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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts Wendy Cevola 6/27/16 Washing and thinking. This will be the summer of glazing.
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Wendy Cevola 6/27/16 Washing and thinking. This will be the summer of glazing.
danlovestikis
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Posted: 4 days ago; 1:56 pm   Permalink

Thank you hang10tiki

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Here are the last of the 15 ordered Wedding mugs.


#11








#12





#13








#14





#15






That's all that were ordered but in case any crack when fired I have made three mugs that are blank on the back. I could glaze the names there to replace any that don't make it through the kiln.


#16 just in case...











#17 just in case












#18 just in case












I am completely done with casting, carving, sanding and bisque firing. I have more catch up photos
to post for a few days and then it's a glazing marathon.


Cheers, Wendy


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zerostreet
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Posted: 4 days ago; 2:02 pm   Permalink

Amazing work on that Tiki Bob, Wendy! I still treasure the one-off Bob you made for me a few years ago!
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lunavideogames
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Posted: 4 days ago; 7:26 pm   Permalink

Ooooo... I like Bamboo Bob. Nice of you to do a wedding request.

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 3 days ago; 9:06 pm   Permalink

zerostreet that is so sweet. I noticed your logo on the front cover of Strangwise. I'm reading it now and I'm convinced that I had all the back issues hidden in our freezer wrapped in foil but they have since turned into something churning and turning into a rainbow of colors. You may have to come save us if it starts to grow like the Blob.

lunavideogames I figured out I had just enough room in the kiln and enough time to carve them at night. It all worked out. See below.


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The wedding mugs travel all over the place while being made. They went from the garage where they were cast to the family room where they were carved. Then to the kitchen to dry.


However Dan wanted them out of the kitchen so back to the garage.


Once they dried they went to the back yard


where I did all the sanding.


Dan did all the dusting.


The HUGE bowl was a challenge to sand. So many places.


I fit as much as I could on the bottom level. Some went in upside down. This is the last of the Sacramento Crawl mugs.


Then I filled the top level and turned on the kiln. I did a 1 hour preheat, 13.5 hour bisque fire and a 25 minute hold.


This should be the last fire until I start glazing everything. I hope you are all having a fun Saturday night. Cheers, Wendy





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hang10tiki
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Posted: 3 days ago; 10:01 pm   Permalink

Now that's a full load

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2 days ago; 8:40 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki I look at it as a glazing project waiting to be tackled!

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The very first day we cast wedding mugs two of them didn't turn out and had to be salvaged. Here's what I do when the slip sticks inside and I forgot to check. When this happens you can put a brush inside or hit the outside of the mold with a rubber mallet. Either way the slip will then pour out. I didn't check so I had two mugs that needed to become something else.

Usually when this happens the muck is just at the bottom half. So I turn the mug over and cut out the bottom. Then I scoop out all the mush.


Once that is done I smooth the inside of the mug.


I always turn these into lamps or torches. Yep I've had this happen in the past. That's why I recently chiseled the molds opening larger. So I add a top and then place a hole at the top and back bottom.


For these I like to do a coconut Tiki Bob so


I first carve in all the rings.


Then I use a wire brush to add the texture.


Done.








Now these were set to dry with all the wedding mugs.


Cheers, Wendy
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hang10tiki
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Posted: Yesterday; 06:17 am   Permalink

Always thinkin

That coconut texture looks cool

How many coconut lamps does Dan-0 have
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danlovestikis
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Posted: Yesterday; 07:28 am   Permalink

hang10tiki he has 3 of these that just happened. When I finish these they will look for a new home.

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It's wonderful to finally get to the point where all I will be doing is glazing. Everything is cast and waiting.

Here is the last bisque fired load of the summer. Top shelf.


Last item on the top shelf to remove.


Bottom shelf.


All the art is ready to be washed.


I scrub and Dan rinses.


This bowl is so HUGE that I had to have him hold it while I scrubbed.


The lamp/torch Tiki Bob's.


We finished all the washing. Notice the patio floor, we get drenched when washing.


I decided that I would take off all the plastic tarps and photograph all the pieces that need to be glazed.

The Sacramento Crawl mugs.


The Hot Tub Hula Girls in the back. The plain mugs in the front are the fogcutters for the next Wish List #7.


The wedding mugs, HUGE Bowl and the Tiki Bob lamps.


All the misc. such as The Jungle Bird mug the necklaces, Moai for my wall, the swap mug, the Frankoma coconut head goblet and a bowl that I will paint as an experiment.


This will be the summer of glazing!

Cheers, Wendy

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Posted: Yesterday; 7:33 pm   Permalink

So much work for you 2
So much fun for us to watch
It almost doesn't seem fair
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