Owl House, Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape, South Africa | by South African Tourism

Owl House, Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape, South Africa | by South African Tourism

Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape, South Africa | by South African Tourism

Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape, South Africa | by South African Tourism

HELEN MARTINS (1897-1976) | THE OWL HOUSE | South Africa | Known to the residents of Nieu-Bethesda as 'Miss Helen' and thought of as a strange and rather outlandish character, she shied away from general contact, and began transforming her house and garden. Despite crippling arthritis, and the amputation of her small toes which left her unable to wear anything but slip-ons on her feet, Martins decorated her home with 'glass and light'.

HELEN MARTINS (1897-1976) | THE OWL HOUSE | South Africa | Known to the residents of Nieu-Bethesda as 'Miss Helen' and thought of as a strange and rather outlandish character, she shied away from general contact, and began transforming her house and garden. Despite crippling arthritis, and the amputation of her small toes which left her unable to wear anything but slip-ons on her feet, Martins decorated her home with 'glass and light'.

The Owl House, South Africa patio

Exploring Helen Martin's Outside Art Mecca--The Owl House

Helen Martin's sculpture garden at the 'Owl House', Nieu Bethesda, South Africa

Helen Martin's sculpture garden at the 'Owl House', Nieu Bethesda, South Africa

HELEN MARTINS (1897-1976) | THE OWL HOUSE | South Africa | Known to the residents of Nieu-Bethesda as 'Miss Helen' and thought of as a strange and rather outlandish character, she shied away from general contact, and began transforming her house and garden. Despite crippling arthritis, and the amputation of her small toes which left her unable to wear anything but slip-ons on her feet, Martins decorated her home with 'glass and light'.

HELEN MARTINS (1897-1976) | THE OWL HOUSE | South Africa | Known to the residents of Nieu-Bethesda as 'Miss Helen' and thought of as a strange and rather outlandish character, she shied away from general contact, and began transforming her house and garden. Despite crippling arthritis, and the amputation of her small toes which left her unable to wear anything but slip-ons on her feet, Martins decorated her home with 'glass and light'.

Beautiful Windows to be found in the Owl House in Nieu-Bethesda    In the back garden there are numerous cement statues that were made by Helen Martins & Koos Malgas.      The museum is open 7 days a week & a must visit for all.     For more information on Nieu-Bethesda - please visit http://www.camdeboocottages.co.za/index.php/nieu-bethesda

Beautiful Windows to be found in the Owl House in Nieu-Bethesda In the back garden there are numerous cement statues that were made by Helen Martins & Koos Malgas. The museum is open 7 days a week & a must visit for all. For more information on Nieu-Bethesda - please visit http://www.camdeboocottages.co.za/index.php/nieu-bethesda

Helen Martin - She knits and crochets simple forms from pure wool – square, rectangular, round. She then soaks these in glaze, dries them, and fires them in the kiln. The wool burns out leaving the detail captured in glaze.

Helen Martin - She knits and crochets simple forms from pure wool – square, rectangular, round. She then soaks these in glaze, dries them, and fires them in the kiln. The wool burns out leaving the detail captured in glaze.

Cement Statues in the backyard of the Owl House in Nieu-Bethesda made by Helen Martins & Koos Malgas.

Cement Statues in the backyard of the Owl House in Nieu-Bethesda made by Helen Martins & Koos Malgas.

The Lion - Helen Martins, Nieu Bethesda, The Owl House. (23 December 1897 - 8 August 1976) en.wikipedia.org/...

The Lion - Helen Martins, Nieu Bethesda, The Owl House. (23 December 1897 - 8 August 1976) en.wikipedia.org/...

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