Trustees: (3 positions available)
Steve Brown has been an active collector of art pottery and stoneware for over 30 years. He has been a member of the Red Wing Collectors Society since 1979, serving as the organization’s elected Historian for 16 years. Steve was a founding board member of the Red Wing Collector Society Foundation that established the Pottery Museum of Red Wing. Steve and his wife Barb are active collectors of Rookwood, Nemadji, Van Briggle, and other vintage and contemporary American Art Potteries.
I retired from Goodyear in 2011 after 36 years in sales and management. I starting collecting Hull Pottery in 1993 and have jumped down that pottery collecting rabbit hole collecting both vintage and contemporary pottery. I am currently active in Hull Pottery Association as special event coordinator and am a member of AAPA, IAPA, WPA, and CAPCA.
I am a full-time antique dealer specializing in a broad range of traditional antiques. Recently, art pottery has become a major part of my business. My collection is eclectic, but tends towards studio pottery from American artists. Over the past thirty years, I have been involved on the boards of two non-profit organizations. I'm broadly familiar with the legal and tax constraints that non-profit organizations face. I have served as Treasurer of my fraternity's building association. During that time I oversaw the purchase, permitting and financing of a new house. We have a separate scholarship foundation where I have served on the Board since 1988 and I am currently President. I look forward to bringing my experience to the AAPA Board.
I have been a collector of American art pottery for over 20 years. In 1997, my wife Lana and I founded JustArtPottery.com. My interest and background in art pottery has given me the opportunity to speak at multiple conferences and author articles on various topics related to buying, selling and collecting American art pottery. In addition to working at JustArtPottery.com, I also work as a license professional engineer for several Illinois municipalities. I hold a master’s degree in business administration from Bradley University and a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. I have previously served as a trustee of the American Art Pottery Association and I would appreciate your support to allow me to serve for another term.