Pottery Welcome Group announces new activities
until we’re Rockin’ Around the Crock!
A few other reminders before you hit the road:
– Recycle: please bring your used plastic badge holders
– Volunteers needed in registration, contact Katie
– Volunteers don’t forget to wear your pins!
Use the links below and VISIT the RWCS WEBSITE TODAY to learn more:
MIDWINTER SELLERS TABLES
SELL OUT FOR 2ND YEAR!
The RWCS Business Office and Show and Sale Managers Pete and Cindy May are excited to report that Show and Sale for the 2009 MidWinter GetTogether, on Saturday, February 7, 2009 is Sold Out for a second year in a row.
The ballroom at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Des Moines, IA will be packed wall to wall with something for every collector. Sellers will have Red Wing and other American stoneware, dinnerware and art pottery wares for sale.
Come and see what you can add to your collection.
Call: 800-977-7927 or log on to the RWCS Site!
Education Seminar Speaker topics are now available with something for every collectors. Topics include:
Latest Finds in the Dump
Intro to Collecting Dinnerware
RWCS Foundation Update
The 2009 MidWinter Keynote is RWCS Member and long time collector Bob Kubes. Bob is the RWCS Insurance Representative from the Musty Barnhart Agency and he is going to be discussing securing your collection and making sure you are covered in the event of a emergency.
We are still looking for interested speakers in Art Pottery. If you are interesting is hold a Round Table discussion please contact Glenn Beall, Education Manager at email@example.com today!
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Attention RWCS Members it’s that time of the year to make the trip to Des Moines and come to MidWinter.
Online Registration is OPEN, SAVE the Society some cash and you the stamp register via the website it is quick an easy. Not sure how to get online, call the office at 800-977-7927 and we are happy to help or take your registration over the phone.
Don’t miss out on the Crock Hop!
2008 July Convention Education Videos
Available to all current members of the RWCS are the latest editions to the RWCS Video Lending Library Convention Education Sessions.
The following are the new sessions available on DVD for FREE to all RWCS members.
Ebb Tide – Last Red Wing Production Dinnerware
This session is presented by long time dinnerware collector Dennis Cayler. The last production dinnerware that was designed by the great Charles Murphy, Ebb Tide survives as a legacy to his design genius. This hands-on seminar will present information about the pattern, the designer, and those who actually made and painted the plates. Hear what the people making the dinnerware sets had to say about it, and see every single piece in the pattern all in the same room. This is a ‘must-attend’ seminar for those who collect or admire any of the Red Wing dinnerware patterns.
Red Wing Advertising Mugs
Tavern and drinking mugs. So many different companies produced numerous shapes and sizes. What set the Red Wing stiles apart from the rest? In this seminar, we will examine the different types of mugs that Red Wing produced and many of the different examples of mug advertising sold. This seminar will show some of the rarest of the Red Wing mugs, and lest the collector become more familiar with what makes a mug, a Red Wing mug.
The Pottery District – Then and Now
Leanne Knott, GIS Specials for the City of Red Wing
Red Wing potteries history has mostly been told through collectibles and personal narratives, but maps and old air photos also have a story to share. City of Red Wing Geographic Information Systems Specialist Leanne Knott will present information gathered from both the Goodhue County Land Survey/GIS offices and from the Goodhue County History Center on site locations relating to the historic Red Wing Pottery industry.
Recent Finds and Discoveries in the RW Dump
Dennis Nygaard and Austin Fjerestad
This dump session focuses on very early Red Wing. The show and discuss new forms, lids, pots and early stoneware. In addition they will talk about the new decorations, colors, luggage handles, pedal lids, dome lids, flower pots and so much more. Learn about the early Red Wing not covered in books.
Pottery Park: Parks, History, Partnerships a Red Wing Tradition.
Brian Peterson will be discussion the history of the Red Wing Park System and the partnerships that create these wonderful assets of Red Wing. He will discuss the unique relationship forming with the new Pottery Park with the Red Wing Collectors Society, the RWCS Foundation, Rotary Club and other community partner to keep our history through parks alive. In addition he will give a visionary view of the future of Pottery Park and the Levee Road area. He sees that Pottery Park will be the beginning of the development of the new Riverfront Redevelopment plan for the Upper Harbor of Red Wing.
Contact the RWCS Business office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-977-7927. These sessions are available FREE to members we just ask that you pay the shipping to return them to the office.
2008 Annual Convention Auction
The 2008 Convention Auction was once again one of the many highlights of the event. The auction total was $128,550 with several pieces on the block with great action.
Click Here to download the results
Special thanks to outgoing Auction Manager, Jeff Floyd for his years of service at Auction Manager for the RWCS July Convention. We apprieciate all your dedication of time and effort to plan, organize, and manage the Auction.
The RWCS would like to take this opportunity to welcome newly elected Auction Manager, Todd Avery, of Red Wing, MN. If you are interested in volunteering to support the 2009 Auction please email him at email@example.com.
Hey, RWCS Members, it’s time to hit the road with your true love and head to Des Moines, February 6-8, 2009. MidWinter is Going Back to the 50s, so get out those bobby socks, saddle shoes, letterman sweaters and poodle skirts because we are going to twist the weekend away!
When: February 6, 7, 8, 2009
Where: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
4800 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, Iowa
The October 2009 issue is on the way and online registration will be open soon. Need a sellers contract or would like to download and mail the form they are NOW AVAILABLE!
Seller Table Contract
The RWCS Business Office is looking for some cool guys and gals to volunteer at MidWinter contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-977-7927.