The Charm of Color

An art exhibition by jewellery artists Melitina Balabin & Nikolai Balabin in our gallery in Helsinki 26.4.-24.5.

Alakoski: Crackle

Every Crackle vase is a unique mouth blown piece.

Limited edition of Vihma!

There are three colors and only 10 pieces made of each color. Limited edition mortars are numbered and signed.

Glass Artists

Marja Hepo-aho

Mouthblown Mafka glass products are created by glass artist Marja Hepo-aho.

Kari Alakoski

Master glassblower has made his way to Riihimäki through Iittala and Nuutajärvi.

News & events

Melitina Balabin & Nikolai Balabin: The Charm of Color

Värin lumoissa (”The Charm of Color”) is an art exhibition by jewellery artists Melitina Balabin and Nikolai Balabin. The exhibition themes are color, play and joy − exactly what spring is about!

Easter Holidays

Have a Happy Easter Holidays! Our gallery in Helsinki is closed 29.3.-2.4. and glass studio in Riihimäki 30.3.-2.4.

Gallery Wednesday 4.4.

Next Gallery Wednesday is on 4th of April. You are warmly welcomed to visit our glass art gallery and see how glass beads are made! Glass artist Marja Hepo-aho is at the gallery during Gallery Wednesday at 17-20 making glass beads and small sculptures with lampworking...

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Experience glassblowing

Come and experience glassblowing yourself at the glass studio in Riihimäki!
Birthday, bachelor party, evening with colleagues… Experience evenings work well also for groups!

Enchanting glass

The glass artists Marja Hepo-aho and Kari Alakoski have their Glass studio Mafka&Alakoski in a premises of a former glass factory in Riihimäki, Finland.

You are welcomed to visit the glass studio and see the glassblowers at work! If you coming from a distance, we recommend to call us in advance.

Web store

It’s easy to order our products online!

Gallery in Helsinki and glass studio in Riihimäki

The gallery & shop in Helsinki is located in a heart of Punavuori area and is a member of the Design District Helsinki. The gallery and shop in Riihimäki are located right next to the glass studio.

Gallery & Shop

Mafka&Alakoski Helsinki
Iso Roobertinkatu 19
00120 Helsinki

Opening hours: Tue-Fri 11-18, Sat 11-16

Contact information:
Ammi Lahtinen +358 400 593 686

Glass studio & Gallery

Mafka&Alakoski Riihimäki
Lasitehtaanaukio 2
11910 Riihimäki

Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10-18

Contact information:
Marja Hepo-aho +358 40 554 9939

Welcome to the fascinating world of glass!