Hand thrown Pottery, Gourd Art, Jewelry and more.....

Oklahoma, United States · 107 Sales


Hand thrown Pottery, Gourd Art, Jewelry and more.....

Oklahoma, United States 107 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   I am currently moving all my product to Amazon Handmade. Please visit me there. Search for yellowcottagestudios. Thank you!!

Last updated on Jul 28, 2016

I am currently moving all my product to Amazon Handmade. Please visit me there. Search for yellowcottagestudios. Thank you!!

Dani Montoya

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Dani Montoya


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5 out of 5 stars
Kate Cook

Kate Cook on Apr 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Just for me.. All me!!!! These are beautifully made. Between wearing my crystals and my essential oils, I'm ready for my days to begin!

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My shoes and clothes take a beating when I am working in clay. But its just mud so it washes all off!

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Each "swoop" on a yarn bowl has to be meticulously cut!
A yarn bowl in the making. This is when I am happiest. Clay under my hands!
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Creating beautiful things from natural materials, Clay and Gourds

Within the walls of Yellow Cottage Studios you will find Gourd Art, Yarn Bowls, Jewelry Bowls, hand-wrapped Jewelry, hand-thrown pottery as well as wonderful wood projects made by my husband like Custom Knives and Wooden Wall Plaques.

All my life I have crafted, created, painted, stitched, weaved. Now I am blessed to have found my passion in Gourds and Clay. Most of the time you will find me playing in clay and covered in mud. Other times I might be found cleaning, woodburning, weaving, painting, or carving gourds.

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.

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

Gourds, on the other hand, are natures pottery. They grown in all shapes, sizes and coloring. The Gourd artist sees more than a dirty hard shelled fruit. We see what it could become. After we scrub the dirt off we see the beautiful coloring left behind by nature. Gourds take well to being carved, painted, dyed, weaved on and woodburned. Most of the time I just have a starting idea, I don't plan out the whole gourd. I let the gourd tell me when it is finished.

Shop members
  • Dani Montoya

    Owner, Potter, Gourd Artist

    I discovered gourds many years ago when I needed something to weave pine needles on. They are wonderful to paint, burn and carve on and give me hours of joy. As for Pottery, I love the feel of the clay forming under my hands!! I love being creative!

  • Ben Montoya

    Creator, Wood Worker And Knife Maker

    Ben has had a love affair with wood ever since he took shop in high school. His current passion is making knives and just recently discovered an artistic avenue with a CNC machine. Now he is working on combining the two.


Find YellowCottageStudios at the following upcoming market!

  • Olde Time Farmers Market and Craft Show - Poteau OK

    Historic Downtown Poteau,

    Poteau, OK

    Apr 16–Oct 29

    Fresh Poduce, eggs, meat, crafts and more. Every Saturday Morning from 8:00am till noon. Located at the Towne Square on Dewey Ave in Historic Downtown Poteau.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 6, 2016
Welcome to Yellow Cottage Studios, the creative place for Potter and Gourd Artist 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.

It is my philosophy that everyone should be able to own handcrafted items since they are made with love and carry such positive energy. With that said, I do try to keep my prices reasonable.

Handthrown pottery bears the mark of the Human Touch.

Buy Handmade.... make an artists day!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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.
Refunds and Exchanges
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!)
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 Mar 16, 2016
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

Gourd Care

The gourd I use are of the highest quality and have been properly dried and prepared to last a lifetime. Each piece is sealed in a high gloss finish.

Gourds are not food safe or water tight.

They are a piece of art and should be treated as such. I use color fast dyes however exposing to direct sunlight may cause some fading.

Gourds can crack or break completely if dropped. The thicker the gourd the more it can take but because they are light weight I recommend keeping them out of reach of children and wagging tails

Is the pottery dishwasher and microwave safe and non-toxic

Unless otherwise noted, YES!!! Use away!!