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   Awards
 

May 2016

 

Laumeier Sculpture Park Art Fair

St. Louis, MO

 

Ameren Award of Excellence

Piece: All work plus booth presentation

 

September 2015

 

Art Fair on the Square

Lake Forest, IL

 

Award of Excellence for Ceramics

Piece: All work plus booth presentation

 

June 2014

 

Leeper Park Art Fair

South Bend, IN

 

First Place

Piece: All work plus booth presentation

 
 

June 2014

 

Tabletop Exhibit

Alexandria, VA

 

Honorable Mention 

Awarded by Tony Clennell

 

Piece:  "Japanese Shino Sake Set"

A sake pitcher with two cups

 Splashes of iron glaze seeping through thick Japanese shino glaze 

 

September 2013

 

Art in Your Eye Art Show

Batavia, IL

 

Award of Merit (2nd place)

Awarded by ceramic artist Steve Sherrell

 

Piece: All work plus booth presentation

 

October 2012

 

East Coast Battle of the Bowls Regional Exhibition

Lynchburg, VA

 

Runner-Up (2nd place)

Awarded by ceramic artist Jon Jessiman

 

Piece: "First Snow"

A ceremonial Japanese tea bowl

Iron glaze seeping through thick Japanese shino glaze

 August 2012

 

Uptown Art Fair

Minneapolis, MN

 

Top 10% Award Winner

 

The top 10% are automatically invited to participate in the 2013 Uptown Art Fair without jurying in. There were about 350 artists at this fair, and Nishi was one of only four ceramicists chosen out of 41 ceramicists total.

 

Piece: All work plus booth presentation

 June 2012

 

Art on the Lawn

Rockford, IL

 

Best in Show

 

Piece: All work plus booth presentation

October 2011

 

Clayworkers' Guild Members' Show

Woodstock, IL

 

Best in Show

Awarded by Robin Hopper

 

Piece: "Marble"

A ceremonial Japanese tea bowl

Iron glaze seeping through thick Japanese shino glaze

 

This piece is now in a private collection

September 2011

 

Greenwich Village Art Fair

Rockford, IL

 

Best 3-D Functional

Awarded by Ed and Rachael Marszewski

 

Piece: All work plus booth presentation

June 2011

 

Cantigny Art in Bloom

Wheaton, IL

 

Second Place in the Show

 

Piece: All work plus booth presentation

June 2011

 

Art on the Lawn

Rockford, IL

 

Second Place in the Show

 

Piece: All work plus booth presentation

May 2011

 

Cuneo Gardens Art Fair

Vernon Hills, IL

 

Award of Excellence

 

Piece: All work plus booth presentation

October 2010

 

Clayworkers' Guild Members' Show

Woodstock, IL

 

Best Craftsmanship

Awarded by Simon Leach

 

Piece: "Mugen" ("Infinity")

An hourglass shape with carved lines

Manganese matte glaze

 

This piece is now in a private collection