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 www.NantenPottery.Etsy.com, and make sure to follow us on Instagram to see our process, bisqueware, and newest finished pots: www.Instagram.com/NantenPottery.

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 10-12, 2022     Gardner, IL

  • FALL SALE AT MATT KROUSEY'S:     IN-PERSON!     October 8-10, 2021     Harris, MN

  • 9TH ANNUAL UTSUWA MATSURI (open house):     IN-PERSON!      November 5-7, 2021     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

URL:     www.theclaycollective.org

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

URL:     www.minnesotapotters.com

Northern Illinois Pottery Tour- IN-PERSON!


When:     June 10-12, 2022

Time:      TBA      

Place:     Anne Maraviglia's Studio

Address:     Gardner, IL

Phone:     (815) 209-6725

URL:     www.northernilpotterytour.com

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

URL:     www.mkrouseyceramics.com/2021-krousey-fall-sale-2

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

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

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

When:     November 4-6, 2022

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

*Note that Sunday is Daylight Savings, so clocks are turned back at 2:00 a.m.

Place:     Nanten Pottery Studio

Address:     7064 Harlem Road in Loves Park, IL 61111

Phone:     (815) 209-6725

URL:     www.NantenPottery.com