Ashley©Maaike Bernstrom Photography

Named after the katabatic winds in the Strait of Magellan, Willywaw symbolizes earth, water, and sky - a triskele connecting all living things.

Willywaw was founded by Ashley Van Etten and combines her curiosity for the natural world with her love of art. She believes beautiful, well-made, and functional designs enrich life by connecting us to nature.

Ashley is an illustrator with a background in clothing design. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband/photographer, Joe Beckham, and their two dogs, Juneau and Takhoma.

The studio is currently closed to the public, please refer to Store Info for more information.

Summer 2020 - COVID UPDATE

The world has changed and we’ve adapted. For the safety of our customers, family, friends, and ourselves, Joe and I have decided to keep the studio closed to the public this summer. We will not be attending the farmers’ markets as well.

Having a safe space to work and protecting our products for you is our top priority. I feel the best way to do this is to only have our hands on our goods, until they reach yours.

Our company is in good shape and we feel we can continue to work and fill orders by selling online. The best time to reach Joe is on Fridays by phone and his turn around time for framing is approximately 2-3 weeks.

Orders are available for outside studio pickup or can be shipped. Framing jobs can be dropped off outside the studio as well by appointment. Some items may take longer to fulfill because of availability.

Please call or email Ashley if you have any questions or if you can’t find what you’re looking for online. 




Willywaw, a maker film by Sky Sabin Productions