thejoyfulclay

Joyful Clay

Annapolis, Maryland

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    **Joyful Clay is taking a super quick end of summer break and will be out of the studio 8/28-9/3. All orders placed during that time will ship 9/4. Thanks! Happy Summer! **

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

I'm pleased to announce that in December of 2020, Joyful Clay switched to all natural packing materials that are either biodegradable, reusable, or recyclable. No more plastic! (with the exception of a small amount of packing tape). Your pottery will be packed with care and now with kind consideration of our beloved Mama Earth.

Joyful Clay offers one-of-a-kind handmade stoneware pottery that makes a wonderful gift for weddings, housewarmings, anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, appreciations, 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

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 28, 2021

**Joyful Clay is taking a super quick end of summer break and will be out of the studio 8/28-9/3. All orders placed during that time will ship 9/4. Thanks! Happy Summer! **

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

I'm pleased to announce that in December of 2020, Joyful Clay switched to all natural packing materials that are either biodegradable, reusable, or recyclable. No more plastic! (with the exception of a small amount of packing tape). Your pottery will be packed with care and now with kind consideration of our beloved Mama Earth.

Joyful Clay offers one-of-a-kind handmade stoneware pottery that makes a wonderful gift for weddings, housewarmings, anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, appreciations, 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

Items

 

All Items

Stardust Mug

$45.00

Breathe Mug

$45.00

Planter in Aqua

$40.00

Gratitude Mug

$50.00

Sarah Tippin

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Sarah Tippin

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About thejoyfulclay

Sales 2,534
On Etsy since 2010

The Joy behind Joyful Clay

From the time she was able to hold a pencil, Sarah Sewell-Tippin has been making art. She was fortunate to go to a high school with a robust art department in New England, and it was there that she was introduced to the potter’s wheel. The connection was immediate, though life would take her away from it for the next 15 years. After graduating from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a degree in English, Sarah worked for a time as an artist for a Baltimore painting company. From there, she spent time working in her father’s restaurant as a cook and wedding cake decorator.

When Sarah’s first child was born, she ventured back into the world of clay, taking a weekly pottery class. Her plan at that time was to become a registered nurse, but when she began to throw again, she realized her heart was pulling her in the direction of ceramics. So, to satisfy her curiosity, she apprenticed for a local production pottery and began creating her own studio space in her home. 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

www.joyfulclay.com
Instagram: @thejoyfulclay
Facebook: @joyfulclay

Shop members

  • Sarah Tippin

    Owner

    Joyfully making pots in my studio since 2014.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 22, 2020
Hello! Thanks so much for visiting Joyful Clay. I create functional stoneware pottery for family, home, and heart.

You can follow me on Instagram @thejoyfulclay.

I'm also on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/thejoyfulclay


Sarah

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
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
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Shipping during COVID: during this unprecedented time, USPS has regularly struggled to manage their workload. As a result, there is commonly a delay in delivery. Joyful Clay assumes no responsibility for a delay in delivery if the order has been shipped by Joyful Clay within the allotted time frame. While USPS is the default shipping provider of Joyful Clay (and Etsy), you are welcome to upgrade shipping to UPS ground for an additional fee. UPS has proven to be a more reliable shipping provider, though more expensive. Convo me before ordering if you'd like to upgrade your shipping to UPS.

Each piece I make is made with love and hard work, and I try to be really accurate with descriptions and photos of my pieces so there are no surprises upon arrival. If for some reason you are dissatisfied with the piece, send me a message within 2 weeks 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.

It happens on rare occasion that a piece does not survive its travels to you (despite how carefully I package it!). If your order arrives damaged, Please let me know immediately upon receiving your order so that it can be promptly replaced. 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.

If a package is declared 'delivered' by USPS, Joyful Clay will assume you have received your order. It is not the responsibility of Joyful Clay to replace that piece free of charge. The best steps to take are to contact your local USPS with tracking information and file a claim with them. Also, ask your neighbors as sometimes this is just a case of being delivered to the wrong house.
Payment
Payment through paypal, credit card, and etsy gift card are all welcome.

I often ship very quickly, so please make any cancellations same day.
Shipping
Shipping during COVID: during this unprecedented time, USPS has regularly struggled to manage their workload. As a result, there is commonly a delay in delivery. Joyful Clay assumes no responsibility for a delay in delivery if the order has been shipped by Joyful Clay within the allotted time frame. While USPS is the default shipping provider of Joyful Clay (and Etsy), you are welcome to upgrade shipping to UPS ground for an additional fee. UPS has proven to be a more reliable shipping provider, though more expensive. Convo me before ordering if you'd like to upgrade your shipping to UPS.

I ship via USPS priority mail as my default shipping provider.

USPS priority mail comes with tracking, and I will inform you of the tracking number once your item has shipped.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale items are welcome, please inquire! Thanks!