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Robin Wipperling moved from Pier 55 down the hall to the Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation offices, where she is manager of the new Red Wing Pottery Museum. (Photo by Ruth Nerhaugen, contributor)

Wipperling shifts to collecting


Like most Red Wing natives, Robin Wipperling grew up with pottery.

Her father, Forest Wipperling, especially liked crocks and stoneware. An aunt, Dorothy Thompson, was among the women who painted designs on plates for a living. Other relatives had their own favorites among the multitude of locally made stoneware, art pottery and dinnerware items.

Now Wipperling has joined the ranks.

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Ruth Nerhaugen
Ruth Nerhaugen spent three decades working for the Republican Eagle. She continues to write periodically in her semi-retirement.