Michèle Hastings Pottery

Seagrove, North Carolina On Etsy since 2009

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Michèle Hastings Pottery

Seagrove, North Carolina | 1,730 Sales

Announcement    Welcome to my shop!
Check out my "Pigs in Stock" section to see what I have that is ready to ship
I am a full time studio potter, living and working in Seagrove, NC - the pottery mecca of the USA. In stock pottery ships in 1-3 days.
The "Pigs Made to Order" section has a wide variety of color choices, along with Personalized Piggy Banks.
"Made to Order" items take approximately 4-6 weeks to complete.


Last updated on Apr 9, 2020

Welcome to my shop!
Check out my "Pigs in Stock" section to see what I have that is ready to ship
I am a full time studio potter, living and working in Seagrove, NC - the pottery mecca of the USA. In stock pottery ships in 1-3 days.
The "Pigs Made to Order" section has a wide variety of color choices, along with Personalized Piggy Banks.
"Made to Order" items take approximately 4-6 weeks to complete.

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About meeshspottery

Sales 1,730
On Etsy since 2009

The Gypsy Potters, living the dream in Seagrove, NC

In 2010 Jeff Brown and I packed our home and pottery studio into a school bus and moved to Seagrove, NC, the pottery mecca of the USA. Jeff was born and raised in North Carolina and had worked for various potters in the Seagrove area. He later moved to New Hampshire, my home state, where we met and eventually maintained a pottery studio together. We were tired of the long winters and we were ready for a change. Seagrove was calling to us!

Living and working in a community of 100+ potters is truly an inspiration to our work. Our mission is to produce uniquely creative art for daily living.

This shop is focused on my work and our collaborative piggy banks. Be sure to visit Jeff''s Etsy shop to see his wonderful creations.

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Shop members

  • Michèle Hastings

    Owner, Maker, Potter

    I am a NH native, now living in Seagrove, NC. Living the dream, making pots full time.

  • Jeff Brown


    I have been making pottery since 1977, and I've been working professionally since 1981. My life as a gypsy potter has taken me from the coast of NC, to NH, and back again.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 3, 2018
All of my pottery is handmade and no two pieces are alike. Expect slight variations in each, that is the beauty of a handmade item.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
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
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
All cancellations must be made within 12 hours. I try to ship within 2-3 days, unless it is a "made to order" item, which will typically ship in 4-6 weeks.

Requests for refunds or exchanges must be made within 14 days of receipt and the buyer will be responsible for the cost of all shipping incurred. Buyers in the EU will fall under EU return rules and regulations.
If an item arrives damaged please let me know immediately. A picture of the damage is helpful for insurance purposes.
I want my customers to be happy, please convo me if there is a problem so that we can work it out.
Full payment via Paypal or direct Checkout is preferred and appreciated.

I will accept checks but please note that I cannot ship your item until I receive your check and it has cleared the bank. Please allow for extra time when paying by check.

Orders shipped to North Carolina will be subject to sales tax.
I typically ship via USPS. Let me know if you have a preference and I can quote you a shipping price.

International orders may be subject to VAT, customs fees or import tax, which varies by country. Buyer is responsible for paying such fees and they are not included in the purchase price. These fees are typically paid upon delivery of the order. The seller is not responsible for delays due to customs.
Additional policies and FAQs
I welcome requests for special orders or items of different colors within the glazes palette I work in. Convo me to work out the details.
Made to order pottery typically ships in 4-6 weeks. Occasionally things can go wrong in the firing process or weather can delay our firing schedule. I will keep you updated if I am unable to ship your order by the scheduled date on your receipt.
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.
This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy.
Information I Collect
To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of personalize pottery, for example), if you contact me directly.
Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
• when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
• Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.
Your Rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
• Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
• Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
• Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
• Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Michele Hastings, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at mhastings327 [!at] Alternately, you may mail me at:
Michele Hastings, 505 E. Main St., Seagrove NC 27341 USA