OPISHOP

OPIWORKS

Penzance, United Kingdom · 1318 Sales

OPISHOP

OPIWORKS

Penzance, United Kingdom 1318 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(412)

Shop owner

Jane Ryan

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Announcement   OPIWORKS MECHANICAL ART
Jane Ryan

Mobile: 07875570088

I studied Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art and moved to West Cornwall in 1988 with my new baby. I started my little company, 'OPI' making simple mechanical toys (for grown-ups) in an attempt to combine motherhood and work. Three kids on I am still making them. I use a lot of reclaimed wood, enjoying the obvious history of the material. Recently I have been using mostly oak which is weighty and lovely to work. All the pieces are one off, no two are the same. There have been recurrent themes over the years which reflect my seaside home, gardening, food. I hope that my work is infused with a genuine humour. I have always been more interested in decoration and form than clever mechanics and my toys have very simple mechanisms designed to charm rather than amaze. I work in a disused cowshed in a state of blissful chaos. Heaven in the summer and bleak in the winter, with my faithful hound snoring at my feet.

Announcement

OPIWORKS MECHANICAL ART
Jane Ryan

Mobile: 07875570088

I studied Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art and moved to West Cornwall in 1988 with my new baby. I started my little company, 'OPI' making simple mechanical toys (for grown-ups) in an attempt to combine motherhood and work. Three kids on I am still making them. I use a lot of reclaimed wood, enjoying the obvious history of the material. Recently I have been using mostly oak which is weighty and lovely to work. All the pieces are one off, no two are the same. There have been recurrent themes over the years which reflect my seaside home, gardening, food. I hope that my work is infused with a genuine humour. I have always been more interested in decoration and form than clever mechanics and my toys have very simple mechanisms designed to charm rather than amaze. I work in a disused cowshed in a state of blissful chaos. Heaven in the summer and bleak in the winter, with my faithful hound snoring at my feet.

Jane Ryan

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Jane Ryan

Hens by the hedge
Hens by the hedge
$125.73
Window and bird
Window and bird
$145.58
Little boat
Little boat
$125.73
Yellow boat
Yellow boat
$125.73
At the beach with dog and gull
At the beach with dog and gull
$145.58
Low tide harbour
Low tide harbour
$125.73
Harbour
Harbour
$125.73
Chickens in the orchard
Chickens in the orchard
$125.73
Waiting for the boat
Waiting for the boat
$125.73

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(412)
Deborah Jones

Deborah Jones on Jun 27, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

We love it! Thank you.

kathleen

kathleen on Jun 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I purchased this for my Husband for our lake home. I had to open it to give my review and then repack it for him to open. I am in love with this tug boat!! It is exquisitely crafted and wonderfully detailed. Truly an amazing piece of art..I encourage anyone to purchase any of Jane's mechanical pieces or her paintings. I assure you, you will love them!

kathleen

kathleen on Jun 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I am in love with Jane's artwork. I have both her seaside and henhouse paintings. I was thrilled when I saw this listed because I caught a glimpse of it on FB and of course wanted to add it to my collection. I love the bearded man sitting quietly with his furry companion. It is such a peaceful painting. Thank you once again Jane..I just cannot get enough from this talented lady!

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Shop policies

Last updated on March 7, 2011
i have been making mechanical wooden toys for adults and automata for the past twenty years. I love to use locally sourced materials and especially reclaimed wood.

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
I only accept paypal or sterling cheques at the moment.
Shipping
I am Happy to ship anywhere but please contact me for a quote because the size and weight of my work varies considerably from piece to piece.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me with any queries or visit my web site to see images of past work. www.opiworks.co.uk