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OPIWORKS

Penzance, United Kingdom

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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.

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5 out of 5 stars
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  • Jay on Jun 11, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    I love and adore this

  • Vanda on Jun 11, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely thrilled to own this piece by Jane … we shall enjoy and treasure it forever.

  • lizhebburn on May 30, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    I love this little wren on her egg! Very original and unique, great craftsmanship and sits lovely on my table. Was lucky to be quick and get her!!

  • Vanda on May 30, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    After 2 years I have a Seagull by Jane ... so worth the wait, Jane’s work is phenomenal... never disappoints and she works so hard making these fab things for us all to collect.

  • Vanda on May 30, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    The first “Boat” for our growing collection of Jane’s wonderful pieces... so much detail, it makes you smile whenever you look at it.

  • Emily on May 27, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Just beautiful. I bought it as a gift and really didnt want tongive it away thank you so much. stunning.

  • Judy on May 24, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    I love this picture. I received it in a timely manner.

  • Susan on May 23, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    It makes me smile every time I look at it. The quality and detail is amazing. The photos don’t do it justice. I love all the pieces Jane makes and feel so lucky to have finally obtained one. Thank you - it’s brought me great joy.

  • Deborah Jane on May 22, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    beautifully crafted stunning piece of art!

  • James on May 20, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous automata! So simple yet so beautifully crafted. Jane is a wonderful artist and the speed that her creations sell out is testament to her amazing work. I've followed her on Instagram for some time and feel lucky to have finally succeeded in getting hold of one of her creations. Personal service has been second to none. Good luck, you won't be disappointed. I'll treasure mine forever.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 23, 2019
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
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