Marino Our Studio Mascot Copyright 2013
Our story could be summarized in the following manner. Three girls lucky enough to be raised by two loving parents who were part of the Greatest Generation. We were truly blessed and honored to have Ralph and Loretta Marino for parents who guided our lives and left us with the passions we have today.
Mom – she was the ultimate mother. Staying home to raise her three girls and always there with an open heart and mind to listen to her sometimes rebellious daughters. Rarely did she exhibit anything but paticience and love to us and our Dad. When she would disagree she would say “Now you know Ralphie” and that pretty much said everything, Dad would stop and listen intently to the words that followed.
Dad – he was the best of the best and provided us with everything we needed in life; a World War II and Pearl Harbor Survivor – and later a Washington DC Metropolitan Police Officer – he was witness to the best and worst the world had to offer. He protected his wife and girls always.
The Three Sisters – Kathleen, Tina, and Adelaide – the luckiest three girls in the world – we had the best parents and know it to this day that part of Mom and Dad live on through us. Not afraid of hard work and compassion traits we strive to carry on.
Ceramics – a big part of our childhood and summer “fun-time”. We went from simple ceramic figurines to the more complicated air-brushed designs in later years. We never fully left our hobby behind and years later two of us (Kathleen and Tina) have come full circle. Starting in the garage of our home with some greenware and two tables; our nights were filled with laughter and memories of our teenage years. We talked more and more about taking this passion and starting a business and bring our craft to Garland. So here we are in our infancy starting a business; each of us has a unique gift and are willing to share it with this great community. We do all our pouring on-site and classes are conducted by Tina and her great teaching ability.
We honor our parents by naming our ceramic studio Marino’s Serenity Ceramics. We hope you will stop in and spend some time browsing the greenware and bisque and either rekindle your ceramic hobby or start a new and exciting hobby.
It's been a long road and we are happy to share our knowledge of ceramics with you. We are a family owned business.
Kathleen Marino and Tina M. Shaffer
This Koi was finished by Tina M. Shaffer contact our Ceramic Studio and we will show you how to do this technique. (469) 298-3305
Our Greenware, Bisque and Stoneware is MADE IN THE U.S.A
Marino's Serenity Ceramics A Place to Relax and Paint