tammy jo schoppet

ceramic artist . author . the "hobby potter"

Re-Invigorated by the “Rejects” – A Ceramic Underdog Story

Recently I made a stop at my local supply store only to learn some disappointing news, the store will be closing soon. Their old stock of art supplies, ceramic glazes and clays were marked down to unbelievably low prices. So I did what any logical artist would do, I grabbed a basket, called my artist friends and let […]

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Why am I Still a “Hobby Potter”?

Pottery For the Joy Of It! LOVE this time of year! This will be my 4th year participating in the Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Tour (April 22-23, 2017) and I still get just as excited as if it were my first time! As I gear up to receive visitors,  I find myself reflecting on what people would like to experience in my studio. […]

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Please Help Me “Live Vicariously”- NCECA Conference

Time for a role reversal! Often times I read comments on my YouTube videos where people say they are “Living Vicariously” through my online pottery adventures. This has always made me feel a bit sad but also extremely responsible in sharing what I do, because I realize not everyone is able to experience these things. I’ve always hoped […]

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2017 Stanislaus Family Justice Center – “Art of Justice” Art Pieces

I love, love, love doing this event each year! The Stanislaus Family Justice Center “Art of Justice” Event is the annual fundraiser for their programs. Using the artwork and inspirational words of the children healing in this program, local Stanislaus County artists create and donate art to help raise money for their useful services. The Stanislaus Family […]

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A Paradigm Shift! – A New Direction!

Paradigm Shift – “A fundamental change in approach or underlying assumption” I’ve spent the last 2 days trying to create a blog post to share the BIG changes I’ll be venturing into with my ceramic art journey! Pages upon pages were filled with excited chatter describing how it all came to together, why I’m making […]

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Episode 4 – Kiln Opening Tests – Success in Failures

This was a wonderful growth week! I spent this week in both brainstorming and testing! First, this Weeks Video: 2016 Hobby Potter Weekly – Season 2 – Episode #3 (8-6-16): ( I ramble a little in the journal section so you may just want to read the blog LOL !) – Kiln Testing: I always […]

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Episode 3 – It’s A Clay Party! – Back In the Studio…Trimming Bowls & Lots of Wash Glazing

Back for another week inside & outside the pottery studio and I’m journaling my projects, progress and learning experiences (both the good & bad)! This Weeks Video 2016 Hobby Potter Weekly – Season 2 – Episode #3 (8-6-16): – A Clay Party! : The week started of great as I ventured outside my studio for a fun […]

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