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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2013-09-18 11:43 am   Permalink

Love that Poi Pounder, bitchin'!

 
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TikiRootsRocka
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Posted: 2013-11-03 7:34 pm   Permalink

Ok, finally dragged myself out of the studio to post some pics.
Hopefully I'll get the bigger Marquesan, the bigger Maori, and a couple of the PNG drums made into lamps, soon.











There's more pictures and information about the lamps and fountain on my new tumblr page:
http://junglemodern.tumblr.com/
Thanks for looking!


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TikiRootsRocka
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Posted: 2013-11-18 8:09 pm   Permalink

Here's my "Spirit Snatcher" ceremonial bowl built with slabs. It measures 7" inches tall, just under 11" inches wide, and holds 34 liquid ounces.




Thanks for stopping by!
I also started an Instagram account that I've been updating everyday, so please search tags for #junglemodern, if you'd like to see more of my recent projects.
Mahalo!


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2013-11-18 8:18 pm   Permalink

Always great stuff Mike. Love the guys with the clubs and spears

 
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TikiRootsRocka
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Posted: 2013-11-19 08:02 am   Permalink

Thanks, Mike. Your piece for the Palm Springs Tonga Hut is awesome!
So, I recently figured out how to upload pictures from my phone onto my computer, so here's a progression of my Ku lamp, that I've always wanted to post.
First, I wrapped a slab around a pipe. I stared at the bare clay, until I decided it was going to be a Ku, then started a rough sketch.


At this point, I'm still subtracting clay, but will start to add for the chest, arms, legs, headdress, and parts of the face.

Coils are added for the headdress and arms.

Here's my start of the face. I didn't take pictures, but I cut the nose off 5-6 times until I got it like this.

Sorry that some of the pictures are coming out small.


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-11-19 09:41 am   Permalink

Dan and I are in Las Vegas. What are we doing here? We are looking at your thread. You have made so many great new pieces. Dan and I both love what you've been making. That split tongue gave me shivers. The lamps are so much work and they look great. The war club tikis are fantastic. I hope we can make it to DTB's to see them in person. Wendy and Dan
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TikiAno
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Posted: 2013-11-19 10:57 am   Permalink

Continued awesome work. I missed your thread for a bit, absolutely love the poi pounder, and look forward to seeing updates on the fountain- fantastic idea.

 
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TikiRootsRocka
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Posted: 2013-11-21 1:01 pm   Permalink

Thanks, Dan and Wendy! Enjoy the rest of your trip!
Thanks Tiki Ano! That gold glaze you've got is killer!
So here' more of the Ku.
For the eyes, I carved out socket areas, then added and subtracted clay until I was happy with them.

Next, a coil for the teeth.

This is for size comparison. He was about 18" inches to start and the little guy is in my eBay store at auction along with a few other items.
http://k2b-bulk.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ListingConsole&CurrentPage=LCActive&format=Auction

Next is carving the headdress and teeth.


Side and back views.


And drying in the green room with one of my PNG drums.



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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-11-21 9:00 pm   Permalink

I'm sure glad I stopped by again. Very good sculpting on your mug. I'm ready to see it glazed. Wendy
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TikiRootsRocka
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Posted: 2013-12-03 3:02 pm   Permalink

Wow, I can't believe how fast the days go by! It feels like my last post was only a couple days ago, but no, it was 12.
Thanks for stopping by again, Wendy! Here's the mug (sold) glazed.




And, here's some pictures of the completed lamp.




And, here's an assortment of other finished stuff.
"Maori Moonshine" jug

Woodgrain Moai #2 (sold)

A couple of Maori tiles.


Cocktail mugs





Thanks for stopping by.
Most of this stuff is in my Etsy or eBay store:
www.etsy.com/shop/junglemodern
www.ebay.com/stores/jungle-modern

You can also see daily updates on my Instagram account: #junglemodern










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TikiAno
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Posted: 2013-12-03 5:29 pm   Permalink

Killer stuff! Love the woodgrain Moai, as well as.. everything else. The Ku came out fantastic, and your sculpting skills are beyond impressive. Thanks for posting!

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-12-03 6:33 pm   Permalink

Awesome.........

Jon


 
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Sophista-tiki
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Posted: 2013-12-04 07:57 am   Permalink

very nice pieces, again I love that you're going beyong the predictable .

 
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TikiRootsRocka
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Posted: 2013-12-04 7:43 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Ano, Hang10, and Dawn!

Thanks for stopping by, your support is greatly appreciated.

TA - I've been fortunate to spend lots of time in the studio over the last few months, working on my sculpting. My advice is to push your limits. It's daunting to think about, but don't be afraid to spend 10-15 hours on something and completely hate it.
I also try and make an effort on improving one thing, every sculpt. Cheek bones, eye sockets, eye lids, arms, shoulders etc.

Jon - I tell people, "I want every piece to be badass, beautiful, or a little bit of both." "Awesome," works, too. Thank you.

Dawn - I feel like there's so much to learn about ceramics, that I could dedicate my life to it, and still not know everything. Knowing that, I want to keep learning, and apply that knowledge to my work. I'm also very lucky to be surrounded by such talented people, here, and at my clay studio. The kind words of support and encouragement I've recieved, have also been a huge motivator, and make me want to get better, everyday. There's a lot of people to thank.



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TikiRootsRocka
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Posted: 2014-02-03 4:35 pm   Permalink

And now, back to Tiki.
Right now, I'm working on a series of big Moai. The smallest completed piece is 16.5" inches tall and I'm trying to get something in the 23" inch ballpark.
These are different pieces in progress.


I just glazed this one today.

This was the biggest at 23.5" inches before bisque firing and the face blew off because I didn't dry it long enough.

This is #1 of the series and will be made into a lamp. It's 18" tall and is made out of Black Mountain clay.

This one is #2 in the series and stands 16.5" and is made out of Rod's Bod clay.


I've also been taking a glaze calculation class. These are the first test pieces. Not the most applicable to my tiki pieces, but a great start. I usually use iron based clays, so I'm happy with how these stand up to the clay, and hold their color, at cone 10.





My ultimate goal for the class is a cherry/rose wood color that would be close to the color of all the Maori tourist carvings.

Here's a moonshine jug that I threw on the wheel. I coated the outside with a porcelain slip and carved in the tapa designs.


I also started potting succulents in some of my coconut mugs and Nuka Hiva Booze Barrels, then, scaling them up in size. Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so if you've upset your significant other by exceeding your Tiki budget, these are the perfect make-up gift.




I update my Instagram everyday, so if you're interested, you can follow me at Jungle Modern Ceramics, or search #junglemodern. Jungle Modern is also the name of my FB page.

Enjoy and thanks for looking.











 
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