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How do you murder your oreo cookie?

“Let’s pretend that the cookies are people and the milk is a vat of acid.” I grew up in the 1960’s in a neighborhood chock full of half-crazed catholic kids doing all kinds of weird things all the time, so … Continue reading

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I’m just working for the man.

For the past two months I’ve been working for the U.S. Census going door to door collecting information from residents here in Jefferson County, Colorado. It’s my first “real” job outside of making pottery since I graduated from college in … Continue reading

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Going green and going up in flames.

“Fran had her skin dyed green to accentuate her love of Mother Earth and to show everyone that she was truly “going green” I came up with this new mug design idea last week on Earth Day.  I’ve always felt … Continue reading

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Six new deluxe mugs!

Last week’s firing was a really good one and I’m excited about the debut of my new line of deluxe funny mugs.  These pieces are a lot more labor intensive than my standard line and the shapes of the mugs … Continue reading

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New Mugs!

This week we’re decorating pots like mad and next week I’ll debut a new line of mugs.  While I really like my standard cylinder mug because the shape lends itself well to my cartoons, I’ve always wanted to produce more … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution #2: Put discontinued items on sale!

I just spent a full day reorganizing and revamping the online store and I’m on a crusade to get rid of all of my old and dated items.  There is a new section in “Wally’s Bargain Basement” for discontinued designs.  … Continue reading

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It’s Showtime!

NOTE: THE NOAH VAN SCIVER COLLABORATIVE SERIES IS FOR SALE IN OUR ONLINE STORE The kiln is out, everything looks good and I seem to be spending a lot of time fussing with the pots today. Taking photos, assembling clocks, … Continue reading

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The Mud-Pie Dilemma Part 2

I’m not very inspired to post this week so I’ll let the pictures do the talking. Noah has been in the studio painting like mad and the show pieces are done. My favorite ones are these plates. I think the … Continue reading

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The Mud-Pie Dilemma Revisited

The Mud-Pie Dilemma is the much-loved book for all of us baby-boomer potters.Written by John Nance, it chronicles pottery legends Tom and Elaine Coleman and their struggle to earn a living selling pots back in the 1970s. After observing the … Continue reading

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Sinful Pottery

There are a lot of sins in my studio right now. The fact is, I’m dealing with all seven of them: wrath, gluttony, lust, greed, envy, sloth and pride. The reason for this is I’m throwing pots for a collaborative … Continue reading

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