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Penzance, United Kingdom
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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.

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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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  • Meg Dilworth on May 27, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    Waited a while to get one of these as they sell out as soon as they are in the shop but it was worth the wait I love it, its quirky beautifully made and makes me smile each time I look at it It came well packaged and Jane made sure she posted it so that its arrival coincided with dates as I was taking a holiday Thank You

  • Sonia on May 19, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    Another gorgeous creation. Blooming love it! Many thanks Jane.

  • Ann on May 18, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    Very quick delivery and carefully packaged. Beautiful painting which looks lovely in the white frame. Thank you.

  • Tahra on May 5, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    Love my painting !! Was trying to get one of Janes pieces for ages and was very lucky to get this one - I was fated to get one with two black dogs 💕 Gorgeous work and love how the frames are made and fitted for the paintings. Just need to find the right spot for it now !!

  • Tonia on May 1, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely love this little painting, exactly as imagined

  • Judith on Apr 29, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    I have always wanted a pecking bird from Opishop, but when this picture came up I just had to have it! Bought as a birthday present for my husband as it looks so much like our dog. Beautiful quality and lovely framing. Will definitely be buying another of your pictures one day Jane xx

  • Sonia on Apr 25, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful painting! I adore it!! Arrived carefully packaged. Thanks so much x

  • Judy on Apr 21, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    This is a beautiful painting done by an amazing artist.

  • W on Apr 13, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    A beautiful composition and subtle colour juxtaposition in a sympathetic box frame. Delighted to have purchased the first of the super-talented Jane's Crow series and goes so well with another of Jane's paintings and my tillandsia garden. Thank you Jane x

  • John on Apr 12, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    I was very lucky to purchase this perfect little painting..they sell so quickly! It made for an excellent Mothers day present and was very well received.

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Last updated on May 9, 2022
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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Please contact me with any queries or visit my web site to see images of past work. www.opiworks.co.uk