Helen Buescher

Helen lives in Decatur she is retired, but still loves drawing, painting and sculpting. She was a neighbor and mentor to Greg Mendez.

She started taking one of her 5 children to art lessons. The teacher invited her to stay for the class then after a few lessons told her she should have attended art school – so she went to school and has worked as an artist since.

Decatur, Indiana


Bear Woman - 2022

Bear Woman is from a series of Earth Mothers I created from stoneware clay and fired in my kiln around 2300 degrees F.  My love for motherhood probably came from being one of 17 children myself which explains why I try to include them in my art!  This sculpture also shows my love for Indian art and folklore.

The Lady - 2021

“This Lady is sculpted from a model using high fired stoneware clay.”

Lady - 2020

Egyptian Lady - 2019

Sculpture is molded from stoneware clay, hollowed out to 3/4 inch and fired at over 2000 degrees in a kiln. My favorite artwork has always been about mothers and children.

Mother and Child - 2016

“My favorite theme for most of my art work is mothers and children. This sculpture is molded in stoneware clay and fired in a kiln at 2300 degrees. Earth Mother (2015 exhibit) & Mother and Child are part of a series done in high fire stoneware clay and porcelain, which is my favorite medium to create my sculptures.”

Earth Mother - 2015

The Madonna - 2014

Titanium Sponsors

Adams County Community Foundation
Arts United / Indiana Arts Commission
Indiana Arts Commission
Porter Family Foundation

Platinum Sponsors

City of Decatur
Decatur Arts Commission
Hoosier Pattern Inc

Gold Sponsors

Adams Memorial Hospital
Adams Public Library System (In Kind
Ambassador Enterprises
Berne Ready Mix
Complete Printing Service
John Brune Digital Video
Terry & Anita Myers