Humler & Nolan Joins Toomey & Co. Auctioneers

Riley Humler Hired As Director Of Ceramics

November 20, 2020

Toomey & Co. Auctioneers of Oak Park, Ill., is excited to announce the addition of Riley Humler to its team of auction specialists.
Humler is joining Toomey & Co. as head of its ceramics department. Humler has over 30 years’ experience in the auction business, beginning with Cincinnati Art Galleries and then as founder of Humler & Nolan, a Cincinnati, Ohio, auction house specializing in American and European ceramics.
Humler brings extensive knowledge of ceramics and an established reputation. He is vice president of the American Art Pottery Association and appears as an appraiser on the PBS program “Antiques Roadshow.” In 1991, he curated and sold the Glover collection, considered the most important sale of Rookwood pottery to date.
Humler will maintain an office in Cincinnati, helping expand Toomey & Co.'s reach in that historic region.
John Toomey, president of Toomey & Co., stated, "We have been looking for a recognized expert in ceramics and are thrilled to get one of the most respected in the field. We look forward to having Riley, with his knowledge and energy, join our growing company and further expand our ceramics department. Riley is truly one of the very best at his trade; he will have the opportunity to share his expertise with our clients while continuing to work with his former clients. We look forward to having him on our team."
“I’m thrilled to be joining Toomey & Co. as its ceramics specialist,” said Humler. "I look forward to connecting with old and new clients and friends and offering my support and advice. For 30 years, I have been focused on scholarship in the art pottery world, employing integrity and honesty, and I know I have found the right new home where I can continue doing so.”
Riley Humler may be reached at


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