HooperHart

“Wooden art and accessories handcrafted in Scotland”

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Hello and welcome to HooperHart - home to unique, handcrafted wooden art and accessories, specialising in framed dioramas depicting imaginary scenes from around the British Isles and beyond with a contemporary Folk Art flavour.
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Everything you see in the store is designed and handmade by myself in Scotland. I also have a blog at www.hooperhart.com where you can find out about more news and events. Thanks for visiting!

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  • Foxes in the Forest Picture, Mother and Cub, Enchanted Forest Woodland Scene

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    £62.00

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  • Fox Picture, Folk Art, Forest Diorama, Enchanted Forest, Woodland Picture

    Fox Picture, Folk Art, Fore...

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    £64.00

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  • Cabin in the Woods Picture, Diorama, Miniature Art, Forest Picture, Shadow Box

    Cabin in the Woods Picture,...

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    £64.00

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  • Fox Picture, Folk Art, Fox in the Forest Diorama, Enchanted Forest Shadow Box

    Fox Picture, Folk Art, Fox ...

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    £60.00

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  • Fox Picture, Folk Art, Fox in the Forest Diorama, Enchanted Forest Shadow Box

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    £62.00

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  • Cottage on the Cliff Picture, Coastal Diorama, Scottish Landscape Shadow Box

    Cottage on the Cliff Pictur...

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    £64.00

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  • Steam Boat Picture, On the High Seas Diorama, Nautical Ocean Picture

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    £58.00

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  • Lighthouse Picture, Nautical Shadow Box, Diorama, Sailing Boat Picture

    Lighthouse Picture, Nautica...

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    £62.00

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  • Moonshine Drop Mobile, Moon, Star & Cabin Mobile, Wooden Hanging Decoration

    Moonshine Drop Mobile, Moon...

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    £14.00

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  • Wanderlust Drop Mobile, Cloud, Bird & Cabin Mobile, Wooden Hanging Decoration

    Wanderlust Drop Mobile, Clo...

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    £14.00

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  • Hanging Decoration, Bird & Tree Decoration, Mother,s Day Gift, Winter Decor

    Hanging Decoration, Bird & ...

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    £12.00 £8.00 (33% off)

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  • Paint Your Own Wooden Plants, Forever Flowers, Scent Diffuser, Bullrush Set

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    £18.00

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  • Wooden Forever Flowers - Set of 3 Paint Your Own Flowers, Poppyhead Set

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    £18.00

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  • Wooden Flowers, Paint Your Own Forever Flowers, Scent Diffuser,  Daisy Set

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    £18.00

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  • Forever Flowers, Wooden Flower Stems, Everlasting Flowers, Scent Diffuser

    Forever Flowers, Wooden Flo...

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    £8.00

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  • Bird Brooch, Flying Bird Pin, Nature Pin, Wooden Bird Pin, Bird Lover

    Bird Brooch, Flying Bird Pi...

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    £6.50

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  • Toadstool Brooch, Mushroom Pin, Wooden Fungi Pin, Fly Agaric Brooch

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    £8.50

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  • Acorn Brooch, Acorn Pin, Wooden Acorn, Autumn Jewellery, Autumn Brooch Badge

    Acorn Brooch, Acorn Pin, Wo...

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    £8.50

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  • Fox Brooch, Fox Pin, Wooden Fox Pin, Folklore Brooch

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    £8.00

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  • Cabin Brooch, Wooden House Pin, Wooden Cabin, Wilderness Pin, Great Outdoors

    Cabin Brooch, Wooden House ...

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    £9.00

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  • Deer Brooch, Deer Pin, Wooden Deer Pin, Folklore Brooch

    Deer Brooch, Deer Pin, Wood...

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    £8.00

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  • Strawberry Brooch, Strawberry Pin, Wooden Fruit Pin, Fruit Brooch

    Strawberry Brooch, Strawber...

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    £8.50

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  • Townhouse Brooch, House Pin, Architecture Brooch

    Townhouse Brooch, House Pin...

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    £8.00

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  • Moth Brooch, Moth Pin, Nature Pin, Wooden Insect Pin

    Moth Brooch, Moth Pin, Natu...

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    £12.00 £6.00 (50% off)

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  • Moth Brooch, Moth Pin, Nature Pin, Wooden Insect Pin, Easter Gift

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    £12.00 £6.00 (50% off)

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  • Moth Brooch, Moth Pin, Nature Pin, Wooden Insect Pin, Art Deco Style

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    £12.00 £6.00 (50% off)

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  • Strawberry Hanging Decoration, Summer Decor, Fruit Decoration, Keepsake

    Strawberry Hanging Decorati...

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    £8.00 £4.00 (50% off)

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  • HooperHart Gift Voucher for Twenty-Five Pounds (sent by email)

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    £25.00

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  • HooperHart Gift Voucher for Fifty Pounds (sent by email)

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  • HooperHart Gift Voucher for Seventy-Five Pounds (sent by email)

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    £75.00

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  • HooperHart Gift Voucher for One Hundred Pounds (sent by email)

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About HooperHart

HooperHart

Hello and welcome to HooperHart - home to unique, handcrafted wooden art and accessories

I live by the Clyde Estuary in Renfrewshire in the west of Scotland with my husband Mike (who is a sign painter) and my rescue dog Rudy (who is a terror!). I taught myself to screenprint in 2015, experimenting with pattern and surface until I decided to concentrate on printing on birch plywood - it's great to print on and I really like the texture the of the ink on this surface. I started off making wooden postcards, jewellery and accessories; this led to really utilising the laser cutting aspect, which led to the development of the dioramas which you see in the shop.

The pictures take a long time to plan and make; I draw the design on paper; photograph each part which will become a piece of wood; use PhotoShop to make it a solid black shape; use Inkscape to turn that shape into a vector drawing, then finally I lay out all my vector drawings on a virtual canvas ready to email for laser cutting (I use a small company called LaserFlair in Fife who are brilliant at tiny details). Working out the layers of wood and the measurements to ensure they fit accurately into a frame is a bit of a challenge at times, but I have found I really enjoy the detail of it. I love the fact that I can draw a shape on paper and it can become a piece of wood. It's really exciting when the wood arrives ready to start making! Each diorama is individually printed and painted and constructed piece by piece. No two are ever the same; the colour scheme, the backgrounds I use, the placement of the wooden shapes - all of these vary each time, making a unique piece of art.

The dioramas are inspired by various things - my memories of cardboard dioramas I played with as a child, and also my time working with a theatre designer on stage sets and props. I've always been fascinated by theatre design since I had the job of painting sets for my high school production of the Wizard of Oz! Also, my mum was a theatrical costume designer, so my love of theatre is probably in the blood. The idea of creating little contained worlds in a designated space really appeals to me.

I use non-toxic inks and FSC approved birch ply, and try to source the majority of my materials from independent British businesses in the knowledge that they are ethically produced and well-made. I am grateful for each and every time someone purchases my work, and am a firm supporter of the Just A Card campaign, which encourages consumers to buy from independent businesses.

Incidentally, the name Hooperhart is an amalgamation of my mum's maiden name (Bosshart) and my gran's maiden name (Hooper) :) I also have a second Folksy shop called Rudy and the Rowan Tree where I sell my experiments with painted and screenprinted reclaimed wood

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