||Wendy Cevola 4/27/15 Wish List #5 Jen Tiki Tiki Wahini Tiki Ano lunavideogames messages + work
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Jun 17, 2002
|Posted: Yesterday; 09:46 am  Permalink|
Woodtiki you are very welcome. I made many mistakes along the way. I hope to use this thread to help eliminate those for people who are just starting out. Since most readers won't be going back over my 400 plus pages I do repeat myself.
I was happy to have you in the header. I will be more happy to see if the technique I used works!
The honu mug was copied from a tattoo book, I can't take credit for the design. I loved those tiki heads as fins.
I think it would be wonderful if we could work out a day for your visit to co-inside with IDVooDoo's visit. If not that's OK too.
IDoVoodoo if it turns out I know it's going to a good home.
I am so near to filling the kiln!
I was able to fit a few more pieces onto the bottom shelf. This is a tricky job. Crystals in glazes sometimes pop and travel. If they stick on another piece that's permanent. So I have to think about what's next to one of those pieces. I never turn a Tiki Bob's face in that direction. No crystals no problems.
In case you have access to a kiln with an Airovent watch out for the air intake holes.
If one of these holes were to be right over the tall lamp it could make a defect in the glaze.
If you are buying a kiln an Airovent pulls air into the kiln so that all levels are firing at the same temperature. Otherwise without it the top layer will fire hotter.
Awhile back I repaired one of these statue. They had been brought together from different homes and they were mismatched in wear and colors. I fixed them. The last step was to seal it all with clear gloss varnish.
They are now married in Dan's collection.
Wish List #5 progress report.
This mug is a similar mug to one for Jen Tiki which is being glazed today.
This one is for Kenneth G. McNeil. I picked a glaze for this one that was far different from those for Jen's mug. Both she and Kenneth wanted blues but he let me pick which blue for his mug.
I painted on the three layers and when it was dry
I added some dark blue crystals into the largest indented spaces. I hope it works.
He dried and then was placed into the kiln.
This Wish has a story. Years ago on eBay I won a set of eight homemade Tiki Bob's. I was contacted by James of Pocketiki in England asking to split the sale with him. I did that and when they got to my home I shipped half to his home.
Now we made a deal where I would copy the style of these mugs but would make them with their requested names on the sides.
I used a couple of the original mugs as models both for sculpting and for labeling.
Coating the insides white to match the originals.
Copying the writing style wasn't easy and there were far more letters in these names so they are smaller too.
I coated the writing and faces with clear gloss and let them dry overnight.
Oh No which is the Trader Jim's mug and which is the ExoticTramp mug? Good thing I didn't have to guess because they had reversed positions on the turntable. I could just make out some raised letters under the green glaze.
Now I painted on their chosen colors. British Phone Booth Red for Sian and...
Black Satin for James.
So they would match the originals I even flattened the bottoms and left them bare.
Here's to the last weekend day. I'll be glazing. What are you doing?
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Jun 17, 2002
|Posted: Today; 07:36 am  Permalink|
Progress Report Wish List #5
We had friends come to visit yesterday so I just got one mug done. Jen Tiki you said, "surprise me". If this isn't a good surprise let me know and I can change it to all blue on the outside before I fire.
First I did the lime green into the largest of the indentations.
I covered the face with the green clear glaze. Bobs face will be white when fired. I did the inside of the mug in stripes but Dan said it would look better, as you requested it, as all lime green so I changed that back. See the last photo. The rest of the outside is deep Caribbean blue.
It's hard to see how this will look with the clashing green face so glaring. See the color strips on the table for the actual color choices, first stripe in both. Your mug will darken up in the kiln.
If this doesn't meet your Wishes expectations just let me know and I'll absolutely fix it.
Today is very special. I only have one Wish List #5 project left and it is for Tiki Wahini. Yes that's spelled the way she like it.
I picked out all the glazes for her Rasta Bob yesterday. I'm up early to get a start on her mug. There is just enough space in the kiln to fire all the rest of the Wish List this mug and hat included.
Once the kiln is turned on I will be working on the Hula Girl Hot Tubs
and also on all of Dan's Wishes. Sitting in front of him.
When those are done I'll continue working on the Sacramento Crawl mug which we started last December
(The mug will be a HUGE fogcutter mug)
and on and off I'll finish all of these speculation mugs.
This has been a busy year so far and it's not even close to being finished.
I have been accepting Wish List #6 orders and I've started a binder. You may send them to me at any time but I won't be working on them until the Sacramento Crawl is over in October.
Thank you all for your continued support that makes this so much fun. I live for your posts here. Tiki Ano it's time for a Tiki Ari update!
Opps missed showing one project. lunavideogames the space ship bowl is actually going to be before Dan's projects get started.
Just a teaser.
Pouring a bowl is a mess.
Trimming the top because...
Hope to see you here tomorrow. Cheers, Wendy
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Joined: Jun 16, 2006
From: Wandering the eastern shores
|Posted: Today; 12:08 pm  Permalink|
Yay!!! That's even better than I planned! No need to change anything! Can't wait to see the final result!