Welcome to Sprouting Expressions! We offer our customers a variety of wood products and personalization options. We’ve come a long way, so we know exactly which direction to take when supplying you with high quality yet budget-friendly products. We offer all of this while providing excellent customer service and friendly support. We always keep an eye on the latest trends in laser cut designs, please reach out if you have any specific ideas or needs and we will be happy to present you with a design option. The interests of our customers are always top priority for us, so we hope you will enjoy our products as much as we enjoy making them for you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send us an e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org or DM us through our social media links. We will respond within 2 hours (usually sooner) if you reach out between the hours of 9am - 9pm est. Monday through Saturday. Thank you for your support of our small business!
How Sprouting Expressions came to be:
My name is Kerry and I am the owner of Sprouting Expressions. Like most people, 2020 was a life changing year for me. I was working for a large department store as the Assistant Store Manager when we had to close the store and break the news to over 100 employees. The management team continued working everyday filling online orders. Our daily goal was to hit at least 1000 units of merchandise shipped from our store and we stayed no matter how long that took. We were on our feet for over 12 hours each day and after a couple months of that I started having some serious knee pain, especially when climbing the escalator which was shut off to conserve electricity. I tried a few different things to relieve the daily pain and eventually made the difficult decision to have both knees replaced. I was convinced that I would bounce back and be better than ever, unfortunately, it was a much longer recovery than I had expected, and is still a work in progress...…and the never ending pandemic continued.....unable to go back to a job that I loved, I started to take care of my new granddaughter (who is the new love of my life) and like any normal person, I bought a 40w CO2 laser.
I actually started working with wood at a young age, my Grandmother and I went to weekly wood burning classes and we made beautiful wood burned plaques and clocks. My interest in creating did not stop with woodworking, I also enjoy quilting, scrapbooking, working with leather and resin, pretty much anything crafty! I also like to mix mediums together. After watching WAY too many Youtube videos, I learned to use a vector graphics editor to design projects for the laser and experimented with many different kinds of wood, paint and varnishes until I had a product that I was proud of! I am fortunate to live in the beautiful Lowcountry of South Carolina and many of my pieces are inspired by my love of this coastal community, and my obsession with earrings is also pretty obvious in my shop :)