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Dear friends and Nanten Pottery fans, 

Art fairs are finally starting up again! We are excited to announce that we will be participating in a few great ones this summer and fall, so be sure to view them below and mark your calendars...we would love to see you! For those of you who can't make it to a fair or wished you had taken home a special piece you saw somewhere, we will do our best to make our pots available on Etsy in between art fairs. Our shop link is, and make sure to follow us on Instagram to see our process, bisqueware, and newest finished pots:

Blessings to you and your family, and we hope to see you happy and healthy this year, next year, or virtually!

Hironobu and Elizabeth Nishitateno

Nanten Pottery

Scroll down to find details about each art fair.


  • 10TH CLAY COLLECTIVE POTTERY TOUR:     IN-PERSON!     April 30-May 1, 2022     Cambridge, WI

  • 30TH ST. CROIX VALLEY POTTERY TOUR:     IN-PERSON!     May 6-8, 2022     Harris, MN

  • NORTHERN ILLINOIS POTTERY TOUR:     IN-PERSON!     June 11-12, 2022     Villa Park, IL

  • MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL OF ART:     IN-PERSON!     July 16-17, 2022     Sheboygan, WI

  • GENEVA ART FAIR:     IN-PERSON!     July 23-24, 2022     Geneva, IL

  • ART FAIR ON THE SQUARE:     IN-PERSON!     September 4-5 (Su-M), 2022     Lake Forest, IL

  • FALL SALE AT MATT KROUSEY'S:     IN-PERSON!     October 7-9, 2022     Harris, MN

  • 9TH ANNUAL UTSUWA MATSURI (open house):     IN-PERSON!      October 21-23, 2022     Loves Park, IL




10th Clay Collective Pottery Tour- IN-PERSON!


When:     April 30- May 1, 2022

Time:      Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.      

Place:     Glen Cutcher's Studio

Address:     218 Spring Street, Cambridge, WI 53523

Phone:     (815) 209-6725


St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour- IN-PERSON


When:     May 6-8, 2022

Time:      Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.;   Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    

Place:     Matt Krousey's Pottery Studio

Address:     2785 Stark Road, Harris, MN 55032

Phone:     (815) 209-6725


Northern Illinois Pottery Tour- IN-PERSON!


When:     June 11-12, 2022

Time:      TBA      

Place:     Benjamin Buchenot's Studio

Address: 105 E Vermont St, Villa Park, IL

Phone:     (815) 209-6725


Midsummer Festival of Art- IN-PERSON!

When:     July 16-17, 2022

Time:      Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.;   Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    

Place:     John Michael Kohler Art Center

Address:     608 New York Ave, Sheboygan, WI 

Phone:     (815) 209-6725

URL:     TBA

Geneva Art Fair- IN-PERSON!

When:     July 23-24, 2022

Time:      Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

Place:     Geneva's Historic​ Downtown

Address:     302 S 3rd Street, Geneva, IL 60134

Phone:     (815) 209-6725


Art Fair on the Square- IN-PERSON!

When:     September 4-5, 2022 (Sunday and Monday)

Time:      Sunday and Monday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

Place:     Lake Forest's Market Square

Address:     235 Southgate, Lake Forest, IL

Phone:     (815) 209-6725


Fall Sale at Matt Krousey's- IN-PERSON!

When:     October 7-9, 2022

Time:      Friday: 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.;   Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.;   Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    

Place:     Matt Krousey's Pottery Studio

Address:     2785 Stark Road, Harris, MN 55032

Phone:     (815) 209-6725


9th Annual Utsuwa Matsuri (open house)- IN-PERSON!*


Our apologies for the date change...we were surprised to learn that we are expecting, and our due date is November 5!

What:     Join us at our studio and take your pick of regular items, new items, and seconds! See our tools and machinery, taste some Japanese and other foods, and chat with Nishi!

Extra fun:     We're doing a giveaway this year, so be sure to come for a chance to win!!

When:     October 21-23, 2022

Time:     Friday: 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.;   Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    

Place:     Nanten Pottery Studio

Address:     7064 Harlem Road in Loves Park, IL 61111

Phone:     (815) 209-6725


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