Marina Randall Ceramics

Contact name: Marina Randall
Total bookings
almost 4 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

My passion for pottery started in Cape Town, South Africa where I grew up surrounded by majestic mountains and wild oceans with its diverse scenery of coastlines, the veld, and wildlife. My mother was a potter and my dad an artist so my introduction to colours, shape and textures started at an early age, followed by a degree in art and then an MA in Ceramics. Now I live in the beautiful Surrey hills so am further inspired by the green rolling hills (Box Hill) and woods on my doorstep with bluebells and luminous rape seed fields in spring and many ferns to collect to imprint into clay. I love every process of pottery, whether its handbuilding or throwing on the wheel and enjoy sharing my knowledge I've built up over the past 30 + years with my students.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Half-day pottery with Marina
Next date: Aug 18th
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Pottery and decorating day for two
Next date: Aug 18th

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
15 Aug 22'

Magda & Paola reviewed: Pottery and decorating day for two

"It was a lovely full-day course on a very hot day, and my girlfriend and I were pleased to notice the temperature in the pottery workspace was nice and chilled ;) Marina was very warm and welcoming and lead us through the whole process with clear instructions and help when needed in a chilled atmosphere. Hours passed very quickly and that's always a good indication of having a great time. We can't wait to see how our work will turn out! Thank you, Marina!"

Marina Randall Ceramics responded:

" Thanks Magda for your kind words. It was a lovely hot day and yes - I am particularly grateful for the cool studio at this time. Winter is another story ( but the kiln keeps it warm) You were both brilliant students and fun to teach!😊 will keep you posted when your pots are ready "

5 Jun 22'

Helen and Ellie reviewed: Pottery and decorating day for two

"We really enjoyed our day learning how to throw pots with Marina. She is an excellent teacher, kind and patient when things go a bit wonky and full of praise for our efforts. Looking foward to seeing how our pots turn out."

Marina Randall Ceramics responded:

" Thanks Helen and Ellie for your kind review. :-) I shall keep you posted and keep our fingers crossed 🤞 Maybe see you at open studios in the next few weeks! Kind regards Marina"

9 May 22'

Laura B reviewed: Pottery and decorating day for two

"I had booked this day as a birthday treat for my 11 year old daughter (and a treat for me!) We had covered some pottery basics previously but we were both very keen to have a go at throwing pots on the wheel and felt some 1:1 guidance and support with this would be a good plan. We had a wonderful day with Marina (and Poppy the dog!) Marina is an excellent teacher - with endless patience and so much knowledge and experience. She was always there to help (and rescue any disasters) and this ensured we managed to each produce 3 reasonable looking bowls by the end of the morning. After a picnic in the nearby bluebell woods we returned to trim and decorate our bowls which was great fun. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the day, as did I and I can't wait to see the finished results in a few weeks. Thank you so much Marina."

Marina Randall Ceramics responded:

" Laura thanks so much for your wonderful review! It was lovely having you and Holly too and now your results are up to the kiln gods, but I’m sure they’ll do a splendid job. I will keep you posted! Best wishes Marina"

1 May 22'

Clare & Nick reviewed: Pottery and decorating day for two

"What a great way to spend a day!! Lots to remember but Marina was very patient with us both. Looking forward to seeing our bowls when they come out of the kiln."

Marina Randall Ceramics responded:

" Thanks for your lovely review. Much appreciated! Pots going into bisque kiln today! Will keep you posted 😊 Marina "

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