Since its establishment in 1983, the American Art Pottery Association has continued to bring people together to share their knowledge and interest in art pottery. The AAPA and its membership enjoy various activities each year such as: annual convention; show, sale, and auction of Art Pottery; and the quarterly publication of the Journal of American Art Pottery Association.


  • To promote an interest, understanding, appreciation, and recognition of American Art Pottery.
  • To unify and strengthen the voice of collectors and dealers of American Art Pottery.
  • To foster a members’ Code of Ethics for buying, selling, exhibiting and publishing about American Art Pottery.

Meet Your Board Members

Riley Humler
Riley HumlerPresident - Ohio
Riley is an auctioneer, collector, dealer and expert on ceramics. He hosts occasionally on Antiques Roadshow
Mark Mazzuki
Mark MazzukiPast President
Mark Mazzuki (May 24, 1966-Feb. 5th, 2021) was the Creative Director of the Journal for over 20 years, a collector and the co-owner of Marlin Media Publishing.
Christine Boone
Christine BooneVice President / Membership Director - Illinois
Christine is a long-time member of AAPA and a pottery collector and dealer. She also serves on the Board of the Wisconsin and Iowa Pottery Associations.
Leonard Law
Leonard LawTreasurer - Ohio
Len is a CPA with years of work in Non-Profit organizations. He is a long-time member and collector.
Linda Carrigan
Linda CarriganTrustee / Journal Editor - Maine
Linda is a collector, speaker, author and past AAPA President for four terms.
Marie Latta
Marie LattaBack-Issue Coordinator - Iowa
Marie as a collector / dealer and owner of Latta Well & Pump.
Paul Katrich
Paul KatrichSecretary - Michigan
Paul Katrich is an extremely talented potter and the owner of Paul J. Katrich; Unique Luster Pottery.
Konrad Shields
Konrad ShieldsTrustee - Texas
Konrad is a long-time collector – especially Newcomb. He has served on the Board previously, and throughout the years has contributed in numerous ways when asked by the Board.
Arnie Small
Arnie SmallTrustee - New Jersey
Arnie Small has been selling American art pottery for over 25 years. Active in many things ceramic, he was President of the AAPA for 10 years. He also serves on the Board of Pottery Lovers.

New Jersey

Tom Brady Folk
Tom Brady FolkTrustee - New Jersey
Tom Brady Folk is an art historian known for his writings on 19th and 20th century American ceramics, and on the Pennsylvania impressionists. He has written at least nine articles for the JOURNAL.
Jean Oberkirsch
Jean Oberkirsch Trustee - Missouri
Jean has been an important part of the AAPA for over 35 years. She has served as secretary, treasurer, membership secretary, show manager and all around keeper of the flame in times good and bad.
Bruce Johnson
Bruce JohnsonTrustee - North Carolina
Bruce is the founder of Gronce Park Inn Arts & Crafts Conference in Ashville. He is a long-time supporter of the AAPA, author, collector, lecturer.

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