One of the great American art pottery producers along with McCoy, Hull, Shawnee, and Roseville was Red Wing Pottery.
The company had its origins in the 1860's in the rich clay found in Red Wing, Minnesota. The Red Wing name was debuted in 1877, and the company continued under various names producing crockery, art pottery and dinnerware until 1967. In 1967, the company closed it doors mostly due to the ever increasing competition with Japan.
This two gallon crock with old rolling pins was my Grandma's crock. It sits on top of my refrigerator.
Many of you that follow my blog will maybe remember my 20 gallon Red Wing Crock that I use as a table between my adirondack chairs on the covered patio.
I purchased this crock but can't remember what I paid for it. Not very much, maybe $25.
Katrina, the Red Wing blue Dutch girl cookie jar was also my Grandma's. She sits atop the cabinets in my laundry room. Katrina debuted in the 1940's and continued in production until the mid 1950's.
Also on top of my laundry room cabinets is this Red Wing rooster cookie jar or casserole. (I have seen it referred to as both). The rooster was also my Grandma's.
I may have more pieces of Red Wing pottery but it's packed away. These are my favorite pieces, and they are all on display in my home.
Do you collect vintage Red Wing Pottery?