18 May 2008

Artisan of the week, Katie of Muju

Yippeeee it's a sunny Sunday and I get to share with you all the work of an amazing artisan... or should I say 2. Muju is a husband and wife team that stocks shops full of the most fantastic goods. I found their shop when I stumbled upon a picture of one of their gorgeously detailed, plush, felt sculptures. Having worked with felt myself I was completely blown away by the intricacies of the designs. When I looked through their shop I saw gorgeous paintings, screen prints and badges that also wowed me, so I had to ask them to be artisans of the week and thankfully they agreed to join in.

1.Could you please introduce us to who you are and what you do?
Muju is 2 artists from Brighton UK who work together in their seaside studio. Mr Muju loves to draw & paint & collect cameras & Mrs Muju loves textiles & photography, so we make a creative couple. We have been spreading the Muju world vibes around the globe since 2002 exhibiting handmade toys & artwork. We enjoy being independent & focus on our own projects.

2.What led you to take up your craft?
We have both been creative through different mediums throughout our lives, developing skills in drawing, painting, photography & sewing. We are mostly self taught & enjoy the challenge of working for ourselves.

3.Which part of your work do you most enjoy?
The creative process is what it is all about for us.... that's where the real joy is. As a self-employed partnership, we control all aspects of what we do, from managing & updating our websites, to running ToyLife (our designer toy shop & gallery in Brighton - UK)... so we always wish we could have more time to sit in a quiet spot & just draw or play with felt.

4.Which part do you find hardest?
Probably not having enough time to do everything!

5.Where do you hope to be in 1 year's time?
Maybe driving a bus round New Zealand,maybe living up Muju Mountain,maybe on a beach in Fiji,....who knows where the winds of fate will blow us next :)

6.What is the best advice you have ever been given?
Keep on truckin' :)

7.Name other artisans sites/shops would you recommend are worth a visit?

8.What is your favourite sandwich filling?
Any flavour Burrito..maybe chicken?

Thanks Katie, for taking the time to answer our questions and allowing us to read a little bit more about the background behind your gorgeous works of art.

Dear readers you can find Muju items on their own website and in their etsy shop. This dynamic duo also run Toy Life in Brighton (UK) which is a specialist toy and art gallery/shop. I so want to own a rainbow of little felt men!


  1. Thanks for sharing! I am floored! Those two are talented beyond words...superb felt work!

  2. What a wonderful job you did on the interview..What beautiful work they do and happy you shared it on your blog.

  3. Another wonderful feature. Love their creations. Even their studio is gorgeous! Very cute 'rainbow of little felt men' photo :)

  4. Wow, these are really unique and special. Thanks for bringing them to my attention.

  5. These are gorgeous! I love the shot of them all lined up by color- beautiful


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