Pottery Place History

Red Wing pottery refers to American stonewarepottery, or dinnerware items made by a company initially set up in Red Wing, Minnesota, in 1861 by German immigrant John Paul,[1] which changed its names several times until finally settling on Red Wing Potteries, Inc. in 1936.[1] The pottery factory that started in 1861 continues to the present day under the names of Red Wing Pottery and Red Wing Stoneware.[1][2] There was a respite in production when Red Wing Pottery Sales, Inc. had a strike in 1967 causing them to temporarily cease trading.[1][3] The company still makes both zinc/Bristol glazed products as well as salt-glazed, hand-thrown, kiln fired items.[4][5]