Joyful Clay LLC
Joyful Clay LLC
Meet Sarah Tippin, potter and founder of Joyful Clay!
Sarah has always wanted to be an artist, from the time she was old enough to say it out loud. She still loves to draw and does so in her free time (you can visit her Instagram page exclusively for her illustrations). Sarah was fortunate in that one of the three high schools she went to had a robust art program that included a fully equipped ceramics studio. Pottery and Sarah were a match made in heaven from the very start.
After high school, Sarah ventured away from ceramics, choosing various other career and artistic adventures instead. It wasn't until she had her first child that she returned to clay. What began as a weekly class to fulfill her creative needs quickly turned into a plan to open her own studio and try her hand at a career in ceramics. In 2014, Sarah established Joyful Clay. The name Joyful Clay is significant: Joy is her daughter's middle name. In Sarah's family, they live their lives by the value of joy, so it only makes sense that everything Sarah creates has the intention of inspiring it!
Pottery is Sarah's way of connecting to humanity and the world around her. She uses nature, her life, and humanity as inspiration, and combines it with her love of illustration to make pottery that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is useful. She is the sole potter at Joyful Clay and creates each piece from start to finish.
Sarah has a BA in English from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and an MPS in the Business of Art and Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She lives with her amazing family and a wide variety of beloved adopted animals in Annapolis, Maryland.
"You must do something to make the world more beautiful." -Barbara Cooney, Miss Rumphius