Aloha tiki friends and primitive modern enthusiasts! Welcome to my tiki room! It’s temporarily staged with my Papua New Guinea cooking pot, turned lamp.
I built this pot using coils of Russian River clay and it was just supposed to be a decorative, tribal cooking pot. It’s originally inspired by a gourd that was decorated by the Wosera people, from the inland Sepik region of New Guinea. As you’ll come to see, I love this primitive looking style.
There’s lots of sand and iron in the clay, which is good, because I want it to pop through the glaze, and give my piece, an almost weathered look.
Here’s a few progress pictures. #1 shows it bisque fired with a cone 10 matt black glaze in the grooves. #2 shows it after being hand painted with underglazes. #3 shows it after glaze firing.
From the bottom of the walnut base, to the top of the lampshade measures about 26” inches tall, while the shade is about 13” inches wide. The original sculpt is about 9” inches tall by about 7” inches wide.
Aloha and mahalo for looking!
- Michael Shigeru Sbicca
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