Paja at Hiedanranta

Hiedanrannan paja
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!

Paja Instagram

Artists and artisans of Paja at Hiedanranta

Ateljee EW

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.

Ateljee EW
Eija’s Weaving Boutique

Eija manufactures made-to-order carpets and other interior textiles. The boutique also produces hand-dyed threads in small batches. The workspace can be found on the first floor of Paja, in connection with the entrance to the south end.

Eija's weaving boutique
Humbugi Accessories

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.

Humbugi Accessories
Katztudio Oy

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 first floor.

Katztudio
Taidos Oy

Pasi Salonen and Sanna-Kaisa Salonen-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
Upholsterer Tuija Jaakkonen

Tuija’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.

Upholsterer Tuija Jaakkonen
Rotvalli Art

Photo artist Mimosa Laakso takes portraits in her own boldly brilliant style. The filming is unhurried and the primary goal is to meet people genuinely. The studio is located on the second floor of the workshop and the filming is mainly done in the surroundings of Hiedanranta.

Rotvalli Art
33way

Markus makes custom-made shoes according to the customer’s wishes. Markus found his own passion for leather work when he made a belt for himself. The material inspired us to utilize its properties in terms of appearance, durability and comfort. 33way’s workspace on the second floor of Paja.

33way

Other operators at Paja Dumboe Media Company specialised in video and still photography.

BehDesign

BehDesign is a lifestyle brand crafting textile marvels and elegant ceramics on the second floor of Paja. It weaves tales of craftsmanship, sustainability, and unique design.

BehDesign
Mara Balls

Mara Balls aka Maria Mattila is a musician, visual artist and singer-guitarist of a band called Mara Balls. For the last 10 years, Mara has been active as a creator of Tampere’s independent urban culture. He has launched e.g. such community art spaces as Keltainen Talo, Kansankioski Romu & Random and Onkiniemi Ateljee. Since 2020, she has lived and worked as a woodworker in the Ossi Somma sculpture park in Siuro. In Hiedanranta, Mara paints and composes and enjoys the urban pulse as a counterbalance to the peace of Siuro.

Mara Balls
Samuli Parkkinen

Samuli Parkkinen is a multidisciplinary artist and glassblower who mainly produces modern Finnish rugs on the second floor of the Paja. The point of departure is the artist’s own vision and the making of art, but Samuli also does selected commissioned work.

Samuli Parkkinen
Aleksi and Meri Korpela

Aleksi and Meri Korpela are an artist couple who work versatilely in different fields of art. The Korpelas illustrate and write children’s books, visual arts, sculptures and graphic design. Meri Korpela also works as an architect.

Aleksi and Meri Korpela

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