Handmade and Functional Pottery with a Purpose

Poteau, Oklahoma · 157 Sales


Handmade and Functional Pottery with a Purpose

Poteau, Oklahoma 157 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

YellowCottageStudios is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hello there!! My shop is temporarily closed while I am on a short vacation. Be back soon!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 20, 2017

Hello there!! My shop is temporarily closed while I am on a short vacation. Be back soon!

Dani Montoya

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Dani Montoya


All the butter bells lined up waiting to be glazed!

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Reserved for Dan - Steel Blue Grease Jar

Reserved for Dan - Steel Blue Grease Jar


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A whole slew of AromaDiscs just waiting to be made!
Freshly made AromaDiscs waiting to dry and be fired the first time. Each AromaDiscs is fired twice. Yet they are only fired to a temperature that allows them to stay porous while melting the glaze. When fired the clay becomes Terracotta color.


Stoneware pottery made by me....for you.

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, Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Master

    Dani is a potter who also loves Reiki and Crystals. Those are the three passions in her life after her family and fur babies. Dani has always been creative and loves working with her hands, whether its clay, crystals, wire or energy.

  • Ben Montoya

    Woodworker, Maker

    Ben is the husband of Dani & he loves working with wood. His creative passions are woodworking and making custom knives.

Production partners

  • Ben Montoya

    Poteau, OK

    Ben combines his love of wood-working, and knifemaking carving to create beautiful and unique items.

  • Ben Montoya

    Poteau, OK

    Ben is my husband and loves to work with wood. He also is a Reiki Master and loves crystals and the energy within them.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 8, 2017
Welcome to Yellow Cottage Studios, the creative place for Potter Dani Montoya and wood worker/ knife maker Ben Montoya. We am so glad you found your way to our shop and we hope that you will find the perfect piece for you or as a gift.

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

Disclaimer For Knives

In order to purchase a knife from Yellow Cottage Studios, the buyer must be 21 years of age or older. By purchasing a knife from us on this site you are agreeing that you are of the legal age to do so.

These are custom knives designed for collectors. They are not intended for, marketed for or encouraged to be used for fighting, self-defense or conceal carry. Yellow Cottage Studios assumes no responsibility for any harm or injury resulting from the use of any product purchased from us. We recommend that you handle the knife with caution and respect and that the item will be used in a safe and legal manner, consistent with all applicable laws, recognized safety rules, and good common sense.

It is your responsibility, not ours, to obey all applicable local, state, federal and international laws in regard to the possession, and or use, of any item purchased. Consult your local and state laws before ordering if you are in doubt.

We do not ship knives internationally.

Buy Handmade.... make an artists day!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept 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)
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!)
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).
I ship UPS or USPS whichever it the best method to keep your cost down.
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. Gourd pieces are designed for eye candy only and are not prepared to be used in food serving or preparation.

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.