We are Harry Hearne and Julie Fischer.
Harry has been a full time potter for over 20 years 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.