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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!

Snow Day in Arkansas

Snow Day in Arkansas

Yesterday we had a snow day. For those of you who live with snowy winters you will roll your eyes and call us babies but here in Arkansas, snow days are a rarity and we just can’t handle it. Please note this post may contain affiliate links and I may earn a commission...

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Goodbye 2022, Hello the rest of my life.

Goodbye 2022, Hello the rest of my life.

As creators, makers and artisans, the months leading up to the Holiday Season can be quite stressful. We have holiday shows to participate in, customers who need special gifts made, on-line shops to fill and tons of trips to the post office. For me that meant gearing...

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Drawing out designs in Procreate for Sgraffito Pottery

Drawing out designs in Procreate for Sgraffito Pottery

One thing I am always on the lookout for are new ways to experiment and play with graphic designs before I commit them to clay. I believe I have found a solution in an iPad, an app called Procreate and an Apple Pencil.  Now I can work out my designs without hunting...

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Damp Boxes – Storing Wet Pottery Pieces

Damp Boxes – Storing Wet Pottery Pieces

I wish I could be out in my Pottery Studio every moment of every day but sometimes I just can't. Damp Boxes have helped me keep my pieces wet for a long time which is pretty important to me as a Sgraffito Artist. Storing pottery so it stays wet pottery becomes...

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It’s OK to say NO to art commissions

It’s OK to say NO to art commissions

The first time someone asked me to make something special just for them it was an ego boasting compliment. Someone thinks so much of my work that they want something special. How cool was that and how could I say no!!! After a few of those, however, I found it was a...

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Dani Montoya - Potter

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 NW Arkansas where I live a quiet life, on a lake with my husband, 3 dogs and two cats.

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