Paja at Hiedanranta

Paja is a historical building and community in Tampere’s Hiedanranta where you can find artisans and artists of different trades. You can buy products to take home with you, and most of the artists also have online shops.

The doors of Paja are open to the public even though not all operators may have established opening hours. Come and say hello – you can book an appointment in advance or step bravely in!

Katutaso, pop-up myymälä Hiedanrannan Pajalla

Arriving at Hiedanranta

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Artists and artisans of Paja at Hiedanranta

Humbugi uses recycled materials to create durable products made to last, on Paja’s second floor. Humbugi’s bags, jewellery and other accessories are made of clippings from other companies, such as upholstery shops. Photograph: Hanna Hietamäki

Humbugi Accessories

Katztudio, or the glassworks of Dylan and Greta Katz, creates hand-blown glass decorations and items without molds. For use, as decoration or trophies and awards. The glass blowing takes place in Paja’s Tehdaskartanontie end, on the first floor. Photograph: Henri Vogt


Upholstery shop Tuija Jaakkonen’s business is furniture restoration and upholstery. The workshop handles everything from traditional sprung furniture to modern pieces, as well as the sewing of curtains and interior design textiles. The workshop is located on the second floor.

Upholstery shop Tuija Jaakkonen

Ateljee EW creates handmade unique footwear on the second floor. A distinctive result is achieved by combining the customer’s vision of their dream shoes, the shoemaker’s professional skills and changing up the surplus leather hides used. In addition to footwear, EW also offers a limited bag collection and small leather items. Photograph: Mika Toivanen

Ateljee EW

Taidos Oy’s Pasi Salonen and Sanna-Kaisa Hongisto write and photograph for artists, organisations and the media. Products include artist statements, exhibition texts, art critique and presentation texts for websites. You can also order an ArtTasting event!

Taidos Oy

Other operators at Paja include Spraycankontrol ry promoting urban art and Dumboe Media Company specialised in video and still photography.

Paja’s artisans and artists and entrance