Moji Designs Lampshade making academy Moji Studio

My studio, a sanctuary where I can hide away in my own world and bring my ideas to life.

Artists have always tried to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in order to create. To truly liberate the imagination is to have space and freedom to reflect, create, and innovate, allowing your creativity to flourish.

Never was this put more to the test than during the pandemic! Artists like me, who usually maintain studios outside of our homes, were forced to improvise. We turned to desks at home, the kitchen table or – for the lucky ones – a garden shed. But what started out as something immensely frustrating quickly became a valuable lesson. Through this process, our idea of creativity evolved. Instead of relying on a special room to be the perfect place in which to produce things, we shifted to an understanding that any space can become ‘the studio,’ even if only for a short time between other uses. It was a privilege to discover all over again that all creativity needs is a tiny pocket of space in which to bloom……..

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My creative journey through a pandemic 5

My creative journey through a pandemic

This time last year I was moving at a million miles an hour, working, parenting, and running a household. I had a stack of unread books by my bed, a to-do list that never got shorter, and couldn’t remember what me-time was. Being creative had become work, and somehow I’d lost track of how to keep a healthy work-life balance. I was on a treadmill, and I couldn’t seem to get off. 

But in March 2020 everything changed………..

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Moji Salehi Lampshade Making Academy

What is creativity? And How does it feel?

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
-Thomas Merton

What is creativity? And how does it feel?

It’s hard to put into words what creativity is like. Artists have described the creative process as like being on an island in the storm, or like hearing music in the silence. For me, it’s a place of sanctuary and peace where the real world doesn’t touch me. It doesn’t even have to be a certain type of creativity – we might think of painting, poetry, music or writing – but the world has as many creative pursuits as there are stars in the sky……..

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10 week lampshade making masterclass with Moji Designs


Who remembers the last time you went on a craft course? It’s hard to decide the best bit – meeting new people, learning a new skill, or having a chat during the tea break!

Once this lockdown is safely packed away, we’re thrilled to be opening our studio again on March 26th and welcoming students for our 10-week Lampshade Making Masterclass.

With small class sizes and ………

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Exciting news happening at Moji Designs

We’ve got some great news to share!

We have some great news to share! In recent months we have been working on several new projects, designed to offer people the opportunity to learn new skills, launch their own business and find new earning opportunities.

Our first project is something…….

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