Robert F. Ferguson, Ferguson Pottery, Gillsville, Hall County. Interview recorded June 1981.
The great-great grandson of Charles Ferguson, who moved to Georgia from Edgefield, South Carolina, Robert "Bobby" Ferguson spent most of his life in the trucking industry, far removed from traditional Georgia pottery.
While hauling ware for Craven Pottery in the early 1980s, Ferguson became interested in revisiting the family potting tradition. He soon built a shop and tunnel kiln in his backyard and with assistance from his son, Joseph Daniel, Ferguson began turning small decorative pieces marketed through Craven Pottery.