Education Session Information and Speaker Bios – Available Spring 2013
Session: Title: Orientation for First Timers
Speaker: Catherine Beall
Thursday: July 11, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Friday: July 12, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
If 2012 will be your first time attending the Red Wing Collectors Society Convention, there is a lot to see and do! Start your first Convention experience out right by attending an Orientation Seminar led by longtime RWCS member Catherine Beall. Catherine will discuss all of the activities that are lined up and offer tips on making the most of your Convention experience. NEW THIS YEAR: a representative from the Red Wing Visitor and Convention Bureau will also stop in for both Sessions to tell you about all that Red Wing has to offer.
Hello all, my name is Catherine Beall. I have been involved in the Red Wing Convention for ten years now. I have been speaking at the Convention for three years now. My interest in Red Wing is the history and preservation of that history. The Charles E. Murphy prints are my particular area of interest. Currently, I am working on a Biology and History degree from the University of South Dakota. Hope to see you all there.
Shared Interest Groups
Groups: Stoneware, Dinnerware, Art Pottery
Thursday, July 11
2:30 – 3:30
Come show off your favorite piece, new find at Convention, or photos of your collection. Talk with other RWCS members that share your specific Red Wing collecting passion for Dinnerware, Stoneware, or Art Pottery. This is your time to network with other collectors and swap stories, ask questions and get connected with other RWCS members with your area of interest.
Tables in the Red Wing High School Courtyard Café will be marked for each major area of Red Wing Potteries production history: Stoneware, Dinnerware, Art Pottery. Additional tables will be created on-site for any interest group.
Hands On Classes - Thursday, July 11 and Friday July 12
Try your hand and learn how to make your own pottery from master potter Richard Spiller. This class will be offered at Red Wing High School and will be an additional fee. There are limited number of seats available. To learn more about these sessions visit the Hands On Education Page.
FRIDAY, JULY 13 – Educational Seminars - Announced Spring 2013
Education Sessions are a great way to: hear about the new research being done about Red Wing, learn tips and ideas from fellow members.
Video Lending Library
Each year the Education Manager selects session to be record and added to our library and available Free to RWCS Members.. To see a complete list of sessions available on DVD and VHS please contact the RWCS Business Office or log into the members only section of the website to the Resource Page.
Any RWCS Member can become a speaker at the Annual Convention by simply contacting the Education Manager via email.