Dick Schneider, well known in central Wisconsin for his ceramic artistry, became a significant contributor to the event by supporting the planners and participating as a potter for many years. His creative talent is legendary at UWSP;among many other achievements, he designed and supervised the execution of the "E Pluribus Unum" mosaic mural on the exterior wall of the Natural Resources building on the UWSP campus. His devotion to his craft and mentoring younger artist resulted in nationally recognized pottery artists, Rich Foris and Tim Marcotte, both in the Stevens Point area.
Schneider retired from UWSP in 1988 but continued working as a studio potter,showing and selling locally as well as at his summer retreat, the Schneider's Pottery Shop near Minocqua. It was a great loss to the community when he passed away on April 25, 2014.