The work of Finnish jewellery artist and designer Mia Maljojoki is recognized for its strong, emotional and experimental qualities, positioning her as one of the most innovative contemporary jewellers , whose work is shown in galleries and museums all over Europe. She is also one of the artists who has been able to convey her artistic background and passion into successful commercial products by promoting collaborative work with industries such as Marimekko, for whom she’s designed eight jewellery collections for.

Since 2010 Mia has been giving workshops around the world; Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, Brazil… (please see CV)

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Everyday Matters is an open workshop which aims to explain future designers of diverse fields, how individuality, emotion and intuition (all qualities applied in the creation of art work) play a relevant role in a creative process leading to the development of commercial products. The process that the tutor developed for her Marimekko collections will be recreated in this workshop, which uses sound and rhythm as a detonator for explosive, striking creativity and latter channelled into a structural design process.

Everyday Matters focuses on exploring ways to communicate personal emotions and memories through wearable objects. The participants will go through a series of experiential exercises that are meant to invoke emotions through movement and sound. These exercises and a series of speed-produced studies will be used as the point of departure for the design and creation if a functional physical object. Due to the nature of this process, active participation and discussion from each participant is a necessary component to the success of the workshop.

At the end of the workshop, the participants will have produced at least one maquette of a wearable object which can be transformed into finished objects or prototypes for future serial production.

Duration: 3 – 5 days


Fall in love with your own work is a workshop for artists and designers in various fields that want to find more meaning and understanding in their own artistic practice.

Finding a closer connection what you are doing. It is as the title says about really falling in love with your own work, and believing in it. It is about discovering whys to make it happen and trusting your own process. This is through asking questions and answering them.

What do you look at? What do you see around you? How do you recognize your surroundings and where your ideas drive from? Where do you wish to see your work sold and worn? Do you want to start your own business or expand the existing one? How to price your work? How to present your work? What do you love? What does love mean to you?

In the Fall in love with your own work workshop, all participants will be encourage to design their dream piece. This workshop is NOT about making hearts. It is about getting closer of the where the ideas drive from, how the forms arrive, what the end product is and who is the costumer?

Duration: 3 – 5 days


In this workshop we will be working with porcelain, please come to the workshop prepared of having a lil research done about porcelain and what in it interests you.

Seduced? Ordinary? Things?
What do these three words mean?

How things, words, family’s, people, all in the end are connected? What do you see in it the fullness, outlines, borders, feel it? This workshop is about looking into how you develop your own artistic work, where do the ideas come from?

Porcelain will be out vehicle, tool to study this.

My goal is to offer all of you tools to continue after workshop with trust and more roads where to find your inspiration and forms. To understand what your work means to you, put it into words. Feel proud of it and yourself!

Duration: 3-5 days

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