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Wendy Cevola 10/17/17 Starting a few Wish List projects. A new 3 hula girl goblet.
danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-09-06 09:59 am   Permalink


hang10tiki seeing your photos is like having a mini trip to my favorite city of Las Vegas! Does the skull have a light inside or florescent water? Looks like you took your brother to some fun tiki places. Did you go to Golden Tiki?


I'm still recovering from my cold. Photos soon. Wendy


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-09-06 10:11 am   Permalink

The SACRAMENTO CRAWL 2017 is coming up soon. I have made the crawl mug.

This is the list of those who wanted one last year. If you want to stay on or to get off the list please let me know.

I am accepting payment NOW for the mug via Paypal as long as the money to family option is used.
My account is my email address. If you need my email addess let me know. This is for those attending.

I will ship and collect payment including shipping costs from those who miss the event after the crawl ends.

The crawl is October 6th - 8th. Run by VampiressRN. See California Events for more information.

The mug is $85. I hand-carved the detail into every mug because my mold wasn't good enough. I hope you can tell.



See next page.



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Posted: 2017-09-08 9:32 pm   Permalink

The skull has water and Florisene in it
It glows under the black light



Yep
Hit The Golden Tiki










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hang10tiki the pirate with the bare bottom is priceless. Thank you for the photos. Next visit we need to see this place.
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Posted: 2017-09-10 7:25 pm   Permalink

Good walk this morning



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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-09-11 7:04 pm   Permalink

Hello everyone. I bet you think I've been taking time off since the Sacramento Crawl mugs were finished early and Wish List #7 is done and shipped. Well I haven't I've been super busy. So busy that I did just take time off from posting. It's time to get back on board here.

I made a deal with Mahalo Tiki. I would finish 36 mugs and 2 huge bowls in time for the Forbidden Island sale. These are all tests so hopefully they all work out.

I made the blank mugs the summer of 2015 and they have been waiting ever since. So here is the start of my story.

Dan is always such a help. He carried them all into the kitchen.


I filled the sink with water and dunked each mug to saturate it so that the glaze would stick better.


I used an under-glaze pencil to write my name and copy-write. Then I poured some


clear glaze on top and gently moved it into place with a soft brush.


The next day I poured glaze into a pitcher and used it to fill each mug. They sat for 30 seconds and then I poured it back out. I constantly clean as I do these projects in my kitchen. Nope I don't cook in my kitchen but we use the microwave and toaster. The mugs stay upside down until they stop draining.


When ready I put them upright.


The next day I wiped off all the glaze that had run over the sides.


I also glazed the insides of the two huge bowls.


It takes a lot of time to do these mugs but I will get them done in time.
Cheers, Wendy



 
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Posted: 2017-09-12 07:33 am   Permalink

I love the way you share the details of your process, Wendy. I've known some artists that want to keep it "secret" so nobody can copy them. Well, you and I both know that knowing something in theory and putting that knowledge into practice are two different things. I watch your artistry and instinct honed by (how many?) years of practice and am simply amazed. Thank you!

 
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danlovestikis
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hang10tiki thank you for the video and the lovely sunrise.

Prikli Pear thank you very much. It was so hard to pry information from artists when I started that I immediately began to share as I taught myself. I did have some help from Babalu, he showed me how he did his glaze tests and I've done them that way ever since. I was helped by kingstiedye when he set me up with a friend who showed me how to make a 2 piece mold that day is on page one of this thread.

Mainly I have to thank Gecko for "cutting me loose". I used to sculpt things such as my Bloody Maori and send them to him to make back around 2006. But one day he said that he had to get back to doing his own art and I had to make the leap. 15 ceramic books later I started on the first Sacramento Crawl mug after Psycho Tiki D asked me to make it. I still do that with the 8th one about to circulate. I'm so lucky he asked because I love doing this mug each year.

How's that for answering how long I've been doing ceramics. On my own since August 2010. Prior to that it was all Sculpey clay for display only in my husbands collection.

Time to post.

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This took several days. I decided to make sure there were no thin or skipped areas so I did four layers of under-glaze that does self glossing when fired.

I decided to do them all the same blue Caribbean glaze so that mugs could be mixed and made into a set.


I set up to do four mugs at a time. I first did a layer that was sideways.


I did four and then waited for them to dry so I could do the next layer up and down. This was taking too long. I got out the rest of my turntables and did the next two layers on more of the mugs.


Now I had eight mugs that I could do up and down strokes on with the second layer.


I keep cleaning off the wheels and the bottoms of the mugs as I go.


I decided to put them out of the way so we could have a place to make dinner. I let them sit over night.


The next day I spread them out and did the last two layers then put them on the stove and started the next group of eight.


End of the day and put aside for the next dinner.


Next morning it started all over again.


I did eventually get all 36 mugs to have four layers each of glaze. I sure hope it stays in place and doesn't run off at the bottom. Under-glazes are supposed to stay put but they don't always behave.


Just when I think "I did it" I remember the two huge bowls.

Cheers, Wendy







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Posted: 2017-09-12 7:27 pm   Permalink

Great idea
Love the Book em Dan-0 mug







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I imagine working with Sculpey gave you a good foundation for the design work you put into your mugs, Wendy. That's not something someone wakes up one morning and just starts doing at your level of perfection.

Looking at those blank mugs, I was struck how one could do an interesting riff on those old Siesta Ware wood-wrapped glasses. Not that I'm advocating such, but I saw a great set at an estate sale this past weekend, so they're on my mind.

And hey, "super busy"? I thought you were supposed to be taking it easy these days!


 
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hang10tiki Dan's comment was, "That's a good looking mug!" Of course I love them. Thank you.

Prikli Pear I've seen those glasses with the wood band too. Doing small details on these mugs may just disappear. I'm always behind posting so you'll see what I came up with soon. Practice does make things easier to make and I do improve over time. No matter what it's all fun. Especially connecting with people right here. Thank you.

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Now that the Fogcutter mugs were dry it was time to glaze the huge bowls. I needed to be able to do the entire outside of the bowl without having to flip it.

I found the right size small bowl and taped one to each of two turn-tables.


The huge bowls found the surface very slippery.


So I used a big cup and pressed it down as I painted on the glaze. I didn't have any problems.


I did alternating layers up/down and sideways until I had four done.


Looking good.


I added them to the table with the fogcutter. Everything is ready to be decorated.


I've had since the summer of 2015 to figure out what I wanted to paint on these. Now I get the chance.

Cheers, Wendy






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Nice blueware




Had more thunder tonight





































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hang10tiki looks like you saved the best photo for the end. It looks like an upside down tree. You put a bit drip of water color on the paper and blow it with a straw. It ends up looking just like that. Very cool photos. Stay indoors and be safe.

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All the projects here have been purchased by Mahalo Tiki aka Nelson Parker. He is taking them to the Forbidden Island outdoor sale at the end of this month. 36 mugs for sure and maybe 2 huge bowls. I'm working every day to pull this off.


I told him that they wouldn't all be tikis. I have other interests as well. I did each idea as a four mug group. He will sell them individually.


Dan and I were kids in the 50's and we like ROBOTS.


So I just made up some Robots and here is how they turned out.














As they dry it's hard to see them. The colors will hopefully pop when glazed.


I just added a few decorations to the backside.


These mugs have 4 layers of blue, 2 layers of black and 3 layers for each decoration. I sure hope they all stay put.

Wendy





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Posted: 2017-09-15 09:16 am   Permalink

I'll be very interested to see how this project goes. I had a few ideas in a similar vein but wasn't sure if this would be more difficult than your normal carving and glazing process.


Q: Glazes mostly work as opaque on top of opaque, right? So this would be more similar to painting with oil or acrylic than watercolors? That is, you can't do a lot with blending layers of color.




 
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