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Why I Make: Metalwork in Thailand with Saruta Kiatparkpoom

23 June 2020

Step inside the workshop of Saruta Kiatparkpoom in Thailand and discover how she gives a second life to the waste metal from her family's factory by crafting sculptural homeware.

Part of the British Council's Why I Make film series for our global programme, Crafting Futures. Commissioned to celebrate craft and share maker's stories from around the globe; to inspire us and to show the value of craft in our history, culture and world today. From embroidery in Mexico to glassblowing in the UK and batik in Malaysia, find inspiration in the stories and work of these practitioners as they tell us, 'Why I Make'.

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Share the film to help celebrate Saruta's work and sustainable approach through craft. 

We want to hear from you. Share your story if you’re a craft practitioner, or if you’ve taken up a craft; tell us why you make. #WhyIMake 

See the full film series on our YouTube channel here. 

About Saruta Kiatparkpoom

Saruta is an artist and designer based in Bangkok, Thailand. She founded her brand, PiN, creating sculptural designs for interiors using scrap metal from her family's factory.

Visit PiN's website
Find PiN on Instagram and Facebook

Feeling Inspired? 

Find out more about working with metal on YouTube, from tutorials to tools and industrial processes.

You can learn more about sustainable and circular design from the Ellen Macarthur Foundation, from concept to application. 

The Blacksmiths Guild offers courses in the UK and resources, get in touch to find out more.