The Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation, which oversees the operation of the Pottery Museum of Red Wing, has been dedicated to sharing and teaching others about the Red Wing clay industry since its founding. For anyone curious about Red Wing pottery products and the people behind the industry, the Pottery Museum of Red Wing Research Library is available for research and enrichment.
To support its educational goals, the Pottery Museum has thousands of pottery pieces and artifacts on display. In addition to pottery, the Museum contains photos, catalogs and brochures as well as many other historical documents. The Foundation encourages and supports scholarly activity and research that will result in new knowledge and publications.
Educational efforts include community outreach programs, pottery history lessons and educational videos. Many dedicated and committed pottery collectors can be made available to share their vast knowledge of the Red Wing pottery industry. The Museum is a frequent destination for bus and boat tours, school and university programs, antique dealers, antique clubs, service clubs and community education classes.
Many Museum supporters, who are passionate Red Wing pottery collectors, have become experts and share their knowledge through classes held at the Pottery Museum. To further public knowledge of Red Wing pottery, our experts also participate in special presentations at other venues such as the Minnesota History Center.
Larry Peterson has written three books about the pottery made in Red Wing. He is always delighted to share information with Pottery Museum of Red Wing guests.
Steve Brown, a passionate expert collector, is shown teaching a class about the special test plates used to determine the best color palettes for dinnerware patterns.
This youngster enjoyed learning sgraffito in one of our many hands-on classes at the Pottery Museum.
The Pottery Museum of Red Wing
operates entirely on donations from our generous supporters. Please join them in helping us continue our educational mission!