Education Seminars

Educational Seminars are held at Colvill Courtyard and Event Tent, Colvill Park Red Wing
Colvill Park
507 Nymphara Lane
Red Wing, MN
Thursday, July 8, 2021
10:30 am – “Small Town Journeys Led to a New Stoneware Museum” – presented by Ray & Cindy Brinkmann – Colvill Park, Event Tent

Educational Seminars
Friday, July 9, 2021

9:00-10:30 am – Collector Classic Movies-From the Vault-“Salt Glaze-the Best of the Best” – Dave Kuffel, Sandy Short, Dave Short – Colvill Park Event Tent

10:30-NOON – KidsView Session – Wendy Callicoat, Sue Jones & Deb Giesen – Colvill Park Courtyard

10:30-NOON – Offsite Tour One – “Underground Red Wing River” – Paul Hildebrandt- meet at City Hall, downtown Red Wing, walk to Levee Park

11:00-11:50 – “Collecting Bailed Jugs – ‘Plain & Fancy'”, Larry Birks – Colvill Park Event Tent

1:00-2:40 – “The Village Green Line” – Larry Roschen & Terry Moe – Colvill Park Courtyard – NOTE, this is one seminar over two session times

1:00-1:50 – “Five Decades of Digging” – Steve & Phyllis Showers – Colvill Park Event Tent

1:00-1:50 – Offside Tour Two – “Oakwood Cemetery and Pottery” – Gary & Bonnie Tefft, Oakwood Cemetery

2:00-2:50 – “The Unforgettable Dump Digs of 2020” – Austin Fjerestad, Pavillion 3


Education Manager – Position Vacant

If you are interested in becoming a presenter, please contact the RWCS office at


About Education
Education is a focal point of the RWCS events. Each year the Education Manager puts together an education schedule for both Convention and MidWinter filled with great learning opportunities for members. Education sessions are held on the second day of Convention, Friday with three or four sessions break out times as Saturday of MidWinter.

Education Sessions are a great way to: hear about the new research being done about Red Wing, learn tips and ideas from fellow members.

Education Manager is always looking for speakers, please contact him at

Video Lending Library
Each year the Education Manager selects session to 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 on to the members-only section Video Section of the website or the Resource Page.

Any RWCS Member can become a speaker at the Annual Convention by simply contacting the Education Manager via email.


Orientation for First-Timers
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Friday:  9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Start your first Convention experience outright 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.

Speaker Biography:
Hello all, my name is Catherine Beall. I have been involved in the Red Wing Convention for over ten years now. I have been speaking at the Convention for eight 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. Hope to see you all there.

Shared Interest Groups
9:00 am

Shared Interest Groups are organized at the RWCS Annual Convention to gather members with similar Red Wing Collecting interests with discussion groups to network collectors together in one place.

Come to meet up with others with your same collecting interest. 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.

Want to start a discussion on your Red Wing collecting interest but don’t know who has the same interest as you? Consider being a moderator of a Shared Interest Group. Contact the Education Manager