Forged & Found

Written By: Bre Humphries

Former fashion designer Regina Mandell turned her passion for pottery into a successful ceramic business when The National restaurant in Athens commissioned a set of plates, and her Instagram followers began requesting their own custom clayware. Mandell’s line, Forged & Found, now includes an array of dishes and décor that are at once functional and artful.

We love the pastel-colored plates, pebble mugs, and unique items like the juicer and root cellars. Mandell’s more whimsical pieces can be found at her workspace, Southern Start Studio in Athens, or online at


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