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Tiki Ano Mugsville: "I made it out of clay."
Philot
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From: The armpit of Florida
Posted: 2016-10-27 10:01 am   Permalink

Wow, you're really getting creative, particularly on those bowls!

I like the simplicity of the moai platter. I think you just came up with a new classic there.


 
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TikiAno
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2016-11-03 09:55 am   Permalink

Cheers, Philot. I've been going in a few different directions at once. I'm enjoying the weird-o bowls (though not traditionally "tiki," but it's been fun telling stories with each piece (or at least thinking of them). I just glazed the simple Moai Platter (white base with stone glazed moai), this will be the first one. So glad you like the idea, hopefully others agree with you. It's definitely more "modern" looking. Eric October has been a few platters, too (I have a beautiful one- with a tiki carved into it).

Went back to working on some mugs. I use a clay extruder to form cylinders, then add bottoms and other doo-dads. The shorter one has some wood grain carved into it, the taller one is fairly smooth, glaze tbd. These are drying out a bit more and will be sent into the fiery kiln soon(ish):




Next I spent a few hours glazing this bowl. It will have a flaming aka fiery looking interior (if the kiln gods smile upon it), with wooden bridges over the top (I know, who builds a wooden bridge over a volcano? Not the smartest engineers, but what can you do?)

There are some flames pouring over the sides, as well as some cube forms coming out of the sides of the ancient structure.



More "Tiki Tiles" out of the kiln. Made out of Laguna B-3 Brown Clay (fires to a lava-esque black when it vitirifies/ midfires). Fun to work with, though it's a bit finicky with glazes (at least on wheel thrown pieces):




Mahalo for the looksie!



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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-11-03 10:20 am   Permalink


The Kraken bowl is so much fun. Your son must have allowed you some free time. Seeing you post here again is a thrill. Never stop. Wendy
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TikiAno
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Posted: 2016-11-04 10:27 pm   Permalink

The Tiki Bob platter came out of the kiln. It's around 12" long, with curved/ raised sides. I used a slump mold to make the form- unfortunately the bottom is not quite as "flat" as I had liked- it bubbled a bit in the kiln, as the center of the platter was not supported (has just four feet)- lesson learned- though it looks good from this angle, aside from the bit of glaze running.



Here's a few examples of "Team 6" pendants I made (as a joke) for the San Diego Ohana. The short story is that we were invited to the pre-opening of "False Idol," a new tiki bar in town. We had two sets of invitations. The first group (starting at 6 PM) had to leave pretty quickly, as there was a bit of a fire with one of the "effects" in the bar. Everyone was cleared out, and a self-proclaimed "Team 6" was formed. (I was on "Team 8:30," which was allowed to hang out and enjoy the bar).

I experimented with a lava-esque glaze combination on the one on the left, and to the right I went for a "bloody lava rock" look- the black is the color of the clay itself, without any glaze.



Mahalo!


 
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TikiAno
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Posted: 2016-11-15 10:02 am   Permalink

Glazed a few pieces, waiting on da kiln to get turned on (think the plan is to fire this weekend), so I'm finishing up more pieces to be ready by then.

The Kraken Bowl has been glazed. I took a few chances, and really hoping the glaze choices work out- ya never know. First I used a lot of black underglaze...



Then wiped it off, leaving the glaze to reveal details (hopefully, under the next coats of glaze). This is what it looks like now.



(this is a full color picture- the glazes will change when it's fired to cone 6- think a blue and murky black water with white seafoam bubbles, and dark reddish octopus whipping its tentacles about. Or, that's what I'M hoping for....

Mahalo for looking!

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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2016-11-15 4:40 pm   Permalink

You've been busy TikiAno! That Kraken bowl looks very promising.

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-11-15 9:33 pm   Permalink

Great idea

 
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cy
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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2016-11-17 4:33 pm   Permalink

Diggin' the tiki tiles Ano.

 
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TikiAno
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Posted: 2016-12-01 3:42 pm   Permalink

Glaze firing revealed a few new pieces... I have video of the two drinking bowls, but have to take some stills too.

The Wood grain and not so wood grain Moais...





Moai Serving Dish:



and a few guys ready for some more drying, some more drying, and some bisque firing...



Mahalo for the visit!



 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-12-01 4:45 pm   Permalink


You've been really busy making a lot of fun things. I'm so glad you found the time to share them. The Moai serving tray is super. When are you going to make a mug with Tiki Ari on it?

We are enjoying your hot chocolate. Hugs, Wendy


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bamalamalu
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Posted: 2016-12-01 7:32 pm   Permalink

Fun stuff! I really like the moai serving dish. And the curved-eyebrowed mug guy catches my eye.


 
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TikiAno
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Posted: 2016-12-14 7:22 pm   Permalink

My apologies for all the pictures- the first few bowls were finished a bit ago, just never posted them here. Mike, cy, Jon, Amy, Wendy, thanks for the support!

Wendy, ha! Tiki Ari will get a mug when he's not likely to launch it into the air across the room. He DOES recognize tikis (he loves visiting the Bali Hai), and he's normally pretty good at recognizing Moais vs other tiki styles (admittedly, he's not really great at saying "Marquesan" correctly).

New Drinking Bowls. I liked working with suspended pieces hanging above/ around parts of these. Both are handbuilt- no molds were used.

The "Deep Kraken" Drinking Bowl:







The "Wrong Turn" Drinking Bowl- the wooden bridges lead to a fiery center (mini pedestal with room for flaming object)







New mugs drying out...



This one is "Westerwood," inspired by the (many) Westwood tiki mugs, whose designs, while dated, are pretty groovy.



These two masks were bisque fired, now waiting to be glazed. They are fairly tall- the smaller one is 12" high. They have holes for hanging in the top of the masks. Ceramic, and made out of slabs (clay). Not sure how to approach glazing, though most likely going for the "wood" look.



Mahalo for the visit!





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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-12-14 7:51 pm   Permalink


You have surprised me with your new masks. Very cool. Have fun with the glazing. Wendy


 
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bamalamalu
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Posted: 2016-12-14 9:29 pm   Permalink

Ooh, I love how the Kraken bowl turned out! The colors look good, like he's coming up from the murky deep.
And I really like that free form, un-molded style. Looks alive!


 
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2016-12-15 04:46 am   Permalink

Kraken bowl- made me thirsty
Wrong way bowl- I dig the way the wooden planks came out

Awesome
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