Helene Fielder Sculptures

| Booneville, Mississippi

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Helene Fielder

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Helene Fielder


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About PotterybyHelene

Sales 5,791
On Etsy since 2013

A lifelong journey in clay..

After four decades working with clay, I'm still excited when the kiln lid opens. The clay experiment is still in progress. From the concept on paper, construction and glaze testing. I never stop learning and discovering the diversity of this media. Ceramics is still my pathway to innovation, without forgetting it's value in centuries of tradition.

Right now I'm working with cone 6 stoneware using hand-building and wheel-thrown techniques. Using different colored clay bodies and textures to promote glaze color interest.

If you notice I make lots of teapots functional and nonfunctional. I find teapots fascinating. They have incredible line and movement, reminding me of the human form.

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  • Helene Fielder


    My childhood summers spent fishing and wading on the coastal Slovenian waters of the Adriatic Sea strongly influence my current work. The organic sculptures with their varied textures and colors echo the forms and colors of land and ocean life.

  • Teapots on the Table

    Always A New Design Around The Corner.

    Teapots, whether functional or purely as an expression of art, fascinate me. They are "steeped" in history. Teapots are reminiscent of people, ever changing and full with character and movement.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 7, 2019
Thanks for visiting my store. No manufactured work here. I want to make pottery that you can use, take lots of joy from and then set it out for display. Usable art in your home is my challenge.

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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)
Returns and exchange details
SHIPPING DAMAGES ◄ Please contact us immediately with photos of the damaged pottery and packaging. Please retain the damaged item(s) and packaging while a claim is processed through our carrier. It may be necessary to present both the item(s) and packaging at your local post office as evidence of the claim. We will work with you on a replacement, shop credit, or refund.

LOST PACKAGES - Please contact us within 5-days of the expected delivery date if a package is not received. We will work with you to help locate it. If lost, we will require you fill out an affidavit for submission to the post office.

CANCELS - Please contact us quickly to cancel an order as we ship same or next business day on ready-made orders. We will provide a full refund on ready-made pottery when cancelled prior to shipping. Please see our return policy for orders sent prior to a cancellation notice. Sorry, we cannot provide a full refund on custom orders cancelled once the item is in process.

RETURNS - PLEASE CONTACT US within 5-days of receipt to notify us of a return. Notification is required. Returns must be received back within 10-days of delivery, unused, and in good condition. Please carefully repack. There is no restocking fee on a first return by a buyer. There is a $2 processing and restocking fee on subsequent returns by the same buyer. Return shipping is the buyer's responsibility and non-refundable. Shipping if fully refunded if item is faulty or broken, if item is in good condition shipping is not refundable. All refunds are for merchandise only less the processing and restocking fee if applied. Sorry, we do not accept returns on custom orders.

We accept PayPal. MasterCard, Visa and Discover. Credit card payment can be made through PayPal, and you get all the protection a normal purchase with a credit card will give you, plus the security of the PayPal double blind method of payment information.


We are required to collect taxes for purchases Mississippi residents.

Other local, state, or country taxes along with fees charged with Custom's processing are the the responsibility of the recipient. These are destination taxes that are not included in our pricing.

We ship in 1-3 business days (excluding holidays). We ship USPS First Class, USPS Priority.or UPS.

You will receive an email confirmation when your order has shipped. All shipping charges are non-refundable.

All orders are shipped either via the United States Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Please note: UPS does not ship to P.O. Boxes.

• USPS (3-7 business days)
• USPS Priority Mail (2-3 business days)
• UPS Next Day Air Saver (Next business day)

• Request cost of shipping to your location via contact button
• USPS International (2-4 weeks or more, depending on customs processes. Does not include tracking, insurance, or the cost of tariffs or customs)
• USPS Priority Mail International (6-10 business days)

***Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility and must be paid at the time of delivery. To remain ethical in our business practices, we cannot mark international shipments as "gifts" unless they are indeed gifts and are noted as so in the “notes to seller” box. Thank you for your understanding with this.

The cost of insurance is included in the shipping for items over $100.

We are not responsible for any errors made by the Post Office. However, if your package has not been received within 3 weeks of receiving your shipping notification email (6 weeks for international), please contact us via Etsy message and we will look into your order details and can assist you in getting it straightened out with UPS. Thank you for your understanding with this. I always insure and if the post office is at fault I have been able to fully refund thus far.

All items will be shipped to the address provided by Etsy. If a package is returned because the address provided to us via Etsy was not correct, we are not responsible for the cost of re-shipping. We will contact the buyer for the correct address, and the buyer will need to re-pay shipping and handling costs before we will send the package again. If item is returned and in good condition a full reimbursement on item, but not the shipping.

If delivery is refused by recipient or package is unclaimed for any reason, the order will not be refunded unless the package returns to PotterybyHelene. If the package does return in new condition, a refund will be applied for the cost of the items only.

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Additional policies and FAQs
My handmade functional pottery is created from stoneware, then high-fired to (1240 C / 2264 F) to ensure clay vitrification. Vitrified clay is similar to glass-- strong, dense, and watertight. I mix my own glazes to insure all ingredients are food safe and lead free, and my pottery is microwave and dishwasher safe.

Each firing is a little different so glazes might change slightly from piece to piece.

High-fired stoneware pottery is extremely durable for normal usage and when handled with the care. By following the recommended care instructions below, you should be able to enjoy your pottery for many years to come.

* Ovenware can withstand temperatures up to 450 degrees and is suitable for use in conventional, convection, and microwave ovens.
* Be sure to use oven mitts or potholders when handling.
*Take care to avoid exposing your ovenware to radical temperature changes, which can shock the piece and cause it to crack or break. Such as putting a cold casserole into a hot pre-heated oven, or moving a hot vessel onto a cold surface or into the sink. I recommend setting hot ovenware on a rack or onto potholders or pads when it’s pulled from the oven.
* Allow the ovenware to cool before submerging it into water.
*Ovenware cannot be heated directly on a stove-top.
*As long as the vessel is near room temperature, it can go safely into the refrigerator. Avoid using it in the freezer.

The glazed surface cleans easily, especially after soaking. Nylon and plastic brushes as well as scrubby sponges (those designed for use with Teflon surfaces) are ideal for cleaning the glazed surfaces. Avoid using harsh cleaners such as abrasive powders or strong chemical solutions to clean the glazed vessel. Dish soap and hot water work fine. Dishwasher safe; they do not need to be hand washed if you’d rather have your dishwasher do it for you!

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