RWCS Announces 40th Anniversary Plans

Red Wing, Minn – Happy 40th Anniversary, fellow Red Wing Collectors! Be sure to attend this year’s Convention in Red Wing July 6-8. We will kick off the anniversary celebration on Thursday, July 6 with a very special panel of collectors who will present this year’s keynote address, sharing some personal and fun experiences as members of RWCS. We will also honor the RWCS charter members in attendance followed by a fun anniversary get-together in the Minnesota State College Southeast commons area at NOON. Don’t miss the Friday evening Crock Hop in Potters Hall at the Pottery Museum from 5 to 6:30 p.m.Traditional root beer floats and refreshments will be served along with a visit from Doc and Marty. A “Back in Time Scavenger Hunt” in the museutilem along with door prizes at “Lou’s Café” will be too fun to miss!

Don’t forget to order the special anniversary tile on your Convention registration form – they are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be mailed to your home.



Official RWCS Convention T-shirt  – Order by June 6
Celebrate the RWCS 40th Anniversary in style with your very own “Back to the Future” RWCS Convention T-shirt! These custom-designed shirts can be ordered online.  The shirts are $14.98 each and they will be available for pickup at the July Convention in Red Wing. Shirts sizes 2XL and up are subject to an additional charge. The order deadline is June 6. A small number of shirts might be available to purchase onsite, but the only way to guarantee yourself a shirt is to pre-order. All proceeds will benefit the RWCS.


Share how your Red Wing Journey Began
The RWCS 40th Anniversary is a great time to reminisce about that first piece of stoneware, art pottery or dinnerware that began our quests in collecting. Many collectors recently shared stories on Facebook about how they acquired their first piece of Red Wing clay. Regardless of whether it was a common piece or a rare find, we all remember how we got started. Please send your story Nancy Lambert, RWCS Historian, along with a photo of the item if you wish. Lambert will put it all together into a booklet – not only for some fun reading of cool stories, but also to have the stories as a part of the Red Wing Collectors Society archives. Whether the clay piece was Red Wing or not, whether it was a lucky find or a gift from a family member, the unique and individual stories will be a treat for us all. Please submit your story by May 15 to be a part of this 40th Anniversary project! E-mail your story and photo to me at

In addition to members attending the Convention will receive a special cloisonné commemorative pins celebrating the 40th Anniversary. All of this plus special displays and memorabilia will be a part of the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Red Wing Collectors Society! Register today!