Sarai designs are produced by hand in my studio in Boulder, Colorado. I make use of leather remnants from other artisans, vintage fabrics, handmade, small batch materials, and naturally occurring sticks and stones. I seek a modern aesthetic through repurposed materials to honor, empower, and build.
I spent most of my childhood outside where play often looked like work and vice versa. My sister and I were Dad’s two right hands, often fetching tools as he lay under the ailing belly of a pickup, holding the tape at the end of soon to be shorter length of something, sanding, painting, leveling, staining, carrying, digging, planting, watering; we helped.
And it wasn’t long before we used those same tools, as extensions of our own, to make and fix.
This education paired nicely with the endless hours beside my Mother, Aunts, and Grandmother while they crafted and made. The motion was the same, the logic was the same, the scale and delicacy was not. I come from a place where using ones hands to make, build, fix, and maintain provided a finer, more satisfying life than any that could be bought.
This history brings relevance to my use of recycled and repurposed. It’s a blessing and curse to view a thing for what it can be. It provides a unique, small batch, and sometimes one-of-a-kind moniker for the goods you see here.
Combining a modern aesthetic, with unexpected materials, quality craft, and an old world utilitarianism, I aim to bring you joy, peace, and strength with the notion that every last piece can find a proper, useful, pleasing place in our world.