Education Seminars

Convention Education 2019
Educational Seminars are held at Minnesota State College Southeast in Red Wing
2018 Education Seminars available via the video lending library
Historic Pottery Industry or Red Wing and Goodhue Couty Story Map
Less Common Gypsy Trail (THIS IS A THREE PART SESSION)
See more details below on these sessions. Contact the office at 651-388-4004 or email to rent a copy of the session.
Keynote :
Historic Pottery Industry of Red Wing & Goodhue County Story Map
Presenter: Leanne Knott, GIS Systems Specialist, Goodhue County

Goodhue County GIS Systems Specialist Leanne Knott will share a visual history of the pottery industry in Red Wing and Goodhue County with maps, images, video, and narrative using an Esri Story Map web application. History topics include early pottery manufacturers, Sanborn Fire Insurance maps of the potteries, clay mining, Zumbrota-based manufacturing, transportation systems, workforce neighborhoods, pottery dump, and the enduring legacy of Red Wing pottery history today.

Speaker Biography:
Leanne Knott, GISP, has been working as a GIS Systems Specialist for Goodhue County, Minnesota since 2015. She previously worked as GIS Specialist for the City of Red Wing. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and completed her Masters of Science in GIS at St. Mary’s University. Leanne is also an award-winning novelist and has published three novels to date.

Session Title: Less Common Gypsy Trail (THIS IS A THREE PART SESSION)
Speakers: Larry Roschen & Terry Moe

Session Description:
Gypsy Trail is the dinnerware line with the most items not shown in the popular sources. Since many of the items are not marked, it is difficult for collectors to identify them. Larry and Terry will show photos and discuss all of the less common items. This seminar is designed to precede a series of RWCS Newsletter articles.

Speaker Biography:
Terry Moe and his wife Marilyn have been collecting Red Wing pottery since they inherited a partial set of Gypsy Trail Plain and Reed in 1975 from Terry’s Grandmother.  They primarily collect dinnerware. Gypsy Trail, Wreath, Ivanhoe, Nassau, Ardennes, Hotel or Restaurant, and Normandy along with Merrileaf have been their main focus.  Primary source materials allowing them to document dinnerware have become a major interest.

Larry Roschen and his wife Kathy have collected all forms of Red Wing pottery since 1980. Red Wing pitchers, teapots, salt & pepper shakers are primary collecting interests along with building complete sets of several dinnerware patterns.  Larry’s interests eventually turned from growing the collection to learning more about the Red Wing dinnerware lines through research of vintage documents.   Larry currently serves as the dinnerware advisor for the “Ask the Experts” section of the RWCS website.

Larry and Terry have conducted numerous dinnerware seminars for RWCS Midwinter and Summer Conventions.


Orientation for First Timers – 2019
Thursday: July 11, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Friday: July 12, 13:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

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.

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
Friday, July 12, 2019
9:00 am

Come to the College early 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.

Educational Seminars
Friday, July 12, 2019

Session 1: 10:00 a.m. to 10:50 am.
Session 2: 11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m

Session 3: 1:00 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.
Session 4: 2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m

Interested in speaking please contact our education manager.

Education Manager – David Yoshi Hoffman

If you are interested in becoming a presenter, please contact the Education Manager at or use the Speaker Form.


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 is held on the second day of Convention, Friday with three or four session 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 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.