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Maria Dondero

Maria Dondero

Maria Dondero was born in Yaounde Cameroon and moved to Atlanta, GA in 1983. After High School, Maria spent over a year in Latin America where she took her first classes in ceramics, studying wheel throwing with an accomplished potter in Guanajuato, Mexico. Dondero's work, made from an earthenware clay body, is freely and loosely thrown and is surfaced with fresh, personal decorative motifs. Through the use of a terra cotta body, Dondero has a dark base to build on. She loosely covers this ground with a white slip, sometimes working a small pattern into the surface here and there.

“Making pots is something that I can’t imagine my life without. I find ceramics a thoughtful and fulfilling process from the slow, labor-intensive mixing of clay and glazes, to kick wheel turning of the shapes, to trimming, slipping, sketching, bisquing, glazing, and firing again. I leave traces of the process through which my pots were made, whether by the attachment of the handle, or the fingerprints left from dipping vessels in slip. I choose terra cotta for the rich color and the likeness to Georgia clay. I respond to the form itself with imagery from my life and surroundings. I seek to balance immediacy and permanence when etching a quick drawing into the clay.”

  • $225
    Maria Dondero

    Coil Jar

    Maria Dondero is an Athens based potter creating funtional pieces which dipict images from her natural Georgia surroundings. This piece measures 16...

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  • $50
    Maria Dondero

    Bowl

    Maria Dondero is an Athens based potter creating funtional pieces which dipict images from her natural Georgia surroundings. This piece measures 2 ...

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  • $65
    Maria Dondero

    Dinner Plate

    Maria Dondero is an Athens based potter creating funtional pieces which dipict images from her natural Georgia surroundings. This piece measures 9”...

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  • $55
    Maria Dondero

    Mug

    Maria Dondero is an Athens based potter creating funtional pieces which dipict images from her natural Georgia surroundings. This piece measures 4....

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  • $650
    Maria Dondero

    Large Coil Jar

    Maria Dondero is an Athens based potter creating funtional pieces which dipict images from her natural Georgia surroundings. This piece measures 21...

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  • $375
    Maria Dondero

    Oval Coil Jar

    Maria Dondero is an Athens based potter creating funtional pieces which dipict images from her natural Georgia surroundings. This piece measures 17...

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  • $175
    Maria Dondero

    Platter

    Maria Dondero is an Athens based potter creating funtional pieces which dipict images from her natural Georgia surroundings. This piece measures 12...

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  • $65
    Maria Dondero

    Dinner Plate

    Maria Dondero is an Athens based potter creating funtional pieces which dipict images from her natural Georgia surroundings. This piece measures 10...

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  • $46
    Maria Dondero

    Cup

    Maria Dondero is an Athens based potter creating funtional pieces which dipict images from her natural Georgia surroundings. This piece measures 2....

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  • $65
    Maria Dondero

    Dinner Plate

    Maria Dondero is an Athens based potter creating funtional pieces which dipict images from her natural Georgia surroundings. This piece measures 10...

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  • $100
    Maria Dondero

    Pitcher

    Maria Dondero is an Athens based potter creating funtional pieces which dipict images from her natural Georgia surroundings. This piece measures 6”...

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  • $45
    Maria Dondero

    Small Vase

    Maria Dondero is an Athens based potter creating funtional pieces which dipict images from her natural Georgia surroundings. This piece measures 5 ...

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    Maria Dondero

    Tall Coil Jar

    Maria Dondero is an Athens based potter creating funtional pieces which dipict images from her natural Georgia surroundings. This piece measures 19...

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  • $45
    Maria Dondero

    Dessert Plate

    Maria Dondero is an Athens based potter creating funtional pieces which dipict images from her natural Georgia surroundings. This piece measures 7....

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  • $42
    Maria Dondero

    Espresso Cup

    Maria Dondero is an Athens based potter creating funtional pieces which dipict images from her natural Georgia surroundings. This piece measures 2”...

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  • $55
    Maria Dondero

    Mug

    Maria Dondero is an Athens based potter creating funtional pieces which dipict images from her natural Georgia surroundings. This piece measures 4....

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  • $125
    Maria Dondero

    Pitcher

    Maria Dondero is an Athens based potter creating funtional pieces which dipict images from her natural Georgia surroundings. This piece measures 8”...

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  • $175
    Maria Dondero

    Platter

    Maria Dondero is an Athens based potter creating funtional pieces which dipict images from her natural Georgia surroundings. This piece measures 12...

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  • $50
    Maria Dondero

    Bowl

    Maria Dondero is an Athens based potter creating funtional pieces which dipict images from her natural Georgia surroundings. This piece measures 2 ...

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  • $45
    Maria Dondero

    Dessert Plate

    Maria Dondero is an Athens based potter creating funtional pieces which dipict images from her natural Georgia surroundings. This piece measures 7....

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  • $50
    Maria Dondero

    Bowl

    Maria Dondero is an Athens based potter creating funtional pieces which dipict images from her natural Georgia surroundings. This piece measures 2 ...

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  • $50
    Maria Dondero

    Small Bowl

    Maria Dondero is an Athens based potter creating funtional pieces which dipict images from her natural Georgia surroundings. This piece measures 1....

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  • $55
    Maria Dondero

    Mug

    Maria Dondero is an Athens based potter creating funtional pieces which dipict images from her natural Georgia surroundings. This piece measures 4 ...

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    $50
    Maria Dondero

    Bud Vase

    Maria Dondero is an Athens based potter creating funtional pieces which dipict images from her natural Georgia surroundings. This piece measures 3....

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