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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.

Ceramics I at the Skopelos Art Foundation

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

We made a sign for the Foundation!

Opening a Kiln

We tired them out ! Yes they are wearing PJ'S and sleeping on tables

Closing Ceramony

Images from Greece