Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tammy Marinuzzi: Ceramic Jars

"Hooter #1"

Hooter #1 side view

Hooter #1, ceramic jar with head for a lid

"Hooter #2"

"Blue Guy"

"I Love You Boy?"


"I Love You Gal"

Tammy Marinuzzi is a super talented ceramic artist from Panama City, FL. Her hand-built whimsical and quirky ceramic pieces are made out of terra-cotta and hand painted with bright stains and glazes. Tammy's primary source of inspiration comes from watching people, she observes and reads their body language and facial expressions which are reflected in her pieces. She makes functional ceramics that are ideal for everyday use such as ceramic jars, cups, teapots, plates.  Her work has a human like quality that expresses and exposes human imperfections like greed, lust, jealousy, fear, love, and joy. 

Artist's statement: "The work brings self-awareness directly to the table. It is made to mimic the interactions of everyday life and to encourage self-examination. They can be read as heavy both in weight and emotion, a metaphor for human interaction: "One can fill a cup or render it empty." To see more of her more and to learn about her you can go here.