If you would like to see most of my art made just go to the "other crafts" thread. Or use this link. There are over 300 pages of step by steps for each piece of tiki art.
There are completed projects on pages 1, 9 and 11 here.
I have a very old web page that shows past projects. claytikis.com
My first piece of tiki art, just the head stuck in a candle stick holder.
The Sacramento Crawl is in October, check out the thread on the California Events Page. I'm working to make enough of these mugs by then, it's a terrific event with the Martini Kings on Saturday night at Vamps home. I hope to see you there. Wendy
My very first work in ceramic on my own. Well I do admit to helpful hints from Notch, Babalu, Joniece Frank and Gecko. Also Duane Orzol inspired the creation of the mug. Scroll up to see the mug in clay. These photos are of the mug as it turned out for the Sacramento Tiki Crawl 10-8-10 through 10-10=10.
I thought it would be cool to put the Forbidden Island Tiki in a shipping crate.
My first attempt.
Final Sculpt produced for Forbidden Island Alameda Island California.
These will be available at Forbidden Island at their 5 year anniversary party Thursday April 21, 2011. I will be producing these in my studio in California.
I have a very out dated web page that shows some projects step by step, this Tiki Crate sculpt is shown there.
I was recently interviewed by Swizzle for Careless Navigator in Australia. Here's the link.
I did the Missionary's Downfall sculpt in 2009 and the mold has now been made. Gecko will produce the girl and bowl in his red dirt style in Hawaii. I have the mold for the girl only and I'll one day find the time to do something with her. I'll post the step by step for the girl on my craft page thread. Thank you for visiting, Wendy
She's wearing Gecko's big puka shell necklace.
On my crafts thread I have posted the step by step for this painting. Dan asks why are there islands in the sky, why is the palm frond dead? Art Dan, you can do whatever you want. Some day I'll learn how to take a photo without glare.
Hi Forbidden Island fans. I have selected this for the glaze combo for the mug version of the Forbidden Island Tiki Crate. The statue version glaze is still in the works.
On my crafts thread page one you can follow the making of the mold for these Frankoma tikis by Joniece Frank. This one little tiki survived the horrific factory fire that destroyed the entire building. Joniece sent it to me and now it's alive again. Here are the first two I have fired. I plan to make bowls in the future.
This hula girl made to go with the Missionary's Downfall bowl is a mix of glaze and cold paint. She's the first one with a top on and Dan said NOPE keep it off.
As MadDogMike would say this is the Fire and Ice set.
I have made the first Frankoma Tiki Bowl from the mold of Joniece Franks little tiki.
Someone put parts of a PBS show of our tiki collection on u-tube. Here is the link. Thank you LiddleLola for providing it.
This painting is called On The Road With Kinny and Tiki Bob
My latest newspaper article. A few errors there, it should have said service men started the craze after returning from Hawaii but overall really well done. $720 was an eBay auction for the first Bloody Maori.
My Tiki Bob Art for the March 28th, 2011 show on-line.
You may have noticed how many bowls I have made based on vintage tiki designs. Dan coined the phrase shouldhavebeen bowls. He had the mugs he wished that there were bowls to match. I made his dreams come true. That's what this Tiki Bob Bowl is...a shouldhavebeen Tiki Bob bowl.
My husband Dan in his Tiki Jungle Room.
I finished off the run of 50 of the original Zombie Hut Coral Reef mugs and then I made this set of 6 in different colors. I thought it would be fun to try eBay but once again my husband Dan bought them all from me and placed them in his collection.
Cult of the Eye Shriner Bob
Jailbird Bob, the number correspond to the alphabet and spell Tiki Bob
South of the Boarder Bob's with brighter colors.
SCOOTIKI: MODS & GODS GROUP EXHIBITION BY ELROY ARTSPACE GALLERY IN PORTLAND, OREGON JULY 2011
I WAS SO HAPPY TO BE ASKED TO DO A WORK OF ART FOR THIS SHOW. THE REQUIREMENT WAS FOR THE WORK TO HAVE BOTH TIKI GODS AND A VINTAGE LAMBRETTA MOTOR SCOOTER. I BEGAN THE PAINTING WITH MY RIGHT HAND SINCE I AM RIGHT HANDED. I GOT THIS FAR.
EVERYTHING WAS GOING WELL THEN I FELL HEADFIRST DOWN AN ENTIRE FLIGHT OF STAIRS. I SPENT A LONG TIME IN ER HAVING BRAIN AND NECK SCANS AND ARM XRAYS. THE OUTCOME WAS THAT I BROKE MY RIGHT ARM. I WAS DETERMINED TO FINISH THE PAINTING FOR THIS SHOW SO I USED MY KNEES TO HOLD THE PAINT TUBES SO I COULD OPEN THEM WITH MY LEFT HAND. THEN WITH THE PAINT ON THE PALLET I STARTED TO PAINT LEFT-HANDED.
CHANGING TO MY LEFT HAND WORKED. I NOW THINK THAT PAINTING COMES FROM THE BRAIN AND NOT THE HAND. I HAVE FINISHED MY PAINTING IN TIME FOR THE SHOW.
FINALLY GOT A SOME THAT ARE LIGHTER.
TO SEE ALL THE ART FOR THE SCOOTIKI MODS AND GODS SHOW CLICK THIS LINK!
THANK YOU MCTIKI FOR ALLOWING ME TO USE YOUR TIKI DESIGNS FOR MY PAINTING, WENDY
I have these paintings and bowl for the Moai Madness show on-line July 10, 2001
A Gift From Grog.
This year the Sacramento Crawl ceramic is based on a napkin found by Duane Orzol. He is the founder of this terrific event so he deserves some credit. The Napkin is from Tiki Bob's located in the Sacramento Inn for a brief time.
This is a photo of the napkin that inspired the ceramic.
The white face and lettering are hand painted after glazing with ceramic enamel cold paint and baked to set.
For fun the opening is a volcano.
I have also glazed the bottom for a cleaner design.
2011 Tiki Oasis Burros and Black Velvets show.
Title: Poele which means Dark Night
The Show at Tiki Oasis 11
MP and Eric October checking out my art.
Second Sale was the Poele but all I know is its new home is in Portland, Oregon.
I did two clay sculpts that will be cast and used to make resin chunk lamps by the master Roger Bodine. He goes by Roge. I'll be posting step by steps on my other crafts thread. Meanwhile here are the two completed sculpts that I've done for casting. The Easter Island head is to look like stone and the God of Light is to look like wood. He'll be painting some to look like that and others will be clear to let the light shine through.
First four Missionary's Downfall hula girls paired with bowls.
Another color version of Roger Bodines Resin Chunk Lamp with my tikis.
This is the link to part 3 of three tiki blogs. We are at the bottom of this one. It sure is fun to share the love of tiki and how we have it displayed in our home. Wendy
These are my latest sculpts that will go onto a Bumatay Chunk Lamp by Roge on Etsy.
A couple of the Bumatay have been cast in resin.
Finished for my buyers 3/24/2012
Here is a comparison between my $150 small Bob bowl and the $300 Tall Bob Bowl. PM me for orders.
My brand new Bumatay Fish Bowl with Fins $300. If you want to order one send a PM.
Super Carved Bob with Secret Agent Bob
Mosaic Bob with a Bob done from a picture sent to me by Atomic Chick.
The Zombie Torch finished April 22 2012.
The Wish List that's been in progress April, May, June 2012
Elvis Bob for Atomic Chick.
A three Bumatay bowl with a different glaze.
Missionary's Downfall Alter bowl for Loki Tiki.
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Oh Wendy, you have been busy. I may need one of those Wahine mugs. It's gorgeous.
Yay Wendy! Great stuff. Another "ruiner' on board.
Fabulous Wendy...and you know how I LOOOOOOOVE that crate!!!
YOU GO GIRL :)
That Zombie Village mug is Tony Tiger Great! I want it, what do I have to do to optain the precious......
besides all the wonderful ceramics
It's worth doing art just to get to read all these fun comments. Kinney you made my day, my year. I have a photo of you from Tiki Oaisis posted at work, it makes me smile, Wendy
I've split my art in two due to space problems.
Tiki Tapa Bob for harro
SuperCarved Tiki Bob for mymotiki
A TNT mug for Oasis Spy Theme idea by Sandra Dee
The Tubular Moia Lamp by Roge Sculpts by Me
More finished for the Wish List April/May 2012
For RugbyMatt's 50th birthday from Deb June 2012
These photos finish the April 2012 Wish List
It finally occurred to me that having a photo of them all together after glazing would be fun.
Many of the colors Roge can make the Moai statue in. He also has Orange and Green to mention just a few.
We just hung the lamps I've show earier. Here they are.
The War God sculpture is by Joniece Frank of Frankoma Pottery. She passed on the copy write to us. I've molded an original and made this bowl.
This War God is by Joniece Frank molded from one of her originals. I sculpted the bowl and put these projects together. They will be available on the next Wish List August 2012. It is an honor to bring back the War God in bowl form.
The Elroy Artspace show for Tiki Kon in August 2012 requires that the event mug by Munktiki be used in the painting. I used it for the torch and the tiki pole.
Out of the kiln on 7/28/12. After some hand painting they are finished.
The mug on the right is for the Pele/Volcano swap that MadDogMike is running.
Next Dan asked if I would make a matching volcano Bob bowl that he could sit the mug in for display.
Using the same clay sculpture I made for Roge's chunk lamps I'm making Moai Bowls.
The Wedding Mugs are finished. I hid the names and date at the bottom front. These are hand painted.
Super Carved Bobs that bavtech will be selling at Tiki Oasis 12. He has an indoor booth. He'll be bringing other tikis I've made. This is terrific because I'm not vending but my art will still be there.
Tiki Oasis 12 the Spy/Tiki art show.
Agent in Paradise (Otto is the star along with McTikis tikis)
Wish List 3 continues.
A few more projects from Wish List #3 in progress October 2012.
Made for the Don the Beachcomber's sale Dec.2nd 2012.
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December 2012 Art by Wendy Cevola. My thread is messed up so I'm starting to add again here. Wendy
Second firing in the kiln.
THE NEXT SET OF PHOTOS ARE ON PAGE NINE.
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Absolutely beautiful work shown here, I'm so proud to own one of these pieces (not saying which!!) let's just say this piece has inspired many positive comments from strangers and friends alike when they see it in person. What more can you ask for?
Also - I'm anxious to meet and talk with you and Dan in August at Tiki Oasis -
Keep the clay masterpieces coming and more posts soon, okay? Cheers! G
Wow! Great to see your art all together!
Wow Wendy! There is truly some amazing work dancing around on this thread...You really have a wonderful talent.
Good stuff. GROG like.
Finished this yesterday.
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Beautiful stuff Wendy, I'm happy to see all this art in one place.
Wendy, you are fabulously talented. I love your work. And, of course, I especially love the TikiBob bowl. You selling any of them?
Great Stuff you have nice Veryity .
Thank you everyone, I'm sure having fun.
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Uh-huh, yeah, diggin' your art late this Saturday night.
Thank you for sharing!
That is one beautiful painting there,Wendy..
and the Sombrero bastard is soooo hilarious
Nice work Wendy! I especially like this painting!
Absolutely amazing work Wendy .
I agree...that is fabulous Wendy!!!
I want a Tiki hut with a huge picture window facing the lagoon! :D Looks great a finished up Wendy
Great work Wendy. I like the painted wood pineapple trays and the painting you just finished.
Amazing stuff, Wendy!
Love the hut painting! Really feels like you
Wendy, your work again provides irrevocable proof that Tiki is the god of the artists! Just like in its heyday, he continues to inspire a myriad of interpretations and new facets of the theme. Just like Tiki bar owners saw the big Tiki temples and built their own, you create the ceramic vessels you want to see. Splendid!
Wendy, very nice severed Moko head. Great attention to detail and superb glazing.
Suffering sombrero bastard! I think I was one once! That's the best!!
Me too. There's some great ceramic pieces in there also. Keep up the good work.
Great work Wendy!
Wendy your work is very good, I love your bowls.
Swizzle, Zerostreet and Hiltiki, thank you very much. When Hewey came up with Gallery I think he kickstarted a lot of new art. It's so much fun to read the comments that it makes me want to make something new as often as possible. Wendy
Wendy, love the Impressionist Island painting. And the colors on the new face are SO realistic.
That new mask is sooo wonderful Wendy!
Really terrific work Wendy! I'm very impressed! pssst: soon - :wink:
Such incredible diversity in your work. Really nicely done.
Babalu has glazed some of my Eat Drink and Be Merry Babalu mugs. He has them on his link under crafts and I placed them here. I like to keep all my art together for ease of scrolling. It's so much fun to see the mug finished with his glaze choices. The whole story about the mug is on Babalu's thread. Thank you for looking. I'd love to hear what you think. Wendy
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i just saw this for the first time! woohoo!!!
Keep it up!
Oasis is so close, just think of all the art that will be there. I look forward to seeing you zero and all my friends. Wendy
great new mugs!
Thank you, I just hope I am able to bisk and glaze them so they look like the prototype. This is a very fun and exciting time. Moving from Sculpey to real ceramics and being on my own is a challenge. It's all worth it. Wendy
That's going to be one big project! Mucho glaze work there kiddo...call prior :-)
Wheeew...just recently had a Zombie Hut mug in my hand...AWESOME!!! That baby was heavy and big and G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!! Wendy is an amazing artist and the design idea from Duane was brilliant. I can hardly wait to have one of these babies sitting in my lounge.
This restaurant version of the Frankoma War god is from a new sculpt and is very different from those that are cast by Gecko in his studio. These were cast in China and are sold at La Mariana in Oahu. It's wonderful for Mike and I to be associated with such an iconic tiki restaurant/bar. If you are ever on Oahu it's sure worth a stop. Wendy
Hey Bullet, he's ready to make the trip to your home. Give us a call today or Monday, Wendy and Dan