Muddy Toes Pottery
Tiffany Tripp was raised in Gray, Maine. She married her high school sweetheart in 1987, and over the next 27 years devoted her time to raising their three sons and one daughter on the muddy clay banks of the Royal River in New Gloucester. It was here, together, they spent time gardening, canning, making maple syrup, snowmobiling and camping. Being outdoors was a large part of raising their children. She worked as a caregiver for the elderly, volunteered as a youth leader at her local church, and even chaperoned a mission’s trip to Mexico.
With her children grown and no more “muddy toes” to wash, she accepted the invitation of a friend to attend pottery classes. Unsure as to how much she would enjoy it, she soon realized that it gave her the opportunity to be creative, to let the clay go wherever she formed it and found herself immersed in all that she did, whether on the wheel or doing slab building.
Amazed at how therapeutic the whole process was she soon found her self with more pottery than she could use, and with no desire to stop she had to find an outlet for her work. It was then she decided to start Muddy Toes Pottery.