- About Me
- 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.
I spent the first five weeks of the summer teaching Ceramics I. This class was different than a traditional Ceramics I class as three weeks of the course were taught in Greece. I've developed the class a few years back and am delighted that is has gone so well for the past two years. If anyone is interested, yes I am planning on going back in 2013. The Class started off in Panama City Fl at Gulf Coast State College for a two week prep course in hand building, and a brief introduction to Ancient Greek pottery, after a short break the class flew to Athens to visit historical sites. After a three-day stay in Athens we traveled five hours north via bus and flying Cat to the island of Skopelos. The island is home to the Skopelos Art Foundation, a wonderful facility that offers artist residences, classes and workshops in multiple mediums. The Owner Gloria Carr and her daughter Jill Somer run the facility and do a wonderful job hosting students. I started off as a student myself ten years ago and have been back to the facility numerous times since then in every capacity imaginable. The island is small and quaint. The locals are kind and generous, and there isn’t a bad view for any vantage point on the island.
Images form "The Skopart Foundation"
A view from the studio
Students hard at work
Just wanted to pass some images from the workshop listed below. Lots of fun, our friend Beau Raymond was an awesome host. Got to visit The Roswell Clay Center, great environment, people, and impressive ceramic works. Pavel and I worked side-by-side witch I think is great for participants, because we work so differently. I always joke that there is an imaginary line down the middle of our studio at home because Pavel works with porcelain and I work with a nice rust colored terra-cotta. You can almost see the line in this image!!! Pavel showed participates how to make a mold using plaster and I build a pillow person. We had a great time and as always learned new things ourselves. Happy Making!
Check out the following links
Beau Raymond http://www.beauraymondclay.com/
Pavel Amromin http://pavelamromin.com
The Roswell Clay Center :http://www.roswellclaycollective.com/
Johns Creek Art Center http://johnscreekarts.org/
|Me and UP|
|UP's first drawing -book #1|
A few years back, I made a bunch of small hand made books and never used them. The books are pocket size 4 inches by 4 inches, small and intimate. Simple with black cloth cover, all hand bond. Last Christmas, I gave one to my Uncle Paul affectionately called UP. I grew up with drawings from UP in my home, so it was a natural place to start. He and I have had fun reacting to each other's work. He completes a page or two and then we mail them back and forth, responding to the marks, images or colors. This past year I have given an additional ten books out and only one other has come back to me, I'm excited to start on it. If anyone is interested in collaborating please let me know and I'll send you a book.
|My Response - Gazing Mermen -book #1|
|Honey Badger Don't Care - UP on left- me on right|