wrapping up 2018


I have been neglectful here with my news updates. The reason being the second half of this year really got away from me. As summer passed, I took it easy with pottery production, instead focusing on designing new work for my Fall & Holiday collections. Right before I was gearing up to release that work and kick into production mode again the studio where I work out of was crushed by a giant oak tree. So most of August and September saw me with my hands tied, not being able to work, scrambling for a way to get back to my beloved wheel.

By October the studio was fully rehabbed and I have been back, working furiously ever since. The bulk of the pottery made up until about a week ago has been for my retail stockists, of which I have proudly picked up a few new ones this season while keeping up with some old favorites that have chosen to continue to support my work.

Right now I am finishing the last of what will be sold in the next holiday shop update in mid-December and two local Athens markets.

Southern Star Studio's 3rd Annual Holiday Sale
180 Cleveland Avenue, Athens GA
Saturday December 8th & Sunday December 9th

Stop by and shop a lovely variety of wares by some of Athens finest potters. This sale will feature work from Maria Dondero (Marmalade Pottery), Jennifer Heynen (Jennifer Jangles), Chona Leathers (Studio CRL), Allya Maerz, Regina Mandell (Forged & Found), Kerry Steinberg, Alex Wilkins (Autumn & Sage), Brandon Bishop & Carter Gillies.

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You will also be able to find me as a vendor at:

The Athens Holiday Market at Big City Bread
393 N Finley Street, Athens, GA
Thursday December 14th & Friday December 15th

This is such a festive night out. It is one of my favorites and hope to see you there and that the weather isn't too unbearable. This is where I will be bringing out the bulk of my pottery that I have been working so very hard on throughout these past months. I can't wait to showcase it and share it all with you.

To all of you dear people keeping the lights on and the hearth fires roaring in my small business, I offer you my heart-swelling and unending gratitude. You make it possible. Warmest wishes for a wonderful season!

Regina Mandell