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Lamps and other tiki projects. Puffer in a float lamps. New Stuff! 8/6/2013
tikiskip
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Posted: 2011-06-15 10:31 pm   Permalink

Nice job!!
I knew once you started tyeing you would get better and better.
Just got a bunch of resin to do some lights.
Have not seen your bar in some time.
Looks good.


 
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spiked
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Posted: 2011-06-16 07:10 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-06-15 22:31, tikiskip wrote:
Nice job!!
I knew once you started tyeing you would get better and better.
Just got a bunch of resin to do some lights.
Have not seen your bar in some time.
Looks good.



Thank you!!! Yeah, I took your advice and kept at it
I have been working on the bar a bit lately. We may have another get together soon, before summer is over!


 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2011-06-17 11:23 am   Permalink

Wow, those look great. Need me a puffer in a fish float for my bar.

 
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spiked
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Posted: 2011-06-17 1:45 pm   Permalink

Thank you Queen and Grog! I will be making more puffers-in-the-float soon!

Here are just a few random things that I made..

I think decorated skulls from PNG are pretty neat, and I saw some neat looking ones @ Oceanic Arts a few years ago, when we went, so I made this little buddy last year:



I also been looking around to find a way to make quick and sturdy masks for elements outdoors, so I found plastic PNG Trader Vic looking mold and poured concrete, then just painted it with regular hobby store acrylics. Its good for what it is.



Tiki is really inspiring to me, like I said before and very exciting and it keeps me motivated to try different things.
After being terrified of clay for years ( I don't know why) I wanted to try my hand at it. I love working with clay now, so many options. Please go easy on me, these are my first attempts at the world of ceramics

During our trip to Chicago a few years ago, we made a stop at Natural History Museum and checked out their Oceanic exhibit, oh my! They have a huge collection of PNG and NZ items, that I only seen in pictures, just so mind-blowing . I have seen Duk Duk before, but not a life-sized one, lol, so adorable and sinister at the same time, as any other PNG art is.





We fell in love with it, and Jim kept asking me to make him a mug, and that he has an idea for a drink to go with it.











and here is another one, hand built coils, it is small so it holds my swizzles





So the proportions were a bit off on the first Duk, so I made another one, just got it back from firing yesterday, and the idea was to make a mold, but the feedback I have been getting is that I should rather sculpt it with modeling clay, then make a plaster mold... Bummer.. I was looking forward to attempting my first plaster mold with this one. Gonna glaze this one up, thinking of going with brown on bottom and white feathers on the hat, just like one @ the museum. What do you think?




 
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Trader Mitch
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Joined: Mar 16, 2011
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From: Lake Forest Park, WA
Posted: 2011-06-17 5:07 pm   Permalink

WOW! Nice work. You are so versatile!
Love your mugs ...and puffer...and float lamps...and..and..


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-06-17 6:43 pm   Permalink

Love the DukDuks, isn't clay fun!?

 
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gold zephyr
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Posted: 2011-07-06 11:49 pm   Permalink

Thanks for posting man, you work is inspiring, keep on keeping on

 
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spiked
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Posted: 2011-07-07 12:33 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-07-06 23:49, gold zephyr wrote:
Thanks for posting man, you work is inspiring, keep on keeping on




Thank you! I'm a girl though


-Lena.


 
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Polynesiac
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2011-07-08 10:20 am   Permalink

Hey Spiked!

Your float lamps are really well done and look good and vintage. Those night shots are great - your lights add great atmosphere. I'm a sucker for float lamps!

Have fun and keep posting your work - it's all looking great!
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littlegiles
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From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2011-07-08 10:35 am   Permalink

Lena-
I just went back and looked through this thread and your lights are great and I'm LOVING the DukDuk. Great job on all of it.

Keep sharing, love looking at those pictures.
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TikiG
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
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From: Palmdale, California
Posted: 2011-07-08 10:38 am   Permalink

DIY RULES!!

Thanks for sharing all this cool handmade art as I find it inspiring to..do handmade art! Full circle DIY!
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spiked
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Posted: 2012-07-05 11:26 am   Permalink

Hi there! It's been a while since I posted anything, been busy!

Here are a few photo updates in fancy hipster filter

Glazed Duk Duk. I went with same color scheme as the first one.. Haven't had time to make anymore of those or any other mugs this year, hopefully in fall..



I had one of those old Duraglass floats, so I made him a net! New type of the net made with treated rope.



Small 5" yellow float drilled and sandblasted on the inside and out:



A few small floats, and a small 5" lamp,-handblown by me, sandblasted.



9" blue float- handblown by me, net made with hemp rope.




I hope you like it! More coming soon!







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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-07-05 12:13 pm   Permalink

Handblowing your own floats, now that's impressive! Keep up the cool work.

 
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VampiressRN
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From: Sin City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2012-07-05 12:29 pm   Permalink

NICE...looking forward to more pics of your fabulous talent!!!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-07-05 12:59 pm   Permalink

Very good clay work. I look forward to seeing more. Wendy

 
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