“Friends who love you and have warmth for your creative life are the very best suns in the world.”— Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Jaya Brew, owner and creator, started Unique Notions in 2010 to express a desire to create. After a few years of experimenting and developing her self confidence, she became very interested in using discarded materials for art. Using mostly recycled and discarded materials, Brew creates a wide variety of mixed media and three dimensional pieces ranging from wall hangings to furniture to jewelry. Born and raised in North Florida, Brew is a self-taught artist/maker who has always had a keen eye for the unique and passed over. What one person may consider junk or trash, she instead sees the possibilities and beauty that lay beneath the surface.Brew believes there is a certain beauty in every object and sometimes it is just a matter of uncovering it. That's the joy she gets from creating these pieces - revealing the unique charm that is hidden beneath. After several years of participating as a vendor at markets, festivals and other shops, she decided it was time to find a place of her own. She is so happy to have found the perfect place in downtown High Springs!