Red Wing, MN – The Red Wing Collectors Society is pleased to announce that Richard Spiller has accepted an invitation to demonstrate his pottery craft at the 2012 RWCS Convention.
It has been the long-standing tradition of the RWCS Convention to invite a potter or pottery company to demonstrate their craft during the Annual Convention in Red Wing, MN. Ephraim Pottery, of Lake Mills, Wis. has actively participated in the event for the past five years, but had a schedule conflict for the 2012 Convention.
RWCS Executive Director Stacy Wegner heard about Spiller’s Gas Kiln Firing class being held at the Anderson Center at Tower View in Red Wing. Wegner contacted the Anderson Center inviting Spiller or another potter in residence to attend the Convention, and Spiller accepted.
“We appreciate the commitment of Ephraim Pottery sharing their knowledge and craft with our members and we look forward to having Spiller at the 2012 Convention,” Wegner said.
A resident of rural Wisconsin, Spiller was educated at Western Michigan University and the University of Wisconsin – Madison. An Emeritus Professor of Art at Eastern Carolina University, Spiller has been a practicing potter and ceramic artist for nearly 50 years. His expertise included kiln building with firing experience from corn cob raku to Tozan Noboigama and firing to cone 10 reduction.
The Red Wing Collectors Society Convention is slated for July 12-14, 2012 at Red Wing High School in Red Wing. The RWCS expects to have more than 1,000 of its members attend the event, which will celebrate the club’s 35th anniversary.