miniature wonderlands


UK-based artist Jenny Ayrton captures miniature wonderlands in molten glass. She encases delicate metal drawings within blocks of glass using a sand-casting technique. The unpredictable flow of the glass brings each scene to life, and ensures that each piece is unique. 
Ayrton describes her scenes as they are directly influenced by her life as a Devon-based mother; following visits to the towns, beach and moor, and she creates tiny wire sketches based on the day’s observations. But she feels like her work sits slightly awkwardly between art and craft so she supposes she’s going in both directions to see what works best, though she really likes the scale of her current pieces.
While in terms of new projects she’s got so many ideas. She’s working on both larger and smaller pieces. And she also has ideas to create a series of pieces to illustrate a short artisan story book!
 













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Tom Foerstel : Founder & President

Tom Foerstel

Founder & President

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 60’s, Tom developed a strong desire to create positive change for people and planet.

 

He went on to pursue his passion for art and design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and worked for design firms in Southern California before moving to Boise, Idaho in the early 80’s. Foerstel Design opened its doors in 1985. Since its inception, the firm has cultivated a bold, happy, forward-looking team focussed on creating distinct and effective work on behalf of their clients.

 

An integral part of Tom’s philosophy is giving back to the community in which he lives — a company cornerstone that drives Foerstel’s long history of providing pro-bono services to local non-profit humanitarian and arts programs.

 

One of Tom’s proudest personal achievements is his ability to say Supercalifragilisticexpyalidocious backwards.