Painting Paradise - Decorating Workshop

Location Design Lab, Iittala & Arabia Design Centre, 8.floor
Ticket price 60 €


In this workshop you can try out a porcelain painting technique where a motif is scraped out of a color surface. This technique is often used by ceramic artist Laura Pehkonen in her work. The Design Lab Gallery and Iittala & Arabia Design Centre is a place for changing exhibitions and your own experiments.

“My strongest expertise is in ceramics and its various decoration techniques. I love working with strong colors, surfaces and patterns. At the Painting Paradise workshops we take inspiration from the rich shapes and colors of different fruits and flowers in the spirit of Birger Kaipiainen's Paratiisi tableware.”

- Laura Pehkonen​

The course will take place on one day from 12 noon to 3 pm at the Iittala & Arabia Design Centre and does not require any previous experience.

After the workshop, the decorated items will be fired in the Iittala and Arabia Design Centre's decoration kiln, after which you will be able to retrieve the item in about two weeks.  One item/participant.

Please note that registration is binding. A maximum of 16 participants will be accepted on the course, so it is essential that possible cancelations are notified at least 7 days before the start of the course. The minimum number of participants for the course is 6 persons.

Children under the age of 15 are welcome with an adult. Not suitable for children under 8 years of age. 

If you have questions, you can contact us by email: or by telephone on +358 20 439 5326 (Tue–Sun 12–4 pm).