Featured Local Artisan: Stephanie Sperring

I started Carved Life in December 2013. I had just had twins that Spring and was surrounded by two beautiful children and all their books and toys. I was inspired! – Stephanie Sperring

I create my art by woodburning, carving, drawing and painting on basswood. I then have my art digitally scanned in and print the images on cards, prints, onesies, totes and aprons. When I created this business, I wanted to give back to a cause that was very important to my family. I decided to donate 10% of all proceeds to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

I support other local businesses as much as possible. As a result I have my cards, prints and all marketing material printed in Portland. My clothing is printed in Hillsboro, and labels sewn on in Beaverton.

All of my clothing is made from 100% Certified Organic Cotton and my cards are made from 30% recycled materials. My hope is that my company makes a difference, and at the same time brings joy to those that see it!