Jim Ayer, founder of Ayer Puzzles, was in the middle of a career as a machine designer when he decided to accomplish his lifelong goal of starting a small business.
In 1986 he left his job in the Midwest and returned to New England, where he combined his passion for wooden jigsaw puzzles with his engineering skills.
Within a year and a half, Jim had finished designing a one-of-a-kind water-jet cutting machine and set up shop in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Using the innovative
water jet cutting machine, Jim Ayer produced beautifully designed, challenging puzzles — the perfect combination of bedevilment and artistry.
Ayer Puzzles are famous for their beauty and quality among puzzle aficionados and can be enjoyed for generations.
became the proud owners of Ayer Puzzles. As small business owners and artists with backgrounds in wood working and photography, we are
committed to making fine, handmade objects, and are excited about the combination of precision design and beautiful images that make Ayer Puzzles so special.