Our Story

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Our Story

Paper + Wheel’s start was simple in nature and strong in feeling. Rooted in a pair of hands that didn’t know the meaning of the word idle, Paper + Wheel has become a manifestation of the Northwest, filtered through the lens of homemade and handmade. Based in Portland, Oregon, Paper + Wheel features handmade wares created with a mindfulness of the environmental impact of our products. Our home-base, Hey Studio, a local studio centering women, non-binary folks, and folks of color, has provided endless mentoring and inspiration for this tiny business to find its feet. In this supportive space, our maker’s evolving relationship with the Northwest plays out in the evolution of their work. Pairing their ceramic work with recycled cotton greeting cards, postcards cut from sustainably harvested wood, prints of local landscapes and landmarks, and compostable packaging, our products evoke the Northwest aesthetic and value of sustainable living.


 

Photography by Lea Kreck.