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Four New Mugs!!!!

This week’s firing has a quartet of cups for your perusal.  First up is a brand new take on a tried and true theme in my life and work: sleep deprivation.  “The benefits of insomnia” boils it all down to … Continue reading

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Of Mice and Marriage

I had a good time doing the research for this joke.  Spencer Johnson’s, “Who Moved My Cheese?” is a widely popular motivational parable on how to deal with change in the workplace. I find it somewhat disturbing that the the … Continue reading

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“The Agony and the Economy”

Here’s a timely new Wally adventure!  With the economy and the debt ceiling front and center in the news today, it’s only natural that Wally should be riffing on this theme.  I love the fact that now, when someone asks … Continue reading

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Etsymania!!!!!

I’ve had a shop on Etsy for over two years now, and I have mixed feelings about this DIY retail site for craftspeople.  .  While it’s great that there is a place for artists to sell their wares online with … Continue reading

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CRAZY NEW DESIGNS!!!

It’s a curse doing topical humor for a living.  When there is something really big and really silly in the news, people naturally expect you to do a joke about it.  But the problem with big silly news stories is … Continue reading

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BBQ tools, bummed-out birthers and drug-crazed air traffic controllers!

This week’s post has a trio of odds and ends from the world of Wallyalia.  First up: an item that’s going to make all you Wallyheads out there drool with envy because it’s not for sale! This one of a … Continue reading

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CONTEST: How many pots are in the kiln?

With all the small items I’ve been making lately (e.g. shot glasses, tiny plates), my kiln has been densely packed to the roof.  Every available inch of space is utilized and it’s fun to roll out the finished product.  I’ve … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions

We just rolled out the first firing of the year and I’m really excited about making pots these days.  This week I’m throwing a whole new line of Ohata Kaki Red functional ware and it’s wonderfully fun to have a … Continue reading

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Wally goes to Hollywood!

Here’s a nice little artifact from the 1980s: Wally and Demi Moore sharing a scene in the apocalyptic thriller, “The Seventh Sign”.  When I used to do craft fairs in Los Angeles, people would come up to me and tell … Continue reading

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A new crop of deluxe funny mugs!

Here’s a nice little window to the creative process here at my studio.  At the end of the day when we painted these prototype mugs, I broke out the “Confetti Plus” to celebrate the event (and make a nice shot … Continue reading

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