The Best Strategy To Fire Up Your Sense Of Wonder

Amazing form and texture in fossils - art inspiration at the natural history museum, click through for more pictures!

  Whether it’s by surrounding yourself with interesting sculptures or by travelling to a different country or through something as humble as getting out to the natural history museum, The best strategy for opening your imagination is getting out of your everyday. The people I meet in Mexico think it’s funny that I love their little, dusty,… Read more »

Great-Mother Bear Goddess: a new finished sculpture!

Presenting a new ceramic sculpture: Great-Mother Bear Goddess is finished!   If you don’t remember the mind-blowing art story about how bears kept finding me, click here to be amazed. Now, thanks to a good talk with my friend and ceramics professor, I’m finally hitting my stride with what surfaces to finish these sculptures with.  Expect… Read more »

The Honeycomb Vessel Is Finished

Honeycomb Vessel in progress. A ceramic sculpture by Jenny Hoople

I started out with the idea that I wanted to make a honeycomb vessel.  (You can see how I was inspired by honeycomb forms in this previous post of the Honeycomb Vessel in progress.)  It was an intuitive and largely subconscious process, which is how I work best!  Here some of the many elements of… Read more »

The Beautiful Variety Of Spiral Shell Fossils

The beautiful variety in fossil spiral shells - art inspiration at the natural history museum, click through for more pictures!

Spirals are beautiful forms and meaningful symbols. growth beginning expanding forming but, cyclically.  Spirals move steadily outward, but they are always spinning.  Always turning around through the same orbit even as they move away from the center and grow. A natural choice of subject matter for a nature artist! I work at home with my… Read more »

Honeycomb Vessel In Progress

Honeycomb Vessel in progress. A ceramic sculpture by Jenny Hoople

  Here’s a new ceramic sculpture I’m making, and it’s taking me forever 😛 Surface area is a funny thing! Even funnier is the path that led me to begin this piece. It was all subconscious until I looked back at my instagram feed this week and saw my mind’s path. First, I made a… Read more »

Meditating to your own heartbeat.

Monkey Mind ceramic sculpture by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts

  Do you usually meditate by paying attention to your breath?  Try paying attention to your heartbeat and see if it takes you deeper. At the beginning of the year, around the time I was planning out my core desired feelings for the year and committing to working exclusively on ceramic sculptures and pottery, I changed my… Read more »

Get first dibs on new pottery bowls and ceramic sculptures.

Here’s a sneak peek of my new one-of-a-kind pottery bowls and ceramic sculptures coming this week! I’ll be giving first dibs on these pieces and an exclusive discount to my Patreon patrons, as usual.  Click here to sign up for a discount off these bowls.   Each piece was fired three to four times with new… Read more »

Divining Your True Life’s Purpose

Original Art sculpture. Meditation Cave by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts

  I had a revelation a while ago that the purpose of my art is really about helping people who have lost their true childhood spirit come back to themselves through nature and through art.  It came to me in a flash after doing an exercise at the end of Martha Beck’s awesome book, Finding… Read more »

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 »