tammy jo schoppet

ceramic artist . author . the "hobby potter"

VIDEO PART 1 of 4 – Making Efficient Test Tiles – Cross-Mixing Commercial Glazes

“Well begun is 1/2 done”! Even though the focus of this 4 week project is about cross mixing my commercial brand glazes, I needed to be sure the samples I made were useful for MY purposes. Before choosing the right tile style, I needed to know what information I wanted to get from each tile. […]

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 NEW 4 WEEK VIDEO SERIES – Cross Mixing My Commercial Glazes  – Organizing, Testing & Creating New Colors From My “On-Hand” Commercial Glazes  “Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them.”  ― Russell H. Conwell, Acres of Diamonds Mixing glaze recipes has […]

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Duncan High Fire Index for Low Fire Glazes

This month I’m setting a goal to create glaze samples of all my “plethora” of random glazes I’ve accumulated over the years. Many of them have never been opened and some of them are over 5 years old…so this will certainly be a surprise.   Since I fire to Cone 5/6 on stoneware, I’m interested […]

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My Big Fat Greek “Shot Glass” Project!…

This was a 3 Day Crunch of making 50 shot glasses for a party!! I pushed a lot of limits and did things a potter should not do (lol) by putting the damp cups directly in the sun to dry faster…both for the to be bisquedware and also to dry the glaze faster…I don’t recommend this […]

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FINALLY WRITING THE BOOK – My 365 Day Cup Journey!

Crazy right? I’m 6 months away from the 5 year anniversary of my life changing journey to learn about clay with the video project series “365 Days of Clay Cups”! I was encouraged by many people after the projects completion to make the video documentary into a book. Reluctant would be an understatement. After 365 days […]

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Making Teabowls – A Practice – Ep 15 Hobby Potter Weekly

Hopefully a relaxing narrative video this week!  There is something very calming and centering when making teabowls. They have intrigued me since making my first ones for the 365 Day Cup project and are something I like to go back to when I need to regroup my thoughts.  With all the handbuilding, texturing and busy-ness […]

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Making Mosaic Guestbook – Clay – Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Tour

SPECIAL VIDEO This year instead of signing a paper guestbook, I had visitors PLAY in my studio and create / sign-in with a  clay hand designed name plate which I later made into 3 wall mosaic wall plaques! Here is the process from beginning to end. Videos of the guest making their name tags to […]

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