Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Jane's Folly

This is one of my favourite entries in this year's Shed of the Year competition. It's owned, conceived, and partially built by writer, editor, and artist Jane Dorner who lives in Greater London. 

"My friend Simon is an architect," she says, "and I said to him that what I really wanted was a folly, something with Gothic windows and fancy castellations. As we are both collectors of interesting stuff, he proposed making it into an exhibition space with a Cabinet of Curiosities. My garden already had Gothic elements to it, including a hornbeam arch that my late husband created."

Here are a couple of construction photos below and you can see more at Jane's website here.

"It was a particular thrill for me to draw up a life-size version of my own cat for the weathervane," says Jane. "And Simon and I cut and constructed the ‘mock’ stained glass together."

Below, two pictures of the inside taken with a 360 camera.

Below, an example of Jane's paintings of the Greek winds that go round the eight sides of the lantern in cartouches that Simon made for her. 

If you like it too, you can vote for it at the Shed of the Year site if it makes the shortlist and look out for an article about it in a future issue of the Folly Fellowship's magazine.


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