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Gordy pottery pieces on display at Folk Pottery Museum in Sautee Nacoochee
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Bill Gordy was born into a folk pottery family in 1910 and with his brother learned the craft of making utilitarian wares for home needs from his father, W.T.B. Gordy.

Now his crafts will take center stage at the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia, which will open a temporary exhibition of Bill Gordy pottery Friday, Jan. 15.

Kicking off the event will be a lecture at 7 p.m., followed by a reception. On Saturday, Jan. 16, the museum will celebrate the exhibition with an free open house. The display will run until fall 2016.

Gordy pottery collector Robert Adams will present a lecture about Gordy’s work Friday.

On Saturday, potter Ron Cooper, who began an apprenticeship with Gordy in 1958, will explain some of Gordy’s techniques from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Entertainer Kurt Johnston will present music through the day.

Admission is free to all venues Jan. 15 and 16 at 283 Ga. 255 in Sautee Nacoochee.

For more information, visit or call 706-878-3300 ext. 307.