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Lynn Haven, FL, United States
Tammy received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics from the University of Florida. Currently she is an Associate Professor at Gulf Coast State College. Tammy has also taught at the University of Florida in Gainsville, and abroad at Golden Bridge Pottery in Pondicherry, India, and at the Skopelos Art Foundation in Skopelos, Greece. In addition to maintaining an active teaching schedule, Tammy is a working studio Artist. Her works can be seen at Pendland Gallery, NC, Florida Craftsman, FL, Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, OR, Iota Gallery, TX and at Lillstreet Art Center, IL. Tammy resides in Panama City, Florida with her husband Pavel Amromin and two children Pearl and Ari.


Here is the video that was shot last winter at "Funkie Fired Arts" in OH. I had a good time giving the workshop, however I thought, I would pee myself before the video was shot. Jennifer was really nice and helped me look into the right camera! Here is what she wrote and shot.

Pottery Video of the Week: How to Make Gestural Sculptural Pottery Using Soft Slabs
Tammy Marinuzzi is a people watcher. She observes body language and facial expressions and uses it as inspiration for her functional, yet also distinctly sculptural, pots. Sometimes cute, sometimes unsettling, these little "guys" expose and celebrate human imperfections.

I met Tammy earlier this year at the Potters Council Surface + Form workshop and had the pleasure of watching her work (and I just happened to catch it on film!). I was so impressed by her relaxed way of working and how she lets these little creatures evolve as they are being formed rather than starting out with a set plan.

There was so much good stuff in her process that I couldn't quite condense it down to one video, so today I will show you part one. Tune in next week for part two! -  Jennifer Harnetty, editor.


Pottery Video of the Week: How to Make Gestural Sculptural Pottery Using Soft Slabs - Part Two

by Tammy Marinuzzi 
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Last Friday, I posted a video filmed at a Potters Council conference earlier this year. In the video, Tammy Marinuzzi demonstrated her handbuilding techniques for her figurative functional pottery. I couldn’t quite condense it down to one video, so I had to split it up into two parts.

Today, I am sharing part two. In this segment, Tammy shows us how she makes the lids for her lidded jars, and how she adds life to the work by adding expressive eyes, noses, and mouths. - Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

Pottery Video: Gestural Handbuilt Jars pt II - YouTube

Working together to form a community

Reconfigure at GCCC

Panama City, FL - The Visual & Performing Arts Division of Gulf Coast Community College is proud to present “Reconfigure” starting March 11, 2011. The art exhibit features painting, drawings, photographs and sculpture exploring the human form by Pavel Amromin, Rory Coyne, Jill Foote-Hutton, Katherine Gallagher, Shawn Gallagher, Magda Gluszek, Morgan Kendall, Kim Luther, and Tammy Marinuzzi. Artists Pavel Amromin, Tammy Marinuzzi and Magda Gluszek will also be giving a demonstration/lecture on their individual sculpting techniques in clay on March 11 from The demonstration will be held at GCCC in the Amelia Tapper Center, room 128.  It is free and open to the public.

The artists selected for “Reconfigure” demonstrate a broad range of interpretations of the human form in both two and three dimensions. Approaches to this subject matter include a range from realistic, stylized, abstract to anthropomorphized forms. Pavel Amromin, Tammy Marinuzzi and Magda Gluszek are all instructors in the Division of Visual and Performing Arts at Gulf Coast Community College. They each hold Masters of Fine Arts degrees in Ceramics from the University of Florida. Pavel Amromin creates narrative porcelain vignettes examining issues of war and the boy soldier. He uses a combination of press-mold and sculpting methods. Tammy Marinuzzi makes functional forms illustrating her observations of the various people and personalities that she encounters in daily life. She constructs her forms with soft slabs and decorates with a combination of colorful slips and glazes. Magda Gluszek sculpts female figures investigating ideas about identity and appearance through performative poses. She sculpts her forms as a solid mass and hollows them before firing and decorating with ceramic and mixed media surfaces. Amromin, Marinuzzi and Gluszek will demonstrate their individual techniques and talk about what motivates and inspires them to create.

The art exhibit will open the evening of March 11, with a reception from “Reconfigure” will be on display in the Amelia Center Main Gallery (Room 112) until April 15, 2011. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from

If you have any questions or would like to visit the gallery, please contact Tammy Marinuzzi at or call 769-1551 ext. 2890.

New sites
Check out this edgy embroidery, cute, and just a bit twisted
Tall girl and bunny make me smile! Everyone should have an extra set of arms.

Queens Of Confection

Queens of Confection

Exhibition Dates : Mar 27-Apr 27
Opening & Reception
Friday, April 1st, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Kristen Pavelka Patterned Tidbits     Susan O'brian Salt & Pepper & Caddy          Tara Wilson CruetGwendolyn Yoppolo Spoon Bowl Service

Renee Brown, Tammy Marinuzzi, Susan O'Brien, Kristen Pavelka, Cheyenne Chapman Rudolph, Tara Wilson &
Gwendolyn Yoppolo
In such close proximity, only a trolley ride away from the convention,
it seems only natural that The Singing Stone Gallery participates in
NCECA 2011, 45th ANNUAL CONFERENCE, March 30-
April 2, 2011 in Tampa. The National Council on Education for the
Ceramic Arts, NCECA, is a professional association of individuals and organizations whose interests, talents and careers are focused on the
ceramic arts.
The Title of the month long Show is
Queens of Confection:Containers for Candies, Condiments and
Cookies. This will be an amazing Exhibition highlighting a variety of
approaches to creating serving dishes for side dish items.  From hand
built earthenware to thrown and altered porcelain, each artist refers to the precise nature of the food to be served and makes the vessel not only
suitable for the food, but in celebration of it, sometimes even inventing a new function for the sake of a favored food.  The participants are all
female.  The curating process did not begin with the intention of an all female exhibition; however, the work came together, retaining a uniquely feminine quality of richness and delicacy that suits the foods for which
each piece is destined.  The ideas of queen and domesticity are somewhat
at odds, unless one considers the role a woman plays in her own kitchen,
where she is queen.  It is this idea of queen- one who can both create and control- that is showcased in the work. This is A Free Family Event.

Images from Surface and Form Workshop

This is my pal Jeremy Randel, who is a awsome person and ceramic artist. Jeremy and I went to Graduate school together at UF. Check out his work at
Jeremy Randal
Band - Opening night at Funkie
Me cleaning my brush - Not sure I'm doing
Gwendolyn Yoppolo's work check out Gwendolyn web site at

Opening night at Funkie
Gallery Space at Funkie Fired Arts

Met some pretty neat folks,
Meredith Host - Better known as Vomit
                                                           Vomits Friends Katie and Guy

Our Cups Runneth Over

Society of Arts and Crafts Logo 
November 13, 2010 - January 22, 2011

Tammy Marinuzzi

Tammy Marinuzzi
Tuff Guy in Pink (small coffee cup)
Terra cotta
2 x 2 x 1.5 inches

Functional and sculptural ceramic cups by 33 invited artists from across the country: Kurt Anderson, Jeremy Ayers, Marian Baker, Lynn Smiser Bowers, Ed Brownlee, Naomi Cleary, Cynthia Consentino, Frank Criscione, Val Cushing, Kaitlyn Duggan, Rae Dunn, Sanam Emami, Paul Eshelman, Carole Ann Fer, Shanna Fliegel, Ken Goldstrom, Hiroe Hanazono, Tiffany Hilton, Stepanka Horalkova, Rebecca Hutchinson, Brian R. Jones, Kathy King, Maren Kloppmann, Tammy Marinuzzi, Elisabeth Maurland, Brooke Noble, Sean P. O'Connell, Jeremy Randall, Aaron Sober, Keri Straka, Munemitsu Taguchi, John Taylor and Shalene Valenzuela.


Redlodge Clay Center
PO Box 1527
Red Lodge, Montana 5906
Opening: 02.04.2011
Closing: 02.27.2011
Description: Renee Audette, Rachel Bleil, Magda Gluszek, Tammy Marinuzzi and Leandra Urrutia lure their viewers and simultaneously unsettle reality, making the juicy colors of their visual seduction suspect.

Doing a demo at funke fired arts  in cincinnati ohio, images to come
SURFACE + FORM | Traditions and InnovationsJanuary 28-30, 2011Cincinnati, Ohio
Hosted by Funke Fired Arts

Meredith Host, Tammy Marinuzzi, Rene Murray, Jeremy Randall, 
Ellen Shankin and gwendolyn yoppolo.
Keynote Speaker: Tom Unzicker
Complete details and more information about the Potters Council Conference:

Get Your Funky On

Hands-on: Participants will learn to construct expressive vessels/sculpture, with soft slabs, using handbuilding techniques. Attendees will gain experience in experimenting with sgraffitio, sprigging, slip trailing and learn how to apply stains, oxide washes and terra sigillata to build layers and bring out surface details.

Get funkyfied, and embrace the wonky. In this presentation Tammy will demonstrate how to work with soft thin slabs to build both functional and sculptural forms. The demonstration will cover the use of templates, altering, and darting, but more importantly it will focus on listening to the form. Participants will concentrate on recognizing irregularities in the form, and using those irregularities to drive aesthetics and concepts.

A Sip...A Celebration of the Drinking Vessel

Imagine is pleased to be hosting "A Sip...A Celebration of the Drinking Vessel" opening on the 3rd of December.  The show will be comprised of 17 nationally recognized ceramic and glass artists, all of them showing work that focuses on the concept of the drinking vessel.  Cups, mugs, tumblers, pitchers, decanters, tea pots, and flasks will all be present, dealing with the simplicities and the complexities of the drinking vessel.  The assembled artists include:  Art of Fire MD, Cheyenne Rudolph FL, Connor McKissack GA, Errol Willett NY, David MacDonald NY, Jason Howard NY, Jen Gandee NY, Jennifer Mecca SC, Jeremy Randall NY, Little River Hot Glass VT, Missy McCormick OH, Nigel Rudolph FL, Posey Bacopoulos NY, Sarah Panzarella NY, Snake Oil Glassworks NY, Tammy Marinuzzi FL, Tom Stoenner NY, Wynne Wilbur MO, Zwiefel Art Glass OR. 

‘Motley Moxie’ show at Armory Art Center keen on social commentary

‘Motley Moxie’ show at Armory Art Center keen on social commentary


Updated: 7:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010
Posted: 6:27 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010

    An exhibition at the Armory Art Center explores the variety of creative paths chosen by alumni of the University of Florida’s ceramics program.
Most of the 13 artists are graduates of the school’s master’s degree program, where they studied with teachers such as functional artist Linda Arbuckle and figurative ceramist Nan Smith. “Their ceramics program is fabulous,” said Ann Fay Rushforth, the Armory’s director of programs.
Organizers Tammy Marinuzzi and Magda Gluszek called the exhibition “Motley Moxie” because of the strength of the work and the diversity of techniques and subjects.
“One of the great things about the school is that it encourages self-expression,” said Marinuzzi, an associate professor of art at Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City. “It gives you tools, but everybody winds up an individual.”
One common thread might be that most of the pieces reference some kind of story, said Gluszek, a resident artist at Roswell Art Center West in Roswell, Ga.
There’s definitely a strong strain of social commentary in the show, Rushforth said.
For example, Pavel Amromin peoples his porcelain tableaux with Disneyesque characters and colors.
The dog-human figures seem simultaneously clueless and dangerous. They hold guns in sexually suggestive positions and snap photos of injured victims with their cell phones. A piece titled Homeward Bound represents amputees sitting in a row, like objects on a shelf.
Amromin refers to his figures as boy-soldiers and crossbreeds them with dogs because both can be both biddable and vicious.
The artist is commenting on the sanitization of war. “By condoning and supporting war, we condone and support whatever happens in war,” he said. “By making soldiers heros, we gloss over and lose touch with what we’re actually asking our soldiers to do.”
Jeremy Randall’s underlying message is less overt. His silo bud vases and barn wall tiles, with their suggestions of rivets and rusting metal, reference the architecture and implements of rural America and the nation’s vanishing sense of community.
Gluszek’s submissions take a humorous view of people’s efforts to conform and impress one another with their appearance. In Fashion Victim #2, an outlandishly decorated female head is displayed like a hunting trophy. The series comments on “how we all have at one time or another sacrificed some amount of comfort to appear in a certain way to others,” she said.
Marinuzzi’s deliberately unpolished work bears witness to her keen observation of the shifting emotions of the people around her. A cup titled Blue Boy was inspired by the pouting face of her 1-year-old son.
This class reunion of sorts also contains understated tableware by Conner McKissack and a meticulously crafted decorative piece by Yumiko Goto that looks like the offspring of a vegetable and a coral rock.
Viewers are welcome to interpret the art as they please, Marinuzzi said. Her aim was to expose more people to the quality of her colleagues’ work, she said.

New Work - 01/29/2011