Jenny Hilker is an emerging sculptor, based in Central Qld, using a multitude of mediums and materials,  which mainly derive from different water and oil based clays.

Her collections are meditations of her life and often feature elements of her rural upbringing.

 

Jen boosts that she has had no formal training and that she is self taught, spending years studying and experimenting to refine her art, her commitment to the craft, has given her an understanding of the different clays, armatures and techniques that are invaluable to her art. 

 

Jenny's finished products vary in materials, she also experiments with different media, using resins, bronze, steel and a variety of other media to achieve her outcome.

Jenny Loves helping and schooling others with her knowledge and skills by holding workshops, in her beautiful studio based just outside of  Gracemere, is a safe and calming environment to learn and find your inner artist.

Jenny also continues to produce stunning sculptures and Commissions are welcomed.

 

 

Gallery

Sculpture work in the studio. Close up..
mums fabulous horse
20180828_094830
DSC_0070 (2)
20191219_161724_edited_edited
20180828_101449
35659921_1544482075657551_16113199023652
Sculpture work in the studio. Close up..
mums fabulous horse
20180828_094830
DSC_0070 (2)
20191219_161724_edited_edited
20180828_101449
35659921_1544482075657551_16113199023652

TESTIMONIALS

“PERFECT PLACE FOR THOSE NEEDING A TRANQUIL CREATIVE SPACE" 

Rodeca Messar - Rockhampton

“JEN WAS VERY FORTHCOMING WITH HELP.....     

CAN'T WAIT FOR HER NEXT WORKSHOP" 

Lisa Carrol - Yeppoon

NEWS

The Lady and the Horse take shape in Hilker's studio

 

Jenny Hilker with the Lady in her Gracemere studio

30th Nov 2019 

 

JENNY Hilker's hands are blistered and bloody from a 13-hour stint

on 'the Lady' who looms large in her custom studio on the outskirts

of Gracemere.

She has taken 90 kilos of clay to date, and has shaped it around

600 metres - that's two whole catering boxes - of alfoil, on her giant easel.

Jen said she doesn't let go a piece until it's just right, whether that means backing away for a spell or working through to the wee hours.

 

It's a far cry from her previous business enterprises which included pet shops, aquariums, stock feed, hay farming and a florist.

"I never found running that kind of business particularly emotional,” she said. "Stressful, yes - with all the commitments, the buying,  wages and bills - but you get much more attached to this kind of business and it's products.

"Just the other day, my husband caught me hugging the horse before I had to send him to Brisbane.”

The horse is a smaller sculpture whose sleek haunches bely Hilker's fascination with the musculature beneath her subject's surface. He has been shipped to Brisbane to be cast in bronze and also to be reverse moulded into silicon.

As I am self taught, it is hard to get advice on how to proceed, so I'm taking care to take my time and not mess things up.”

 

Her studio, which stands in a bamboo grove outside the family home she shares with her husband and two teenage daughters, has been designed to host masterclasses for up to eight people. The school side of things has been named SCULPT OUT LOUD.

Jen aims to pass on her growing knowledge and business prowess to other budding artists. She will advertise later this year for classes and their availability. She said the hardest thing about art is the stigma that artists make their pieces 'for the love of it'. "If you go into making art with the mentality you won't make money, then you won't,” she said.

"My business - the product and its development - is as much a work in progress as the pieces I sell.”

 

 

 

 

e sculptor

Connect with us

phone

0428315294

  • White Facebook Icon

Find us on Facebook

©2018 by Sculpt Out Loud Proudly created with Wix.com