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The first pieces of salt-glaze pottery fired in the Pottery Salesroom kiln since Bruce and Irene Johnson took over in late December were taken out the same day the couple re-opened the Pottery Salesroom for business. (Republican Eagle photos by John R. Russett)

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As customers walked through the door with the “Yes, We’re Open, Welcome” sign, Pottery Salesroom owners Bruce and Irene Johnson welcomed them to see the first pieces of salt-glazed pottery to come out of the kiln since the Johnsons took over Red Wing Pottery in late December.


The back room of the Salesroom, which houses the kiln, was still warm, and the kiln was reading a temperature above 200 degrees – nearly 2,000 degrees cooler than when it reached its peak close to 12:30 a.m.

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