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In 1985, Harry Hearne started making pots at the Torpedo Factory in Olde Town Alexandria, VA and was so taken with clay that a few years later he moved to Murfreesboro, TN for a two-year studio internship. In 1990, he established Turning Point Clay Studio where he makes his living selling pots and teaching classes. For five summers, Harry taught at the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts. He also teaches workshops at Arrowmont School of Crafts, John C. Campbell Folk School, Appalachia Center for Crafts and various other schools and universities. He lives in Brasstown, NC where he enjoys a diverse craft community and a peaceful mountain home.
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.