These posts and images capture recent events in which Wilson family members participated.

WPF had a blast being a part of KWED’s Freedom Fiesta 2024. It was a great turnout! Paula King-Harper and WPF thank everyone who stopped by and joined in the celebration. Special thanks to Kenneth and Terry Ball, Cyndi Aguirre Herrera and fam, and Marque and SaRiah Smith for helping to man the WPF Swag booth.  WPF gave away mugs, backpacks, tote bags, rulers, deck of cards, koozies, shopping totes, ear buds, phone wallets. Plus, many Wilson stories were shared and heard. It was a good day as captured by the photos.

The Wilson Pottery Foundation Gala and Pottery Show Were Held on May 3, 4 2024 at the Texas Lutheran University, Student Activity Center, Seguin, Texas. WPF Board President Paula King-Harper shared her thoughts: “Such and amazing weekend! Red Glitter Events did it again! Thanks Seguin. Thanks Wilson Pottery Foundation Board and Hiram and James Wilson Descendants family and friends for turning up. It’s been fun. It’s been real.

The images below capture highlights from these events.

The first WPF FUTURE PIONEERS Event Was Held As Part of the WPF Gala. We celebrate WPF’s first FUTURE PIONEERS! If/when you see these kiddos, please congratulate them and their parents.

Awardees with presenters Jan Marie & Lawrence Sampleton Jr.

Roosevelt Merriweather stood in for Deborah Hurst, and Cheryl Mims stood in for Jamaria Simien.

The 2024 Potter’s Awards recipients were also presented at the Gala and Pottery Show. The recipients were recognized for their support to WPF and the Seguin community. The Awardees were Linda Anderson, Danielle Renae King, Robert Reid, Cleo Graves and Ken Smith (l to r).

Congratulations To WPF Board Member Earline Green

Congratulations To WPF Board Member Earline Green for being selected a Fellow for the Center for Craft 2024 Craft Archive Fellowship. Earline is one of six Fellowship recipients to receive a $5,000 grant to conduct research in an archive of their choosing. The fellowship will support a range of scholars, including independent, artists, and emerging to established researchers. These Fellows may engage in both conventional and innovative approaches to archival research. Fellows will participate in a virtual program presented by Center for Craft in February 2025, to include a 5 to 7 minute verbal presentation of their research method and findings and participate in group discussion.  In addition, the Fellow’s research will be published in an article on Hyperallergic which will be featured in a special edition of Hyperallergic’s newsletter in Winter 2025, making it accessible to a national and international audience. Earline comments, ” I am grateful, excited, and honored to be selected as a Fellow for the Center for Craft 2024 Craft Archive Fellowship. This award provides an opportunity for more hands-on research in Historical East Texas.” Congratulations to Earline!

The Wilson Pottery Foundation participated in the Big Antique Texas Pottery Show in Fredericksburg,Texas on January 20, 2024. WPF Extends Its Thanks to Charlie Morin for Hosting the Event and Making It Enjoyable and Hospitable. Many Wilson Pottery Items Were on Display. Paula King-Harper, Danielle King, Ken Smith, and Gregory Meyer Were There Representing the Wilson Pottery Foundation. The Images Below Capture Some Highlights of the Event.

The Wilson Pottery Show, Held on October 28, 2023 in Seguin, Texas Was A Resounding Success! Paula King-Harper and the Wilson Pottery Foundation Wish To Thank Everyone Who Had A Hand In Its Success. The Images Below Capture Some Of The Highlights.

The Wilson Pottery Foundation Participated in the Bayou Bend’s Friends of Texas in Houston, Texas on October 15, 2023. Paula King-Harper Spoke About the Wilson Family Pottery Legacy. Special Thanks To Curtis Wilson Sr. & Jr., Shirley Anderson & Niece and Phoebe for their participation and Assistance. The Images Below Capture Some of the Highlights of the Event.

The 2023 Wilson Family Reunion Was Held on June 16 – 18, 2023 in Seguin,Texas. This Event Was Both Enjoyable and Inspirational in Many Aspects As The Images Reflect. The Love of Family and Fellowship Is What Makes This Event So Special. The Wilson Family Is Deeply Indebted to Cheryl Mims, Reunion President, Paula King-Harper, Wilson Pottery Foundation President, the Committees and Their Members, and Community Partners for Their Tireless Work That Made This Reunion An Outstanding Success!

MANY THANKS to cousin Tonya Wilson for representing Wilson Pottery Foundation & the fam in Seguin’s Small town 2023 4th of July parade !

Paula King Harper is a major contributor to the article on the Wilson family heritage in the May 2023 edition of Seguin Today’s publication. It is entitled “The Legacy Left Behind”

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