From the time she was able to hold a pencil, Sarah Sewell-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 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, Joyful Clay was born.
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 to make beautiful pottery that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is useful.
Sarah lives in Annapolis, Maryland with her husband, two children, two dogs, and two rescued house rabbits. Her studio space is in her garage, and she is the sole potter in her company, creating each piece herself with love and care.
“I hope my work brings you joy, as I hope life brings you joy, in savoring moments as simple as holding a warm cup of coffee in your hands while sharing a conversation with a loved one.”- Sarah Sewell-Tippin