The Honourable Lady Marina Anastasia Ozorowska is a late period (1575-1600 CE) woman living on the border of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and Muscovy.
Marina joined the SCA in September 1987 in the Canton of Petrea Thule, where she held the office of Minister of Arts & Sciences until she moved away. She now lives in the Canton of Caldrithig, in the Barony of Skraeling Althing, and has lived here for several years.
Marina is one of Ealdomere's Cooks, having cooked many feasts at the end of her 1st and well into her 2nd decade in the SCA. She enjoys the creativity of trying out new dishes; as well she loves cooking for many people and feeding them sumptuously. Marina cooked for several feasts, including Baronial Investitures for Xristina Viacheslavova, as well as Dame Eleanor Cadfan and Sir Mencken Brechen. Marina also did several feasts and lunches for Petrea Thule, and has helped in various other feast kitchens. Her most recent achievement was cooking a late 15th century Catalan feast for Coronation in the Barony of Skraeling Althing.
Marina considers the development of a menu and the testing of dishes for a feast an art; whereas she considers the cooking and serving of a feast a service. For over 20 years she has been researching and serving Rus food.
Marina has also served for many years by teaching classes at Practicum. Often she has taught an embroidery class and/or a cooking class, but on at least one occasion she has broken out of the mould and taught a class on the history of medieval brasses and one on how to teach adults.
Marina has participated in several Trillium Exchanges, and is also a member of the White Wolf Fian. She first challenged in with the research and cooking of a late period Rus meal. Marina's re-challenge was to research and build for herself an embroidery stand and slate frame in order to bring to events and have a more period presence.
Marina is a proficient embroideress with a wide range of techniques in her repertoire. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and demonstrating techniques when asked. She has embroidered several items but given them away. Her next big project just might be something for herself.
In addition Marina likes to diversify and in the past few years has expanded to illuminating and calliging scrolls; researching game boards; basic woodworking - she made a set of tablet weaving cards; reasearching and making aprons. She is also interested in spinning, weaving and dyeing.
Marina can be found on Facebook, and is receptive to missives from other SCAdians.