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Former Red Wing Pottery CEO and co-owner Scott Gillmer stands with new owners Bruce and Irene Johnson in the Pottery Salesroom Friday. (Republican Eagle photo by John Russett)

Stoneware, pottery merge

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For the first time in more than 50 years, two iconic Red Wing brands will be united.

New Red Wing Stoneware Co. owners Bruce and Irene Johnson closed on the purchase of Red Wing Pottery Friday afternoon, bringing the two companies under single ownership for the first time since Red Wing Potteries closed its large factory in 1967 and changed the name to Red Wing Pottery.

The Johnsons said they are excited ro carry on the tradition of both companies.

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