John Duffy took his first job in the grocery industry at the age of 16. He progressed from bagging groceries to a management position and worked in every department as he advanced his career.
John has been a Red Wing Pottery Collector for 46 years John and Donna’s collection is about 850 pieces. He describes their collection as eclectic. He has a deep desire to help the Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation grow and be financially secure.
John and his wife, Donna, have been married 48 years and they live in St. Paul, MN
Gary Tychas been collection Red Wing stoneware and various antiques for over 30 years.
He previously served as a Foundation Board member from 2009-2011 and was President of the RWCS Colorado Colorado Chapter from 1994 through 1997. His primary collecting interest is merchant advertising, crocks, churns beehive jugs and various salt glaze pieces.
Professionally he is the CFO of a mutual fund company with headquarters in New York City and Tucson, AZ. Gary has resided in the Tucson area for the past 17 years.

 
Debbie Mischke began learning about the stoneware and pottery industry in Red Wing in 1979 when RWCS charter member Martha Behrens invited Debbie and her husband, Brent, to her home and gave them a 2 gal. wing crock as a wedding present. Brent is originally from Red Wing and his grandmother and aunt were painters at the Red Wing Potteries. Debbie has attended RWCS convention every year since 1981. She has served as vice president of the trails West Chapter (Kansas - Missouri) and has been president of the chapter since 2014.
Debbie has partnered with Brent presenting seminars at several RWCS conventions and writing a number of articles for the RWCS Newsletter.
Debbie also collects salt glazed stoneware from E.S.&B. Stoneware Co and miniatures from Sherwood Bros. Company. Both companies were located in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, Debbie’s hometown.
Professionally, Debbie worked as a Research Chemist for 33 years. She and Brent live in Defiance, Missouri which is about 50 miles west of St. Louis.
Steve Johnson grew up using Red Wing crocks and churns in rural southeastern Minnesota.  The one-room school he attended had a water cooler instead of running water.   Steve joined the Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation Board in 2017 and currently serves as secretary.
Steve was a museum volunteer from interior demolition to completion of the new space.  He continues to give tours, work in the gift store, help design and build displays, teach school groups, and serve on the museum stewardship team.  His Red Wing collecting interests include transition crocks, Minnesota advertising, and Albany slip pitchers.  He also collects hand forged tools, primitive furniture, and home-made toys.   Beyond the objects themselves, he strives to preserve the historical context of the people who made and used them.   
 Steve retired from teaching in 2011.  He lives south of the Twin Cities near the town of Prior Lake where he feeds the birds and maintains a few acres of wildlife habitat.  His email is sj7448@integra.net.
  
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


Previous Board Members

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
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
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
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.

Current RWCS Foundation Board Members

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
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
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
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.