Jayne Ayre uses mixed media to create fantasy clay characters and medieval style goblets.
Welcome to my world of fantasy and oddness. My characters and creatures live among the roots in the forest, hallows, along streams and under rocks in the Glens of Burnie.
I originally find them in a block of clay - and that's what excites me the 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 then a patina is applied to 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?