We are Harry Hearne and Julie (Fischer) Hearne. 

Harry has been a full time potter since 1990 working out of his own Turning Point Clay Studio.  In addition to teaching classes in his studio, Harry taught for five years at the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts and has conducted workshops at various colleges, universities, the John C. Campbell Folk School and at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

Julie joined the studio full time in 2009.  Julie's work focuses on indoor and outdoor stoneware sculpture inspired by her love of gardens. 

Harry's Biographical Information

1985-88          Classes at the Alexandria Art League School, Alexandria VA

1997                Two week class at Penland School of Crafts

1988                Two year internship with a Studio Potter in TN

1989                Began teaching evening classes

1990                Opened Turning Point Clay Studio

1993-98           Taught at Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts

Served for many years on committees, the Board and four years as President of Tennessee Association of Crafts Artists.

Began the Murfreesboro Craft Artists Studio Tour and directed it for thirteen years. 

Founding member of the Stones River Craft Association.

Teaches regularly at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and various workshops around the country.

Julie's Biographical Information

1999                     First classes at studio in TN

2003-07               Set up home studio space

2005-2006          Studio Assistant at Turning Point Clay Studio

2006                     First juried show (TACA Tennessee Craft Fair, Nashville TN), first nationally juried show  (Three Rivers Art Festival, Covington LA)

2008                     Joined Turning Point Clay Studio in Brasstown, NC

2009                     Became a full time potter

Studio Assistant for various throwing, Raku firing and Raku kiln building workshops at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and the John C. Campbell Folk School.  Co-teacher at the John C. Campbell Folk School.

Most of my work has been focused on building form from joining and stacking thrown segments.  I consistently test glaze combinations to provide unique and appealing options for a Cone 6 Oxidation environment.

Currently I am experimenting with Image Transfer using a laser printer’s iron oxide toner and water slide decal paper.

We are located two hours east of Chattanooga, north of Atlanta and southwest of Asheville.  Our studio is one mile from the John C. Campbell Folk School and within five miles from Murphy, 12 miles from Hayesville.