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Swanky's Mini Mai-Kai Mystery bowl is in Australia!
Swanky
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Posted: 2010-12-14 12:43 pm   Permalink

It is something I have been thinking about and trying to do for many years. I have wanted to create some of the ideas I have been mulling.

I have talked to various people about the posssibilities over the past decade and it has always been just out of reach of becoming reality.

Now it is becoming reality! With the help of some very talented people, I will be debuting my first bowl design next year. There are a few more in line, but, let's not get too ahead of ourselves!

This first bowl will be a real show stopper. I expect it to be unlike anything done before in various ways. I will be sharing some images soon.

I hope others are at least a small percentage as excited as I am. A new site will be coming for these items.
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blacklagoon
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Posted: 2010-12-14 2:10 pm   Permalink

Can't wait!

 
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Jeff Central
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Posted: 2010-12-15 09:35 am   Permalink

Good luck Swanky!!

 
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Posted: 2010-12-15 09:42 am   Permalink

Sounds good - can't wait to see it!

 
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Swanky
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Posted: 2010-12-17 1:25 pm   Permalink

I have a great love of the Mai-Kai and thanks to hosting Hukilau there, I also have a great relationship with the Mai-Kai. It is hard to express how great their attitude toward our community and Hukilau has been compared to other places. So, when I thought about mug designs, it was the Mai-Kai that was the source for my inspiration.

I wanted to do something new, that had not been done before, but more importantly, to set a standard that had not been seen in a long time.

This mug inspired me:

This particular mug is from Ren Clark's Polynesian Village.

The detail is just not done today. And for good reason. It is costly! But, that was my goal.

So, taking that as the quality standard to meet or beat, we set out to make the Mystery Girl bowl.

This iconic postcard was a great inspiration:


And that is what we are working on. Vintage 1957 style Mystery Gal bowl. With more detail than has been seen in decades, maybe longer...

Coming in 2011!

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kahalakruzer
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Posted: 2010-12-18 09:01 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-12-17 13:25, Swanky wrote:


And that is what we are working on. Vintage 1957 style Mystery Gal bowl. With more detail than has been seen in decades, maybe longer...




Swanky, now I'm perplexed...Is it going to be the Mystery Bowl, or the Mystery Gal? Or some combination of the two? I guess it's really irrelevant, because both seem like great ideas. I can't wait to see some progress
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Swanky
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Posted: 2010-12-19 11:39 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-12-18 09:01, kahalakruzer wrote:
Quote:

On 2010-12-17 13:25, Swanky wrote:


And that is what we are working on. Vintage 1957 style Mystery Gal bowl. With more detail than has been seen in decades, maybe longer...




Swanky, now I'm perplexed...Is it going to be the Mystery Bowl, or the Mystery Gal? Or some combination of the two? I guess it's really irrelevant, because both seem like great ideas. I can't wait to see some progress



Yes!


 
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2010-12-19 12:40 pm   Permalink

It's really funny you should post this. I was just thinking yesterday that it was strange no one seemed to be making a topless wahibe mug. Apparently they did at some point. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

 
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Swanky
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Posted: 2010-12-19 7:36 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-12-19 12:40, TikiTacky wrote:
It's really funny you should post this. I was just thinking yesterday that it was strange no one seemed to be making a topless wahibe mug. Apparently they did at some point. I can't wait to see what you come up with!


This Luau Hut mug is topless. That nipple is pretty pronounced! Not that many though.
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leleliz
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Posted: 2010-12-19 7:46 pm   Permalink

Can only imagine what Bowana would do with a topless mug since he pretty much dominates the handthrown wahine mugs..










Need more wahine figural mugs for sure--look forward to seeing this concept come to life.


 
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2010-12-19 9:57 pm   Permalink

Yeah, I definitely meant a figural mug. More busty. Take that as you will.

 
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Swanky
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Posted: 2011-01-07 1:33 pm   Permalink

We are also giving a portion of our profits to the Mai-Kai in these projects.


Here is a first glimpse of the sculpt. Still a ways to go, but, you get the idea. She is about 10 inches tall.

We may have an artist proof ready to see within a month!
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Tobor64
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Posted: 2011-01-07 4:42 pm   Permalink

Holy Moly, Swanky! That is off to a tremendous start. Can't wait to see the progress on this one.

 
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Swamp Fire
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Posted: 2011-01-07 5:13 pm   Permalink


Great bowl there Swanky!!


 
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KAHAKA
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Posted: 2011-01-07 6:23 pm   Permalink

Cool idear.

 
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