A little bit about us here at Rare Earth Designs...
We design and fabricate sacred art and tools from our Land Sanctuary we call Erosia, which is situated at the base of the Olympic Peninsula in the rainy Pacific NW. Rare Earth's current incarnation is a blending of the Work of Karl Feret and Sarah Heartsong with her Heartsong Healing Arts. Their partnership has created an unique business offering our customers both sacred artistic tools and services.
Many years ago friends convinced Karl to share his skills beyond the circle of friendship. He was a stone mason/designer by trade - woodworker and metaphysical student/practitioner in every day life. He spent over 40 years working with wood from building furniture with his father and custom homes. Now with Rare Earth Designs and building our Land Sanctuary on 13 acres of beautiful woodlands (these pictures are of our trees) Karl works with the earth every day both on a physical and spiritual level.
Sarah is an ordained, nature-centered priestess who has served her community spiritually both as a professional and volunteer all her life. Raised an active Methodist Christian, Sarah pivoted in 1992 when she had an epiphany about the plurality and gender-full Nature of the Divine and embraced Nature as the center of her Path. She then studied intensely to gain a degree in Religion specialized in comparative Religions.
Especially interested in the spiritual traditions of indigenous peoples of the Earth with their Wisdom Ways Sarah holds a Masters of Arts in Communication Studies with intercultural communication as her focus. She, too, has a strong sense of design and comes with artistic talents hard passed down to her from both sides of her family. Most often it will be Sarah that you will talk to as she's currently working not only as an artisan, but as the office manager/director. Sarah is the Lady of the Land of Erosia, a business woman, a coach, a reader, a healer, a ceremonialist and often a teacher.
Caring for the Land, our Earth, is important to us. In the production of our art, we reuse old things, such as upcycling old wooden bowls to use as our hoops for the drums and locally sourcing supplies, buying them from thrift stores as much as possible while creating our art. We use shellacs instead of petroleum based wood sealants and we make our own all-natural wood balm for polishing and sealing our wooden products.
This year we started 2021 with a vision of adding a permanent shop building and camping spots to our 13 acres of wooded Land. Hopefully this will happen this year so we can make our own boxes and expand our ability to create larger items. We also then will have better ability to accept guests and spiritual seekers as we work towards the development of this Land upon which we both live and work.
Explore what we have to offer. Perhaps you will find your next heirloom piece you will pass down to your descendents. Maybe you will be moved to create the next ceremony to mark a change in your life with incense, a new wand or divination tool? Whatever brings you here you are welcome! Please enjoy your visit! Feel free to reach out if you are in need of a special tool, gift or a service we offer, and if you have any questions.
Sarah and Karl
The 30 ft yurt is our current temporary office and work space until we can get the permenant shop built.
Sarah and Karl