Jenny Ayrton creates miniature wonderlands between layers of molten glass. Based in Devon, England, Ayrton goes about her days with her young daughters, finding inspiration in the mundane, invisible, and over-familiar, scenes we unconsciously walk past every day. She takes the ordinary and makes it extraordinary. But before you look at any more of her work, watch this video of her explaining her method. There are so many more subtleties to her pieces than I originally noticed!
Somewhat simplistic and perhaps even a bit childlike, her work feels fresh and new and charming. I think I would have been completely obsessed with it as a child. I can imagine myself spending loads of time imagining a life inside Ayrton’s tiny frozen worlds.
All images property of Jenny Ayrton.