Sage Cortez is a maker focused on perfecting qualities of the hand within functional tableware. In 2016, she started Hand + Fire, a ceramic and other handcrafted homewares shop. Now, H+F carries Sage’s work alongside a selection of other makers' wares, ranging in crafts from organic eco-dye, to woodworking and metal-smithing.
In December of 2020, Sage relocated across the state to a tiny, rural town in Northeastern Oregon. Her studio is now located in an old farm equipment workshop, which she is slowly renovating to become a functional, year-round space.