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The Descendants of Hiram, James, and Wallace Wilson Historical Foundation DBA Wilson Pottery Foundation

Welcome to Wilson Pottery Foundation


The Descendants of Hiram, James, and Wallace Wilson Historical Foundation

DBA Wilson Pottery Foundation

A Texas Heritage


About The Foundation

The Wilson Pottery Foundation, incorporated in 1999, is recognized and designated as a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization by the Internal Revenue Service. We are a Heritage Foundation, which was formed by the Historical Committee of the Hiram & James Wilson Family Reunion to revitalize the rich heritage left by the Patriarchs: Hiram, James, and Wallace Wilson.


Board of Directors

The 13 member board of directors meets quarterly and is composed of family members, as well as members of the community and professionals possessing the expertise to benefit the foundation.



LaVerne E. Britt, President

Joseph Reid, Vice President

Paula King, Secretary

Roshawnda Anderson, Treasurer



John Merriwether

Mary Crunk

Cleo Graves, Spring Gala Chairperson

James Johnson, Financial Liaison

Paula King, Chairs Collectors Pottery Show & Juneteenth Celebration

Jan Britt Weeks, Youth & Teen Fundraising & Family History

Lena Coleman Wilson

Charles Just


Special Announcement

Annual Wilson Spring Gala Brunch June 13, 2015 (see News and Events page)

Wilson Pottery Foundation Video


Annual Fundraising Events

Spring Gala - Third Saturday of March

Youth & Teen Fundraising & Family History - First week of June

Wilson Antique Collectors Pottery Show - Third week of October



This is a membership organization with the following classes of membership:

Individual: Gold, Silver, and Bronze




The membership meetings are held biannually. Anyone age 18 and over are welcome as members. There are absolutely no restrictions as to gender, race, color, or creed.

Special Contributors

LaVerne E. Britt, Editor, Wilson Pottery Shop Chronicle

Rev. Carolyn Wilson, Quarterly Sermon


Mission Statement

Our mission is to research, acquire, and preserve that part of Texas History made by the Wilson potters during the 19th Century. This includes, but is not limited to, the acquisition and restoration of the historic pottery sites, collecting Wilson pottery and artifacts, as well as the pottery of contemporary Texas potters, and displaying all for the enjoyment and enlightenment of all Texans, tourists, and school children.

Current Objectives

Our current objectives are set forth to share with the public at large the rich heritage of the Wilson Family. We are pleased to announce that progress is being made in all three objectives, which include:

  • Acquiring and restoring pottery sites
  • Collecting Wilson Pottery and artifacts
  • Raising funds to house a museum of Wilson artifacts and memorabilia

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Jars with Names
Jars with caption: Wilson Pottery Foundation, a Texas tradition since 1999
Hiram Willson
James Wilson