My name is Dani and I am the hands that create the pottery on this site.
Being creative has always been a part of me. Even when I was young I was addicted to paint by numbers! Remember those?
I loved creating
I did not take art in High School. Well, that’s not really true, I did take an art class in high school but the teacher told me I had no talent.
Counseling high school girls in the 70’s for career choices left little to be desired. It was suggested that I do something that would actually allow me to make a living, so I chose a career in business. As I sat through boring classes I stared out my window to the art school that just across campus wishing I was sitting in a chair over there.
As my life progressed I did take a painting class now and then and dabbled in photography. Every year my mom got something handmade for Christmas. Raising a family got in the way of making stuff as well.
My creativity was kept alive by various jobs throughout my life but it just wasn’t the same.
We lived in Southern California for most of the above, which has a high cost of living. In 2011 we moved to a small town in SE Oklahoma where living is much more affordable. It is here that I was truest able to immerse myself in an art, and pottery was in.
So here I am, a potter, and loving every dang day.
My goal is to make unique, functional pottery that serves a purpose. Aside from the usual cups and bowls I love finding different types of things that are purposeful and will bring a little extra beauty into someones home.
The first special item I made like this was Jewelry Bowls. I personally wear long, dangly, colorful earrings but they were always getting tangled up. I tried jewelry organizers but once I saw the Earring Bowl I was hooked
So I made one for myself, and then I made more because they looked really cool.
Next were Yarn Bowls. I can not remember how I was introduced to these cool bowl because I am not a knitter or crocheter but I knew they would be a really neat thing to make and for people to use.
So I made them and continue to make them!
One day a gal walked in and started talking about Butter Crocks. I did not want to use Margarine anymore and butter was always too hard to use. I thought the idea crazy, but I made one and fell in love.
You never know what new, unique and useful thing I might make.
Stay Tuned…. the fun has just begun!