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wendy cevola 5/23/16 Sacramento Crawl mug Sculpting is complete. Sign up now for a mug.
danlovestikis
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Posted: 2 days ago; 08:57 am   Permalink

hang10tiki oh no. That's just too horrible to do to a friend. I remember the movie The Fly. I can honestly say this picture makes me shudder!

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SACRAMENTO CRAWL MUG more step by steps.


I decided it was time to do the bottom. I am making 60 crawl mugs with another few glaze tests/artist proofs but I will not destroy the mold until I have used it 100 times. That way I can alter it for Wishes. Example: change the bar name, town, alter the tiki. So this year instead of just saying it I put /100 on the bottom.


Next I added another strip of bamboo to the side of the tiki. This photo doesn't have the bamboo finished.


I decided to do some "pineapple" texture around the tiki and lettering. Now I'm committed to glazing this inside area in yellow.


I added more clay to the top and then I will add a bamboo strip.


Tiki area is now done.


The Tropics area is now done.


Here's the completed side.


Next I went to work on the top. I made enough pieces for the entire way around.


Next I started to add them from the top down.


I used my wood tool to smooth and to shape them.


The top will NOT look like this. I have plans. After I cast these I will cut and hand form the clay into the shape I want it to be.


One more large side to go...the pineapple side.

Cheers, Wendy






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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2 days ago; 6:48 pm   Permalink

This is a great step by step Wendy
Awesome


Just noticed
Almost 500 pages of sweetness



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danlovestikis
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Posted: Yesterday; 09:30 am   Permalink

hang10tiki looks like we all have written a book. I get messages from those who have read it and are working on their first mugs. My goal achieved but I'm not ready to stop. I have so much more to share.

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SACRAMENTO CRAWL MUG 2016 THE SCULPTING FINISHES WITH THESE PHOTOS.

Now it was time to start on the pineapple's surface.


I did all the lines in one direction using a piece of paper.


The I turned the paper and went back in the other direction.


Done.



Using this tool I started to work to bring in the side of each square.






Next I filled them in with more clay and then smoothed it into a mound.


Now I added more clay and


shaped it.





The last clay is added and shaped.





I also turn my sculpts upside down to finish them off.


I make sure there are no areas where plaster can run in and lock when making the mold. I added texture to each area.


I hope you think it looks like a pineapple from the backside.



Here are all the sides completed. The top will greatly change once it is cast and I re-work it.
























This is many days worth of work. My hands wouldn't tolerate working this hard clay for more than a couple of hours a day.

It was great to get to this place and to know I can make the mold. That's going to be next.

I guess you can see why I start in January to get the crawl mug finished by October.

Cheers, Wendy




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Moai Mike
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Posted: Yesterday; 11:54 am   Permalink

Aloha, Wendy! I just to make sure I am on the list to get one of those beautiful crawl mugs! I thought I sent a message but I can't find the list to see if I am on it or not. Looking forward to seeing you and Dan at TO. We got a room at the Crown Plaza!

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: Yesterday; 4:06 pm   Permalink

Wow
Amazing detail
Awesome

Did I say wow


 
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MaukaHale
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Posted: Yesterday; 9:30 pm   Permalink

Wendy,

You really made it work this time, that pineapple mug is another amazing piece of art.

I finally found time to read your magazine from the guess the number of pictures contest.




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danlovestikis
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Posted: Today; 09:12 am   Permalink


Moai Mike thank you for calling that to my attention. You were on the paper list just after Tikitastic. I have now placed you in the proper spot right after his name.

hang10tiki I love that reaction. That was one crazy hard sculpt.

MaukaHale that's a wonderful photo. I've studied the room. Where are you?

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Back later.

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Posted: Today; 10:22 am   Permalink

Thank you, Wendy!

 
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Posted: Today; 10:41 am   Permalink

Amazing detail on that mug Wendy! Great job!

 
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