tammy jo schoppet

ceramic artist . author . the "hobby potter"

Bowls – Burners & Tools …Contemplating “Tiny” – Hobby Potter Weekly – S2 Episode 2

It’s summer in my town…and boy has it been hot! Here is the second installment in the Hobby Potter Weekly video series for 2016! Catch you at the end for some additional thoughts! Hobby Potter Weekly Season 2 Episode 2: In This Episode: – Changing My Throwing Technique to Ease Pain I’m making adjustments as I throw […]

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2016 Hobby Potter Weekly – Ep. 1 – Hump Molds – Soul Bowls & Gallery “Attempts”

Hobby Potter Weekly is back! For the remainder of this year (until December 3rd) I’ll be sharing my weekly thoughts, activities and learning experiences in the studio! Blog posts will include a little more insight to my studio meanderings and also serve as a nice printed retrospect. This weeks video: ….an over view and extra […]

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Artists – Music – Wine – Food – Lucca Winery Summer Concert Series Event

I recently had the privilege of being apart of a 6 artist team pulled together by Nicole Slater, (a fine artist friend). We were asked to show our work at a winery concert held in Ripon, CA. Lucca Winery hosts a Summer Concert Series featuring music, food and wine tasting once a month and we were to […]

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Art Pieces for Stanislaus Family Justice Center

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For the last 4 years I’ve participated in a wonderful fundraising event with the Stanislaus Family Justice Center. This organization helps children and families living in crisis situations by providing counseling and resources. To help the children heal, they have a program called “Art Restores Kids”, where they help them use art to express themselves. […]

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What are you doing, writing a book?

As a matter of fact…YES! The last time I worked inside my studio was November 9th 2015, but my mind has been on clay and more specifically “cups” ever since! One of my 50th birthday goals was to put the 365 Day Cup project into a printed book…for posterity sake.  If I’m honest,  I’ve been putting […]

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I’m 50 TODAY! – Things you don’t know about me, the Hobby Potter!

TODAY IS MY 50th BIRTHDAY! Supplemental stuff! Since I won’t have the opportunity to “party with you all” and chat one on one in person, I thought it would be fun to share some “chat style” info about myself that you may not know and could find interesting! My birthday is also my new year, […]

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Surprised…This all Happened In A Week – Update!

It has been one busy week! I didn’t realize it until I decided to create a video…so here’s how it happened…. 1. 3rd Thursday Art Walk – Throwing Demo 2. Wood Colony Faire (a tour of the studio), 3. Stanislaus Magazine Photoshoot (Thank you James Ewing, enjoyed chatting with you and thank you for your […]

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