wipe off all the extra glaze.

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I have just finished the Tiki Atari kickstarter Innsmouth Horror in Clay mugs. They are to ship tomorrow.
I took a whole bunch of photos. When I have them organized I'll put them here. Thank you for your patience.
This was one long project.

Cheers, Wendy








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GROG
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Posted: 2014-08-06 01:58 am   Permalink

GROG hate glazing. You go, girl.

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-08-09 9:09 pm   Permalink

GROG, I bet if you made some topless hula girl mugs you would enjoy glazing more!

I'm so happy to see that Tiki Central is fixed. I'll be posting soon. I took my computer on our trip to Lake Tahoe so I could post. I thought it was the mountains keeping me off until I checked facebook and found the posts about it there.

We just got home so it's time to un-pack and rest up after all the fun. Cheers, Wendy
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WooHooWahine
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Posted: 2014-08-09 10:48 pm   Permalink

Now that TC is back up I can Officially say......Woohoo! Put Another Candle on Your Birthday Cake....Happy Birthday Wendy! (8/8) I hope you are having a Tiki-rrific Birthday Weekend!

 
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muskrat
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Posted: 2014-08-10 12:32 am   Permalink

happiest of b-days to ya wendy!!!

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2014-08-10 08:43 am   Permalink

Sure missed the Cevola show
Glad TC back up
Happy Late BDAY!
Glad u are home
Let the show go on............



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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-08-10 10:09 am   Permalink

I am so happy to have Tiki Central back. I missed all of you my tiki buddies. Let the show commence.

WooHooWahine we had so much fun because we found tikis for Dan! I would say he was the only one to receive presents on my birthday but I just opened the card from hang10tiki, MadDogMike and the super cute luggage tag from you and Soccer Tiki.
Thank you all for the wishes.

muskrat thank you. I've been thinking about how to glaze your crawl mug with the special color. Hummm.

hang10tiki thank you for the card and the encouragement to get back to posting. Here goes...


Finally I finished the Tiki Atrai's Innsmouth Horror in Clay mugs and I've shipped them off. I did my best as they were a challenge like none other. Even the Wish Lists have been easier.

After glazing with the under-glaze, firing and dunking in water and adding glaze I was able to cover them in clear and fire again. That time I saw more areas that could have used more glaze in the background. So I did that and fired a again.

After all the work I decided that I could make the girls prettier if I hand painted them with enamel and so I ended up going over every mug and enhancing each area that I could.


My messy art room with the mugs waiting their turn.


They had to dry overnight and then be baked in the house oven.


First set of topless mugs.











The last three topless mugs and one more.








The last set of custom mugs.











Carefully double boxing the mugs.


Packaging to mail to Tiki Atari. I'm waiting to hear that they made it clear across the country.


Professor G takes wonderful insect images so when Dan found this praying mantes I took a photo.


Now it's time to join Dan and Tiki Hula. I've got mugs to glaze! Wendy






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Professor G
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Posted: 2014-08-10 10:25 am   Permalink

Pretty much everything I know about mug production, I've learned by following this thread, and that looked like one hard batch of mugs, Wendy, but they look absolutely beautiful. Congratulations to all involved.

And hey . . . nice bug.


 
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