Tuesday, February 15, 2011

one step closer to a empty table...Lady Lagoon

working my darndest to clear off my project table. Mind you project table, the dry erase board still makes me wanna vomit.
to get bisque fired this week:
Ocea Otica: AP's and Numero Uno Zombi Bob, Fog Bank number 1 and 2, collab on Tiki Kaimuki's Skoai- the Fleshy Skoai, collab on Notch's Roberto Loco- NOTCH-O BOB, and a Notch Ren Clark's Severed Head Tribute mug. These collabs were started in 09, will be nice to finish them up and have them posted with the Munktiki and Tiki Tony collabs.
Also in Ocea Otica news Miles from Munktiki has signed on to do a limited run of THIRSTY. This run will be the last of that design; Miles will have the sledge hammer ready to return that mold to powder once his run is complete. More on that later.
Their work can be seen at munktiki.com, tikikaimuki.com, tikitony.com, losttikiisland.com
(pictured) junkhauler Vintage Beauty Monster series- Lady Lagoon, another one off handbuilt on a greenware bust from a vintage mold, which i will do some china painting on. Started in 2008 or 09, looking forward to finishing her up.
From junkhauler ceramics Tim Gore's mug sculpt will be completed this week and molded soon, hoping to have a good number completed for his booth at Monsterpalooza in April. More junkhauler artist mugs are in the works, more on that later.

sleep now!

Monday, February 14, 2011

serve it in a beautiful vessel

in an effort to keep the creative juices flowin, molded another mug this weekend, the Fogbank. Will post a photo when the first is cast as I worked in reverse from a mold, so there was not an original sculpture. This is a technique I have been wanting to try and enjoyed the process.

Next on the slate, one of my favorite mugs from a vintage drink menu, the bamboo "Tub of Oke". From the time Okolehao was a common drink ingredient, this bamboo mug to me is ceramic perfection. Classy, elegant, and the artists rendition of a dark stained bamboo seems to make the whole presentation more sultry. This mug, according to my colleagues on Tikicentral, under the Crypto-mug thread, has not been found in the wild; most likely meaning their production was limited, with those legs they may have been broken often, they possibly were actually made out of bamboo as was common or some collector is not sharing photos. I have never seen one, so am going to do a rendition close to the illustration. I am very excited about this mug, really looking forward to the first drink out of one.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Zombi Bob and some good garbage (pronounced Gaaarbaahhge'eh)

So after some revisions from the concept on the last post here is the sculpt of Zombi Bob, my undead take on mr Happy Tiki Bob. Why a zombie you ask (cause i never do zombies, no no); this mug size and shape is perfect to serve a Zombie cocktail, and Tiki Bob the mug was used at a number of establishments with varying cocktails, so now here he is allocated for one of my, and many's fav cocktail. run on little sentence, run on.
First batch of these mugs for the Tiki Bob show at the Tonga Hut the glaze will be kept simple and somewhat true to the original Tiki Bob scheme.
in junkhauling finds, pulled these old drawers outa the dumpster last month along with some wood to make shelves. Cleaned up the mysterious glass shard infused goo inside (my guess a busted old dried glass of linseed oil, which crackled up like pork rinds when hit with a heat gun), murphy's oil soap wash, few new screws and riser on back for stability, and wallaw, some nice new old shelves. The drawer pulls are particularly neat, red bakelite with a ribbed bottle capish head.
you found any good trash lately? whats in yer dumpster?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

the Bob Show, Tonga Hut, March 27th

Busy month, busy new year. Quick post of two concept sketches for mugs I will have for the Bob Show. The show is all about the iconic, simple, elegant Tiki Bob; another fun concept show put together by GROG, for the Tonga Hut. Examples of the original Bob can be seen here, http://tikiroom.com/img/5038x4d48ca59.jpg. First up will be my Tumbuna Bob, the Papua New Guinea take, and the second, Zombi Bob. Numbers will be limited, and some will be available the following day for the online version of the show.
Coming soon too, a ceramic collaboration with artist Tim Gore! More on that later, but T Gore's work can be seen here, www.extremegorestore.bigcartel.com.