Artist of the Month
Helene Fielder





A lifelong journey in clay..

Helene was born in Rive de Geir, France. She became a naturalized American citizen when she was 10. Her 
path has led through Ohio, Florida, Georgia, Arizona, Slovenia and Germany. While she has maintained a full time studio for the past eighteen years her experience also includes teaching both pottery and silversmithing and working in marketing, illustration and advertising.

After three 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 a 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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and other great artists.