Carter & Rose: Portland, OR
From their Portland studio, Anna and Liz are handcrafting ceramic wall planters, jewelry, fortune cookies, and more. The mix of goods reflects their backgrounds in ceramic arts and floral design– skills that allow them to fill this interesting niche in the maker world. How did Carter & Rose get started? Read our exclusive interview with the artistic duo to learn about their history and process.
I see that you two are long time friends. How has it been starting and running a business as pals?
Starting a business as friends was a dream. We have a very similar work ethic and our general aesthetic is similar, but different enough that we challenged each other in terms of design. Because we have known each other for so long and have worked together before, the transition to starting and running a business was pretty seamless, incredibly fun, hard work.
Carter & Rose already has such a unique assortment of goods. How did you decide on selling jewelry and ceramic wares? Do you see yourselves adding more types of goods to your shop?
What do you hope your customers remember when using your products?
We hope our products come across as beautiful and unique with a handmade feel. We also want our products to convey elegant simplicity that is accessible to most shoppers with varying aesthetics.
Do you have a favorite piece in your store right now?
Why do you believe small businesses are important?
Small business is what gives community individuality. We love being a small business within our community and knowing that we are a part of a neighborhood that has a distinct style and feeling and that we truly know our customers!
Buy for: Your friend with 45 house plants, your friend with too much wall space, your most elegant companion
Visit the store at carterandrose.com
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