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HarmonArt

Location

Taylor Mill, KY, United States

Quick Blurb

We LOVE Halloween. Here we are in last year's costume...American Gothic.

Interests

clay, ceramics, gourds, autumn, fall, jewelry, leaves, organic designs, Jesus, music, our son and family

Skills and Techniques

We grow some of our gourd varieties and purchase some. Fresh gourds are scraped of the outer skin then hung to dry for 6 months to 3 years depending on the size. After dried, they are cleaned and then ready to be decorated. Our gourds are decorated using leather dyes, archival inks, oil pastels, and colored pencils. All gourds are sealed with a protective coating. Properly dried and sealed gourds are as durable as wood and will not rot if kept out of the elements. Our ceramic work is al

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Get to Know

HarmonArt is the work of husband/wife team, Brian and Emily Harmon. Brian is an art teacher and enjoys creating art in his spare time from school. Brian has a BA in studio art education and an MA in studio art photography. Besides his earthenware works, Brian also creates and shows photographs, emulsion transfers, jewelry and drawings. Emily grew up on a farm with a father who enjoyed growing a variety of gourds. As a result, her family was often left with an abundance of dried gourds with which nothing to do. That's when inspiration struck. Emily began painting gourds as a child and has since developed her own style fluently combining organic forms and geometric motifs. Currently, Emily grows and works on all sizes and shapes of gourds creating unique and beautiful works of art.

Bio Photo Gallery

  • HarmonArt's Photo Gallery

    A collage of some of our purchased earthenware work. If you see something you like, feel free to request a custom item.

  • HarmonArt's Photo Gallery

    A collage of some of our purchased gourd work. If you see something you like, feel free to request a custom item.

  • HarmonArt's Photo Gallery

    My son and I hard at work on some ceramic leaves.

  • HarmonArt's Photo Gallery

    A few Halloween pumpkin gourds. We can't keep enough made to put them on ArtFire yet. They've sold out at each of our fall art fairs. If you'd like one, drop us a line.