Announcement   Welcome to Joyful Clay! I create handmade functional ceramics for family, home, and heart.

Joyful Clay offers one-of-a-kind handmade pieces, particularly spoon rests, mugs, platters, dishes, bowls and vases, that make wonderful gifts for weddings, housewarmings, anniversaries, birthdays, teacher appreciation, and Mother's Day.

Here are other places to find Joyful Clay:

Website: www.joyfulclay.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/joyfulclay
Instagram: @thejoyfulclay

So very joyfully,

Sarah

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Last updated on Nov 1, 2018

Welcome to Joyful Clay! I create handmade functional ceramics for family, home, and heart.

Joyful Clay offers one-of-a-kind handmade pieces, particularly spoon rests, mugs, platters, dishes, bowls and vases, that make wonderful gifts for weddings, housewarmings, anniversaries, birthdays, teacher appreciation, and Mother's Day.

Here are other places to find Joyful Clay:

Website: www.joyfulclay.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/joyfulclay
Instagram: @thejoyfulclay

So very joyfully,

Sarah

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The Joy behind Joyful Clay

When I was in high school, I was fortunate to live in a community that heavily supported the arts and equipped their public schools with fantastic art departments and teachers. It was there that I first fell in love with clay (so many years ago!), and uninhibitedly explored different techniques like throwing (oh, remembering those old kick wheels!) and slab work. Though I live far from that quaint seacoast town now, my love for pottery has stayed with me through the years. A class or six here, an apprenticeship at a pottery or two there, I now find myself with my own 8x8 studio shed, equipped with my pre-loved wheel, dinosaur of a kiln (she's a beast!), and worktable handmade by friends out of leftover pallets. A life-long dream to have my own studio, I sneak out there at odd moments throughout the day, sometimes to do a little creating, sometimes to check on the kiln, and sometimes just to stand in it, and marvel at how this long journey of clay love has brought me to this point in time.
I work both on the wheel and in handbuilding, creating things for family, home, and heart. I adore carving and decoration, so most of my pieces don't escape at least a little extra decor.
When not in the studio, I'm selling my work at the local farmers market or at various local art shows. In addition, I'm happily a mama. It is incredible fun to be a witness to my children's first experiences with clay, and even if they don't grow up to adore it as I do, their exposure to it this early in life is fostering what I hope to be a lifetime of love and respect for our earth.
My not-so-slight obsession with clay is supported and encouraged by my dear husband, who works tirelessly and without complaint, greeting every successful firing with a smile equally as large as he did with the first successful firing. Without him, this dream would still be just floating around in my subconscious.

please visit my website and blog: www.joyfulclay.com

and here's a link to my facebook page: www.facebook.com/joyfulclay

and instagram: @thejoyfulclay

Thanks for stopping by!

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  • Sarah Sewell-Tippin

    Owner

    Joyfully making pots in my studio since 2014.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 5, 2017
Hello! Thanks for visiting Joyful Clay. I create functional stoneware pottery for family, home, and heart.

Please find me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/joyfulclay.

I'm also on Instagram: @thejoyfulclay


Joyfully,

Sarah

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept 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)
Returns and exchange details
Each piece I make is made with love and hard work, and I try to be really accurate with my descriptions of my items so there are no surprises upon arrival. If for some reason you are dissatisfied with the piece, send me a message within 5 days of receiving your piece. I do not refund shipping costs, but if I end up sending you a new item, I will not charge for shipping of that item. Returns must be made within 30 days of letting me know you intend to refund. Once I receive the piece, I will issue your refund.

Please note that items being returned to me must arrive in the condition that you received them. I will not refund for pieces that arrive broken, so wrap and box with care.

If your piece arrives damaged, you must let me know within 5 days of recieving that piece. It happens on rare occasion that a piece does not survive its travels to you (despite how carefully I package it!). If your item arrives damaged, I will require a photograph of that item so I can file a claim with the USPS. Please hang on to the broken item, in case the USPS wants to see it. I will then replace your item at no cost to you, but will need you to allow for production time if the item is one of a kind or not in stock.

I do not refund custom made pieces if they have a name or date on them, or any other design that would cause them to be un-sellable to someone else.
Payment
Payment through paypal, credit card, and etsy gift card are all welcome.

Please make any cancellations within 24 hours.

Maryland residents will be charged a 6% sales tax.
Shipping
I ship via USPS priority mail. International orders are shipped via USPS first class mail.

USPS priority mail comes with tracking, and I will inform you of the tracking number once your item has shipped.

If the shipping charges are over $3 of cost of shipping plus cost of packaging materials, I will issue a refund of the difference.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale items are welcome, please inquire! Thanks!