Folk Art Gallery
Est. 1984 - Barbara C. Brogdon Prop.
Phone (706) 865-6345 Cell (706) 878-8100

Bobby Ferguson

 

Born: 1933
North Georgia
 

Bobby is a fifth generation potter who is part of a "clay-clan" of more than 50 potters- all related by blood or marriage. Bobby began making pottery as a child in his father's shop and has continued the craft. After driving trucks for other Gillsville potteries, in 1978 Bobby and his wife, Mary, set up a shop behind their house. Bobby's son, Danny, and other immediate and extended family members are also involved. Without his continuation of the craft, the Ferguson pottery tradition that began in the mid 1800s would have ended.

See Brothers in Clay.