Portrait of an Artisan> Kismet Clay Designs

Jayne Ayre
Kismet Clay Designs~ Booth B27

Welcome to my world of fantasy and oddness.
My characters and creatures live among the roots in forests, hallows, along streams
but mostly in the Glens of Burnie.
I originally find them in a block of clay - and that's what excites me most.
I never know who is living in there until I start to smoosh the clay around and they start to reveal themselves.
My sculptures talk to me as I am creating them, letting me know just what I need to bring them to life.
Natural things that I find in forests, my garden or along seashores like shells, bark, moss and roots
all lend to creating each characters personality.
It's always such a wonderful surprise for me to see who arrives!
My next love is designing my own medieval style goblets.  I sculpt clay onto hand painted goblets and chalices and patina them so they have the look of metal.
Each goblet is embellished with glass drops, crystals or pearls.
I think everyone should have their own special wine glass to sip their favourite beverage from.
It adds a personal touch when your glass has the colour, shape and style that you really like.
These medieval creations manifest a feeling of royalty, and isn't that what you deserve at the end of a long week?

Posted on May 28, 2012 .