Hey guys! I'm Jenni Workman, the owner, potter, knitter, and crocheter behind Sauntra Handcrafted.
I have loved creating and working with my hands for as long as I can remember. Creating something out of nothing. Adding something new and beautiful and unique to the world. When depression, anxiety, stress, worry hits, I take to the mountains, the ocean, or to creating.
I decided to start Sauntra Handcrafted after being laid-off from my design job a few years ago. It seemed to be the perfect opportunity to really follow my passion and take this leap into becoming a (hopefully one day) full-time maker. One of my favorite verses lead me to create the business you see today. 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 says, "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ."
It is my hope that through Sauntra Handcrafted, I can pour into others like myself who struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, or are just going through a rough patch. Often times when we get buried under piles of to-do lists and swamped with the demands of the world, we start to forget our paths and feel overwhelmed, anxious, and honestly alone. The word "Sauntra" is based on the pronunciation of the French word for "center." It is my hope that through my pieces and products, you can be reminded to slow down. To take a minute and just breathe. We all get caught up in the busyness of life that we forget to take time for ourselves, forget to take time to be still. But there's just something about wrapping up in a handmade blanket or sipping on tea out of a handmade mug that is so comforting. It reminds us that we are valuable and cared for, because someone was willing to take the time to slowly and deliberately make this by hand, just for us. This is the feeling I hope to share with you because you are so incredibly valuable and worthy. I hope that my pieces can bring comfort, peace, and a little happiness to your day, no matter what you are facing.
If you have any questions or just would like to say hello, please feel free to contact me at Jenni@sauntrahandcrafted.com! You can also click these links to find Sauntra Handcrafted on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. Thanks so much for your support and for shopping small!