2nd Annual Red Wing Pottery Road Show, May 16th

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2nd Annual Red Wing Road Show
Saturday May 16, Red Wing Pottery Museum
RED WING, MN – The Red Wing Collectors Society (RWCS) has announced it will hold their annual Red Wing Pottery Road Show this year at the Red Wing Pottery Museum.

Once again, The RWCS business office, RWCS Foundation/Red Wing Pottery Museum, Cannon Valley Red Wing Collectors Club (CVRWCC) and the businesses of the historic Pottery Place are excited to announce that the Red Wing Pottery Road Show will be Saturday, May 16th, from 1p.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

“We saw such a great turnout last year that we felt that this should be an annual event. It is a great way for everyone to learn about the piece they own and more about Red Wing, Minnesota’s rich pottery history. In addition we hope that by sharing our passion for Red Wing others will consider joining our organization,” said Stacy Wegner, executive director.

Everyone is invited to bring their Red Wing Stoneware, Dinnerware or Art Pottery to the historic Pottery Place during the Red Wing Pottery Road Show to find out its value, learn about its history and have questions answered. If your piece is too big, or you’re concerned about transporting bring photos and details. No piece too small or too large. If it’s Red Wing, one of our many experts will be on hand to assist you.

This year we once again have a powerhouse of pottery experts to help the public learn about their pieces including: Larry Peterson, Dave Hallstrom, and Mike Anderson for Stoneware; Larry Roschen, Todd Hintz, and Ivy Loughborough for Dinnerware; Mary Bang, Bonnie Myers, and Nick Marson for Art Pottery. Each of these experts has more then 25 years of Red Wing Pottery experience: collecting, buying, selling, researching, and presenting. Participants are sure to go away with all their questions answered about their Red Wing.

In addition, members of the RWCS will be available for tours of the museum and Pottery Place complex, answer questions, and share their passion for Red Wing Pottery. Plus, all visitors to the event are encouraged to register to win door prizes including Collectors Starter Kit, set of Red Wing Stoneware books, by Larry Peterson, and several commemoratives. These prizes are sure to get a new collector started or enhance an existing collection.

“This event gives us the opportunity to show off the Red Wing Pottery museum to the community and share the exciting plans for the museum’s future expansion” adds Diane Hallstrom, RWCS Foundation Board Member.

Once again this year Keith Klindworth, repair specialist, will be available to share his repair knowledge and expertise. “I had the opportunity to see so many great examples of Red Wing that were in need of a little TLC last year. I felt it was important to be a part of this event again, so these pieces can share their beauty with the world again,’ said Klindworth.

The RWCS is looking for to see what new finds and discoveries will be brought to the Red Wing Pottery Road Show, May 16, 2009, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Red Wing Collectors Society was founded in 1977 in Red Wing, MN. The Society is dedicated to preserving the rich pottery history of Red Wing and other American pottery. There are more than 5,000 members worldwide. The Red Wing Potteries had diverse pottery lines that included stoneware, dinnerware and art pottery. For more information contact the RWCS business office at 800-977-7927, e-mail membership@redwing.org or log on to www.redwingcollectors.org.