Our studio was founded in 2010 by Karin Phisolyabut, who earned a B.A. in Ceramic Design from Thailand and a M.A. in Fine Arts from the United Kingdom.
The name “Yarnnakarn Arts & Crafts Studio” was created by his sister, Prim, who works with him in their family business. In Later years, this family business joined local craftsmen in the area, and Karin’s family members all work together in our home studio in Bangkok.
“Yarnnakarn” means to continue to establish the correlation between the idea of nostalgia and the passage of time.
Yarn ( English ) = Narrative, Telling Story, Knitting ( craft )
Yarn ( Thai ) = Moving Space
Na ( Thai ) = At
Karn ( Thai ) = Time, Nostalgia
Yarnnakarn believes in sustainability and supporting the local community. We continuously explore and experiment new techniques to reduce our impact to the environment.
By choosing local materials and artisans, we are able to help reduce the carbon footprint and aid the local craftsmen. Rather than focusing on uniformity and quantity, we seek beauty in flaws and imperfections innate to each natural ingredient and combine them into our products creating truly unique characteristics into our works.
Instead of following the ever-evolving trends, every single piece of our works is intended to be timeless, aiming at evoking a sense of compassion, meaningfulness, and comfort to the people.