wowflutes

Wowflute Co.

San Tan Valley, Arizona

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Announcement    Do it. You know you want a Wowflute. All those cool swirl patterns. The crisp clear sound of playing a tune while filling your car with gas; or maybe it's around the campfire while backpacking through the Adirondacks. Or maybe while long-boarding down a spaghetti road in Iceland on the way to an active volcano. Weighing in at only 1/2 ounce you really can take this pocket flute anywhere! Lightweight. Portable. Artistic. It really is a no-brainer. Give it as a unique gift to that friend that thinks he has everything. Heck, get two, or three. They are all unique with different swirl patterns. Start a collection today!

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Last updated on Aug 23, 2021

Do it. You know you want a Wowflute. All those cool swirl patterns. The crisp clear sound of playing a tune while filling your car with gas; or maybe it's around the campfire while backpacking through the Adirondacks. Or maybe while long-boarding down a spaghetti road in Iceland on the way to an active volcano. Weighing in at only 1/2 ounce you really can take this pocket flute anywhere! Lightweight. Portable. Artistic. It really is a no-brainer. Give it as a unique gift to that friend that thinks he has everything. Heck, get two, or three. They are all unique with different swirl patterns. Start a collection today!

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A part of the process of making Swirl Wowflutes is making a small pinch pot bowl out of mixed polymer clays. I shape each one by hand. After making 50,000+ I have some pretty good muscle memory. They almost look molded but they aren’t.
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About wowflutes

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On Etsy since 2010

Flute Maker / Toy Photographer

My name is Joseph Cowlishaw and I am a Designer/Flute Maker. I have been making flutes for nearly fifteen years.

I love to hike and get outside and I also love to play the Native American style flute. I was hiking one time and accidentally cracked my flute that was packed in my bag. I decided to create a condensed version utilizing the ocarina shape. My pocket Swirl Wowflute was born! After perfecting it over the years I have handmade over 50,000 Swirl Wowflutes and have sold them all! They sound crisp and have a nice clear tone. When people come by my booth at markets and events they almost always have the same reaction, "All that sound comes from that little thing?... Wow!"

Wow in Wowflute actually stems from my first business name: Wahsilwoc Whistle Ocarinas. Wahsilwoc is just my last name backwards. An ocarina is a closed vessel flute, and whistle describes the portable nature of the wowflute.

I am a fan of dual-functionality in design and so I incorporated that element into my products. Functional musical jewelry! I love the scene from Pixar's Ratatouille with the food critic. He takes a bite of Ratatouille and is immediately transported to his childhood memories of good happy days. I strive to bring that kind of nostalgia to my products. New with a familiar twist.

I have an engineering degree but felt so isolated in the engineering field that I started making items to sell on the side. Now all I do is make and sell my products and it is so much more fulfilling than being an expensive wage slave making someone at the top of the corporate pyramid wealthy. I am glad for your visit to my little space here on Etsy and I appreciate your business. Your business provides me the ability to escape the 9-5 and still provide an excellent living for my wife and our five children. Life is good. Always remember that Stressed backwards spells Desserts.

- Joseph Cowlishaw

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  • Joseph Cowlishaw

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Howdy folks! I enjoy dual-functionality when it comes to making products. My goal is to bring a nostalgic feel with a musical twist. I currently reside in Southern Arizona with my wonderful family.

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Last updated on July 1, 2014
Welcome to my shop! My name is Joseph Cowlishaw and I am a flute maker. I have been making flutes out of clay for nearly fifteen years.

I have a background in engineering and business, and have worked at several engineering firms in the past. My flute making was a side thing up until December 2012 when I decided to drop everything else (my day job) and focus entirely on making and selling my flutes.

The pocket flute that I have developed over the past eight years has proved to be very popular. They sound clear and have a nice tone - when people hear them they usually have the same reaction: "All that sound comes from that little thing... Wow!"

The WOW in WOW Flutes stands for my original company Wahsilwoc Ocarina Whistles. As this is somewhat tricky and long I felt the abbreviation was a much needed adaptation.

I am happily married to my best friend, and we have two boys and two girls all four and under.

Thank you for visiting my shop and I look forward to providing you with an excellent service and experience. I know you will love your WOW Flute!

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