William J. “Bill” Gordy  was born in 1910. His Cartersville shop, the Georgia Art Pottery, was located along the Old Dixie Highway. Gordy was part of a family of potters, including his father, W. T. B. Gordy, and younger brother, D. X. Gordy. He died in 1993.

Cookie Jar
Cookie Jar

Courtesy of Georgia Council for the Arts.

Bill Gordy’s clay pieces Casserole and Cookie Jar are parts of Georgia’s State Art Collection.

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Casserole

Casserole

Casserole by William Gordy is part of Georgia's State Art Collection. Clay, 10 1/2 x 8 x 5 1/2 inches

Courtesy of Georgia Council for the Arts, Georgia's State Art Collection.

Cookie Jar

Cookie Jar

Cookie Jar by William Gordy is part of Georgia's State Art Collection. Clay, 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

Courtesy of Georgia Council for the Arts, Georgia's State Art Collection.