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 modern 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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  • Achmelvich Bay Diorama, Nautical Shadow Box, Coastal Picture

    Achmelvich Bay Diorama, Nau...

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  • Ocean Wave Diorama, Nautical Shadow Box, Maritime Picture

    Ocean Wave Diorama, Nautica...

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  • Harbour Houses Diorama, Nautical Shadow Box, Maritime Picture

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  • Midnight Lighthouse Diorama, Nautical Shadow Box, Maritime Picture

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  • Sallochy Bay Diorama, Loch Lomond Picture, Scottish Landscape

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  • Cabin in the Woods Miniature Diorama, Folklore Shadow Box

    Cabin in the Woods Miniatur...

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  • Cottage in the Woods Diorama, Enchanted Forest Shadow Box, Summer Forest Picture

    Cottage in the Woods Dioram...

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  • Fox in the Forest Diorama, Enchanted Forest Shadow Box

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

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  • Foxes in the Forest Diorama, Enchanted Forest Shadow Box

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  • The Fox in Winter, Forest Diorama, Enchanted Forest Shadow Box

    The Fox in Winter, Forest D...

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

    Wooden Bird in a Tree Decor...

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

    Wanderlust Drop Mobile, Clo...

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

    Moonshine Drop Mobile, Moon...

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  • Winter Wilderness Drop Mobile, Cloud Mountain Bear Tree Mobile

    Winter Wilderness Drop Mobi...

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  • Pop-Out Wooden Wilderness - 3d Snowy Mountain Scene

    Pop-Out Wooden Wilderness -...

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

    Bird Brooch, Flying Bird Pi...

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

    Bird Brooch, Flying Bird Pi...

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  • Boxed Bird Brooch, Flying Bird Pin Badge, Nature Pin, Wooden Bird Pin

    Boxed Bird Brooch, Flying B...

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

    Fox Brooch, Fox Pin, Wooden...

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

    Deer Brooch, Deer Pin, Wood...

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  • Bothy Brooch, House Pin, Wooden Bothy Pin

    Bothy Brooch, House Pin, Wo...

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  • Townhouse Brooch, House Pin, Architecture Brooch

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  • Townhouse Brooch, House Pin, Architecture Brooch

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  • Townhouse Brooch, House Pin, Architecture Brooch

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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

Reviews

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    Reviewed by Carol

    I’ve been looking at the Wooden Wilderness for so long and I was talking to my sister who, it turns out, has also been obsessing about it for a while! So this Christmas we’ve bought each other one each and we’re very excited! Super quick delivery and it is as gorgeous as I hoped!

    Reviewed by lesleymclean

    Bought 4 of these beautiful trees as gifts for a group of pals. They are absolutely stunning and everyone loved them. All the colours are beautiful but my favourite is the green. Have bought several gifts from this maker and they are always beautiful and to a high standard.