Hand Painted Hippo Vase or Utensil Holder in White Clay Ceramic or Pottery Vase or Pencil Holder

Hand Painted Hippo Vase or Utensil Holder in White Clay Ceramic or Pottery Vase or Pencil Holder


This is a Hippo in white clay vase. It could also be used for tall brushes or utensils. It is hand painted with underglaze and then carved. After the first firing it is covered in clear glaze and fired again making it water or food safe. It is painted in shades of purple, yellow, red and green and is 6 1/2 inches tall, 6 inches wide and the hole diameter is 3 inches.

This style of animal is made from a slab of clay and rolled into an inverted bowl shape. A circular bottom is attached and the shape is pushed from inside to round it out. Then the features added to make whatever animal or face I decide on. Some pieces have underglaze added for detail and are clear glazed while others just get coated in colored glaze. I like them to be whimsical and fun so I tend to play loose with shapes and colors. No one piece is ever exactly like the next, so they are all original and one of a kind.

I believe in recycling all of my packaging materials as to save on waste. What is inside the box is really pretty but the outside might be a box and packing paper I have received from someone else. I try and double box all of my pieces as much as possible for protection so they will also be heavier than normal. Since everything I create is one of a kind, I try and keep it as safe as I can while it is traveling to its new home.

Import duties and other charges are not included in the shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.
Any overcharge in shipping costs will be refunded after the order has been processed.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-3 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 2 - 5 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

I don't accept exchanges or 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)
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

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