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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