Posts Categorized: Natural Living

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 »

How to Find What You Most Desire

Some people are born knowing what they want out of life. But if you’re like me, then you could use a little help deciding.  How many times have you bought an outfit that later you regretted?  How many times have you grown bored with a new job just a few months after starting?  How many times… 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 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 »

1000+ Gift Ideas For Nature Lovers

Gifts for nature lovers on Pinterest

She loves long walks through wooded glens, quiet mornings drinking tea out on the dock, and there’s a picture of her spirit animal on the meditation altar. But, what should you get her for Christmas? There are so many possible answers to that question, but the most important thing to remember is to get her… Read more »

Connecting Souls Through Pinch Pot Bowls

You pull the bowl down from your shelf and feel the uneven rim, my fingerprints forever recorded in stoneware. You look at the one of a kind glazing on the outside and pause to think about how wonderful, how astounding that I manage to create such natural beauty to the humming background music of “Mommy… Read more »

One Of A Kind Art Bowls In The Works!

One of a kind art bowls in progress (by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts

Hello!! I’ve been on vacation visiting family and friends in Pennsylvania and now I’m back! And I have a new project in the works (My Patreon patrons will get first dibs, click here to learn more about Patreon.) You know that sculpture (more than pottery) is my thing, but I was thinking it’d be fun to make… Read more »

This Is My New Year’s Wish For You:

This is my new year's wish for you: Mountain streams, chickadee calls, filtered sunlight, tendrils creeping, fish splashing, the intricate patterns of different barks, fairy rings of fungi, moments of quiet wonder. Everywhere. All the time. Even when you're stuck at the office or in line at the grocery store. May the beeping of registers become an organic chorus of frog calls thrumming, may your desk become a homage to forest glens and your bathroom an extension of the energy of the ocean. May seagulls call to you while you shower. Get your free stone meditation printables here jennyhoople.com/meditate

Mountain streams, chickadee calls, filtered sunlight, tendrils creeping, fish splashing, the intricate patterns of different barks, fairy rings of fungi, moments of quiet wonder. Everywhere. All the time. Even when you’re stuck at the office or in line at the store. May the beeping of registers become an organic chorus of frog calls thrumming, may… Read more »

Giving In To Life: A Lesson In Fear Management From Mexico

If Mexico were safe it wouldn't be beautiful.

Have you ever been so anxious before a trip/wedding/job interview that you could hardly sleep? Who hasn’t had a night like that?! The cause of those anxious moments is essentially one sneaky thing. Fear. You don’t have trouble sleeping before a big trip because big trips can be dangerous. It’s because you’re afraid of the… Read more »

Clay Begins Again

I’ve challenged myself to finish a large ceramic sculpture by the end of this month (Follow me on Instagram for #hoopleclay sneek peeks!) Last month we went on a quest for feldspar and found so much more 🙂 Spent a lovely morning in Paoli, Wisconsin with #hooplebaby getting #hoopleclay ingredients 😀 Follow me on Instagram… Read more »