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 political fundraiser involving 32 ceramic artists and illustrators collaborating on a limited edition of cups that seek to catalyze meaningful conversation about politics and raise money for progressive causes. In October, she moderated a panel on process at “Present Tense“, the American Craft Council‘s conference in Omaha, NE. Just out in Studio Potter magazine is an article on the technical aspects of Portland Brick, a collaborative public art project in the India Street neighborhood. Pots In Action is an ongoing curatorial project on Instagram where various themes within ceramics are covered. If you’d like pots, the next online sale will be Sunday, November 20th, 8pm EST. Sign up here to be in the loop about the latest studio news.