Dozens of displays highlight both the common and rare examples of products produced in Red Wing pottery factories, including stoneware, art pottery, and dinnerware. Several exhibits feature artifacts used daily in the production of various clay products. Displays of finished products demonstrate the wide range of items produced by the Red Wing pottery industry including hand decorated, salt glazed stoneware of the highest quality, molded zinc stoneware, advertising ware, art pottery, and dinnerware. The Museum also contains an important collection of memorabilia, vintage photographs, and products related to the local clay industry to provide for current and future educational experiences and scholarly endeavors.
Sometimes, during free time or a lunch break, pottery workers created unique pieces for themselves, family members, or friends. The Museum has many examples of these prized pieces of folk art.
You are sure to recognize something from your childhood when you see the 100+ patterns of dinnerware, including teapots and cookie jars, produced by Red Wing potteries, most of them hand painted.