Introducing the owner of Wanna Crafts; Wanna Arkanit.
Wanna Craft was founded back in 2001. When Wanna visited her homeland of Thailand. She took a class in Bangkok and learned how to sculpture orchids with air dry polymer clay. She enjoyed doing it as a hobby and then realized how much others could share the same passion as hers if she could bring this craft back to Seattle. It was then when "Wanna Craft" was born.
Pike Place Market
You might have seen us at Pike Place Market in Seattle! We are there all year round. The only times you won't catch us there are during the holidays (Christmas and New Years Day). Other than that, if it is nice and sunny we are usually outside in a booth near the Original Starbucks! During winter time, it depends how cold it is. We could be inside but normally would try to get a booth outside.
Next to us you will find a Seattle tourist t-shirt stand which is owned by Chai (Wanna's husband). Whom you have probably met before, along with Goy (Wanna's eldest daughter). They have been selling t-shirts at Pike for 25+ years.
On her down time...
Wanna enjoys spending time with her grandkids (2 boys and 2 girls). She is also a huge sports fan! (Seattle Seahawks (Go Hawks!), Seattle Mariners, and Seattle Sounders). She loves going to the baseball games with her family (husband, 2 daughters, son-in-law, and grandkids). If she isn't home in Seattle to enjoy quality time with family or working. You can catch this jet setter traveling around within the states or visiting Thailand quite often.
If you catch her at Pike Place Market...
Make sure to say hello! and catch a picture with her. If you do please send it to us as well. Wanna loves seeing pictures captured by her customers. It makes her very happy!