Category Archives: Family
The Song Dynasty Climbing Dragon Kiln
Over the holidays, I had a five week break from making pottery because our family took an amazing trip to Asia. Monica is spending her junior year in college in the PacRim program at the University of Puget Sound. She … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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