Jean Kiekopf

Suffolk, UK

Jeans's Craft

Welcome to the world of human, mythical and animal sculptures.

Jean spent her childhood years in Australia, as a wild, highly spirited child. Now, 60 years later, following many years in the education sector working around the world in Botswana Africa, South East Asia, India, North Africa and Middle East, she has settled in the wide open spaces of the Waveney Valley, Suffolk. She enjoys exploring the joys of a lifetime of travel and yoga in her contemporary mixed media human sculptures.Jean spends her reflective time  in her studio, creating personalised sculptures for people to enjoy. 

Her Sculpting Medium

Jean uses a unique method which allows delicate recreation of the human form in single or group poses.
All her sculptures start with a wire armature. Depending on the size (and whether it is for indoors or outside) will be aluminium wire or reinforced steel. If it is a standing piece, it will then be attached or welded to a wooden or steel base.
She builds the form using either reinforced clay or waterproof and weather resistant plaster for outdoors.

The finish is created using a range of Powertex products or metallic paints. Bronze gilt or verdigris reactive agents are then added to create the desired finish. 

The end products have a gnarled and uneven texture which allows the gilt finish to enhance the figures and attitude of the pose.