Red Dust Antiques is run by Clark Miller and Sabra Waldfogel, who started as collectors but who began to sell antiques when the collection threatened to take over the house. We met in the University of Minnesota’s PhD program in American history, and even though neither of us went on to work as historians, we’ve kept our interest alive as collectors and antique dealers.
Our first love has always been pottery, with metalware close behind. Sabra, whose father taught art history at the University of Minnesota, grew up with the work of Warren Mackenzie, and Clark began collecting Teco pottery when most collectors thought it looked like sewer pipe.
We’ve always liked the decorative arts of the American Arts and Crafts movement, and recently we’ve begun to appreciate the European Art Nouveau style of the turn of the 20th century. We like mid-century modernism too, especially in its Scandinavian version, as well as the Asian traditions that inspired them all.