Upcoming Events

NIDEC-SHIMPO CERAMICS is proud to participate in various conferences and events throughout the country each year. You may have seen us at past NCECA and NAEA events. NIDEC-SHIMPO usually has the most recently manufactured potter’s wheel set up in our booth, with a talented potter on staff providing wheel-throwing demonstrations. Stop by our booth at one of the upcoming trade shows or conferences to participate in the fun by testing one of our new potter’s wheels.

We are happy, having the help of many of our dealers, various schools and ceramic studios, that we are able to continue these demonstrations across the country. Check the calendar/agenda below for our upcoming trade shows and conferences.

Nov
14
Thu
2019
TAEA Conference @ TAEA Conference
Nov 14 – Nov 16 all-day

TAEA 2019 Conference

The Texas Art Education Association represents over 4,000 members from throughout Texas. They are engaged in teaching art and are genuinely interested in advancing their professions. We expect approximately 2,000 of these educators will be attending the 2019 Fall Conference to be held at the Moody Gardens Conference Center in Galveston. The dates of our conference, for exhibitors, are November 14-16. All conference activities will be held at the Moody Gardens Conference Center.

Jan
17
Fri
2020
Clay Con West, St George, UT
Jan 17 – Jan 19 all-day

Clay Con West

Clay Con West is a conference for the clay minded, both young and old, amateur and professional, clean and dirty. We will be hosting several demonstrating artists on a main stage who will present their techniques and share their knowledge about clay. We will also have several hands-on workshops to teach other wonderful skills. Along with sales and shows and vendor space, you will have the chance to build your clay knowledge and collections.

Jan
25
Sat
2020
Marjon Ceramic Supply Open House, Phoenix, AZ @ MARJON CERAMICS INC.
Jan 25 – Jan 26 all-day

Marjon Ceramics Open House 2019

Join us at Marjon Ceramics in Phoenix, AZ for a for a two-day Open House.

Feb
27
Thu
2020
Alabama Clay Conference, Ocean Beach, AL @ Perdido Beach Resort
Feb 27 – Mar 1 all-day

2020 Alabama Clay Conference

Clay Conference Registration is where it all begins!

Featured Presenters for 2020: Jennifer allen, Naomi clement, Steve loucks, and Shadow may.

Mar
25
Wed
2020
NCECA’s 54th Annual Conference @ Greater Richmond Convention Center
Mar 25 – Mar 29 all-day

NIDEC-SHIMPO will be attending NCECA’s 54th annual conference this year in Richmond, VA!

A region steeped in history and engaged with reinvention, the arts, teaching and learning are at the heart of Richmond, Virginia’s vision for innovation. The primary material of ceramic art, clay, connects our human experience from our local communities to distant places, and times long past. Clay’s receptivity to human touch carries the hands of distant and past makers into the here and now. Ceramic art’s diversity of expression and continuous invention generate affinities that extend the human imagination. NCECA’s 54th annual conference will explore ways that ceramic artists are charting new pathways from the complex meanings of our interwoven histories.

Booth Location: N/A

Mar
26
Thu
2020
2020 NAEA National Convention @ Minneapolis Convention Center
Mar 26 – Mar 29 all-day

The NAEA National Convention is the largest gathering of visual arts educators in the world!

The NAEA National Convention is an annual event providing substantive professional development opportunities for visual arts education professionals including classroom teachers, museum educators, administrators, college and university professors, researchers, students of art education, teaching artists, and more! Hosted in a different city each year, the Convention hosts participants from every state in the US and from around the globe. Offering as many as 1,000 participatory workshops, sessions, tours, exhibits, and keynote addresses by world-acclaimed educators, artists, researchers, and scholars, the NAEA National Convention is the premier opportunity to connect with colleagues and the latest ideas and innovations in visual arts education. It is the largest annual gathering of visual arts educators in the world!

Booth Location: N/A

May
29
Fri
2020
Red Handed Clay Symposium, Nashville, TN @ The Clay Lady
May 29 – May 31 all-day

Red Handed Clay Symposium

The Red Handed Symposium gathers ceramic artists that focus on red earthenware clay as their medium for expression and construction.

New to this year’s symposium is a hands-on component for all participants. Presenters will team up and offer a hands-on exercise which will highlight signature techniques from their process. Each participant will have the opportunity to get out of their chair and get their hands in clay.