In today's 'Meet and Greet' we would like to introduce you a lady who runs the noisiest workshops at our events - metal sculptor and jewellery maker extraordinaire - Oenone (e-no-knee) Randall Introduce yourself briefly
Hi my name is Oenone and I have been a metal sculptor for about 16 years, and a jeweller for about three years now. Describe your style
I make etched copper sculptures that usually have an animal or seaside theme, unless something else takes my fancy when I'm being creative - like copper spoons! My jewellery has a rustic quality and I just like to experiment and translate my ideas into pretty things using silver and copper clay. Tell us about your workspace?
My workspace is my garage. I have an acid bay, a welding bay, my beloved anvil and my main workbench. It is hot in summer and freezing in winter but I still love working in there. What inspires you?
I am inspired by playing music while I work and drawing new things to see if I can capture an image or phrase that I can then transfer into my metalwork. How and when did you get involved with Collective Art in Marlow?
I got involved with collective art through Coral who started it with Julia back in 2009/10. What’s you favourite technique?
My favourite technique is stamping words onto the copper. Apart from playing with metal, do you have any other creative pursuits?
I love drawing and painting and really love having a go at anything arts related that I haven't tried before. I also love singing and just finished a level one singing course in Marlow. Where else can we see your work?
My work is in the lovely Emerald Gallery
in Chalfont St Peter - where I am doing a ‘make and take’ with stamped copper decorations on Saturday 8 December – come along it’s going to be LOUD and fun! www.emeraldframes.com
I also have a wide selection of work in the Fire and Iron Gallery
in Leatherhead – again well worth a visit: www.fireandiron.co.uk
As a bit of fun Oenone also shared the following: Favourite film:
Four Weddings and a Funeral Pets:
A new golden lab puppy called Tolly who is adorable and my girls have five goldfish Favourite place to be:
My sister-in-laws beach hut in Chichester with J and the girls. Person I would most like to invite to dinner:
Friedensreich Hundertwasser the artist (sadly dead now) Random fact about me:
I trained in embroidery before I became a metal sculptor.