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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!

Sgraffito carving a Hummingbird and Flower Mug

Sgraffito carving a Hummingbird and Flower Mug

It's been a crazy year, hasn't it. With all that is going on, I have found it hard to stay artistically motivated and I know I am not alone in that feeling. But that doesn't mean I haven't been creating! I have just been a tad slower. One thing I did was bring home...

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Start Accepting Credit cards and watch your business grow

Start Accepting Credit cards and watch your business grow

I started writing this post on "Accept Credit Cards and watch your business grow" back in January before Covid19 Pandemic became a real thing. Once the virus hit and the world shut down, accepting credit cards no longer seemed all that important. All Shows were being...

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14 tips for a successful art and craft shows

14 tips for a successful art and craft shows

Are you ready to have more successful art and craft shows?  As potters and artists we have to find ways to sell our product,  especially if you don’t live near a big city witth tons of galleries and unique gift stores like me. While selling online is wonderful, the...

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How to make a Ceramic Yarn Bowl – A Pottery Tutorial

How to make a Ceramic Yarn Bowl – A Pottery Tutorial

One of my favorite things to make and one of my best-sellers in the humble Yarn Bowl. These beautiful bowls are the perfect gift for anyone who works with yarn.  They always seem to sell very well at fairs and shows because they are unique and pretty.Please note this...

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Pottery Studio Safety. Maintain a clean environment

Pottery Studio Safety. Maintain a clean environment

One of the most often talked about subjects on the Pottery Facebook groups I am part of is pottery studio safety. As someone who is very protective of her lungs (my mom died of lung cancer) I would read through these posts, and do my best to understand the hazard and...

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Sgrafitto – Scratched in Clay

Sgrafitto – Scratched in Clay

A potter, and most artists I would think, never stop challenging themselves or trying new techniques. Several years ago I played with Sgrafitto, a technique where you scratch in clay.  I am revisiting it again!Please note this post may contain affiliate links and I...

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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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