Yes. I use as much salvaged material as possible, e.g., offcuts from constructions, timber from local recycling yards, or old furniture.
No, I have no formal artistic education, I have a BA in Cultural Studies with a major in Language and Communication. However, I have always been creative and been somewhat involved in creative activities.
I am self-taught. I have always enjoyed using tools and being able to build and create things on a bigger scale. This includes furniture, art and anything around the house that needs fixing. I have been (and am still) going through many trials and errors to achieve the look and designs I create today. I am always working on improving and refining my processes to produce high-quality art and bespoke designs.
I saw a picture of geometric wood art on Pinterest and loved the idea of using different types of wood to create patterns and mosaics. I bought a mitre saw and gave it a go, and I never stopped after that. When we started running out of wall space at home, my husband insisted that I start selling some. That’s how Studio Sarai was born.
I officially registered the business in 2021. However, I have been present on my social media accounts as Studio Sarai since 2019.
I usually don’t. I often have a rough idea in mind, e.g., a shape, colour pallet or even just a particular piece of wood I would like to INCORPORATE. The patterns usually evolve organically when I start a design. Unless a customer has a specific composition in mind, I never know what my designs will look like in the end.
I don’t make copies of originals or commissions. The Made To Order Collection are set designs that I replicate when purchased via my store. However, they are still never 100% identical. I don’t do replicas or prints of my work.
Yes, I ship internationally. Some countries have customs restrictions for importing timber which needs to be investigated prior to making a purchase. Please use the contact me page to get in touch if you need a shipping quote.
SHIPPING AND PAYMENT INFORMATION
If you decide to commission a piece please get in touch via the CONTACT ME page. You can let me know the size, shape and colour pallet you would like or refer to previous designs as a guide. I will quote once I have a few more details about your design ideas.
As a rule of thumb your artwork should take up 60-75% of your wall space. It often helps to tape the outlines down with masking tape to get an idea of the right dimensions on your wall.
I take a 30% non-refundable deposit to put your order on the books and secure your spot on the list. I will provide images of the final piece, and the balance won’t be due until the final piece is completed.
There is usually a waitlist for commissioned pieces, please always confirm lead times with me as this changes regularly.
Made To Order Designs will be shipped within 6 weeks of purchase.
Artwork directly purchased from my shop will be shipped within 5 working days after payment was made.
Shipping within Australia is usually 10-14 days depending on your location, tracking will be provided.
For shop items shipping is calculated at the checkout and varies depending on the size of your artwork and your location (i.e., metro/rural). It is usually between $20-100 Australia wide.
For commissioned orders shipping will be quoted once artwork size and a postcode has been confirmed. Commission orders can be places via the CONTACT ME page.