Teija Marjamaa

Textile designer, entrepreneur

Teija Marjamaa has worked with glass all her life, although her education is with soft materials. She fell in love with glass at the Liminka Art School in 1984-85. Her entreprenurship started in 1996, with large glass projects made with ledglass technique, melting and sand-blasting. Even then glass lamps were in the production. Her most considerable work are at the Moscow International Airport, the Eden Spa in Oulu, The Big Apple Shopping mall in Espoo, the Korso Chirch (designer Carolus Enckell) and in the Tyrvää Church. In the beginning of the 21st century Marjamaa extended her production to designing glass jewellery and business gifts.

The design of Marjamaa is full of ideas, yet simple. The glass items formed by Teija are timeless and structurally clear. Her bearing idea is to constantly keep creating novelties and to renew herself in her work. Characteristic to her design is the versatile use of materials and the readiness to use different processing techniques. All crafting skills are close to her heart. The openminded and versatile personality of Marjamaa comes forward in different areas of her life – the designer has built herself a motorbike for her hobby, renovated her home, restored furniture, run a metal lath and made graphics. Her wish is to design textiles one day.