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Based in Portland, Maine, Ayumi Horie believes that the best handmade pottery encourages connections between people and makes daily life better. Her activism and advocacy promote thoughtful craft practice and support for makers around the world. In this upending year of the pandemic, Ayumi has been putting a few projects aside and to work on new ones and to dig into organizational board work to help create a more equitable craft field.
The Democratic Cup has officially been retired and Pots In Action, Ayumi’s five year project on Instagram has drawn to a close on Instagram in order to create a more functional website with the content. Read her essay on the journey and future of @potsinaction on the Australian magazine, Garland.
Ayumi is one of five jurors for the Portland Museum of Art’s show titled Untitled 2020: Art From Maine In A _____Time. Submissions are open through September and on September 10th, we’re having a Zoom conversation about the show, our hopes, and thoughts. Registration is open.
For Essex County, MA residents I’m also doing a Digital Marketing webinar through Mass MOCA’s Assets For Artists program on September 16th.