Dorris Xerxes “D. X.” Gordy,  born in 1913, was the brother of Bill Gordy, another artist featured in Georgia’s State Art Collection. In 1935 D. X. and his father, W. T. B. Gordy, opened Gordy’s Pottery in Primrose, near Warm Springs, because it gave them access to tourists. Gordy’s pieces were sold in the Little White House’s gift shop, and he worked at Westville, near Lumpkin, between 1969 and 1975. He died in 1994 after suffering a stroke.

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Gordy’s pottery piece Vase is part of Georgia’s State Art Collection.

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Vase by D. X. Gordy is part of Georgia's State Art Collection. Pottery

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