Since 1974 there has been a single unbroken link in my adult life – a potter’s wheel and with that, a love for creating hand painted art pieces.
Throughout these years I have drawn upon many personal experiences for the inspiration and dedication that I instill in my work. From standing atop snow topped peaks over 21,000 ft. in the Andes to holding steel head trout caught on a fly in British Columbia, from living in New England and the Mountain West to Southern California from Iron Man triathalons to snorkeling among the tropical fish and from winning overall world and national cross country skiing titles to the peaceful tending to my flower gardens…..
All these experiences combined with the years of knowledge in working with clay and glazes give me the opportunity to offer unique artwork that expresses my love of nature and the outdoors.
My artwork has been installed throughout the country and I have worked for over half my life in the ceramics field.
From individual accent tiles on kitchen back splashes or murals in swimming pools to sinks in bathrooms and bar counters, my hand painted artwork is a distinctive addition to any home.
EJ’s artwork has been featured in several magazines and has also been adorned on the cover of of a book.
Public Culture: Diversity, Democracy and Community in the United States
Cover Art- 2009
AIR – Brush – Action December 1998 .
..E.J Harpham has created her own niche business taking standard ceramic tiles and turning them into one-of-a-kind works of art. Now she’s working for her biggest client ever…..
NewsPilot November 15, 1997
…Assignment to create church mural lets San Pedro woman share her artistic vision… …San Pedro artist E.J. Harpham is putting the Virgin Mary together one piece at a time. When done, she will have painted more than 2,000 tiles for a mural of Our Lady of Guadalupe that will be installed on the north exterior wall of Our Lady Queen of Angels Church in Los Angeles…..
The Tidings December 1997
…Hand-painted mural of Our Lady of Guadalupe to be added to La Placita Church….