From the time she was able to hold a pencil, Sarah Tippin has made art. She was introduced to the potter’s wheel through a robust high school art program in New England and felt an immediate connection. Though life would take her away from the wheel for the next 15 years, she ventured back into the world of clay through a pottery class after her first child was born. At the time, her plan was to become a registered nurse, but Sarah soon realized her heart was pulling her toward a life in ceramics. She decided to listen to her inner voice, and in the spring of 2014, she established Joyful Clay, LLC.
Sarah has a simple vision for Joyful Clay: pottery is her way of connecting to humanity and the world around her. She uses nature and domestic life as inspiration and combines it with her love of illustration to make pottery that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is useful.
Sarah lives in Annapolis, Maryland with her husband, two children, two dogs, two rescued house rabbits and a chubby little guinea pig named Otis. Sarah is the sole potter at Joyful Clay, creating each piece herself with love and care.
"You must do something to make the world more beautiful." -Barbara Cooney, Miss Rumphius