Staff from Minitex and the Minnesota Digital Library at a Scan for Keeps event. From left to right: Jolie Graybill, Carla Urban, Greta Bahnemann, and Elizabeth Baus in front of the Northtown Library. Scan for Keeps is a program developed by the Minnesota Digital Library for the purpose of loaning digitization kits for community scanning events. Kits are available for libraries, historical societies, and other organizations to encourage community engagement and foster preservation education.
Minitex staff gather in the atrium of Elmer Andersen Library for a group photo, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Back row, left to right: Tim McCluske, Matt Lee, Sara Ring, Bob Francis, Scott Hreha, Paul Swanson, Terry Beseman, Kyle Triska, Anne Hatinen. 3rd row, left to right: Michelle Penna, Jared LaBounty, Bob Fredrickson, Carla Urban, Beth Chekola, Adam Johnson, Obinnaya Oji, Agnes Lee, Sally Dinsmore, Jennifer Hootman, Tim Peters, Mary Garcia. 2nd row, left to right: Beth Staats; Valerie Horton; Carla Pfahl; Molly Huber, Nicole Masika, Joy Knoll, LaReina Adams, Kate Brownrigg, Sarah Anderson, Dana Kocienda, Jolie Graybill, Becky Ringwelski. Front row, left to right: Joan Wollenberg, Tammi Halverson, Greta Bahnemann, Mary Parker, Rita Baladad, Nick Banitt, Chau Nguyen. Seated left to right: Matt Niehoff, Link Swanson.
Warren MacKenzie is a founding potter and host of the annual St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour. He operates his studio outside of Stillwater, Minnesota. The 22nd annual tour was held May 9, 10, and 11, 2014.
Edie Abnet is a watercolor artist and wife of potter Richard Abnet. Richard Abnet is a founding potter and host of the Annual St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour. He established his studio on a farm near Stillwater, Minnesota in 1961. Abnet died on March 1, 2011.
Jeff Oestreich is a founding potter and host of the Annual St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour. He was photographed and interviewed as part of the 22nd Annual St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour held May 9, 10, and 11, 2014. Oestreich's distinctive home and studio are near Taylors Falls, Minnesota.
Guillermo Cuellar from Maracaibo, Venezuela was a guest potter at the studion of Minnesota potter Linda Christianson during the St. Croix Valley Pottery Tours from 2006-2008. In 2009 Cuellar was invited to participate as a host of the Pottery Tour. He operates his studio near Shafer, Minnesota.
Michael Hunt of Bakersville, North Carolina, was a guest potter at the studio of Minnesota potter Linda Christianson during the 22nd Annual St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour, held May 9, 10, and 11, 2014. Hunt was one of 44 potters selling work at seven host studios throughout the St. Croix River Valley.