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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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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
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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