Teabowl Entries

SHIMPO Juried Teabowl Show

SHIMPO CERAMICS is looking for teabowls to showcase in our booth at the 2017 NCECA Conference in Portland, OR.  Thirty teabowls will be selected for exhibit in the SHIMPO Booth where three winners will be announced!



About the Juror
Born in Kobe, Kazu Oba spent his early years in Japan. He moved to Colorado in the 90's and has called the Boulder area home ever since. He has continued to travel throughout the world for assistantships, workshops, and exhibitions. Kazu apprenticed under two masters, Jerry Wingren, a sculptor in stone and wood, then another master Takashi Nakazato, one of the world's most renowned potters in Karatsu, one of the ceramic centers of Japan. Kazu's pottery is dedicated to functional, everyday ware to be used in the home. His background as a chef distinctly influences his work, as he maintains a constant focus on the relationship between his pots and the food that will occupy them.

Please visit: www.kazuoba.com for more information about our Juror.



There will be three prizes awarded for:

Best of Show – VL-Lite
1st Runner Up – 22LC Banding Wheel
2nd Runner Up – Hand Extruder with Dies

This call is open to any ceramic artist 18 years or older, living in the United States or Canada.
Artists can submit 1 to 3 images of teabowls created in the last three years.

Entry Fee
There is NO fee to enter this call.

Entry Requirements
All images sent must be in JPEG format, at 300 dpi (minimum 1000 pixel on the shorter side, minimum file size, 1.0 MB, Maximum 4.0 MB per image if emailed).  Each image must be titled with the artist’s LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, ENTRY NUMBER, and “-D” if you including a Detail image.

Example: SuchnsuchBob001-D.jpg

Download: Entry Form

Mailed in:
All completed entries must include a CD or DVD with 1 to 3, properly labeled images of your teabowls as well as a completed Entry Form to be received no later than, December 2nd, 2016.

Attn: Teabowl Show 2017
1701 Glenlake Ave.
Itasca, IL 60143

Emailed: All completed entries must include 1 to 3, properly labeled images of your teabowls as well as a completed Entry Form, to be received no later than, December 2nd, 2016.

Email entries to: promooffers@shimpoceramics.com

Important Dates:
Exhibition Dates: March 22nd – 25th, 2017
Entry Deadline: December 2nd, 2016
Juror Results: January 6th, 2017
Accepted Works to be Delivered to Shimpo by: February 17th, 2017

Best of Show and Runners Up Announcements: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Delivery and Return of Work
Please properly pack accepted work to be shipped. SHIMPO is not responsible for damaged pieces received. All shipping costs are the sole responsibility of the accepted artist, to and from SHIMPO. Please include a return shipping label with your accepted work. We will notify any artist who does not include return shipping at the end of NCECA. Any work that is not scheduled for pick up after notification will become a part of the SHIMPO Permanent Collection. Artists attending NCECA 2017 also have the option to pick up their work from SHIMPO at the end of the 3rd day.

Insurance and Liability
All work must be insured by the artist. NIDEC-SHIMPO will not insure responsibility for the pieces from delivery to return dates. NIDEC-SHIMPO is not responsible for work that arrives damaged. Artists will be notified if work arrives damaged.

Artist Agreement
All artists will be notified of the Juror’s decision by email by January 6th. All accepted work will remain with SHIMPO from when the work is received, through NCECA, until the return date. Artist can pick up their accepted pieces at the end of the 3rd day of NCECA.

Rights and Reproduction
NIDEC-SHIMPO AMERICA CORP. reserves the right to use submitted images or to reproduce images for educational, and/or promotional purposes.