October In The Ceramics Studio: Nature Art And Succulents

In progress ceramic sculpture by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts

  It is so inspiring to see all the ceramic sculptures I’ve made this month together in one spot! What this month’s art has us thinking about: I’ve been thinking a lot about the Hindu myth of the Kali, goddess of destruction and of rebirth.  The large bear head and the bear painting I’m working on… Read more »

Free Printable Nature Art: The Beauty of Branching

Things that branch (including a new painting by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts!)

Branching, what a beautiful, universal phenomenon!  It’s found so many places in the natural world.  And we are drawn to it. river deltas tree tops lichen blood vessels sea fans leaf veins antlers hands coral seaweed snowflakes (God, I love making lists!) Like I said in my last post, the modern environments we build for… Read more »

Announcing Secure Checkout On Site!

Checkout here at jennyhoople.com has always been secure, but up until now, it was processed offsite through PayPal.  I am very pleased to announce that you can now complete your purchases right here on site without going through a third party.  Yay!  I also took the opportunity to streamline the checkout process.  I love efficiency… Read more »

A Nature Artist’s Thoughts On Our Society Gone Insane

Monkey Mind, a nature artist's thoughts on our society gone insane.

I’ve been thinking a lot about police brutality in our country and the racism and hate being promoted by our most embarrassing presidential candidate ever.  Who hasn’t been thinking about these things?! A friend of mine said it feels like our society has gone insane. I disagree.   What’s happening is that the country is… 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 »

The Otherness Of Moss, Lichen And Fungi

Free printable moss, fungi and lichen nature prints by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts.

What is it that’s so enchanting about moss, fungi and lichen?  Ever since they evolved, flowering plants have diversified and multiplied covering the earth with their endless, mundane variety.  Flowering plants are great, don’t get me wrong, but what really enchants me is the strangeness of moss, fungi and lichen! One recurring theme in my… 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 »

Great-Mother Bear Goddess: An Art Story

Great-Mother Bear Goddess Sculpture by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts

Admittedly, most of what my analytical mind knows about the great-mother bear goddess comes from Martha Beck’s new fiction book, “Diana, Herself” (which I highly recommend!)  She writes of the old bear goddess as archetype of the sacred feminine.  Yessss… But, the first sculpture I made with bear as shaman came before I read the… Read more »

My Ceramic Color Palette, Spirit Bear Sculpture and the Mission That Pulls This All Together

Spirit Bear ceramic sculpture by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts

First, I want you to know, that I am on a mission. I am making these ceramic sculptures to do my part to reconnect people with their innate sense of wonder/meaning/connection.  I’m not making them to “have another thing to sell”.  Admittedly, that’s mostly why I make the jewelry.  To support myself and my family… Read more »