The Iron FairiesTM were created by West Australian artist and designer Ashley Sutton. He once worked deep in a mine and "longed to escape the monotony, tedium and gloom, so I created this fairy tale in my mind to help set my spirit free". The collection includes enchanting miniature cast iron statues and a series of three books.
Many years ago, three little rusty books were found by some children playing in a secret garden in the remote outback of Western Australia. Inside were drawings and stories of an underground world of hidden tunnels full of grumpy little old miners who have been living in a world of darkness for hundreds of years. Using a precious red ore, the miners created an exquisite range of little iron fairies to represent areas of the garden above. Fairies with a green tone are well behaved, however if the ore mixture wasn't quite right a blue fairy was made - they have been known to be cheeky and wreak havoc down in the mines! Once a fairy was made she was wrapped in cloth and taken to the gardens under the cover of darkness. There she waited for the sun to rise, to awaken her and set her free.