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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!

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

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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All in a Month’s work. Carved pottery

All in a Month’s work. Carved pottery

With the stress of not needing tubs and tubs of finished product for shows I am spending more time making more artistic pieces. I have written before about sgrafitto, the art of carving in clay. To this day, this technique is still my #1 most favorite. When I browse...

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Look behind you. Are you Video Meetings appropriate?

Look behind you. Are you Video Meetings appropriate?

The other day I was having a conversation with someone. I don't know how we got onto the subject but she said that, due to the pandemic and quarantine, book sales have skyrocketed. Well, sure, I thought!  My Kindle Paper White reader has had quite a workout this last...

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A look back on my Pottery Journey in 2020

A look back on my Pottery Journey in 2020

We can all agree that 2020 was the craziest, most mixed up year in our lives.I turned 65 this year so I have seen many years. 2020 was by far the one that will go down in history. I was one of the lucky ones since I had already retired. I didnt have to go to work, 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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