about us

meet shed eleven

Shed eleven is the creative collaboration between sisters-in-law Fanny Clarsen and Jemma Wlasichuk. We transform furniture into stunning feature pieces that add soul to modern homes.  We see the potential in objects that others may not.

A simple colour change alone is often transformative, but a complete makeover of a neglected piece of vintage furniture creates a stylish, cost-effective feature. Solid, useful furniture with beautiful lines is renewed, reworked and reintegrated into modern lifestyles.

It’s fair to say we passionately believe that having a beautiful home should not come at a cost to the environment. Reviving old pieces means we can update our homes without adding to the ‘fast furniture’ problem. Every found piece is unique and carefully hand-finished to a stunning result.

From our workshop at #11 on Sydney’s upper north shore, we’ve restored hundreds of pieces during our two years in business. Our artistic and technical skills led to us being invited to be the Annie Sloan Painters in Residence in 2018. 

meet the makers

fanny clarsen

Born in Ivory Coast to an American mother and a French father, Fanny’s childhood was spent in France, Switzerland, Spain and the USA. She has continued her adventures as an adult, travelling and living on all continents. 

Her many travels have given Fanny an eclectic and sophisticated eye. Putting down roots in Australia has allowed Fanny to fully realise her creative and interior design talents with the establishment of shed eleven.  

Spontaneous, active and multilingual, Fanny loves jumping at new opportunities. She has had many working lives, from travel agent, head-hunter and museum guide to her recent work in disability. Fanny loves how her work at shed eleven draws on all of her life experiences. It is so integrated into who she is that she often paints with the company of her two daughters and slightly-crazy dog.

jemma wlasichuk

Growing up in an Australian Army family, Jemma had a gypsy childhood. She has lived in Papua New Guinea, various places throughout Australia, and the USA. Her love of travel endured and she has travelled extensively as an adult.

Creativity has been a constant throughout Jemma’s life. She has studied and continues to enjoy cooking, playing piano, writing, and many forms of visual art. Along with enjoying a career in the creative and culinary arts, Jemma also has a thorough grounding in finance and small business management. 

She loves that shed eleven allows her to use many of her creative and business skills: painting, design, photography, writing, management and customer service.  Shed eleven fits in beautifully with raising two young children (where Jemma also finds that many of her creative and business skills are needed, particularly on school mornings).

community

collaborations with other artists

Shed eleven loves working with other artists and makers.   Please get in touch if you would like to be part of the shed eleven community.

Business collaborations

Shed eleven works with local businesses to supply furniture for both retail and interior fit outs. 

Industry collaborations

We can work with interior designers, theatres, photographers, stylists to create magic.

Our work in the community

One of the greatest pleasures of owning our own business is doing regular work for charity.  We have donated pieces to a community preschool, a primary and a secondary school for their fundraising.

Please get in touch if you would like to work with us on your next project.

media

  • North Shore Times – Garage Business a hit with in-laws, Nov 8, 2018

 

 

media

 

  • The Herald Sun , Home Living, Saturday June 29th, 2019

 

  • InnerWest Courrier, Tuesday September 3rd, 2019

  • The Colorist 3 bookazine, July 2019