Sarana Haeata is an artist who is constantly pushing herself and her practice beyond her comfort zone. Over the summer my photographer friend Rhianna and I visited her backyard studio housed in an old train carriage. Yes, you read correctly – a train carriage!!
Before she begun working with clay Sarana’s art practice predominantly centred around illustration and painting. This gives her a unique approach to ceramics and the resultant work is playful and vibrant as well as functional.
With her daughter Ivy on her hip she talked us through the process of slip casting and painting each pot. Between cups of tea and slices of watermelon, we discussed where she sources inspiration, recent creative collaborations and snatching moments for her practice between play and nap times.