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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.

Secrets 2013, Mudfire Gallery

Show Dates
Through June 24th, 2013

Mudfire Gallery
175 Laredo Drive
Decatur, GA 30030
phone: 404-377-8033

Athens: Ancient Greek Supercity

Our time in Greece will include Athens.

This documentary examines the city state of Athens during the period of Pericles, their democratically elected leader for 30 consecutive years and never ostracized. Pericles had a vision of what Athens should look like and this episode tries to show you what it was in historical context.

Athens at that time was also a direct democracy and it was during this period that it achieved its height and its glory, but it was very short-lived. Due to disease and military conflict, Athens eventually had to surrender to Sparta.

The documentary focuses on the architectural, cultural and military history of the period. It begins by looking at the Acropolis but more specifically at the Parthenon, one of the most perfect buildings ever constructed and the most duplicated building and architectural style for hundreds of years worldwide. For people who have never seen the Parthenon in person or for those who have, this episode provides you a closer look at the interior of the building, how it was constructed and it's long history, a few of the things that you may have missed on your visit to the Parthenon! They end the segment by showing you how it most likely would have looked like in the past with its statues and its elaborately painted exterior.
It also examines in-depth the Agora just below the Acropolis -- the heart of ancient Athens. It looks at its uses, some of the important buildings that were located there and it provides you with a graphical reconstruction of the area and its buildings. because other than the well-preserved Temple of Hephaistos, everything else is in ruins or not discernible without a guide book or knowledge of the area.

The episode also looks at the military aspect of Athens. Due to Athens' impending conflict with Sparta, Pericles decided that it was necessary to build and reinforce its walls that protected its access to the sea and its navy. Although the massive walls were never breached by the Spartans (who never had siege warfare at the time), they no longer exist today. The episode also tries to reconstruct graphically how these walls may have looked like during Pericles' time.

The show also goes into detail on the Athenian navy and their famous triremes which were critical in protecting Athens and in its long war with Sparta.

In summary, this is an documentary about ancient Athens. It does a great job in showing you what currently exists, the history and the historical background behind what they are going to talk about and they provide excellent graphical representations of what Athenian buildings, structures and triremes would have looked like in the past. If you have visited Athens, you will appreciate this documentary and be able to view these impressive monuments from a different perspective.

One Million Bones

You Tube - DC

You Tube -Albuqueque

One Million Bones is a large-scale social arts practice, which means combining education, hands-on art making, and public installations to raise awareness of ongoing genocides and mass atrocities in places like Sudan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia and Burma.

The project goal is collecting 1,000,000 handcrafted bones for a three-day installation event, June 8-10, 2013, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C
The installation will exist as a collaborative site of conscience to honor victims and survivors, and will also serve as a visual petition against ongoing conflicts and a resounding call for much needed and long overdue action.

The National Mall installation will feature international speakers and performers, educational workshops, a candlelight vigil, and the opportunity to Act Against Atrocities during an advocacy day on Capitol Hill led by our partners at the Enough Project.

About Project 

Heading to Skopelos Greece

Before we travel to the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, each student is required to participate in a two week prep course at Gulf Coast State College. See below photos of the students and their work. We have not fired the work yet. When it gets placed in the kiln, the clay will get bright orange and red, black and white. Once the process is complete, I will post more photos.



The Skopelos Foundation

Hello folks,

I am leaving next week for Greece. This is my third year teaching at "the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts" on the Island of Skopelos. I am looking forward to my adventure and seeing the students reactions to their experiences.

Here is a link:

Below you can read information about the class:

Gulf Coast State College  
Study Abroad Ceramics Program – May 30 –  June -18th
Athens / Skopelos /Greece

This ceramics class will focus on the rich heritage of Greece as well as the student’s travel experience. It will begin with a two-week preparation period in hand building methods at Gulf Coast State College.

After two weeks of ceramic “boot camp” students will leave Panama City FL, to work in Greece. The first stop will be Athens, where students will visit the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, and the National Archeological Museum.

The group will then travel to the island of Skopelos and continue with the hands-on part of the class. The students will draw on the rich artistic and cultural traditions of Greece, the Island of Skopelos and their experience as a traveler to create work in clay.

In order for students to get a taste of the island living, housing for students will be provided by the local residents in the area.

Instruction will be offered in the morning and afternoon with an ample mid-day break for lunch and exploration.

Images from the last two years:


Tell Me Your Secrets

About a year ago I had an idea for a show based around secrets. I was going to make containers for holding secrets. The idea was inspired from being an educator and being in the classroom, hearing everyone’s private stories. Students can be so candid when talking about their projects, or sometimes, just in casual conversation with their classmates. I consider myself a story-teller, but I have never asked anyone directly to share a story. It has always been my secret that I collect stories and make work that is based on those stories. I have definitely borrowed information for my work from my surroundings, especially my jobs. I have been a hairdresser, photographer, caregiver, artist and educator.

So this project started with the task of collecting secrets. I made up packets, and asked friends, across the country, to be "secret collectors". Each collector received a group of packets. Each packet contained envelopes with a piece of paper inside. The paper stated: “Many of us have secrets, feel free to share your secret, please be anonymous, and put your secret back in your envelope, seal the envelope and give the secrets back to your secret collector."I did not want to know who wrote the secret. When I got the secret packets back, I purposely mixed them up, so that I could not identify the author or the location from which they came.

I received about a hundred envelopes back out of a hundred fifty that I’ve sent out. Lately I have been in the habit of opening a secret a day, and the responses are fascinating. Some people say they do not have secrets (whatever), some people talk about their desire to sleep with certain people. Others wrote about their childhood secrets.

The funny thing is that in my daily life people often reveal their secrets to me without much prompting; however, when an individual is asked to share their secret in writing they are much more apprehensive. The act of committing something to paper, giving it a physical form, making it permanent has a halting affect. Some people stapled their envelope, as if to provide extra protection to the secret inside.

The next step was to make the containers to house the secrets. The containers are to reflect the secrets inside. There is a caveat. While the actual secrets will be placed inside the container, they will remain a mystery until the container is purchased. Until the decision is made to purchase the container; until there is a commitment to own it, the secret remains inside. The concept is based on the premise that we do not always know what we are getting into when we start a relationship. Each container, just like each of us has something inside, it might be remarkably good, or it might be extraordinarily harmful, whatever it is, it is hidden inside and is not readily revealed. Eventually it comes out. We are all human and, we all have greed, lust, jealousy, fear, love, and joy. The containers will surely be reflective of the secret inside, and just like in real life the buyer has to be observant

The show will be held at the Mudfire Studio, 175 Laredo Drive in Decatur, GA. Opening night day/date/times will be announced soon. Stay tuned for more details to follow…


Tammy Marinuzzi Ceramics is now on Facebook!

Stop by to check things out.

I am always eager to hear what you think about the work and to see how you live with the work. Images taken in their new environments/homes are always welcome.

See you on Facebook,



Art & the Urban Garden

 If you are in the Chicago area, come see my planters at Lillstreet.

Lillstreet Gallery & Artisan Gift Shop

Sneak Peek: Meet Miss Sniffles, The Candy Man, and The Beauty Queen

I am working like a dog in the studio to get the work complete for my upcoming show at Mudfire  Gallery. Meet Miss Sniffles, The Candy Man and The Beauty Queen.

Kickstarter Project with Nikos

Hello Folks, this is my friend Nikos. He is a potter on the island of Skopelos, and he is a remarkable person. Nikos is taking part in a "Kickstarter" project. For more details view the video and follow the link.  Also, I attached an article written about him last year.

Kickstarter info:



My friend Amanda Small came to visit FL, this past weekend. Amanda is an international artist who is the Coordinator/Directors at Guldagergaard International Ceramics Research Center in Skaelskor Denmark. Amanda is a free spirit and infectious to all around her.

See the announcement below about her show:

Amelia Center Gallery of Gulf Coast State College presents Trans(in)Form*a* tion, a mixed media installation by Amanda Small. In her work Amanda explores the relationship between physical place and intangible experience, with an emphasis on the idea that movement is an intrinsic and permanent flux existing in all things, as well as being the sign and measure of space, and time, and memory. Amanda’s installations employ mundane materials and ambiguous imagery based on the natural world, micro and macro views of the earth, cells, satellite mapping, topographies and systematic patterning to contemplate the meaning of “home” and “place”.

Trans(in)Form*a* tion will opened the evening of March 29. The work will be on display in the Amelia Center Main Gallery (Room 112) until April 21. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Amanda interview with Ben Carter:

Read more:

Images from Naturalization / NCECA / TX / March 2013

Tammy, Alex, Sharbani and Adam at the opening of Naturalization at NCECA in Houston TX last weekend.

Alex Kraft

Sharbani Das Gupta

Adam Shiverdecker

You can see my new work to the right. My friend Sharbani did an amazing job, writing up a proposal for this show. It was well attended and looked great.

A bit of info about the show:

The exhibit brings together seven artists from varied backgrounds; all have experienced transplantation in some form. Though the term ‘Naturalization’ is mine, each artist’s work investigates some aspect of this process; human relationships and the interaction of matter, material and earth are all subjects.

Silhouettes - Exhibition now through April 26, 2013

An intimate, yet diverse display of contemporary, figurative ceramic sculpture.  

Silhouettes - on display now through April 26th.

James Tisdale, Kensuke Yamada, Gabriel Parque, Richard Nickel, Paige Wright, Beth Lo, Debra Fritts, Melissa Mencini, Tammy Marinuzzi, Clayton Keyes, Wesley Anderegg, Richard Swanson, Zach Tate, Pavel Amromin, Derorah Rogers, Diana Farfan, Claire Curneen, Tom Bartel, Magda Gluszek, Margaret Keelan, Esther Shimazu, Andrea Keys Connell, Patti Warashina, Nan Smith, TJ Erdahl, Sunkoo Yuh, Meg Murch, Christyl Roger, Janis Mars Wunderlich

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm

Work at NCECA

Show title: Naturalization

The layered result of overlapping cultures, people and the progression of time, Houston’s cosmopolitan, nature provides fertile ground for transplants to put down roots, naturalize. In the dictionary the process by which foreign bodies adapt and integrate into an environment is defined as ‘naturalization’; the word is also used by the US Department of Immigration when referring to the process of immigration. Though the normal impulse is to maintain balance, change is our history, and people move and the energy of growth shifts from place to place. Naturalization takes place when faced with the need to reconcile adaptation with memory and learning occurs when faced with the unexpected or challenging.

The exhibit brings together seven artists from varied backgrounds; all have experienced transplantation in some form. Though the term ‘Naturalization’ is mine, each artist’s work investigates some aspect of this process; human relationships and the interaction of matter, material and earth are all subjects

 Naturalization, Ray Meeker, Nidhi Jalan, Brian Kluge, Tammy Marinuzzi, Jeff Forster, Alex Kraft, Sharbani Das Gupta. From entropy and metamorphosis to expression, these artists are directly influenced by physical and mental environments; their work reflecting ‘Naturalization’ or the process of adaptation. Organized by Sharbani Das Gupta.
Spring Street Studios 
The Show Info and location

Tammy's new work in The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft


By the bottle / by the ounce

A national juried exhibit of BOURBON BOTTLES and SHOT GLASSES

Bluegrass Bourbon
Curated by Matt Long 

Matt Long received his MFA from Ohio University and his BFA from The Kansas City Art Institute. He is current an assistant professor at the University of Mississippi. A potter for 29 years, Long has had his work in national juried and invitational shows throughout the United States. He is particularly known for his bourbon bottles and whiskey flasks. 

EXHIBITION: April 5-May 15, 2013
LOCATION: The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, Ky.

Greek inspired

Askos is the name given in modern terminology to a type of Greek vessel used to pour small quantities of liquids such as oil. They were usually painted decoratively like vases and were mainly used for storing oil and refilling oil lamps.

I fell in love with the closed form while traveling in Greece.
The work shown below is was inspired by the Askos.



Inspiring All Ages


A few months ago Carolyn Dorr wrote from the Potter's Council. She said her daughter's class had watched my video and the class planned to make works influenced by the video. 

Carolyn sent photos of the 8th graders with a note: These were the pieces to be shown at the Zanesville Museum of Art K-12 Art Show. (see work above)

Pottery Video: Gestural Handbuilt Jars pt I

Pottery Video: Gestural Handbuilt Jars pt II

Tammy's new work at NCECA - Red Lodge - Gallery Expo


New works shown at the Red Lodge Gallery Expo table at
NCECA Gallery Expo 2013

03.20.2013 – 03.23.2013March 20-23, 2013 Houston, TX


George R. Brown Convention Center

1001 Avenida de las Americas

Houston, TX 77010

Exhibit Hall B3