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Tammy Jo Schoppet
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Current Video! 
Pottery Studio - Remodel Before & After
 



Tammy Jo Notes: I put together a slide show of the before & after of my studio remodel/makeover! Thanks to the help of my family and our family friend "Mike The Greek", I was able to paint, get new electrical and lighting, hang new shelving and enlist my daughter the artist to decorate with chalk! 

I'm so excited for my first Artist Open Studio next weekend and wish you all could come! Email me if you think you can make it and I'll send you the address and welcome you warmly :D ! 

Thanks for watching (and sticking with me through the process when there weren't any "official pottery making videos" to share ;)

Warm Regards, 
Tammy Jo

Facebook: http://facebook.com/hobbypotter

~ Tammy Jo

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Hobby Potter Shop: http://hobbypotter.etsy.com
(Will be re-opening May 1, 2014)

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STUDIO REMODEL MAKEOVER BEFORE & AFTER PHOTO'S

Hobby Potter Studio - Before Remodel Makeover Hobby Potter Studio - Before Messy Shop Hobby Potter Tammy Jo Schoppet- Studio Remodel - Before Photo



  Pottery Studio Remodel - After Photo - Hobby Potter

Pottery Studio Makeover After Photo - Tammy Jo Schoppet - Hobby Potter 
Current Events

April 12 - 13
Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Tour
Come Join Me in My Studio in Modesto, CA

Tammy Jo Schoppet - Hobby Potter

This is the first time my studio has been open to the public! Come see the workshop, enjoy a snack, buy something I've made or "play clay" with me!

Here are the event details!
Hope to See You There!!!
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May 1, 2014

ESTY Shop GRAND Re-Opening!


 
So excited to be back in my studio workshop making things again! To keep enjoying my journey and love of playing clay, I need to be continually creating room to make more!

Come visit my ETSY store and see the new things I've been working on!

Things of Interest

"365 Days of Clay Cups"
Gallery Exhibit

365 Days of Clay Cups - Gallery Show

The entire "365 Days of Clay Cups" project was on display in a one-time show from March 1-May 31, 2012 at "The Chartreuse Muse" Art Gallery in Modesto, CA.

Video: Gallery Reception & Artist Talk

365 Days of Clay Cups - Making Clay Cups and Mugs

Before & After Photo Gallery

Pottery wheel throwing videos

Kiln openings


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Tips & Technique

My most asked question:
"What is the name of that tool you trim with after you throw?"

ANSWER:  A Dolan 120 !
Back a few years ago when first learning how to throw I saw Robin Hopper (a world renowned potter) throwing with this tool. I wanted it so much I found him online and emailed him directly to see if I could get the name of it. He was so happy to help and told me this is the tool he has used for YEAR! The one tool I love the most and can not live without is my Dolan!
Help Me With This Project!
"My Chop Mark Collection" 



I would love to add your special mark to my collection! If you could take a quick photo of your "Chop Mark" in clay (signature or stamp), and send it to me (see below). I'll be happy to post it to this site and I can even put a link to your website, blog, youtube channel, Etsy store or none at all if you wish! Whatever would help you best!

WHY A CHOPMARK COLLECTION?
Chop Marks on handmade pieces allow an artist to claim "parenthood" of each piece while helping those who are interested in their work know of its original origin. To me, these markings are works of art in themselves, just like individual people are unique...so is an artists' Chop Mark!
Please let me know if you have any questions or challenges! ~ Thanks in advance!
~Tammy Jo
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2 Ways to Send it:
1. Friend me on Facebook: http://facebook.com/hobbypotter/
and post your chop mark photo to my wall.
2. Send a photo of your chop mark and link info to info@hobbypotter.com 
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