Hull artist creates art for the home from hand cut porcelain and glass
Hundreds of tiny pieces of tile, when artfully arranged, can create a world of beauty and relaxation. Hull artist Nanci Jaye realized this after visiting the Vatican five years ago, where she immediately fell in love with the spectacular mosaics that grace the interior of the sacred site. With a degree in textiles, and experience as a batik artist, Jaye taught herself how to work with tile.
Jaye hand cuts pieces of porcelain tile and recycled glass in vibrant colors, piecing together brilliant mosaics of flowers and fish. Oftentimes, the inspiration for her work comes from her natural surroundings. Most recently, she began working on custom pieces, such as a series of mosaic-topped tables for the restaurant Alma Nove in Hingham. She has also created mosaic mirrors, frames, and even portraits out of porcelain and glass pieces. In addition to being beautiful, the mosaics bring Jaye a sense of relaxation and peace. “I absolutely just love sitting here and working on them, it’s like my meditation,” says Jaye. www.nancijaye.com.