Established in 2012, Long Road Studios is a collective of seven professional clay artists—Jorie Berman, Laura Cooper, Juana Gnecco, Nancy Green, Kendall Steele, Melanie Sgrignoli and Caryn Van Wagtendonk—who have launched a new permanent gallery and cooperative studio. Opening day features tours, live music, family-friendly games, food for sale by Rooter’s BBQ and complimentary drinks and desserts. In addition to the artists’ ceramic creations, the gallery will offer beerware by Red Wolf Growlers, textiles by Sarah Parker, handmade soaps by Lisa Pickett and jewelry by Jim Norton. Located 12 miles from downtown Athens on 441 South, the gallery plans to be open Wednesdays–Saturdays from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and on Sundays from 12–5 p.m. The free opening house is from 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
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