UrbanWoodStudio

Wearable Art

Portland, Oregon On Etsy since 2015

15 Sales

UrbanWoodStudio

Wearable Art

Portland, Oregon | 15 Sales

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Note from shop owner Check out Urban Wood Studios new work at www.designsbyUWS.com

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 1, 2018

Check out Urban Wood Studios new work at www.designsbyUWS.com

Lauren Pratt

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Lauren Pratt

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About UrbanWoodStudio

Sales 15
On Etsy since 2015

One day your life can shatter, but you find something awesome in the ruins.

About the Artist
For over a decade I was a passionate, hardworking, aggressive line cook. I loved it, the organized chaos, the pressure leading up to a busy friday night, the pride after a successful night, and the comradery of a skilled team. I loved it so much that for awhile I ignored the random aches and the mental confusion. I convinced myself that I was just wearing myself down or having an off day. But Lyme Disease will not be ignored. Things got so bad that my husband called my parents in a brave act of desperation and simply said "I think we are both losing your daughter." I am a Lyme Disease survivor. For almost 5 years Lyme tried like hell to take everything from me. As a result of my illness I discovered this craft, which became everything for me. I could no longer work, at least not on any sort of schedule. But I needed to help, help my family save me. I had to find someway that I could work when I felt well enough to do so on a day to day basis. I have a couple years of carpentry experience and a mother and sister in the jewelry business. So wood jewelry was an easy leap. I wanted to incorporate color, elegance, and perplexity that is sometimes lacking in wood jewelry. With the inclusion of resin, I was excited about what I was creating and proud of the craftsmanship of my product. In the darkest part of my life this craft brought the light back in disguised as purpose and passion. Because of my battle with Lyme Disease I discovered my new career as a maker of wood and resin jewelry. Because of the unwavering support of my husband and my family I am alive today to share it with you.

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  • Lauren Pratt

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    All of the art is 100% handmade by me. I work in the basement in my wood shop. A large amount of my inspiration comes from nature. While my husband and I walk and hike, I will spot a piece of wood that just have to have.

  • Jasper & Cooper

    Break Schedule Advisor

    I can always count on one of them to come and make a few laps around the studio if I've been in there for too long without a break.

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