(0) Cart
  • No products in the cart.

Welcome to Helen's shed

Inspiration in the sky.

Inspiration in the sky.

By:
Sunsets give fantastic examples of how colours that should clash horribly can work.I love how the bare trees look painted on the amazing sky.Colours to inspire but be wary of combining on pottery. This one is going to take some thinking about. ...
Read more →
Three from the sea

Three from the sea

By:
Categories: Helen's shed
Here are three baskets whose inspiration is obvious.The sea!  ...
Read more →
A little hut…at Chelsea flower show.

A little hut…at Chelsea flower show.

By:
Sometimes visiting an event can be a great source of inspiration.One such event is the Chelsea flower show where I am always fascinated by the difference colour and form can make to a basic idea.This wonderful  little hut, almost hidden by the fantastic plants, has been transformed from a tatty bri ...
Read more →
A bit more history.

A bit more history.

By:
The art of pine needle weaving is an ancient tradition that dates back some 8000 years.The technique is known as "Coil weaving" where successive  "Coils" of one material are stitched together to form baskets.Pine needle weaving originated in Northern and Central America where native Indians practic ...
Read more →
Lucky pigs at Helen’s shed

Lucky pigs at Helen’s shed

By:
Meet the "Lucky pigs"!Every time I fire up the kiln I include a little pig that I have made. If the firing is a success the pig is obviously a lucky one.As you can see there have been quite a few good firings since I moved my kiln to the shed last year... and when you visit my shed keep your eyes op ...
Read more →
A beautiful day at Felixstowe Ferry

A beautiful day at Felixstowe Ferry

By:
What a sunny March day. I couldn't resist the urge to go hunting for driftwood so took myself off for a treasure hunt on the beach. I now have some fantastic bits to get creating another mirror and lots of potential for other ideas. Found loads of inspiration on my walk too.From this photo you can s ...
Read more →
From clay to basket..

From clay to basket..

By:
For those of you who are interested in how I create my baskets, here is a quick overview.I will go into each stage in more detail at a later date but for now I would like to give you an idea of the whole.It is basically a three stage process as follows.1) Shaping the clay.I try to form interesting s ...
Read more →
New creations for the New Year.

New creations for the New Year.

By:
Welcome to 2014. My first "New Year" in Helen's Shed.I would like to start the year by saying a big "Thank you" to the special people that helped me to revamp Helen's Shed after the flood. Especially for the donations of carpet which has really finished the clean-up process, plus it stops the winter ...
Read more →
…and after the flood.

…and after the flood.

By:
So unfortunately the sceptics were wrong and the weather forecasters got it right. Felixstowe Ferry had its flood and for those people on the wrong side of the sea defence wall, this made for an interesting night. Another metre and it would have been over the sea wall and then it would have been a r ...
Read more →
To flood or not to flood?

To flood or not to flood?

By:
It is 5th December and the community at Felixstowe Ferry, like many places around the country, is on alert for a storm surge which is predicted to increase the normal tide height to a level which will cause flooding. Some locals are sceptical that the flood will happen, having been in this situation ...
Read more →
Page 3 of 512345