“We Want You Back!”

by Kate Nixon


The American Art Pottery Association has a message for former members and subscribers to their quarterly Journal: “We want you back!”


The AAPA began a year-long membership drive last February at the 33rd National Arts & Crafts Conference and Shows at the Grove Park Inn — with Conference Director Bruce Johnson leading the charge. While many new members were signed up and several former members were re-subscribed, the AAPA still wants to connect with those that were missed.

“We know that in our busy lives things like memberships and subscriptions can slip through the cracks,” says editor Linda Carrigan. “Also, a glitch in our membership database notification feature failed on some levels.  We have been able so sign up over 110 of those former members, and, in most cases, it seems they were as pleased to hear from us as we were to hear from them.”

Carrigan pointed out the rising success of the publication with pottery collectors, enthusiasts, and museums alike. “As a former member, we know you understand the benefits of membership, and the excitement of receiving our quarterly Journal of the American Art Pottery Association. The quarterly Journal of the American Art Pottery Association is received and archived by over 18 major American museums.  Our members continue to sing its praises and tell us it is getting better and better.”

Membership is $60 for two people at the same address and $54 for a single member. Membership will start with the Winter (January/February/March) 2021 issue.  New and former subscribers will also receive a complimentary copy of the Fall 2020 issue of Journal while supplies last.

Checks should be made payable to the AAPA. Be sure to include your mailing address, email address, and phone number. Send checks to our treasurer, Len Law at 22050 Hadden Road, Euclid, Ohio, 44117. If you wish to use a credit card, please contact Len at (216) 486-5452.

“We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you back,” says Carrigan. “In addition, while Covid has changed all our lives, especially those wonderful in person events like the GPI show and the AAPA convention, it is our hope to have our rescheduled convention April 22-May 2, 2021 in Blue Ash (Cincinnati), Ohio.  We hope to see you there for our tours, seminars, auction, and social events.”



Graphic courtesy of the American Art Pottery Association website, aapa.info