YellowCottageStudios

From my hands to yours. Functional Stoneware Pottery.

Poteau, Oklahoma 306 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (74)

YellowCottageStudios

From my hands to yours. Functional Stoneware Pottery.

Poteau, Oklahoma | 306 Sales

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Dani Montoya

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Dani Montoya

Announcement    Welcome to Yellow Cottage Studios. My name is Dani and I am the potter behind all the yarn bowls, coffee mugs, jewelry bowls, butter keepers and anything else you might find in this Etsy Store.

I love to make things that are functional while adding a little bit of beauty to your home.

Each one of my pieces, whether it is a little spoon rest or a big bowl is made with a whole lot of love and a little bit of clay. The clay, which starts out as a big lump, is carefully molded under my hands on my potter's wheel. All my glazes are also all made by me.

Once ordered, your piece is carefully packed to withstand the rigors of shipping and since all my product is already made, I ship within 48 hours so you will get your special piece quickly and in one piece. Of course, things can and may go wrong so if it does arrive less than perfect let me know immediately so I can take care of you.

HOW IT ALL STARTED
Ever since I did my first Paint-by-Number as a kid (I think it was kittens), I have been hooked on "making". I made everything, from my own clothes to Christmas presents. As my kids were growing I decorated fun birthday cakes, I had sketch books all over the house. I took art lessons. I photographed everything.

It is in my blood..... I am a "creative".

Fast forward to 2009, on a trip to visit family, my mother-in-law, who had a ceramic shop at one point, asked if I wanted a kiln.

Heck ya I did!

My husband shook his head and dutifully stuffed it into the back of our jeep and we drove it home to California. That began my love affair with pottery!

After finding a used potters wheel we converted an extra bedroom into a pottery studio (not recommended) and I basically taught myself how to throw on the wheel (with a bunch of help from YouTube).

Today I am a full-time potter working in a much larger studio which has allowed me to spread my artistic wings and create all day long. The studio is my favorite place to be and I share it with several cats who lived under the studio when we bought the building and who now have a warm place with plenty to eat.

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to learn more about me and my work! If you want to be the first to know about new listings be sure to favorite my Etsy shop. http://www.yellowcottagepottery.etsy.com

I list fun studio things, like screw-ups, cat shenanigans, motivational quotes and new pieces on my facebook page at www.facebook.com/yellowcottagestudios

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 16, 2019

Welcome to Yellow Cottage Studios. My name is Dani and I am the potter behind all the yarn bowls, coffee mugs, jewelry bowls, butter keepers and anything else you might find in this Etsy Store.

I love to make things that are functional while adding a little bit of beauty to your home.

Each one of my pieces, whether it is a little spoon rest or a big bowl is made with a whole lot of love and a little bit of clay. The clay, which starts out as a big lump, is carefully molded under my hands on my potter's wheel. All my glazes are also all made by me.

Once ordered, your piece is carefully packed to withstand the rigors of shipping and since all my product is already made, I ship within 48 hours so you will get your special piece quickly and in one piece. Of course, things can and may go wrong so if it does arrive less than perfect let me know immediately so I can take care of you.

HOW IT ALL STARTED
Ever since I did my first Paint-by-Number as a kid (I think it was kittens), I have been hooked on "making". I made everything, from my own clothes to Christmas presents. As my kids were growing I decorated fun birthday cakes, I had sketch books all over the house. I took art lessons. I photographed everything.

It is in my blood..... I am a "creative".

Fast forward to 2009, on a trip to visit family, my mother-in-law, who had a ceramic shop at one point, asked if I wanted a kiln.

Heck ya I did!

My husband shook his head and dutifully stuffed it into the back of our jeep and we drove it home to California. That began my love affair with pottery!

After finding a used potters wheel we converted an extra bedroom into a pottery studio (not recommended) and I basically taught myself how to throw on the wheel (with a bunch of help from YouTube).

Today I am a full-time potter working in a much larger studio which has allowed me to spread my artistic wings and create all day long. The studio is my favorite place to be and I share it with several cats who lived under the studio when we bought the building and who now have a warm place with plenty to eat.

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to learn more about me and my work! If you want to be the first to know about new listings be sure to favorite my Etsy shop. http://www.yellowcottagepottery.etsy.com

I list fun studio things, like screw-ups, cat shenanigans, motivational quotes and new pieces on my facebook page at www.facebook.com/yellowcottagestudios

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Updates

Before pieces are even fired, the artwork is done. Here I am applying the background color that will give the floral design its depth and shading. The blue is applied & wiped off, catching in the crevices created by the use of slip, defining the design.
I found a cat and a n my garden! Max is my special helper and my biggest critic!
Slip lines, made from the same clay the mug was thrown in, is applied while the piece is still wet. Althought the clay looks grey, it will fire out to be a wonderful white. The slip lines start the creative decorating process and give the piece a feel.
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About YellowCottageStudios

Sales 306
On Etsy since 2011

Stoneware pottery made by me....for you, from my hands to yours

Within the walls of Yellow Cottage Studios you will find Creativity happening.

I have always crafted, created, painted, stitched, and weaved. Now I am blessed to have found my passion in Clay. If you ever have a chance to walk into the Yellow Cottage Studio you will find me playing in clay and covered in mud.

When I am on the potters wheel I zen out to the sensation of the clay forming something smooth and wonderful under my hands. Starting from a lump of muddy clay I push and pull, sometimes gently, sometimes not so gently until the clay responds to my direction and becomes a thing of beauty.

Living our day to day life is what inspires me, I look for areas of need and try to come up with something beautiful to take its place. For example, watching friends knit or crochet, their beautiful yarn rolling out of cut up plastic liter bottles or plastic shopping bags, inspired me to start making yarn bowls.

Everyone deserves something beautiful and everyone should be able to own art.

Hand thrown pottery bears the mark of the human touch. From the freshly thrwn piece I may carve, paint or manipulate the piece ito become a piece of functional pottery that hopefully will bring joy to someone

Shop members

  • Dani Montoya

    Owner, Potter

    Hi...my name is Dani and its my hands that create everything in my shop. Pottery and Wire Wrapping Jewelry is my passion, my creative outlet and my life. I share my studio space with two frisky felines.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 17, 2019
Welcome to Yellow Cottage Studios, the creative place for Potter and Wire wrapper, Dani Montoya I am so glad you found your way to my shop and I hope that you will find the perfect piece for you or as a gift.

💕 I love creating, crafting, sculpting, carving and everything in between. It is my passion and I hope that you will see the love I put into every piece I make 💕

🤚 Buy Handmade.... make an artists day!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I want you to be happy with your purchase. Since Artwork is best seen in person the item may not be exactly what the photo looks like because of color changes and angles of photographs. If you receive the item and you don't like it or want it I will gladly accept it back and refund you (less shipping). I would appreciate knowing what the problem was so that I can fix it (like take a new picture!)

Returned item that were offered with FREE SHIPPING - If you return an item that was shipped FREE there will be a 15% restocking fee.
Payment
I accept Mastercard, Visa, and Discover, as well as Paypal. Checks are also acceptable but I can not ship the order until it clears (about 8 days).
Shipping
I ship USPS Priority or Usps First Class for Jewelry items. Tracking is provided for all orders.

I do my best to ship within 1-2 business days, unless its a custom piece.

If you select Expedited Shipping your order will be shipped as soon as I can, either the day it comes in or the first business day afterwards if order is placed after 3:00pm CST

Packaging of Pottery: I take great care in packaging your pottery. Each piece is tighly bubblewrapped and then cushioned in the shipping box. If you piece arrives broken, immediately photograph it, along with the packaging and send me a message.

If your package is lost during transit and USPS does not show package was delivered I will refund or you can choose a replacement piece of the same value. . If USPS indicates your package was delivered I do not replace, refund or credit. If your package shows "delivered" but you have not received it and you have looked every where contact your post office immediately. All packages are scanned and the GPS coordinates where the package was left was recorded.

i ship to the address listed on Etsy. Please make sure your address is correct BEFORE completing your order. If your package is returned because of incorrect address I will gladly reship at your expense. If you do not wish to pay another shipping charge I will refund less 15% restocking fee and original shipping charge.
Additional policies and FAQs
Dishwasher and Microwave Safe? Unless otherwise noted I make all pottery intended for food use, dishwasher and microwave safe. I also use non-toxic glazes for food use pieces.

Wholesale or consignment: Please contact me for wholesale or consignment orders. Allow 6 weeks.

More information

Last updated on Sep 30, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

I will be happy to ship your item without an invoice and with a short message to your recipient. Just let me know in the comment section while checking out. Because I try to ship in the smallest box I can, to keep shipping costs down, I do not gift wrap

Is the pottery dishwasher and microwave safe and non-toxic

i use my pottery all the time at home and I can be rather rough with things! Pottery is glass so it will chip and break if bumped or dropped. I recommend tossing it at that point if it's a piece that you use for food.

All the glazes I use are non toxic and all my pieces are fired to the recommended heat to assure vitrification of the clay to glass.

I am also lazy so everything goes into the dishwasher. Dishwasher soap can be rather abrasive and water hardness can affect things. With that being said, go ahead and wash it in the dishwasher, or wash it by hand.