“Clay is my material of expression. It inspires touch, while offering infinite possibilities for shape and texture. I work in the moment; my hands are my tools. I scratch, pinch, push and press; seeking to discover the life within the shapeless mud.” Randy Fein 2015
Randy Fein has over thirty years of experience in the ceramic arts. Imagining, expressing, and inspiring others about the seduction of clay. The diversity of her ceramic work is evident in the variety of construction and firing techniques she has chosen to master over time. Randy creates wheel thrown, slab built and casted pottery that are both functional and sculptural. These works are often hand painted with lively brush stokes of fluid color. Her expressive ceramic sculptures are inspired by the nature and particularly by the creatures that inhabit of the sea and the sky.
Randy takes on the challenge of working large in clay by creating outdoor stoneware garden sculpture that measure 3- 5 feet tall. Her expertise in working on a grand scale is also evident in her more than 25 large scale relief tile installations permanently placed in corporate, private, and numerous public settings such as, schools, libraries and hospitals. A short list includes: Eastern Maine Medical Center’s 8th floor Pediatrics facility in Bangor, ME., and Maine Medical Center’s Emergency Wing Entrance Hall in Portland, ME., Gorham Middle School in Gorham Maine, plus other sites though out the USA
Randy Fein is has along history as workshop leader in the ceramic arts. She inspires creativity in everyone from Elementary school student to Graduate Students, to retired seniors. Randy Fein is a Teaching Artist listed on the Maine Arts Commission roster for conducting workshops in ceramics through out the state of Maine.
Arts at the Center, in Lincolnville, Maine, is Randy’s primary studio where she offers Ceramic Arts workshops for all age levels. Her experience as a ceramics instructor include: Unity College, in Unity Maine., Castleton State College in Vermont, and Babson College in Wellesley MA.
Randy Fein is the founding director of The ArtFull Gifts Show at Point Lookout Resort, an annual holiday art and craft show featuring 50 premier Maine exhibitors.