About my work
Inspired by fairies and folklore, Jay’s work centres around charming characters and children’s stories, including fairy tales and Yorkshire legends. Using paper mache, wire and mixed media, Jay makes handmade dolls and creatures which have been published in Art Doll Quarterly and Dolls House and Miniature Scene Magazine as well as Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas on Channel 4.
Jay Stelling is an illustrator, author and doll maker from Ripon, North Yorkshire. She now lives in Knaresborough and creates art dolls for animation and illustration from her attic studio with her 2 cats, 3 chickens and her partner James. Jay graduated in 2018 from Leeds Arts University with a First in BA(hons) Illustration and currently works as a Marketing Coordinator for Mother Shipton’s Cave.