MidWinter Education


2019 MidWinter Education sponsored by the Badger Chapter!

MidWinter 2019 Education Program Sponsor!

Isle of Capri, Davenport, IA

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MidWinter 2019 Education Program Saturday, February 23, 2019

Keynote Session

Red Wing Clay Industries and Marketing – from Salt and Albany to the Dawn of Zinc

Speaker: Danae Quirk Dorr

This seminar will include the history of stoneware production in the Red Wing and also cover various products produced, attributed to, and sold by Red Wing Stoneware Co., Minnesota Stoneware Co., North Star Stoneware Co., and Union Stoneware Co. through the late 1800s.

Speaker Bio:

Intrigued and fascinated by the science and history of the Red Wing Potteries, Dr. Danaè R. Quirk Dorr has been enthusiastic about collecting North Star Stoneware products for many years.  When she’s not reading about stoneware or searching for a hard-to-find piece, Danaè works as a chemistry professor and author.

Danaè is currently serving as Vice President of the RWCS Facebook Chapter.  She is also a Board Member of the RWCS Foundation and enjoys volunteering at the Pottery Museum of Red Wing.

General Sessions

Session 1 9:30 am – 10:20 am
Session 2 10:30 am – 11:20 am
Dinnerware – Larry Roschen and Terry Moe (One Session Only)
Experts in the field of Red Wing dinnerware, RWCS Hall of Famers Terry Moe & Larry Roschen will again share their immense knowledge at MidWinter this year. In addition to being dedicated volunteers and longtime contributors to the RWCS Newsletter, Larry and Terry have presented countless times on the many lines of Red Wing dinnerware. Their sessions have a loyal following at every RWCS event, which will surely be the case again in 2019.
Auction Grading: Identifying Stoneware Damage, Restorations, and Fakes – Larry Birks
A stoneware collector since the late 1970s, Larry has been a member of the RWCS since 1988 and he served as RWCS President from 2014 to 2016. He was also president of the Trails West Chapter for six years and vice president for two years. In addition to serving as a volunteer at the RWCS Convention for many years, Larry
has presented seminars on “faked advertising” stoneware to the RWCS, Collectors of Illinois Pottery & Stoneware (COIPS) and the Blue and White Collectors Club. “I’ve been grading for the RWCS Thursday Night Convention Auction about six years,” Larry says. “Knowing what to look for when buying a piece of stoneware will help everyone know whether the ‘value asked is the value bought!’”
Salt Glaze Stoneware – Rick Natynski
Rick Natynski, the RWCS Newsletter editor,  is excited to share tons of photos – many featuring the best pieces Red Wing ever turned out in this session. The last time he gave his salt glaze presentation was at MidWinter and Convention in 2016, and it was well attended and highly spoken of. 
Rick Natynski is best known for the high quality newsletter that he’s produced for the past 12 years. He has collected Red Wing salt glaze stoneware for the past 17 years.
Pouring and Glazing Pottery – Glenn Beall
Glenn Beall has been pouring and glazing his own pottery for the past nine years and knows the ‘ins and outs’ of pottery production. During this seminar he will share what he has learned, show some of the molds he has used, and make pottery production come alive.
Glenn Beall was the RWCS Education Manager for many years and was responsible for recruiting many of the high-quality seminars in the past. He also served as the Display
Room Co-Chair for several years, and he’s a founding member and past president of the RWCS Siouxland Chapter.

**** All sessions will run both session times.If you are interested in speaking at MidWinter please contact Yoshi Hoffman, education manager at education@redwingcollector.org.

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 Saturday of MidWinter – keynote speaker followed by two session times. Each presenter will speak for both sessions given members the opportunity to attend scheduled presentations.
Education Sessions are a great way to: hear about the new research being done about Red Wing, learn tips and ideas from fellow members.
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 MidWinter by simply contacting the Education Manager via email.