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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.

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