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Friday, October 14, 2016:  Mark and Paula woke up in Red Wing, Minnesota.
The morning started out with a cup of coffee and a Pumpkin Pie Spice creamer.  Mark loved it.
Red Wing is will known for Red Wing shoes and boots.  See a video here
There is a Red Wing shoe store on Highway 61 between Bush and Plum Streets for everyone to see.  

Red Wing as viewed from high on a bluff.  You can see the Mississippi River winds through town.
The Red Wing Stoneware and Pottery Company was giving tours that day.  It was a great opportunity to see how pottery is made.
The company started in 1861 and has been making pottery ever since.  
This worker is fashioning wet clay on a spinning table. 
Friendly folks, hand-making pottery......often times coffee cups and mugs.
It is an art and the people there are craftsmen.
Every piece is carefully trimmed and inspected to make sure it is just right.
Then the maker's mark goes on very precisely.  Nicely done, it shows pride in workmanship.
Clay pieces are carefully put in a rack on tracks that then goes into a kiln for firing.
They are glazed, baked again, and finally show up on shelves for sale. 
Items in the shape of the state of Minnesota are especially popular in this place.
Red Wing Stoneware also makes ceramic items on contract for many companies.  You might already have one.

Quote of the day:    Great to see Americans making a living working with their hands.   Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

Questions, Comments?  Email Mark Persons  teki@mwpersons.com

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