For anyone needing a little green therapy today:

Remember that the Earth still loves you and that winter is a part of the cycle. Ripe raspberries will come from our garden again if we protect the dormant plants and keep them safe. I saw a meme about our current change in presidents.  It was a woman down on the ground planting seeds.  Another… Read more »

More one-of-a-kind pottery coming soon.

One-of-a-kind pottery bowls by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts

I’m beginning the new year by developing a full product line of one-of-a-kind pottery!  I have a kiln-full of bowls getting ready for their third oxide firing (including a really nice sculptural bowl!), a beautifully textured serving bowl slowly drying along with two molds for making plates.  And I’ve started making mugs! My pottery is all one of… Read more »

New mug with a natural rim.  

​ The natural rim on my new line of handmade mugs is more subtle than the rims of my one-of-a-kind bowls.  Imperfect enough for you to feel the rhythm and flow of the earth as you sip, but not so broken as to cause steaming hot tea to spill over onto your shirt.  An important… Read more »

My Gift To You: Free Printable Fungi Art

Free printable fungi art by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts

My Christmas present to you:  Free printable fungi art!  I made up printable PDFs of black and white fungi photos I took myself and you can opt-in here to get unlimited free printing access, click here to claim your free prints. Print them out on photo paper, put them in simple black frames and you… Read more »

Buy Your Art Bowls Now!

One-of-a-kind pottery bowls by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts

My first one-of-a-kind art bowls are ready for purchase!! Pull this handmade pottery bowl down from your shelf and feel the uneven rim, my fingerprints forever recorded in stoneware. Pour in a nourishing quinoa cereal and sit by the window as the sun shines in. You gaze at the complex, one-of-a-kind patterns in the glaze as you eat and… Read more »

ONE day until Art Bowls and Christmas Ornaments

  Ohhhhhhhh, THE SUSPENSE!! My first 15 one-of-a-kind art bowls are glazed and in the kiln along with a VERY limited edition Christmas ornament which will be sent out Monday morning to my $3/month patrons (a new patron gift this year, The Year of the Bear!) This is your last chance to sign up to… Read more »

1000+ Gift Ideas for Rugged, Sophisticated Men

1000+ gift ideas for sophisticated men

I’ve curated 1000+ gift ideas just for the sophisticated, rugged guys on your shopping list! Turns out, there are lots of thoughtful man gifts that compliment my handmade jewelry perfectly! I know you’re planning on getting him/yourself a piece of my rugged mens jewelry, but you’ll need some more gifts to round it out.  That’s why… Read more »

3 Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers, Under $35

Job's Tears (coix) seeds (click through to buy seeds!)are a natural bead. Tear-shaped & grey, Job Tears grow with a hole through the middle & a shiny coating. I grow these natural beads right here in my Wisconsin garden! These natural beads are the seeds of a grain plant, much like a small, skinny corn, or a really robust rye. Job Tears most likely originated in India and were originally grown as a grain plant. These natural seeds have been used as a bead since at least 2,000 BC. Job tears have long been used in making rosaries and African shaker gourds.

Top to bottom: jobs tears seeds for beading; rainbow gemstone earrings; a small mandala stone  (Click through on a picture to buy!) Jobs tears seeds for beading – These natural beads are the seeds of a plant I grow right here in my own garden!  Great gift for a crafter or a gardener as they come ready… Read more »