Category Archives: Family

The Mt. Saint Helens vocano ash mug

Here’s a new mug handle design that is actually an old mug handle design.  I used to make a lot of these “loop mugs” when I first started making pottery for a living back in 1978.  It’s got a really … Continue reading

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Ohata Kaki Red!

I always like rolling out the last firing of the year because it’s filled with unusual custom orders and the pots my wife and I give our friends for Christmas.  Over the years we’ve done some really nice items: corked … Continue reading

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Memoirs of a 2010 census worker

Note: this is my contribution to our family holiday newsletter for 2010.  It is all true and not embellished at all. If there is any better proof that I chose one of the least financially gainful and secure career cards … Continue reading

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Bright red dinnerware!! Lust Cats of the Gutters are media darlings!!!

Here’s something completely different….. dinnerware that is 100% humor free! We just rolled out a kiln load with this really wonderful set of these ohata khaki glazed dishes for our own use at home.  I really love this iron saturated … Continue reading

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April Fool’s Day Odds ‘N Ends

Halloween is for exhibitionists and St. Patrick’s Day is for drunks, but my favorite second string holiday is April Fool’s Day because it celebrates my profession: humor.  I love the fact that nobody even knows the origin of this holiday … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution #1: Build a new website!

Welcome to the new Wallyware website!  Our old website at www.wallyware.biz will be up for just a few more weeks as we load all the content on to this one.  I really like this new domain name as I can’t … Continue reading

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Here’s a Bowl of Mixed Nuts for the Holidays

This is my last post for 2008, and I’m happy to report that I’ve met my goal of putting up a halfway decent article each week. OK… you be the judge of the quality here. It’s been a lot of … Continue reading

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Tales from the Parenting Crypt

As I recover from my sugar hangover this morning after Halloween, let me share with you a couple of somewhat spooky stories. Don’t worry, they are more sweet than scary… Spooky Story #1: “The Spirit of the Beloved Author” One … Continue reading

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What’s funny? Talking dirty at dinnertime.

A big part of my job as a potter/cartoonist is coming up with new jokes to put on my pots. It is by far the most challenging and mysterious aspect of my work. It can be wonderfully easy or totally … Continue reading

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