Wow, killer spot for a great event! @thewarehouserestaurant Thank you very much to @tikidiablo and ohana (so many friendly and familiar faces helping out) for putting this amazing gathering together. It's always fun getting to visit with old friends and make new ones, especially in such a classic setting. There's very few of these establishments left, so I hope you make the next @shipwreckedmdr scheduled for sometime in November. Also, I'm very thankful for everyone who brought home a piece of my artwork, or stopped by for a hi and a hug, you guys keep me going and make all this possible. Lots of love and Aloha and I look forward to seeing you all @tikilandtrading on October 7th in beautiful Laguna Beach🌴🌺🗿🍻 #shipwreckedmdr #junglemodern #michaelsbicca
Not sure how I forgot two of the ingredients for the crackle glazes, but they're ordered and should be here Wednesday. In the meantime, the garage is already 90 degrees+ with a kiln firing and I've got everything I need to mix up some lava and crater glazes😂 #drinklotsofwater #studiolife #ceramics #pottery #junglemodern #michaelsbicca
Tri-mask Sepik River scorpion bowl with process pics of hand glazing beads and weathering the shells. The bowl was thrown on the potter's wheel and hand carved and the masks were press molded and carved. It holds about 50 fluid ounces and measures about 9" across at it's widest point. It'll be on the website this week along with some other great pieces. $450 shipped anywhere in the US. #scorpionbowl #tikimug #junglemodern #michaelsbicca #primitivemodern #tribalart
Glazed from 8am-515pm yesterday. Those are the sessions that test every bit of patience and discipline that I have. After bisque firing, these get dunked in water and scrubbed, to get all the dust out of the carving, so it doesn't reject the glaze. After drying, a white liner glaze is applied to the inside and then the lip needs to be wiped clean. Brown underglaze is applied and wiped off, to highlight detail and give a natural weathered look, then, 2 coats of yellow underglaze are applied, followed by 2 coats of a clear gloss glaze. The bottom gets cleaned and they're ready to go back in the kiln. This group will get unloaded at about 5pm today. #bamboo #bamboomug #fauxbamboo #junglemodern #michaelsbicca
Details. First batch of the new bamboo mugs are out of the kiln. They're pretty, but this pic might overglorify 'em a bit😁😁😁 They'll be up on the site later this week. More details and pics to follow. Have a great day🌴🌺🗿💃🙌 #bamboo #bamboomug #fauxbamboo #tikimug #junglemodern #michaelsbicca
Bamboo shot glasses are coming out just in time for Tiki Oasis🌴🌺🌴🌺 The second notch is approximately 1 shot, but we left a little extra room on top for ya🍻 They're approximately 3.75" tall x 2" wide and are available on my website, link in profile. I'll be shipping through Thursday. I'm NOT vending at Oasis, but will happily bring any purchases you've made, to help save you money on shipping. Bamboo mugs will be available later this week. Have a great day and thank you for the support! #bamboo #bamboomug #fauxbamboo #handmade #ceramics #shotglass #booze #rum #tropicalwedding #weddinggifts #junglemodern #michaelsbicca
Here's a throwback to when I started sculpting Clayton based off of a @frogislandtikis float carving.
What a long way we've come🌴🌺🍻🗿 Today at 4pm pst, 16 Claytons in a light moss green glaze will be available on my website.
Please see my previous post for detailed pictures and the link to purchase is in my profile.
Thank you for the support and have a great weekend!!! #claytontikimug #junglemodern #michaelsbicca #frogislandtikis
16 Claytons will be available on my website tomorrow, Friday, at 4pm pst. In the green edition of 40 pieces, these 16, #11-26, are a light moss variation, with #27-40 (available sometime next week) being a darker green. Clayton is based off a carving by my buddy over @frogislandtikis and produced by me. Have a great day everyone🌴🌺🍻🗿 #tiki #tikimug #claytontikimug #frogislandtikis #junglemodern #michaelsbicca
Green Claytons will be available on my website this Friday. 40 pc edition in green. 8 were sold at Tiki-Kon by the designer of this piece @frogislandtikis, #1 and #2 will go on eBay at a later date, so we've got 30 left. I'll post better details of the sail as I get more organized. $80+$15 shipping. I'll refund your shipping if you would like to meet at Tiki Oasis and pick your peace up, eventhough I will not be vending. Thank you for the support and please let me know if you have any questions. #tiki #tikimug #claytontikimug #junglemodern #michaelsbicca #frogislandtikis
Four piece rattan thrifting find from the weekend. You never know what you're gonna find in Bishop, CA. Two shelving units, mini bar on wheels, and lamp for a modest $100. Man, what a difference. I had so much stuff behind stuff, that they filled out pretty nicely. The last picture with the minibar and lamp has a display of my non Tiki ceramics. Aloha from The Big Pine Atoll🌴🌺🍻🗿💨 #tikiroom #tikibar #rattan #bigpineatoll #Junglemodern #michaelsbicca
Thank you very much to everyone who came out to @tikilandtrading today, helped plan and organize this awesome event, and stopped by to say hi or brought home some of my art! I'm off to another day of vending @tongahut tomorrow for their 60th anniversary celebration, so I hope to see some you there! #junglemodern #michaelsbicca
Here's a sneak peak at my pieces for the @tongahut art show this Sunday for their 60th anniversary celebration. I wasn't sure if the theme was 60th anniversary, or "a star spangled event," so "Tiki Patriots" #1 and #2 have a little bit of both. Enjoy the rest of your week and I hope to see some of you there🌴🌴🌴 #tikimug #tongahutartshow #Moai #wip #junglemodern #michaelsbicca