ABOUT


Broom making is an oral tradition passed down from generation to generation. Rooted in Appalachian heritage and wrapped in functionality and beauty, these brooms enrich our surroundings by bringing nature's elements indoors. Harmon House brooms make amazing gifts for friends and family with new homes, and are perfect for "jumping the broom" in weddings, too.


Each Harmon House broom is distinct in character and detail. Tied together by hand utilizing a wheel and table, these one-of-a-kind heirloom pieces are 100% functional. All of the broom handles used are reclaimed and sealed using a water-based finish; no live branches are ever cut to make a Harmon House broom. Each handle is naturally weathered, showing off its colorful and full history.


Master Broom Maker, Amy Harmon, grew up in Kentucky where she attended and graduated from Berea College, with degrees in sociology and communication. There, she learned (as a part of her student labor position) the art of broom making from long-time broom maker, Emma K. Reed. Amy traveled to Japan in 1998 to represent Berea College as a Master Broom Maker.


John D. Harmon, born and raised in West Virginia, also attended Berea College, where he received a Bachelors of Arts degree in studio Art. John uses his touch as an Artist to carve or gild the wooden handles used on the brooms and walking sticks.


       

Website design, content, and images: John D. Harmon.