Sarah Tancred grew up in south-eastern Ohio. In 2014, she received her MFA with a Graduate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies from the University of Montana. Sarah has also completed Artist Residencies at St. Petersburg Clay Company and Red Lodge Clay Center.

This past year, Sarah was an Adjunct Instructor of Art and Art History at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD. Starting in the fall of 2015, Sarah will be teaching ceramics as a Visiting Artist/Instructor at the University of New Mexico-Gallup in Gallup, NM.