Project Description

Jenny Ayrton

Jenny captures miniature wonderlands in molten glass often inspired by seeing the world from the viewpoint of her two young daughters. Following visits to the towns, beaches and moors of Devon she created tiny wire sketches based on the day’s observations.

Jenny then uses a sand-casting technique to encase the wire models between layers of molten glass. It is the unpredictable and uncontrollable flow of the glass that brings each scene to life, magically creating the breeze in the washing and the foliage on the trees; it also ensures that every piece is truly unique. The locations of most pieces are left deliberately ambiguous, encouraging viewers to project their own memories and dreams onto them.