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.