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Being a potter has its moments. It’s not always zen-like with pretty colors and Patrick Swayze has never visited. There are just as many disasters as there are successes. I hope to share the process!

USPS Announces a Rate increase during the Holiday Season

USPS Announces a Rate increase during the Holiday Season

And so it begins. USPS announces a rate Increase during the Holidays. Starting on Oct 3, the cost of shipping packages is (temporarily) increasing. The United States Postal Service is anticipating a huge shipping season so they have proposed a “temporary” rate...

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Tie-Dyeing – Living Colorfully

Tie-Dyeing – Living Colorfully

Last Saturday I spent the day learning a new skill. Tie-dyeing. It was a colorful, super fun day! The workshop was called "Immersion & Shibori Fabric Dyeing". Shibori Fabric Dyeing is the Japanese art of resist-dyeing fabric. It sounds really fancy and it can be...

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My thoughts on Etsy Star Seller Program

My thoughts on Etsy Star Seller Program

Last week Etsy announced to sellers that they would begin a new program on September 1, the Star Seller Program. Customer service is an important part of a marketplace like Etsy which is comprised of millions of people selling their goods.  When Etsy started it was a...

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14 tips for a successful art and craft show

14 tips for a successful art and craft show

Are you ready to sell at a craft show? As potters and artists, we have to find ways to sell our product,  especially if you don’t live near a big city with tons of galleries and unique gift stores. Selling at Craft Shows is another way to get out there where people...

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Cabin Fever & the pottery glaze that goes with it!

Cabin Fever & the pottery glaze that goes with it!

When dreams become reality  In 2018 my hubby excitedly showed me a Facebook Marketplace ad for a lakefront lot on Sugarloaf Lake in Arkansas. It was always my dream to own a place on a lake. To set the record straight, I am not a swimmer, a boater nor do I even like...

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Underglaze painting on Pottery

This last past few weeks I have spent sgrafitto carving mugs, and plates and bowls. It seems like it takes forever to carve one piece but I do enjoy it, in a zen like way. I carve all my pieces in the leather hard stage. Although I apply the black underglaze (or...

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My name is Dani and I am the potter behind this page! I am retired and having a ball being the artist I always wanted to be. My studio is located in SE Oklahoma and I share it with two cats, Emily and Max. Have a look around!

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