PEOPLE: ALANA WILSON

@ALANAWILSONSTUDIO

Name: Alana Wilson

Occupation/Business/Creative Outlet: Artist / Ceramicist

Starsign: Aries

Favourite Number: even numbers

First thing you did this morning? I always look out the window to the ocean, dawn or pre-dawn - a good indication of the day ahead.

What does 'wellness' mean to you? Being physically and mentally balanced, being in tune with the right cycles and systems for your own body and mind to function at their best possible. Also, having enough physical & mental down-time. An equilibrium between stimulation and rest.

Products found in your shower/by your bath? Cetaphil cleanser, Aesop scrub, pumice from my hometown beach in NZ.

Three things that can always be found in your kitchen cupboard?
Basil (from the garden), Olive Oil, Zucchini.

Favourite kitchen utensil? Moka pot, for the daily coffee.

Favourite Travel destination? I really love travelling to new places and the mindset required to do so - a beginners mind, an explorers mind. I spent some time in Japan last year and would love to get back there to explore more - such an astounding place with the most lovely people.

Currently reading? Tim Winton, working through all of his works, immensely inspiring.

Currently browsing (.com)? Youtubing a lot of Thomas Houseago interviews, discussions and lectures.

Favourite breakfast food? Smoked salmon & eggs.

Three items in your make up bag?
Mario Bodescu Rosewater Spray, Lucas's pawpaw ointment, Bach rescue remedy.

An album/mix that calms your nervous system? Jack Johnson's F Stop Blues, The xx's Coexist, Frank Ocean's Blond.

An album/mix that hypes you up? Cruel Summer by G.O.O.D Music

Most commonly used apps on your phone? News, mail, podcasts, weather.

Favourite form of movement/exercise? Swimming - ocean or pool.

One thing you'd like to incorporate into your day/week that you're currently yet to? More time spent on writing and research.

Nighttime rituals? Reading, hand cream & vitamin C serum and a spinal click.

I feel most creatively fulfilled when... bringing my ideas and visions into reality, and discovering new ideas in the process.

I'm currently working on... A couple of commissions - some very large vessels for a Sydney project, pieces for Albus Lumen Signum & Casa collections, as well as exhibition works for a traveling exhibition in Japan in 2020.

This time last year, I wish I knew... I wish I remembered how fleeting certain moments can be, and to cherish them more.

I'm grateful for... my loved ones. And to be able to do what I love on a daily basis.

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Photography - Claudia Smith