Sisters-in-law Fanny Clarsen and Jemma Wlasichuk transform furniture into stunning feature pieces that add soul to modern homes. Together they run their business ‘shed eleven’ from their workshop in Sydney’s Upper North Shore.
Drawing on their wealth of creative talents and their love of travel, they bring an eclectic and sophisticated eye to their work. Utilising art techniques not traditionally seen in the field of furniture painting, such as lino printing and sgraffito, they convert tired but functional pieces into treasured items within a home.
They’ve restored hundreds of pieces during their two years in business. Their artistic and technical skills led to them being invited to be the Annie Sloan Painters in Residence in 2018.
They both believe that having a beautiful home should not come at a cost to the environment. Reviving old pieces means homes can be updated without adding to the ‘fast furniture’ problem.
Fanny and Jemma are also passionate about preserving domestic history. Keeping pieces of sentimental value within a home, and saving them from landfill, provides a huge amount of satisfaction for all concerned.
They work on commission and also source items to transform for sale.