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.
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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  • Lighthouse Diorama, Nautical Shadow Box, Maritime Picture

    Lighthouse Diorama, Nautica...

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    £56.00

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  • Deer in the Forest Diorama, Enchanted Forest Shadow Box, Woodland Scene

    Deer in the Forest Diorama,...

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    £62.00

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  • Deer in the Forest Shadow Box Diorama, Fairytale Folklore  Forest Shadow Box

    Deer in the Forest Shadow B...

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    £95.00

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  • Paint Your Own Wooden Plants, Forever Flowers, Autumn Craft

    Paint Your Own Wooden Plant...

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    £18.00

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  • Paint Your Own Wooden Flowers, Forever Flowers

    Paint Your Own Wooden Flowe...

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    £18.00

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  • Paint Your Own Wooden Stems, Forever Flowers

    Paint Your Own Wooden Stems...

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    £18.00

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  • Autumn Decoration, Toadstool and Oak Leaf Decoration, Hanging Wooden Decoration

    Autumn Decoration, Toadstoo...

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    £8.00

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  • Autumnal Double Decoration, Acorn and Oak Leaf Decoration, Hanging Decoration

    Autumnal Double Decoration,...

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    £8.00

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  • Wilderness Decoration, Bear & Tree Decoration, Hanging Wooden Decoration, Nature

    Wilderness Decoration, Bear...

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    £8.00

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  • Wilderness Decoration, Mountain & Tree Decoration, Hanging Wooden Decoration

    Wilderness Decoration, Moun...

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    £8.00

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

    Moonshine Drop Mobile, Moon...

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    £14.00

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  • Bird in a Tree Decoration, Keepsake Decoration, Christmas Decoration

    Bird in a Tree Decoration, ...

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    £14.00

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  • Bird in a Tree Decoration, Keepsake Decoration, Christmas Decoration

    Bird in a Tree Decoration, ...

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    £14.00

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

    Fox Brooch, Fox Pin, Wooden...

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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

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

    Moth Brooch, Moth Pin, Natu...

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    £12.00

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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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