Tom Marino's work uses various glazes to create contrasting effects on classic vessel forms. The imagery often portrays skyscapes, landscapes, flames, wind, and other designs in an abstract, painterly way. Concepts regarding light, space, and time are explored and relate to both their literal and symbolic meanings. The atmospheric imagery is meant to convey the power and inspiration of light. Light for the artist represents a personal search and aspiration that can lead to transformation.
The porcelain is high fired under heavy reduction. Marino uses multiple glazes and slips including many of his own glaze formulations which utilize his extensive background in chemistry.