We have a long association with Wade Ceramics and the Wade Collectors Club. We have been commissioning both Wade Whimsies and slipcast Wade pieces since 2000. Our very first commission was an armadillo whimsie in a LE 1000 in light green and a LE 1000 in a bronze/brass. We chose the armadillo as we were hosting our first Wade fair and it was held at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Grain Valley, Missouri. We have commissioned Wade products under the name of Ed and Bev Rucker, KSWader and now Happy Wade-ing.