Molly Harper. Ceramic Artist.
Growing up in rural New Hampshire has imbued in me a love of the environment and the beauty of all things wild - a spirit and love I aim to capture in my ceramic pieces.
I've always loved creating art in various forms, but found a real draw with ceramics while attending college for Environmental Studies. Working late in the studio was the perfect way to unwind from a long day of studying and classes. After graduation, I felt that something was missing; that my soul was pining for something I couldn't name. I rented a studio space from 2012 - 2014, then invested in a used kiln and wheel to continue my passion at home. A few craft fairs and farmer's markets later and I was hooked!
In the fall of 2017, I left my full-time job to attend a fall residency at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts. Upon returning I have committed to pursuing my art career full time! It's an exciting and daunting journey, but I couldn't be more happy or more fulfilled by the daily work that lies in wait for me in my studio.
My style is always growing and evolving as I continue to learn and explore new techniques and ideas. The pursuit of knowledge is endless and the ability of clay to change form and purpose alongside my many ideas and aspirations is something I greatly look forward to in a career as a ceramic artist.
Hartwick College, Oneonta - New York
Veritas University, San Jose - Costa Rica
Green Mountain College, Poultney - Vermont
Environmental Studies, BA
Classes & Residencies:
Kiln Building Intensive with John Baymore, New Hampshire Institute of Art - 2014
Studio Assistant, Fired on Broad Pottery, Statesville NC - 2015
Fall Residency, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts - 2017