Details Announced for AAPA Convention

The American Art Pottery Association will hold its annual Convention, Show and Sale April 26th to April 29th in Cleveland/Independence, Ohio. The convention schedule, including seminars and tours, is listed below. For additional information simply go to

The annual AAPA Art Pottery Auction held in conjunction with the convention will be an online only auction beginning Monday, April 12. To view the items up for sale, please go to For more information, please contact

Wednesday, April 26th

7:00am – Registration desk opens in the host hotel lobby

8:45am – 6:00pm – Tour of Playhouse Square and the Cleveland Museum of Art.

7:00pm – Welcome Reception/Cocktail Hour at the host hotel (cash bar)


Thursday, April 27th

9:00am – 9:45am – Seminar: “The Everson Strikes Back…” Presented By DJ Hellerman.

10:00am – 10:45am – Seminar: “It’s about the Clay: Documenting 20th-Century American Studio Pottery.” Presented By Martha Vida.

11:15am – 5:00pm – Tour of Cowan Pottery Museum.

6:30pm – 9:30pm – Banquet at St. Sava Church.


Friday, April 28th

9:00am – 9:45am – Seminar: “Architectural Ceramics: Conservation and Installation Methods for Glazed Ceramic Relief Murals.” Presented By Mark Erdmann.

5:00pm – 7:00pm – AAPA Show and Sale open for Convention Registered Members Only.


Saturday, April 29th

9:00am – 4:00pm – AAPA Pottery Show and Sale opens at St. Sava Hall.

The Embassy Suites Cleveland/Rockside Independence will serve as the host hotel. This beautiful all-suites hotel is located at 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd. N., Independence, Ohio, at the intersection of I-480 and I-77. It is just 10 minutes from downtown Cleveland and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The special room rate for the convention will be $129.00 per night, which includes a complete breakfast buffet and an early evening manager’s reception featuring drinks and light snacks. Please contact the hotel at 216-986-9900 to make your reservation. Make sure you tell them you are coming for the American Art Pottery Association convention.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call Arnie Small at (609) 407-9997 or email him at [email protected].