Ayumi Horie is a potter

Based in Portland, Maine, Ayumi Horie believes that the best handmade pottery encourages connections between people and make daily life better. Her activism and advocacy promote thoughtful craft practice and support for makers around the world. Most recently, she was awarded a Distinguished Fellow grant by United States Artists . Right now, she’s hard at work on The Democratic Cup , a project that encourages active civic engagement through pottery. They’re seeking more participants in their new line of decals.

She was recently interviewed by Stu Kestenbaum for the podcast, Make/Time, and wrote an article for  Studio Potter magazine on the technical aspects of  Portland Brick, a collaborative public art project in the India Street neighborhood of Portland, Maine. As always, check out Pots In Action, an ongoing curatorial project of Ayumi’s on Instagram where various themes within ceramics are covered.

Ayumi is presenting at two symposiums this summer- Women Working In Clay and The Thing That Makes The Thing at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. If you’re looking for pots to buy, Ayumi is taking the spring to do some research, so the next online sale probably won’t be until the fall of 2017. Sign up here to be the first to know about the latest studio news.

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