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Wendy Cevola 3/29/15 Hula Girl Hot Tubs and Glaze tests.
Tyber Tiki
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Posted: 5 days ago; 1:25 pm   Permalink

Hi Wendy,

Just catching up on the thread, as I've been buried at work trying to finalize a massive 465 page project proposal. Your artistry is simply amazing. We just love the hula girl/hot tub mug, and your tapa style bobs look awesome! Regarding wish list #5 what a long way you've come. The table shot of all the wish list mugs together made us drool

Thanks!!

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LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 5 days ago; 4:31 pm   Permalink

Tapa Da Morning is super clever! (and punny!)

I think it is beyond amazing how much better the wahine on the bowl looks now that you painted it! Seriously!!!

The before looks like a kindergartner painted it. LOL

It's always great to catch with your thread after I've been busy. Keep it up!
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 5 days ago; 8:11 pm   Permalink

Ano-
that pic of your lil dude pointing up at the WahineCoconuts is awesome
And great outfit

Back from a quick Portland trip


Hale Pele
Great bar, great drinks

Da fun















Da goods




The Alibi
Great bar, drinks not so much















Trader Vic's
Great bar, great drinks

Da fun









Da goods




A couple other fun spots








Bookstore finds





Other finds







Sorry to take up so much room

Now back to the regularly scheduled program


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danlovestikis
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Posted: 5 days ago; 8:50 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki oh no! Dan's beard is still growing. I'm thinking about adding fertilizer.

TikiAno I hope every one who reads this thread will stop by one day for a tour.
It's good to have a photo of the Hula Girl Hot Tub mug that can be shared with anyone.
Tiki Ari is so handsome in his outfit. What a doll he is you lucky man.

Tyber Tiki drooling is good! I will have more photos as they come out of the kiln tomorrow. I got side tracked with those Hula Girl Hot Tubs today and that put me behind.

LoriLovesTiki it's always fun to fix something up for Dan. He helps me so much doing all these ceramic projects that making him happy is one of my other goals. I'm glad you liked it.

hang10tiki those are wonderful photos. We have been to every one of those places and it was fun to see them again. I didn't see that Trader Vic's moai bowl. Did you get it at the restaurant? Those books look good too. I'm glad your trip was so much fun. Thank you for sharing with all of us. Hugs.

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So sorry Wish List #5 people. I didn't open the kiln. I thought I could make the rest of the Hula Girl Hot Tub mugs today but after 11.5 hours and a headache I still had work to do.

I took over the kitchen, nook and family room.


I cleaned up these four hula girls and then accidentally tore one in half. So I cast a couple more that will come out of the molds tomorrow.


I carved the name on the bottoms and then added the surface detail on four mugs.


I was able to add three with the additional hair and finish the carving.


Now they are all in plastic bags to slowly dry.


I'll make one more tomorrow and OPEN the kiln. Even though I don't have a deadline I do try to keep a reasonable schedule. Today was over the top busy. Tomorrow will be easier.

Good night, Wendy


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danlovestikis
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Posted: 4 days ago; 8:32 pm   Permalink

After another 12 hour work day I'm about to go to bed and read. Of course Dan's staying up until he's seen the Vikings do battle. Today I finished the rest of the Hula Girl Hot Tub Mugs. They will now dry for a few weeks to prevent the added on hair from falling off.

Time to open the kiln and wash everything. First we wash our hands so remove all oil. Any oil put on a bisque fired piece will make the glaze crawl. So it's important to have dried out skin when glazing or even just handling the pieces.

First out the two Maori Lamps. None of the added on doo dads along the sides came off. Success!


Next I carefully unloaded the bottom shelf and inspected each piece.


Each went onto a tray. The pieces have clay dust from when they shrank in the kiln. So these trays can be wiped off but not totally free of dust.


No blow ups at all.


Old friends piling up.


These were not Wish List pieces but came along for the ride.


Now it was time to scrub. One tub for washing and one for rinsing. Not a speck of dust can be on the pieces when they are glazed.


All together waiting to be scrubbed.


I scrub them hard. If anything is going to pop off it's going to be now.


Nothing popped off any of them.


Each piece is rinsed and then put on a black tray that was pre-washed and dust free.


Dan carried them all into the house.


Now I uncovered the other batches that were already bisque fired and I put all of the Wish List #5 piece together.


On the other end of the table are the pieces that have not yet found a home. I will glaze them after the Wish List and present them for sale. Most are on page 406 of my thread.


A photo of all the projects together on the table. I'm going to be very busy. This year we will miss Tiki Kon, Tiki Caliente and maybe even Tiki Oasis.


Now I have covered them with dust free plastic table clothes. They sit for a couple of days to dry before I start to glaze.


Next up I have to clean up the nook and dust until I can't find any with a white glove. Then I'll start to glaze these.

I did more projects besides all of these and I'll start to post them tomorrow.

Thanks for the visits, Wendy

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hang10tiki
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Posted: 3 days ago; 07:04 am   Permalink

Wow
The kiln has unloaded a lot of greatness

Yep, got the big bowl from Trader Vic's
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LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 3 days ago; 6:36 pm   Permalink

That's an amazing display of ceramic goodness!

 
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swizzle
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Posted: 3 days ago; 10:31 pm   Permalink

You are going to be very busy. That's a lot of pieces to glaze.

And if you miss Tiki Oasis then you'll be missing me.


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2 days ago; 7:55 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki when we were there last summer we didn't even think to check on available ceramics. We'll have to try Emeryville sometime this year. That's a really nice bowl.

LoriLovesTiki ahhhh

swizzle I'm missing you now. If we don't go are you going to hop a train and arrive here?

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I've been working so many long days in a row I decided to take the weekend off. That just meant that I would do whatever I wanted to do rather than keep to the schedule. So far here's my weekend.

I started with Amazing Moai. He needed his mouth deepened and some nostrils added.


Such a handsome guy.


Next I remembered that I wasn't really done with the Hula Girl Hot Tub mugs.


Each one needed the strands added to their hair front and back.


That was a lot of carving.


Remember this flame where Dan attempted to drill a hole?


Well since I have two mugs that needed the flames to be complete I got the cast ornaments out to work on. I use these as a base that makes the flames hollow.


I just keep adding sticky clay to the top and the bottom of each one.


I got four made, it's good to have extras. This took an hour and a half and they are just started.


I brought into the house the boxes of new glazes that need test strips done and in one box I found two flames with the holes. I thought I'd done them but where did the other two come from? A mystery of life. At lease these are ready to be glazed.


I took all the projects to the garage and made room to have them sit and slowly dry in open plastic bags.

Next I spent an hour scrubbing this room to get ready to glaze. The plastic table cloth was repeatedly scrubbed along with all the turn tables and even the floor.


The last project of the day was to set up to do the glaze tests for all the new glazes that I have recently bought.


This was my first day off. I wonder what I'll do tomorrow before the work week begins!!!

Cheers, Wendy






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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2 days ago; 9:23 pm   Permalink

Always such great ideas, design. and dedication to the craft. Looking awesome!!!

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: Yesterday; 5:53 pm   Permalink

Moai is awesome

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: Yesterday; 8:56 pm   Permalink

VampiressRN thank you. Soon I'll start the photos of the Crawl mug in progress.


hang10tiki thank you. He's very thick, if he cracks I'll just say he's a cracked stone mug.

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On my second day off I took every one of the Hula Girl Hot tubs and moved them to the garage. I left them uncovered for a couple of hours and now they are covered with plastic. I'll do this each day to slowly dry them out.








The other project I did was to do glaze tests on all the new glazes. When I have a load to fire these will go into the kiln as well.

First I label all the bisque test strips. Next I spray them with water to start the capillary action to pull the glaze tight to the bisque. I do this with all my ceramics as I glaze.


Batch one.


Batch two.


Each test has three strips. The first has three layers, the second has two layers and the third has one layer. That's a good amount of information when I choose glazes for my projects.

Tomorrow is Tax day. I hope it goes well. Cheers, Wendy






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IDoVoodoo
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Posted: Today; 10:54 am   Permalink

Hi!

I've been so busy with work I hadn't been on here in a while... Wow, tons of awesome progress! I am very excited! Hopefully my Bar to Lounge remodel will be done in time for my new mug and necklace!


 
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