Gallery One welcomes fiber artist Nancy Ponton to its Artisan Room

Owning a one-of-a-kind purse is now available at Gallery One. The gallery this week announced that Nancy Ponton’s individualized purses are on displayed in the gallery’s Artisan’s Room.

Ponton shifted her creative energies into “fabric crafting” after a career in the federal government. She travels extensively throughout the United States, collecting interesting fabrics and new techniques and textures to incorporate into her distinctive but functional pieces of art. Each piece is personally designed and sewn by Ponton herself.

People can visit Gallery One to see her work and the other artisans’ work in glass jewelry, blown glass, pottery wood pieces, mosaics and weavings. The main gallery features 14 local artists.

Gallery One is open Thursday through Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is always staffed by an artist, and it is located at 32 Atlantic Avenue (Route 26), in Ocean View. The gallery be reached at (302) 537-5055, or visit for more information.