Maria Dondero of Marmalade Pottery, whose functional pieces are well known by their distinctly painted flora and fauna, has launched a new studio and gallery for a collective of Athens-based artists. Located behind the historic Cantrell’s Grocery building, the studio will operate as the workshop for Dondero and other resident artists Jenna Johnson, Hallie Shafer, Regina Mandell and Lisa Romanovski. The opening reception on Friday will feature food, drinks and plenty of pottery, and the gallery’s neighbor, Willaby, will simultaneously host a sale on their back patio with felted wool, natural fiber yarn, fabrics and other crafting supplies. On Saturday, the studio will host a sale of pots in time for Mother’s Day.
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