Previous Board Members

Carolyn Lueck and her husband Stan have been collecting Red Wing Stoneware for over 40 years and have been members of the Red Wing Collector Society since 2000.  Though our primary focus is Ribcage Stoneware, we also collect Bob White Dinnerware, club and chapter commemoratives, and various other Minnesota Stoneware and Red Wing jugs, churns, crocks and coolers. We are members of several chapters including the Rocky Mountain, Trails West, Badger State and Florida Sunshine chapters. We are also active members of the National Autumn Leaf Collectors Club and collect Jewel Tea products and Autumn Leaf dinnerware and porcelain pieces.
Carolyn is a retired chief financial officer from Pueblo City Schools, a district of 17000 students and a $200-million budget.  Upon retirement in 2007, she started her own business providing business and accounting services to charter schools and small districts when needed during difficult and troubled times.  Carolyn hopes to bring her accounting and finance expertise to the Red Wing Collector Society Foundation as one of its newest board members. Carolyn and her husband Stan live in Wetmore, Colorado, which is 30 miles west of Pueblo and 40 miles south of Colorado Springs. LueckMDFJewelTea@gmail.com
​​Nancy Lambert joined the Foundation Board in July 2013 and was recently elected Historian of the Red Wing Collectors Society. Nancy joined the RWCS in 1997 and loves all things Red Wing especially brushed ware. She has been a volunteer for the Society in many areas and produced a book about the Society's commemoratives produced from 1998-2012. She published a book, Kansas & Missouri Advertising Stoneware, made in Red Wing, Minnesota in 2014, that includes photographs of the stoneware and brief histories about the people and businesses who advertised on the ware.
Nancy is a charter member of the Trails West (Kansas-Missouri) Chapter and served as Treasurer for 10 years and is also a member of the Cannon Valley Chapter. Nancy holds a Masters Degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas. Her other interests include art, gardening and travel. She also collects Roseville and Van Briggle art pottery and has an appreciation for the arts and crafts movement. After 37 years as a professional in the printing industry, Nancy retired and now she and her husband, Wayne, make their home in Bella Vista AR. Nancy can be reached at historian@redwingcollectors.org
Diane Hallstrom has been collecting Red Wing stoneware and art pottery for over 25 years.  She is the current Treasurer of the Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation and Curator of the Red wing Pottery Museum. Diane has been a member of the Red Wing Collectors Society (RWCS) since 1981 and served as their convention chair from 1989 – 1997.   She was elected to the RWCS Hall of Fame in 2003, along with her husband Dave. 
Diane’s Red Wing collecting interests include earliest salt glazed stoneware, lunch hour pieces, art pottery, and Red Wing memorabilia and she has a strong passion for preserving the Red Wing’s clay industries artifacts and history.  
Along with her husband Dave, Diane owns and operates Hallstrom’s Florist & Greenhouses, a fourth generation business which was established in 1886 and is located in Red Wing, MN.     dianehallstrom1@gmail.com
Sheldon Bohnhoff  started collecting Red Wing Stoneware in the mid-1990's. He became a member of the Red Wing Collectors Society in 1997. Sheldon's passion have been the mini jugs but he loves and collects it all. He is the current president of the Lewis & Clark Chapter (North Dakota & Montana) of  the Red Wing Collectors Society. His other interests are collecting antique tractors and stationary engines.Sheldon and his brother operate a 5600 acre small grain farm in southwest North Dakota specializing in spring wheat and canola.  sheldon@ndsupernet.com
Dave Kuffel  has been involved with the Foundation Board and museum since its’ inception. An avid Red Wing stoneware collector for over 35 years, Dave has attended all annual Red Wing Collector Society Conventions and Mid-Winter "Get-Togethers" since 1980.   Dave has also presented several Red Wing Collector Society Convention seminars including; "Bee Hive Appreciation", "Advertising Bee Hive Jugs",   "Red Wing Stoneware With Food Advertising",   "Identifying Red Wing Advertising",  "Collecting According To Kuf", and "The Ledger".   His primary Red Wing interest is in merchant advertising on beehive jugs, butter jars, crocks, and hand thrown pottery items.
Other interests include wood bodied automobiles, and mission style architecture and home furnishings. Dave is the current president of the National Woodie Club.
Dave's professional background in facility planning and interior space design was instrumental developing the layout of the new Pottery Museum of Red Wing. He has a strong background in systems furniture, interior space design and construction, facility administration, and facility data management. He makes his home in Libertyville IL.    davekuffel@sbcglobal.net
Steve Ketcham began collecting antique bottles, advertising, and stoneware in 1967 while still in high school. 
When the North Star Historical Bottle Association was established in 1970, Steve was charter member number 11.  He joined Minnesota’s First Antique Bottle Club a couple of years later and began attending regional meetings of the Federation of Historical Bottle Clubs in 1973. He sat on the board of the Federation from 1982-1998, and was Federation president from 1982-1984.  As a Federation officer, Steve was also on the National Bottle Museum Board of Governors until the sale of the museum in 1992.  
Steve is member number 311 of the Red Wing Collectors Society and a regular participant at the annual July convention.   He has presented educational seminars for the convention four times.  Four family members, including Steve’s mother, once worked at the potteries of Red Wing.
Since 1995, Steve has written dozens of pieces for the “Old Times” newspaper, a Midwestern antiques journal.   Two of his most recent articles, published in October, 2013,  focused on Red Wing stoneware.
It has been Steve’s privilege to serve as president and vice-president of both Minnesota bottle clubs.  He is past chairman of the Minnesota bottle show.  Other club activities include serving as a contributor and one of many co-editors for both volumes of “The Bottles, Breweriana and Advertising Jugs of Minnesota.”
After 34 years of teaching secondary school English, Steve and his wife, Chris, are happily retired and continue to search for antique bottles, old bottle-related advertising, and Red Wing advertising jugs.

Current Foundation Board Members

The Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation is dedicated to gathering historical information and items, presenting these to the public in informative ways, and preserving the cultural heritage of the pottery industry that thrived in Red Wing, Minnesota.  
BOARD MEMBER NAME
Term of Service
Position
Cindy Taube
2014-2016

Barbara Brown
2005-2015
Secretary, 2007-2015
Steve Brown
2000-2014
Historian, 2000-2014
John Key
2000-2002, 2008-2010
President 2000-2002, 2010
Margaret Ekdahl
2000-2002
Secretary 2000-2002
Jerry Schleich
2000

Corrinne Reed
2000

Ron Linde
2000-2008
President 2003-2008
Steve Muehleck
2001-2009
Secretary 2004-2006
Bill Harned
2003-2004

Chuck Paton
2003-2005

Dave Hutchson
2005-2007

Louise Schleich
2005-2014

Wayne Burk
2006-2008

Dave Short
2008-2010

Gary Tyc
2009-2011

Sue Tagliapietra
2010-2012


Larry Peterson has been collecting Red Wing stoneware and art pottery for over 45 years. He has served on the Foundation Board since its inception, and as past Treasurer. He served as Project Manager for the new Pottery Museum located in the Pottery Place Annex. Larry is also a charter member of the Red Wing Collectors Society (RWCS), and served as their Education Chair from 1992-1996. He was elected to the RWCS Hall of Fame in 1999, and has also served as president of the Cannon Valley Chapter of RWCS. Larry has enjoyed participating in every RWCS Convention and MidWinter GetTogether and has co-authored three books: Red Wing Stoneware, Red Wing Collectibles, and Red Wing Stoneware Encyclopedia. Larry owns "Larry's Jugs" in Red Wing, MN, which is the only shop in the nation that specializes in the stoneware and art pottery of Red Wing and his specialty is Red Wing stoneware. He lives in Farmington, MN with his wife, Pauline, and is recently retired from serving as a regional manager for Edina Realty. larrypeterson@edinarealty.com
Wayne Miller has been collecting Red Wing Stoneware since 1979 and became a member of the Red Wing Collectors Society that same year.
Advertising potteries’ items, originally ordered by the local merchants to promote their trade, are the focal point of Wayne’s collection. He also collects old postcards from Red Wing, Minnesota and neighboring towns, and has been a member of the Twin City Postcard Club for over 25 years. Wayne also has an interest in vintage general line advertising and souvenir items, as well as old photography from the Red Wing area. Antique gas pumps are another of Wayne’s soft spots; he has a few that are targeted for restoration. He is an active chapter member of the Cannon Valley Red Wing Collectors Club, and a member of the Goodhue County History Center. His many interests and collections are fueled by his strong passion for local history. Wayne and his wife Jean live in Red Wing and have presented several displays, in the “Memorabilia Category”, at the Red Wing Collectors Society Convention in July.
Wayne retired in 2014 after 37 years as a driver for United Parcel Service.      wjmiller@charter.net
Suzanne Blue, Red Wing, owns and operates Sturdiwheat Foods, Inc. since 1995.  The company’s Sturdiwheat Pancake and Baking Mixes are sold throughout the Midwest through grocery distributors.  She is involved in community affairs, chairing the Red Wing Area Fund and as a member of the Board of Red Wing Shoe Co and the Red Wing Shoe Foundation.  At the state level, Suzanne is a member of the Minnesota Historical Society Board, Minnesota Audubon Society Board, and the National Eagle Center Board.  Her hobbies include paddling, birding, and oral history.
Dave Hallstrom has been collecting Red Wing stoneware and art pottery for over 25 years and currently serves as museum director and President of the Red Wind Collectors Society Foundation.  He has been a member of the Red Wing Collectors Society (RWCS) since 1981 and has served as convention chair from 1989 – 1997. He was elected to the RWCS Hall of Fame in 2003 and also served as President of the Cannon Valley Red Wing Collectors Club.
Dave’s collecting interests for Red Wing are the earliest salt glazed stoneware, lunch hour pieces, and art pottery. He is passionate about preserving the history and artifacts of the Red Wing’s clay industry. He and his wife Diane were instrumental in saving the architectural star from the original North Star Stoneware Co. building and are currently working on preserving the remains of the Red Wing kiln and also to help establish interruptive signs for the pottery dump site.
Dave owns and operates Hallstrom’s Florist & Greenhouses, a fourth generation business which was established in 1886 and is located in Red Wing, MN. hallstromd@hotmail.com
Carmen Selfridge started collecting spongeware in the mid-1980's. As one might suspect, that led to collecting Red Wing Stoneware. She joined the Red Wing Collectors Society in 1990, and the Golden State Chapter (California) shortly thereafter. Carmen has actively supported chapter initiatives by assisting with several RWCS Convention related displays and projects. Carmen is also a member of the Blue & White Pottery Club, and has always been passionate about preserving, and sharing, history.
Carmen's husband, Bruce, and their two sons, John and Aubrey are active collectors as well. Together, they have renovated an 1870's farm house in their home town of Healdsburg, California; creating a perfect setting for their collections of antique toys, vintage textiles, stoneware and other antiquities.   67bigblock@comcast.net
Larry Roschen has been an active member of the Red Wing Collectors Society since 1980. Red Wing pitchers, teapots, salt & pepper shakers, and dinner plates are Larry's collecting specialty. He is also focused on building complete sets of several Red Wing dinnerware patterns. In recent years the research of original Red Wing dinnerware documents has been Larry's primary interest. He currently serves as the dinnerware advisor for the "Ask the Experts" section of the RWCS website. Larry, and his friend Terry Moe, have presented numerous Convention and Mid-Winter educational seminars on dinnerware. He and his wife Kathy served as RWCS Commemorative Managers from 1993 to 2000. Larry has also been an active member of the RWCS Gopher Chapter since 1980 and served as president in the early 1980's. He served as commemorative manager for the chapter from 1990 to 1992 and again from 2002 to present. Larry is a pharmacist and is currently employed as an Informatics Pharmacist for the HealthEast Care System in St Paul, MN. Larry was inducted into the Red Wing Collectors Society Hall of Fame in 2011.    redwinglr@aol.com