Happy Monday everyone, I hope you had a great weekend! I just got two of the classic Baining fire dancer mugs with COA's (coaster of authenticity) up on the site, so hurry on over. I've decided to make 10 in this series. Available are #4 and #7. Some are getting more glaze and going back in the kiln, so I hope there'll be a few more this week. Thanks for looking and have a great day!
#tiki #tikimug #tikimugmonday #junglemodern #michaelsbicca #tikimodern
Sales update...This guy and the two yellow Enchanted Orators just started on eBay auction. The EO from last week is about to end around 545pm pst on eBay, the last Sepik Phallacy is still up on the site (link in profile), and I'm trying to get the two Baining fire dancers that are pictured on the site, too. I've decided to only make 10 fire dancers in this style and they'll all come with a COA (coaster of authenticity). Thank you for the support and enjoy the rest of your weekend!🌴🌴🌴🍻 #junglemodern #michaelsbicca #tikimug #tikimodern
Okay, this is it. The #sepikphallacy are done and the last two are up on my site. The mold has been broken and is long gone. Thank you to everyone who has one of these in their collection. They've been a lot of fun, but I'm ready to move on to new things. $250+shipping.
#sepikphallacy #tiki #tikimug #junglemodern #michaelsbicca
Happy Sunday everyone🌴🌺🍻 Just a quick reminder that this #enchantedorator and a few others are on eBay auction and finishing up this afternoon around 5:45 pm pst. Searching "Enchanted Orator" should get you there. Each one is hand carved and glazed from a slab of clay wrapped around an ABS pipe, making each one different. Thank you for the support and enjoy the rest of your weekend! #tiki #tikibar #tikimug #junglemodern #michaelsbicca #tikimodern #ebayauction
Opinions please....I've always wanted to do a small run (30 pc) of the classic (mostly white with red accents) Baining Fire Dancer mugs, but I've never been happy with the consistency of the glaze. It's too blotchy, too bright, too dark, blah, blah, blah.
These are the last two tests, that seem to represent the range of color, I can consistently achieve. No filters.
I'm pretty happy, but ultimately, your opinion is more important.
Any feedback is very appreciated.
1) Good/bad Love it/hate it
2) Does that range of color matter If so, how much Would you be bummed if you were hoping for the brighter one and got the darker one
3) Are there any glaring differences between the two
4) Are any of the brighter areas, or anything in general sticking out like a sore thumb
5) Should I keep testing or go for it (30 pieces)
The last picture shows some hand carved tiles in progress that will get woodgrain carving and the full glaze treatment. Each one will be backed with cork, signed, numbered, and act as a COA, coaster of authenticity😂
6) How competitive do you think, the mug + coaster + US shipping is for $150
7) If there's enough positive feedback and I move forward with a 30pc run, as seen in the pictures, would you pre purchase one today for $135 Please DM me if you are. It would still need to be made, but would be shipped by March 15th.
Thank you very much for your time and support.
#tiki #tikimug #junglemodern #michaelsbicca
Happy Aloha Friday everyone! The first two Enchanted Orators for 2019 are up on eBay for auction and end this Sunday. Searching, "Enchanted Orator" should get you there. I'm taking a different approach with these guys and starting them at $100 each, so good luck and thank you for the support🍻🌴🌺🗿💖😀 ---------
The second series of Enchanted Orators will start on Sunday when these auctions end.
There's also a badass Lono and a few other freat pieces on my site.
#enchantedorator #tikimodern #junglemodern #michaelsbicca #enchantedtikiroom #tradersams #tradersamsgroggrotto #tiki #tikimug #tikimuglife
Happy Valentine's Day and thank you very much to everyone who bought a custom Moai for that special someone🗿💖🗿💖🗿💖 There's still a few beauties up on the site, so please have a look if you need a last minute gift or a treat for yourself. The link is in my profile. Thanks for looking and have a great night! #moai #tikimug #moaimonday #junglemodern #michaelsbicca #valentinesday #valentinesdaygifts
That was a brutal glazing marathon yesterday, but I know it'll be like Christmas tomorrow morning when I get to open the kiln. The two on the left are part of my second series of Enchanted Orators for this year. The first pair is up on eBay and ends Sunday. Searching, "Enchanted Orator" should get you there. I'm also working on the last batch of Sepik Phallacy. I've still gotta make the beads and weather some more shells, but they're in progress and moving along. Thanks again for the support and have a great day! #tiki #tikimug #junglemodern #michaelsbicca #ceramicart #primitivemodern #tikimodern #tikimuglife
"Roses are red,
violets are blue,
and I love you." Just unloaded a few new Valentine's Day Moai with the, TAF poem. I'll be shipling any purchases from today, first thing tomorrow morning and anything from the weekend on Monday, so hopefully, hopefully, everything will make it to their destination by Valentine's Day. The link is in my profile and there's lots of other great pieces.
Thanks for looking and happy #alohafriday 🌴🌺🍻🗿💖😀 #junglemodern #valentinesdaygifts #valentinesday #moai #easterisland #tikimug #tikiasfuck #michaelsbicca #tikimuglife
Well, it's been a nice run, but it's time to move on. Thank you very much to everyone who added a #sepikphallacy to their collection over the years. "The Last Batch" is carved up and drying on the shelves. Hopefully I'll get the beads made and some shells inlaid with grout over the next few days, with a bisque firing on Friday. Priority goes to preorders (thank you very much), then any other survivors will be made available. I'm pretty sure the wax I put on the inside of the mold will prevent it from ever working again, but of course I need to break it for show😂 Have a great day! #sepikphallacy #junglemodern #michaelsbicca #movingon #ceramics #slipcasting #primitivemodern #tikimodern #tikimug
Happy Saturday from the #bigpineatoll 🌴🌴🌴 These guys are up on the site and will make a perfect Valentine's Day gift for that special someone. The Lono is carved on both sides, so you get double the Tiki and the Moai is on sale for $100 shipped anywhere in the US. Aloha and thank you for the support! 🗿💖🗿💖 junglemodern.bigcartel.com
#tiki #tikimug #moai #lono #junglemodern #michaelsbicca
Red, white, and pink, crackle Moai for the 2019 Valentine's Day series. The two on the left are still available. These are handbuilt with slabs of clay wrapped around ABS pipe, that are then hand sculpted and carved, making each one unique. Mid-range fired.
Thanks for looking and have a great Friday!🌴🌺🗿💖🍻😀 junglemodern.bigcartel.com
#tiki #tikimug #moai #valentinesday #valentinesdaygifts #redtiki #junglemodern #michaelsbicca #ceramicart
These were all lamps at some point, that got stripped of their guts, for other lamps. Far right is the first lamp I ever made, attempted in the true PNG style and is coil built. The middle is from a series of lamps I made 2 or three years ago, and to left, my piece that won, "Best in Sepik," at The Tonga Hut, PNG art show, 4-5 years back. Happy Thursday everyone! There's two PNG pieces on my site, so please have a look. Thank you for the support and have a great day🍻🗿🌴🌺😀 junglemodern.bigcartel.com
#tbt #tiki #tikibar #tikilamps #enchantedtikiroom #tikimodern #junglemodern #michaelsbicca #adventureland #tradersams #tradersamsgroggrotto
Happy Saturday everyone🌴🌴🌴 There's a handful of one off Valentine's Day Moai up on the site. Each one starts as a slab of clay wrapped around ABS pipe, that's hand sculpted and carved from there. These guys also too three layers of handpainted underglaze to make the colors pop. I hope you like them and pick one up for your Tiki wahine this Valentine's Day. Have a great day and thank you for the support!
#tiki #tikimug #junglemodern #michaelsbicca #valentinesdaygifts #moai
Hope you're having a great Thursday. It's almost the weekend🌴🌴🌴 There's a couple 16" tall woodgrain Moai up on the site🗿🗿🗿 They're made with slabs of clay wrapped around ABS pipe and are hand sculpted and carved from there. The Lemon Hart is for size reference😀 Thank you for the support and have a great day!
junglemodern.bigcartel.com #bigpineatoll #tiki #tikimug #tikicarving #junglemodern #michaelsbicca #tikimodern #junglemodern
Happy Wednesday everyone! Here's the test glazes for the Valentine's Day Moai. I like how the red on white turnrd out, but the white is a little blotchy on the red background. I'm glazing allday, so I'm hoping to have a handful of these guys up on the site this Friday. Since the red on white came out more consistent, ill be making more of those for this batch and the designs will vary from piece to piece. The red heart test glaze IS available and on my site. Thank you for the support! #junglemodern #michaelsbicca #moai #moaimonday #tiki #tikimug #valentinesdaygifts
Happy Friday everyone! It's been a good run for the last few years, but it's time to say goodbye to "The Sepik Phallacy." If I had to guess, I've made around 60 with various carving and color schemes. I'm matching the final 6 as close to this as possible. #1 and #2 are available on the site and the remaining 6 will be numbered #3-8. Only 2 of the last 6 are up for presale, just in case something happens and the mold has already been broken😵There's also a 1/1 #enchantedorator that snuck it's way on there, so please have a look or follow me to see the mold breaking ceremony on February 1st😀
#sepikphallacy #junglemodern #michaelsbicca #primitivemodern #junglemodern #tikimug
Gonna need at least 10 more, maybe 40😀😬😂 Each one started about 6"x10." No stencils, all freehand. Lots of great handmade one of a kind art on sale at the site, so please have a look. The link is in my profile. Thanks for looking and have a great Friday! #tiles #tilemaking #junglemodern #michaelsbicca #primitivemodern #wallart
This Moai with black lava glaze is up on the site and on sale for $100 shipped anywhere in the US, a savings of $25+shipping. It's made from a slab of clay that's wrapped around an ABS pipe is hand sculpted and carved. No molds, stamps, or stencils, making it truly unique. M ahalo for the support and have a great night! #junglemodern #michaelsbicca #moai #easterisland #moaimonday #handmade
So, I drove to the middle of nowhere on a rocky dirt road to get to that "red patch" at the foot of the White Mountains. My logic was, "that shits gotta fire different than the other stuff I've tested so far." I'm basically between Big Pine and Indpendence, up this road, about 2 miles from the highway. I pulled over twice and started walking with my bucket and shovel because I was scared of getting a flat tire out there, but said, "F this," both times, and got back in my car and kept driving closer.
I was hoping to find some super fine red stuff back there, but all there was, was this red pumice, maybe gravel size at the smallest. Actually, I don't know what it is. It's got holes like pumice, but is way more dense and heavy.
Anyhow, I dug about a 6" down until there was fine dirt and collected some of that.
After screening the big stuff out, not much made it through a 60 mesh screen, but what did, is one of the "glazes" on these vases, nothing else is added.
It's only a matter of time before I get stuck out here, or somewhere, but I wouldn't trade this experience for anything.
Heh, well, about 30 minutes later, I sorta got stuck in the mud. It was a pretty good adrenaline rush, and even better when I got unstuck.
That sample is still in a bucket, in the garage, so it'll hopefully make for another worthy story about digging dirt and firing it up.
#pottery #ceramics #foraging #owensvalley #owensvalleypottery #michaelsbicca #shigerusbicca #inyocounty #whitemountainscalifornia #bigpine #bishopca #mammothlakes #lonepineca #lonepine
Happy Thursday everyone🌴🌴🌴The last 3 Lono mugs for a while are up on my site (link in profile). They're hand carved on both sides from a slab of clay wrapped around ABS pipe. No stamps, molds, or stencils are used, making each one unique. Free shipping in the US on these thru Friday, so you'll save about $15.
A few things pictured, but not on my site are the black lava Birdman Moai ($100 shipped in the US), the two MCM blue crater vases ($125 each/shipped in US), the blue crater bowl ($110 shipped in US). Please dm me if you'd like to purchase any of these. Thank you for supporting my artwork and have a great day🌴🌴🌴
#tiki #tikimug #tikibar #tikimuglife #michaelsbicca #junglemodern
Big sale on my website ( link in profile). These aren't the guys I normally discount, but I've got about 100 pieces coming out of glaze firing over the next few days, and space is already an issue. The big Moai have FREE US shipping, so if you're on the east coast, that's another $50 savings + the $25 I marked them down. Thanks for looking and please spread the word. Aloha🍻🌴🌺 #tiki #tikimug #junglemodern #michaelsbicca #tikimodern #sculpture #forsale #tikibar #tikidrinks
Happy New Year everyone and I hope you have a happy and successful 2019!!! Thank you for the love and support and I hope you stay tuned to see what 2019 has in store. Aloha🍻🌴🌲🌺 #junglemodern #michaelsbicca
There's still a few Lono, a Kaitiaki, and a couple 16" tall woodgrain Moai available on my site. Purchases made before 1pm today will ship this afternoon via USPS Priority and all others from today will go out first thing tomorrow morning. Link in profile. #tiki #tikimug #tikibar #ceramicart #junglemodern #michaelsbicca