At the beginning of November opens the next exhibition “Veen emäntä” by the gallery owner, glass artist Marja Hepo-aho. The exhibition presents the story behind glass artist and glassblower Hepo-aho’s brand named Mafka, which combines Finnish Kalevala and Ukrainian folklore. Both Ukrainian ‘Mavka’ and Finnish ‘Vellamo’ are mysterious creatures living in water. The theme of mythical water has followed Hepo-aho’s art through her career.

The molten material, optics of the solid glass and transparency all remind water and ice. Glassblower-artist masters her material like a goddess of water. The challenging art of glassblowing and success in a predominantly male field demand strong will and attitude from a young woman.

You are warmly welcome to join us for the exhibition opening celebrations on Thursday the 1st of November at 18 o’clock!
We kindly ask you to sign up in advance by email:

Lasitaiteilija Marja Hepo-aho, Lasistudio Mafka&Alakoski

Here you can find the Facebook event page.


Marja Hepo-aho: Veen emäntä 1.11.-29.11.2018

The exhibition is open during the gallery opening hours Tue-Fri 11-18, Sat 11-16. Free entry!

Galleria Mafka&Alakoski
Iso Roobertinkatu 19,
00120 Helsinki