Announcement   Hello and welcome to Hooperhart! Everything you see in the store is designed and handmade by myself in Scotland. I have a blog at www.hooperhart.com where you can find out about more news and events, and I also run another Etsy store called HooperhartStudio where you can find my wooden jewellery and accessories.

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Last updated on 27 Apr, 2018

Hello and welcome to Hooperhart! Everything you see in the store is designed and handmade by myself in Scotland. I have a blog at www.hooperhart.com where you can find out about more news and events, and I also run another Etsy store called HooperhartStudio where you can find my wooden jewellery and accessories.

cal scott

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About

I graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA hons in Design & Applied Arts many moons ago and have worked in various areas of design ever since

I currently live in central 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 (which I still do - find them at my other Etsy store HooperhartStudios!); 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; 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. It's really exciting when the wood arrives ready to start printing; as the surface grain of the wood has become more and more a focal point in my work, it creates a pattern in itself, and I often let it dictate placement of the print I put on top, making each picture I produce unique. Each diorama is individually printed, painted and constructed piece by piece. No two are ever the same; the colour scheme, the pattern 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) :)

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