Posts Categorized: Hoople Art

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

ONE last thing before I can offer bowls for sale!

pottery bowls by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts

These pottery bowls are beautiful, right? It’s almost Christmas, I should quick offer them up for sale and make all your gifting dreams come true!! But I can’t…not yet. There’s one tiny detail that I need to work out before I can offer these bowls for sale. Right now, they’re covered in beautiful oxides. But,… Read more »