2012 American Art Pottery Association Show & Sale On April 21 and 22, as part of the AAPA's 2012 annual convention in Cleveland, the country's best pottery show and sale will feature vintage and contemporary American and European art pottery.
News-Antique.com - Mar 11,2012 - American Art Pottery Association 2012 Convention to Feature Van Briggle, Pillin, Tiles, and Cowan Pottery
For more information contact:
Arnie Small, President
American Art Pottery Association
Phone: 609.407.9997 PotsInACNJ@aol.com
The American Art Pottery Association’s 32nd annual convention will feature Van Briggle Pottery, the ceramic work of Polia Pillin, art tiles, and Cowan Pottery. The events will be held in Cleveland, Ohio on April 19-22, 2012 at the Holiday Inn/Cleveland South.
The country’s greatest two-day pottery show and sale, featuring more than 40 art pottery dealers from throughout America, will be held at the headquarters hotel on Saturday, April 21st and Sunday, April 22nd. The sale will feature American and European art pottery, along with contemporary pottery. The show and sale will be open Noon – 5:00 PM Saturday, and 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Sunday. Admission is $6.00 per person. Activities scheduled as part of the show include hourly prizes and “Booth Chats,” plus a pottery ID table. Three showcase exhibitions will include Van Briggle pottery and archival material; early works of Cowan Pottery, which will coincide with the kick-off of the centennial anniversary of the Cleveland art pottery; and works by Waylande Gregory, a noted sculptor at Cowan Pottery during the late 1920’s, who was one of the most influential American ceramic sculptors of the 20th century and helped shape the Art Deco period.
The live and on-line art pottery auction, featuring 350 lots of vintage and contemporary art pottery, will be held Friday, April 20th at 4:30 PM at the headquarters hotel. The auction will be conducted by Peter Gehres, in conjunction with Belhorn Auction Services LLC. The auction preview will begin at 2:30 PM, along with an author book signing event.
Seminars during the convention will include tile expert Richard Mohr, who has been writing about tiles and ceramics for almost twenty years, will discuss the range of tile creations produced by various potteries, explain the different, distinctive tile decorating techniques, and share images and stories about his own collection.
First-time author Kathy Honea will weave together pottery, photographs, records, and original research to discuss Artus Van Briggle and his pottery, covering the period from his birth in 1869 to the present year of 2011. Denver’s Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art has praised her new book, Van Briggle Notes, as a “scholarly and well documented book about Artus Van Briggle, the Van Briggle Pottery Co. and the people who worked there.”
The mid-20th century pottery of Polia Pillin will be featured by antique dealer, collector, and author Jerry Kline, based on the recent book he co-authored with Mike Nickel. Pillin’s pottery is often described as Picasso-esque, and the seminar will explore her career, the techniques she used to produce her art, and her varied pottery forms, glazes, and decorations.
The featured tour of the convention, Thursday, April 19th, will be a full-day excursion to the Museum of Ceramics in East Liverpool, Ohio, an area of pottery production for 150 years, and a factory tour of