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Tiki Ano Mugsville: "I made it out of clay."
MadDogMike
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Posted: 2014-10-07 09:59 am   Permalink

Dave I like the test tile on the far left. I got one of those slab texture mats, I need to try it out
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-10-07 1:03 pm   Permalink

Glaze tests are fun. There is an underglaze pencil that you can write on them before you fire and it stays on. I label all my tests and save them on the wall. Using the press detail sheet was genius. Wendy

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cy
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Posted: 2014-10-09 09:20 am   Permalink

I like the medium brown, second from the right. Da Bar Mug looking good Tiki Ano.

 
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TikiAno
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Posted: 2014-10-14 10:59 am   Permalink

Thanks, guys. I think I've chosen the glaze, but might hold off since I'm thinking about making a mold of this design and have been advised to do this with bisqueware rather than a glazed mug (thanks, Wendy!). We'll see, might just want to see how it looks glazed first...

 
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Bowana
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Posted: 2014-10-16 12:19 pm   Permalink

Nice job throwing on the wheel, Dave. (why is it called "throwing", anyways?)


The white glaze worked out really well over the Speckled Buff on this one.

Bowie



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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2014-10-22 10:47 am   Permalink

Not sure of the real reason for the name
But I know that if I attempted to "throw" clay on a wheel
I'd likely throw something


Hats off to all you clay people


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-10-25 10:42 am   Permalink

The bowl is beautiful. I hope you feel the excitement of a piece well done.
When is the tiki room mug coming out? Wendy
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TikiAno
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Posted: 2014-10-26 9:49 pm   Permalink

Thanks, Dave & Jon! Glad you guys like it. Trying to throw more (to get better at it).

Wendy, thanks- "Da Bar" mug has been bisque fired but I haven't glazed it yet. I'm still deliberating about making a mold of it, but most likely will just glaze it to finish it up. Working on a few pieces for the nursery that the wife requested.. .which, yes, is pretty shocking. Since they're not so tiki I haven't posted them here, but you can check them out on the instagram ("tikianos", or
http://instagram.com/tikianos



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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-10-31 8:53 pm   Permalink

I checked out instagram. My first visit to that type of site. Seeing all your work together was terrific.

However going to facebook today and seeing your new son was even better. Congratulations. It will be fun to
see if you make him a tiki bowl when he is old enough to have solid food.

This will be a Halloween to always remember. Cheers, Wendy


 
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TikiAno
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Posted: 27 days ago; 6:09 pm   Permalink

A long time since posting. Thanks, Wendy, for all of the well wishes. Tiki Ari has been doing well, eating, growing, and doing everything a baby is supposed to do (mainly pooping).

We had come up with his name, Ari, before his birth, but didn't tell anyone. It means "lion" in Hebrew (my wife is Israeli), so I started working on a number of lion- related non-tiki items. I know, it's not the place to post non-tiki stuff, but the second wall tile I made is mid century- styled, ALMOST tiki? In any case, these have been bisque fired, and will be glazed soon:

Each is approximately 7-8" tall:



I've been working on two different mugs for the upcoming TC Art Swap. The theme is "Hawaiian Shirts," so I sketched out my idea- make a mug that IS an aloha shirt. I haven't seen this design before, so it seemed like a good approach. (Sorry if you've seen these photos already on that thread):



First I built the form for a mug out of a slab of clay:


Then attached the bottom to the cylinder form:


I let it firm up, then started working on the basic design:



Added a collar, pocket, and sleeves...



Another potter at the studio I work at saw my slab form, and offered to throw a mug to work on at the same time. She threw it, then trimmed it, and left it for me to work on. Linda's been giving me feedback on each piece. She's a great potter and is always stoked to see what kind of tiki project I'm in the middle of:



I'm working on the slab piece, made entirely by me, for the Art Swap piece, and the wheel thrown form for fun. The slab form is quite a bit taller. The plan was for each to have mismatched seams of the "fabric," as many poorly constructed Aloha Shirts have.

I let each dry up a bit, then started sketching out the design and then started carving. Here's the Slab Mug first:













The wheel thrown mug has a bit more "shoulders," but basically has the same (well, similar) design:



I let this firm up, then added coconut buttons to the form and kept carving:





The two of them together:



Mahalo for the visit!


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 27 days ago; 8:17 pm   Permalink

Those are adorable but not as much at Tiki Ari! Wendy

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 27 days ago; 11:18 pm   Permalink

Wow
Lookin good


Love the "Dan-0 Ano Mugs"




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danlovestikis
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Posted: 26 days ago; 08:19 am   Permalink

Those mugs just keep getting cuter and cuter. Love them both, Wendy

PS good job hang10tiki
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danlovestikis
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Posted: Yesterday; 4:40 pm   Permalink

Have they been fired, once or twice??? Wendy

 
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TikiAno
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Posted: Yesterday; 10:16 pm   Permalink

Wendy, the lion tiles were finally glaze fired a week or two ago, haven't posted pics yet here. I used acrylic paint to add pupils to the eyes. Each is approximately 8-9" tall. The dots visible on the faces are due to the clay body ("Speckled Buff"). While not so tiki, they were photographed on top of the Hawaii Kai cookbook- does that help?



This is the "Mod Lion":



The Aloha Shirt Aloha Mugs were bisque fired, which now forces me to glaze them. I hate glazing, so I will attempt to avoid doing this for as long as possible. I have to glaze one before the end of January for the Art Swap. I'm firing a few test tiles to see how to move forward.




To make the decision a little easier, my friend Linda the potter left me a few more wheel thrown pieces to tiki-fy. One I'm using as a prototype for another design, and the other is... yes, another Aloha Shirt Mug (3.0). This one is considerably larger than the other two, and will have a different design on the "fabric."



I also started working on a new version of the Tiki Bar Tiki Mug (TBTM). First I threw a slab, then used a large stamp to add stone texture.



Then I wrapped it around a form, connected it, and added a bottom. I'm going to let this set up for a few days and then move forward with the design. Luckily I had some spare time while sitting around at jury duty (didn't get picked, whew) to work on the layout/ design. This version will include a contemporary Witco-like wall hanging, a small home tiki bar, and a few other details. This is how it looks so far:



Mahalo for the visit!


 
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