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Welcome to Helen's shed

Looking up-river.

Looking up-river.

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With its ever changing light, the view from my shed up the river Deben is a never ending source of inspiration.The light is beginning to look decidedly wintery now, but as that heralds the start of the marvellous migration season when all sorts of interesting birds return to the river, I am more tha ...
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Knotty but nice!

Knotty but nice!

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A life on the ocean wave has taught me a knot or two, but on my travels in Mexico I met a girl who was taking knots in string to a new level, creating fantastic pieces jewellery from her "studio" on the pavements of La Paz. Originally from Brazil, she was trying to make a better life for herself thr ...
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Have you seen the dwarves?

Have you seen the dwarves?

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Apart from the artwork for sale, there are many bits and pieces of interest to see in Helen's Shed. From pieces of art I have collected on my travels to nautical bits and bobs from days gone by. Friends here at the Ferry are always donating fun pieces of history or finds from the beach which add to ...
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Sunny days at Helen’ Shed

Sunny days at Helen’ Shed

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Who would have thought we would have such a lovely late summer after all the rain and wind earlier in the year.With some regret I have got rid of the old life ring. It was a bit of nautical fun but, as you can see, I now have other lovely things to hang on the outside of the shed. At least when it i ...
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Summertime at Nan’s Cafe.

Summertime at Nan’s Cafe.

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I was lucky to have two lovely ladies from Barnsley visit my shed this week. They are visiting Suffolk on holiday and came across the shed on a day out to the seaside. We spent a fun hour chatting about my work and how the pieces are created, including giving them a demonstration of the pine needle ...
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Ta Da! I now declare Helen’s Shed open.

Ta Da! I now declare Helen’s Shed open.

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Helen's Shed has officially opened its doors.As if by magic the empty display area is now full with interesting pieces of  art and craft, all created at Felixstowe Ferry.I would like to give you a quick tour of the work on display in the shed  at this moment in time, as pieces will change with the ...
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A logo is born.

A logo is born.

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With the inside of the shed getting there, my thoughts turned to trying to design a logo for business cards etc. that best represented my wonky little studio. When I first moved in I painted a picture inspired by seeing the row of  sheds, which is best left to the imagination as it wasn't exactly a ...
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Do you remember the tree?

Do you remember the tree?

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Well here it is, the finished display area. Ready but looking very empty.However hard I tried, the whole tree just would not fit in but the root system looks fantastic in its corner.A tranquil area to display some of my finished pieces and other local gems.Time to get busy filling it up. ...
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What treasure!

What treasure!

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Well you never know what you will find when you go for a walk! What an amazing driftwood tree to find wedged in the rocks. Despite it being quite a lump to carry I had to bring it back to the shed as it is an inspiring piece of natural art in its own right. ...
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The shed develops…

The shed develops…

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 The transformation of the shed has got off to a good start. With the new partition wall for the display area completed I am busy splashing paint around. A gentle pale blue/grey;  the colour of the sky on a winters day, a contrast with the sunny yellow of the rest of the shed.With my kiln and ...
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