Studio Musings

Welcome to my blog. Being an artist is something I always dreamed of being and now that I am retired it is a dream come true. I hope, through these pages, to share my thoughts, processes, successes and failures, in a hope to inspire you to just get out there and do it! 

First show of the year selling my pottery

First show of the year selling my pottery

Last weekend was my FIRST SHOW for me this year selling my pottery. I have been selling pottery at shows for several years now and it always makes me feel like an artist and proud of my work.  My First show of 2023 wa “Airing of the Quilts”. It isn’t a show I would...

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On a quest to learn glaze chemistry

On a quest to learn glaze chemistry

One of the reasons I gravitated towards sgraffito and painting on my pottery was because the whole glazing process just frustrated me. Being someone who is more of a control freak than I care to be, putting a glaze on the pot that was orange in color that comes out...

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Artistic Motivation – Lost and then found

Artistic Motivation – Lost and then found

It seemed for a while there that I was losing my artistic motivation to work in clay. There comes a point in my life, and I am sure I am not alone in this, that I burn out in whatever medium I happen to be working in. My previous mediums included wood burning, gourd...

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Making life more simple and more creative

Making life more simple and more creative

Having less space has given me room to be more creative. This last past year, 2022, was quite the roller coaster for me, and my creative path. As I walked into 2023 I reassessed how I wanted to live my life. Afterall, I am not getting any younger and everyday if a...

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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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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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