Posts Categorized: Hoople Art

Ceramic sculpture of The World Tree in progress!

The bigger the ceramic sculpture, the further back you have to get to see if you’re making it the right shape! I’m currently sculpting this large World Tree inspired by my husband’s dream last month and by the amazing coincidence of accidentally listening to the book Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman the week after his… Read more »

New Sculpture In Progress

I do a lot of walking around and around these hand-built vessels while I’m forming them.  (Click here to see the video in my YouTube channel!) Over and over I check to see if the curve of the sphere is how I want it.  To make sure the curve of the rim is a circle… Read more »

Last Chance To Get Handmade Gifts By Christmas

Small fungi pottery bowl by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts

If you need any last minute gifts, but still want to gift something handmade and meaningful, consider buying something handmade by me if you don’t have time to make it yourself! Order by December 20 to get it by Christmas! You can still get anything from my online shop by Christmas because I’m offering a… Read more »

Mandala Stones and Rainbow Jewelry you can get for Christmas

Mandala stone sculptures by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts

The simple truth is that these are some old products I have some leftovers of and I’d love for them to find homes.  As such, the prices are lower than they ever were and I have limited numbers of each.  Best part is that if you order before December 20, you’ll get them in time… Read more »

Childhood Christmas On A Back-To-The-Land Farm

A couple weeks ago, I told you about how we’d trek through the woods to get Christmas trees with my dad.  There was more to the woodland magic of Christmas mornings on our back-to-the-land-farm. Back then my adventurous Dad heated our house with wood. Every year, when we woke up at four AM on Christmas… Read more »

Get a Print Copy of my August Sketches Book

Did you love my #augustsketches book? I’ve fleshed out the 64 page sketchbook with stories and explanations and it’s available here for purchase as a 92 page print book. Give yourself a break this holiday season.  Hold these images of refuge in your hands.  Take some time to sit and connect with our collective human… Read more »

Trekking Through Woods And Crossing Streams: A Christmas Tree Story

Christmas morning on a back to the land farm in Northwestern Pennsylvania

Are you putting up your tree today?  I am!  And I want to tell you a story of Christmas trees and handmade ornaments. When I was little, we lived on a back-to-the-land farm in Northwestern Pennsylvania. We had 20 acres of woods and swamp with a stream running through.  In other words, heaven. My dad… Read more »

New Lichen Platter

New Lichen Platter by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts

OMGOMGOMG, this lichen platter is AMAZING!!  If anyone wants to snag it early > $250 plus $50 shipping. It’s still warm from the kiln!  Be the first to email me and it’s yours. (If you’re reading this in your email, just respond to that email!  You can click here to view the video of the… Read more »

Life Lessons From An Opossum: An Art Story

Opossums are underappreciated.  I used to think of them as rabies threats that snarled at you with wicked grins and naked rat tails.  But then, I men one in my garden.  And that sweet creature changed my mind.   This opossum story is a part of my project to transform my #augustsketches sketchbook into a… Read more »

New Ceramic Christmas Ornaments Are Ready!

Spruce Forests, hoofprints in the snow, the wonder of coming upon a flower you weren’t expecting, the quiet thrill of being seen and tolerated by a wild animal.  Bring a woodland Christmas into your home this year with my set of ceramic Christmas ornaments featuring my original nature drawings! They are all handmade by me from… Read more »