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I just finished off this one of a kind "Bob'O'Nut from Hell". He's the first, and last one, i've made or will make like this. To make it fair for everyone to get a chance to own him i'm offering him up for auction.
Bid is at $150 at the moment and postage to the US is $49.95. Anywhere else in the world will need to be calculated at the end of the auction which i'll be running for about 4-5 days.

Those figures are in AUSTRALIAN dollars so you'll need to google a currency converter to convert into your money.

You can find it on Instagram (@swiz_mugsnstuff) or my Facebook page (SWIZ-MUGS'N'STUFF) where i will update where the bidding is at. If you don't use either of those social media platforms then you can message me here with bids.

Thanks and good luck.


Wow that one is cool!



It's been a while since i last posted and here's what i've been up to since then. A mix of older work and a couple of new things (not necessarily in order). This is most likely the last of things for quite a good while.

New lamp. Had the hat for quite a while then found a hessian wrapped shade that fit it perfectly which i then added to.

Hung up under the patio with a few of my other lamps.

A few wall hangings.

A 'granite' version of my Witco 'style' hibiscus flower.

Older mug designs in new glazes.

Peete's Head. The previous one of these i posted was a cut down version of Peete the Mug. I made a (slightly modified) mold just of the lower part and these are from that.

Plus another one with added horns.

Was never really that happy with J.D.M. (John Doe Moai) so i re-sculpted the master and made J.D.M's cousin.

This is the re-sculpted wood master after being painted...

...and the new mug next to the old one.

After making a few mugs i decided to make a top knot to go with it that doubles as a shot glass. Because i made this later not all of the mugs have one.

A few more Bob'O'Nuts.

And last but not least i foolishly decided to make Bob'O'Shot. As if Bob'O'Nut wasn't enough work.

What hasn't sold should be listed in my Etsy store (link in profile) or message me here for details/information.

See ya.


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GROG posted on Fri, Jan 3, 2020 12:42 PM

That Moai mug with a topknot as a shot glass is a GENIUS idea. :)

I like your glazing.I should just send you bisque of the mug you want and let you do your magic with the glaze. GROG hate glazing.

I own the gold bob-o-nut :) Can't wait to give it a spin!

Very cool stuff, Swiz!

Hamo posted on Fri, Feb 21, 2020 7:04 PM

My magnificent new Swiz mug crossed the Pacific and arrived today. I love it.

Awesome stuff Robbie!!!

Swizzle we are going to Tiki Oasis this summer of 2020. Are you going to be there?

It's so much fun to see you creating all these tiki works of art. You Tiki Bob coconut is still a favorite of ours.

Cheers, Wendy

PS Hamo good score!


Well it's been a while. I guess i've made a few things over the past couple of years so it will take me a little time to update my thread here so i think i'll start off, from where i left off, with all the variations of my Bob'O'Shot mug i've made.

These are not in numerical order. I originally numbered them all just to keep track of how many i had made but i didn't keep track of the last batch and lost count of where i was up to so the 10 or so i'm in the middle of glazing at the moment aren't numbered at all, but i'm somewhere around the 150 mark.

I can tell you though that this one is #100. I wanted to make something special with this milestone and this is what i came up with. After this i destroyed the mold for the original Bob'O'Nut. 100.0

There might be a few missing but without posting individual pics of every one, this pretty much covers all the different ideas i've come up with of making different, one of a kind, versions of him. 64 Weathered Iron61 Modern Brass-cracked62 Bronze Patina63 Rhodium-Sandra20200625_16371920200625_16371920201221_17001520201221_17002320201221_17003420201221_17004320201222_13093120210528_123448-1IMG20220218170022IMG20220218170124IMG20220218170300thumbnail_PhotoGrid_160246682115520201221_165811-1-1

Next update i'll post pics of a couple of new designs i've made a few pics of some older work with glazes that might be of interest.

Cheers swiz

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Freekin awesome


I said in my last post i'd add pics of some older designs with new glazes and some new designs but i think i'll just post them all separately, so for this post it will just be some older mugs in no particular order. (I was nearly finished with a detailed post but something happened and the computer decided to delete the page so this will just be a photo bomb with only a couple of descriptions where i have something to say about the mug/s).




A few of these are available. Message me for details and which ones. 33 not-numbered34222628293132




In 2019 i vended at the 'I Hart Rum' festival and the event organizers asked me to make a mug for the 2020 event. As i only had short notice i said the best i could do was use an existing design and just add some decals of the events logo. Sadly the event was cancelled due to Covid and ended up being postponed another four times before finally going ahead in February this year. 20200203_162405PhotoGrid_1580708731259 81988957_2567352606708319_2692979021834092544_n IMG20220220122218

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And finally, i made a Hei Matau for myself. I bought two packs of 10 sharks teeth so i made two mugs with six teeth and with the leftover eight i made this. 13 Mine

Next post will be a new design. Cheers swiz

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I was thinking about how many (mug) designs i had made over the past couple of years (it's three, which will be posted in order) but then i remembered i had also made this volcano bowl, which was actually a WIP for a long time before i actually decided to get off my butt and finish it.

I've only made two of these, the first always being a bit of an experiment, and the second one taking it to the next level. The idea behind it is to fill the volcano at the back with your flammable liquid of choice and then let it overflow and trickle down into the reservoir on the edge of the 'crater' so you have three different sections on fire (after filling the other volcano).

I really love how the second one with the little trees turned out. I really should have kept it but sold it so i guess i'll just have to make a similar one for myself. 100102104105200203206207

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Hamo posted on Fri, Apr 8, 2022 5:11 PM

Great to see your stuff again. I too like the second version of the volcano bowl.

Thanks Hamo.

Funny how all of your art makes me thirsty

Dig the bowl


So here's my next update. This is the first new mug design i've made since TC went down. Someone i follow on Instagram posted this picture and i had to turn it into a mug. (This is the third mug i've made based on a pic posted on IG). d

This carving is found outside the crafts market on Rapa Nui. It wasn't until i posted pics of the mug that someone commented that the image is based on a natural rock formation on the island called Vai a Heva, so the mugs name is 'LJ' (Vai a Heva). LJ is the initials of the person who posted the original photo.



Now correct me if i'm wrong but i believe that this might be the first mug where you drink from the top of it looking straight down on the image but it is displayed on its side. Even if it isn't and i'm wrong, not many of these have been made as at the end of the day i make the mugs i want to make because they appeal to me, and although i do get a lot of positive feedback, people don't seem to be interested in this sort of imagery these days. Oh well, here's just a few examples of the different glazes i have made of this design.


Second new mug design next update.



[ Edited by swizzle on 2022-05-13 18:09:15 ]

Love mine! And all the other new stuff.


Very unique Swizz!


Thanks Mike.

So here's my second mug design i made in the past couple of years, another moai. I know that some people might be sick of them and find them boring but to me they are one of my most favourite images found throughout Polynesia and i know this won't be the last moai mug that i make.

I was only going to post a few samples but i've only made 15 of these so here's all of them. And this is the only mug i don't have a name for. Still working on that one.

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Third and final mug design up next. Thanks for looking.



So here's the third and final mug design i made during the time TC was down, something that most of you on this site should be familiar with, the Wind God from the defunct Tiki Gardens in Indian Shores, Florida.


This is just a sample of the different colour combinations i have made.

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Made a bunch of other things besides mugs as well so more to come.


Hi Swizzel, I really enjoyed scrolling through all of your creative tiki work and reading each comment. I'm happy to have been there from the start. You are so talented. I like your mug from the rock, very cool. All your glazing is done so very well. I never mastered the crackle glazes. I like that you have. It will be fun to see what you come up with next. Cheers, Wendy

Hamo posted on Thu, Apr 21, 2022 7:05 PM

The Tiki Gardens mug is absolutely smashing.


Thank you Wendy, we've both been doing this for a while now. I really love the mug based on the rock. It's just very disheartening coming up with an idea/design that doesn't get much feedback even though you might love it.

Cheers Hamo. That was a lot of work but i'm very proud of it.

So over the TC 'break' i made this PNG style pendant. 7123456

Personally i really love it and decided to make a larger version as a wall hanging and/or something to frame. The following are what i've made so far and the first of the framed ones i've made. There's still another framed one to come (the other brown one) and a wall hanging that has to be fired again. .59505152535455565758

Next is technically woodworking.

EDIT: Forgot to post the pic of the framed one.

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What a massive body of work you have produced. It is impossible to pick a favorite. It would not surprise me if someone like Bill Gates or Elon Musk just bought every single thing you make.


Absolutely killer! The mother of pearl inlays really pop on some of those glazes. Seconding the love for the Wind God mug!

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I like the mug based on the rock. Is it possible to purchase one?



Thanks hottiki. It would be nice if one of them had but sadly they haven't.

Cheers Bam Bam.

Sent you a message MaukaHale.

Hamo posted on Mon, May 16, 2022 8:29 PM

I like those larger PNG masks, too. And if you ever do more of the Wind God mugs, please think of me....

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