Sunday, August 16, 2009

after much delay, the Kapriman mug is back in play

So after roughly an 8 month hiatus from making mugs, I have gotten back to the craft. The Kapriman PNG Palette edition, an edition of 5, will be completed in the next couple of days. 3 of the 5 will be posted on my Etsy store soon, with a notification going out on the Ocea Otica email list. I hope to follow up shortly with the Traditional edition in the upcoming weeks.
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Aside from Kapriman, I have started working on some of the collaboration mugs. I have two of the Tiki Tony-Ocea Otica one offs done, and a test fire of the Munktiki-Ocea Otica pieces done. At some point I will get together with the mug artists involved to figure out how my customized versions of their mugs and how their customized versions of my Kapriman mug will be displayed and sold. I can't wait to see what comes of this collaboration project and hope it is the beginning of a yearly melting of the minds (yes melting, not melding).
In the upcoming weeks i will start posting pictures of the collaboration pieces i finish.
Thats it for now, hope to be getting my hands much dustier the rest of the year and get back to some of the designs that i had hoped to originally release at the beginning of the year.
*****Update 8/22 This edition of Kapriman went up today and sold out along with a handful of one off AP's and glaze tests of Torembi and Tumbuna ( a couple of which are pictured below) from my own collection. Thanks to everybody that checked them out, now to get back to working on the last Kapriman edition and and to start sculpting on some new designs.
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an original glaze test, this lighter version with highlights in the underglaze was not the final glaze/underglaze combo for the Yam Mask Yellow edition
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Soil of New Guinea Tumbuna AP, this was the edition of Tumbuna featured in Tiki Mugs: Cult Artifacts of Polynesian Pop by Jay Strongman