Well I learned a lesson... it’s a bummer but this piece is all cracked and ruined. I learned that different thicknesses of pieces dry differently and can cause cracking while they dry. This sucks but I’ll try something else next time. I hand built the ashtray part pretty thick and the hand is slip casted.
Not the best pic but it was fun to do. It will lighten up a little when it heals. #booty #studio21tattoo #tattoo
My next mug is almost done! Nosferatu!!! Once I’m done sculpting it I’ll 3D print it and mold it. Hopefully I’ll have a few ready for #designercon coming up in November. Stay tuned! #tiki #tikimug #nosferatu #vampire #vampyr #ceramics #sculpture #3dsculpt #zbrush
Making a weird ashtray. It will hold your joint for you while you do other stuff! #ceramics
Made a whole new tattoo portfolio last night! I don’t do it very often but it’s so awesome to see all the work I’ve done recently and makes me feel good. Come in to the shop to see it sometime! #studio21tattoo #ilovemyjob
Yay! I did a really fun game of thrones tattoo the other day! Lannister lion with Jon snows sword through it. I like doing this style a lot. More of this please! I love my job. #studio21tattoo #tattoo #tattoos #gameofthrones #lannister #longclaw
Got some more stuff done last night. Starting to make some more cool creepy baby head pots. Had to take a break from making mummy mugs because it was getting really monotonous! #ceramicsculpture #ceramics #pottery #clay
Getting back into making a lot of ceramic pieces. I’ll be taking my time and doing some really nice custom ones for designercon. I know it’s a ways off but I don’t want to wait too long and get all stressed out. Quality not quantity for this show. #ceramics #clay #sculpture #pottery
Next piece of the mold about to be poured. Just trying to get that seam line real nice and clean. I’ve learned to take my time with molding. No rush. Just chill and put some good tunes on. Perfect Sunday evening.
Did a really fun walk-in today! I love cactus and this was really fun to design and tattoo. Can I get more stuff like this please?!?!? She was a sweetheart and sat like a champ! #studio21tattoo #tattoo #tattoos #cactustattoo
Uhhh what name? I can’t count how many times I’ve covered names of old girlfriends, ex-husbands and ex-wives.... but it’s fun! #tattoo #tattoos #studio21tattoo
Started a floral sleeve the other day. All black and grey. #blackandgreytattoo #tattoo #tattoos #studio21tattoo
Be dynamic. #bedynamic
I’m simultaneously checking the heat on this mold and blessing it. You can’t see my other hand but my fingers are crossed.... and my toes. #ceramics #moldmakingsucks #plasterkissmyass
I’ve been playing this game, hollow knight.... it is super awesome! I love the art and environments and creatures and bugs! Super addicting Metroid-vania style game. This is a fan art piece by @petemohrbacher . I love it! Go get it. I got it on the switch. #hollowknight
Slowly building an army. I haven’t been posting much on social media. I decided to take a break. I’ve taken time to focus and meditate on projects I want to get done and really figure out what I want to accomplish. I am finishing a children’s book and now getting back into my passion of ceramics. #ceramics #tiki #tikimug #tikitiki #tikilove
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Look at this tiny mimic I painted for my buddy and DM. I love these little D&D minis. The details are super awesome at such small scale. Fun to paint. #dungeonsanddragons
After a nice long break I’m slowly getting back into making stuff again. I almost burned myself out when preparing for the last show and now I’m gonna ease into making a bunch of mummy mug sets. Here’s what they look like coming right out of the mold! Scroll through to see the mold taken apart. #ceramics #mold #slipcasting #tiki #tikimug #tikilove #tikibar #tikitiki