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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Red Wing pottery

Red Wing dinnerware production began in 1935 and became the company's staple product from the early 1940s until operations ceased in 1967.

Most Red Wing dinnerware patterns were designed by Charles Murphy, but one notable exception was the bestseller Town and Country, which was created in 1946 by noted industrial designer Eva Zeisel. It became one of Red Wing's most important commercial products upon its release in 1947 and was produced until 1956. The Museum of Modern Art is reproducing the ware today, indicating the importance of the pieces in American modern design.

Several other patterns of Red Wing produced in the 1950s and 1960s in demand among mid-century collectors. In 1955, Smart Set and Crazy Rhythm were introduced, followed by Northern Lights in 1956, Lute Song in 1960 and Desert Sun, Pompeii and Pepe in1962.

From and

Town and Country by Eva Zeisel, 1946

Town and Country by Eva Zeisel, 1946

Smart Set, 1955

Crazy Rhythm, 1956

Desert Sun, 1962

Pompeii, 1962


  1. I love this stuff! The illustrations that they used are what really draw me to it. However, the general form is, in itself, true art as well.

    P.S. I'll send you a flickr mail about the sketches.

  2. Beautiful! I see alot of things I like but don't know much about them. Your posts are really informative. Thanks.

  3. I think the desert sun sets are HOT!