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SWIZ - Mugs 'n' Stuff....Bombardier Ellistay.
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2013-08-21 7:36 pm   Permalink

Great stuff. I like the Bob's. Best of luck with everything.

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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
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From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2013-10-23 03:23 am   Permalink

Thank you Wendy, hang10tiki, MadDogMike, lunavideogames and hiltiki.

So the exhibition went very well. I'm pretty sure it was one of the best opening nights the gallery has had in regards to sales. By the end of the night i'd say that about half the pieces displayed were sold. I was also very happy to have sold several of my pieces which basically paid for the two pieces i bought which you'll see below.

I didn't take many shots myself, i'm usually too busy socialising so i always forget to, but my phone has played up and the few that i did take i can't find at the moment anyway. The following pictures are taken from the gallery's Facebook page.

First are some pics of all my work.

The carvings are by Watango who you can find in Tiki Carving, there's some paintings by Mr.G. and the mugs on the left centre are by another Australian artist you'll see a pic of in a moment.

Some Tom 'Big Toe' Laura on the left and another Watango carving. There's a Little Lost Tiki on the back wall and he had more pieces around the corner of this pic on the left. On the right is a couple of David Lozeau's and one by The Pizz.

The three on the right are Australian artist Transylshania Sutton and the next two along are Paul Hughes, another Aussie. Not sure about the last two.

Not a great pic but the painting on the top left was amazing. I cant remember her name but it was a little out of my price range. The pics below that are another Aussie. I was really interested in one of those but when i finally made my mind up that i wanted it, it had sold. And the steel Tiki heads are another Aussies work, Justin Zahra. He does absolutely incredible steel work like the wood burner pictured. The three heads are lamps.

And here's a pic of Danielle Mann, who's mugs you could see in the earlier photo, myself and Marcus 'Tiki Beat' Thorn and Marcus's incredible carving.

And here are the pieces i bought. The one on the left is by MP and and the one on the right by an artist i can't say i'd ever heard of called Norm Daniels.

That's it for the exhibition. The following pics are more versions of my work seen in the last post.

A few more Colonel Peek-a-boo's.

Another Lance Corporal Stoney.

And another volcano bowl.

This volcano bowl i pulled out of the kiln today. I actually missed a bit when i glazed it so it was touched up and re-fired and when i pulled it out of the kiln today the big chunk you can see in the pic appeared and i have no idea why. The grey is underglaze with clear glaze over it and a brush-on red. It was perfectly fine there after the first firing although i did add a little more red for the second firing as it was a little thin so i'm wondering if that had anything to do with it. I got a tool onto it and scraped/chipped some more off it so i'll reglaze and re-fire it and hopefully it will come good but does anyone have any ideas of how/why it happened?

Next is the final two Bob'O'Nuts to be made from that mold. I was a little reluctant to make these as i wasn't sure how they'd work but i'm very happy with them both. The first fews sketches i did i just wasn't happy with and really didn't think a moko would suit him but after spending a little more time on it i came up with something both i and the customer were happy with. He received a lot of great feedback on Facebook.


Moko Bob'O'Nut.

I've also glazed several more skull and moai pendants but don't have any photos of those. The only new piece i have to show is this tile. They are all glazed with the same brown but the second and third pics have had the glaze scraped off the raised section and then had a lighter brown sprayed over the top. You can see it has darkened up the background compared to the first one.

And that's about it for the moment. Till next time.


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Posted: 2013-10-23 10:57 am   Permalink

Wonderful photos. I bet we all wish we were there. The Bob O Nut conversions are really fun. Good job as always, Wendy

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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2013-10-23 11:56 am   Permalink

Congrats on the great show Swizz! Your pieces all look very clean and nicely done.
When you hurry through life, you just get to the end faster.
Pirate Ship Tree House

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Joined: Jul 03, 2011
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From: NJ
Posted: 2013-10-23 3:25 pm   Permalink


I love Lance Corporal Stoney!

well, everything is great but I love him best. And the original Bob-o-nuts, I still want one of those!!!


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Joined: Aug 19, 2006
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Posted: 2013-10-23 3:52 pm   Permalink

Very nice.

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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2013-10-23 4:01 pm   Permalink

Excellent gallery
and Excellent work in there!
Congrats Swizz!

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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-10-23 8:24 pm   Permalink


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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2013-10-23 10:43 pm   Permalink

Damn Swizzlers! Your stuff is looking great. Come glaze GROG' mugs you bastard.

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Joined: May 09, 2012
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2013-10-23 11:06 pm   Permalink

I really love the colors on the blue/green/purple Colonel Peek-A-Boo and I really like that the volcano bowls drip down into a smaller basin. Great stuff! Good job on the exhibition.

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Tiki Tonie
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Joined: Jun 07, 2011
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Posted: 2013-10-24 10:30 am   Permalink

Really love your work!!! Can't even pick out a favorite because it's all so fantastic!

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Joined: Mar 11, 2011
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Posted: 2013-10-24 11:54 am   Permalink

I have to get one of those peek-a-boo skull bowls. Love all the pieces you posted--the glaze colors you use are some of my fav.

That gallery show looked great! How funny that you were in CA and you waited until you were in AU to buy an MP painting--I guess it DID save on shipping

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From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2013-10-28 7:49 pm   Permalink

A big thank you to to following people who enjoy my work and took the time to leave such kind words.

LoriLovesTiki (I'll be in contact about Bob'O'Nut)
GROG (No! You mean i have to come glaze the work you're doing for me!?!?)
Tiki Tonie
Sandra Dee (I have to message you too.)

Now i'm not posting this to steal any of Wendy's thunder, i can't really as it's not my work, but as she has been carving a bone dry mug for the art swap it reminded me that i had mentioned it a previous post but never posted a picture of one of my General Ra Ra mugs a friend carved. Wendy's mug looks fantastic but i'm sure a lot of you will be blown away, as i was when i saw what my friend had done to my mug. He actually uses a surgical scalpel to get the shapes and then carves the recesses away.

This mug is for his personal collection. He is the guy that made the bulls you can find pictures of on page 9 for which i did a trade. This is what he does to the bulls.

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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-10-28 8:27 pm   Permalink

That is some serious talent, right there
Exceptional! what is your friends name again?

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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
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Posted: 2013-10-28 8:46 pm   Permalink

Wow, I love what he did with your mug. I hope you got to keep it or one like it. It should be molded and shared. Wendy

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