Meet The Face Behind

MOTIPH

A BRIKA maker story

Pei Liu

TORONTO, ON
"I believe good things come to those who work hard and never give up. "
“I learned how to make stained glass from my dad when I was little and have been a maker ever since. ”

“I am inspired by the beauty of nature and transformation, and find satisfaction from working with my hands.”


“I transformed the inspiration from my Dad's Tiffany style lamps into fragrance scent warmers.”


“I am inspired by the beauty of nature and transformation, and find satisfaction from working with my hands.”


Born in a rural village in Taipei, Pei has always had passion for art. She grew up watching her dad create intricate stained glass lamps. Even today, she draws upon her childhood love of stained glass and recreates her dad’s work. This led to the creation of Motiph in 2014.


The artisanal fragrance warmer lamps are made with hand-cut stained glass and framed with a copper foiling process that makes each lamp truly unique. Pei infuses life into her products by combining color with molten glass to create distinct variations and textures, for a one of a kind look. Motiph has also launched a variety of soy-based aromatic cubes. Pei is excited to share her beautifully made line of products -- elevating and personalizing living spaces with her creative and inspirational home accessories. The future is indeed bright!

Why is making handmade goods important to you?

I was very handy when I was a kid. I did all kinds of crafts for myself, for my family and even for my pet. I simply love being a part of the handmade process. Art makes me happy and I believe we should pursue what gives us joy in life.

Walk us through your production/design process.

The design process starts with researching and brainstorming fresh ideas. I use Illustrator to do the sketch and see how it might come together.  After determining colors and dimensions, I go to my studio to cut the glass and build a prototype. After a few modifications, a new design is born!

What did you want to be when you grew up? Why?

I wanted to be a business woman because my dad is a successful business man. He influenced me so much when I was young. He has always told me go after the things I want and become the person I want to be. 


“I love it when something I create is enjoyed by someone else.”
PRODUCTS BY MOTIPH
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