Can you tell us a bit more about Marina Marinski products (Ceramics and jewelry)? How did your story started?
Marinski products are made with a lot of love and care in our family studio using traditional techniques. They are 100% handmade. The Marinski story started four years ago, when I had a chance to work in a renowned potter’s studio creating ceramic pieces. From the early beginning, the organic properties of clay had fully occupied my attention. I found it strong and stable and at the same time warm and genuine in its primitiveness. Making ceramics is the only thing I can imagine doing all day, every day. I love everything about clay. It is a never-ending learning process. Using vibrant colors, motifs and a child’s playfulness, I am breathing life into my creations and making people laugh.
Where does your inspiration come from?
Everything around me can inspire me. Life is an inspiration. I see it in people, gestures, emotions, nature and good childhood memories.
How long does it take to make one ceramic item? Can you describe the making process?
To create ceramic pieces you need to be very patient. It is a long process where you get the chance to learn a lot about yourself. The production process includes a lot of steps that cannot be skipped. It starts with slip casting and continues with cleaning the rough edges and preparing surfaces for painting. Here comes my favorite part, painting and reviving pieces with illustrations. When objects are dry enough, they are ready for the first bisque firing. It lasts for 10 hours cooling down for another 24 hours. When the objects cool down, we dip them in a transparent glaze to protect illustrations and get them ready for everyday use. Plans for the future? The most important thing for me is to work on improving my knowledge and products. My plan is to run creative ceramic workshops for beginners, to travel around Europe and participate