Tammy Caspersen was born in Blackwell, Oklahoma and currently resides in Pensacola, Florida with her husband Neal and their companion Chief. She has always done some sort of art since she was a child and feels like she has finally found her passion in pottery. She considers herself a whimsical potter making all realms of pottery including functional pieces, Raku, woodfired pottery, and sculpture work. She has studied under two master potters for the past 6 years Larry Manning and Bill Clover to include Master of Arts instructor Karen Zimmerman.
Tammy shows her pottery in the local art shows and has won awards locally and currently exhibits her artwork at Gulf Island Gallery, Orange Beach, AL and has exhibited artwork at Quayside Gallery in Pensacola and at the Navarre Healing Arts Center, Navarre, FL.
From raw clay to finished product she follows the steps that have been established over the centuries by potters on every continent. She feels like she has gone back to her roots, Oklahoma, the land where the sky meets the earth, the land of dry clay and dirt that cracks in the heat of the summer. Her family were farmers and tilled the raw soil and that’s where she feels she got her love of playing in the dirt, and she now enjoys expressing it by molding the clay.
Tammy is also a volunteer at the local Pensacola State College in the Arts Department loading kilns for college students and helping to promote the arts in Pensacola.