Each participant will receive a small bubble vase, 4.5" x 4.5" to make their own terrarium that is filled with polymer clay pieces. We will talk about techniques in terms of form, texture, patterns and color mixing. Each terrarium will have 1"-2" of sand in the bottom as a base or ground for the artist's fantasy landscape. The polymer sculptures will create a colorful succulent garden or an underwater coral seascape.
Harper holds BFA in Art & Technology from The Ohio State University in 2009. She was the recipient of The Bunton Waller Fellowship from Penn State University, where Harper received her MFA in 2013. Harper was awarded an ArtPrize Artist Seed Grant and The ArtFile Emerging Artist Grant in 2014. In 2015, Harper received a Ringholz Foundation Award as well as an Ohio Arts Council Professional Award. Harper has had solo exhibitions at Otterbein University, University of Kentucky, Front/Space Gallery & Museum and Kutztown University. In 2016, Harper exhibited with ROY G BIV and was awarded a scholarship through The NEA to attend Women’s Studio Workshop. Harper was granted a residency at Teton Art Lab in October 2016. As well as teaching for Pennsylvania State University, she has also taught at the Cultural Arts Center, the McConnell Arts Center, and the Ohio Craft Museum.