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 2015, she was awarded a Distinguished Fellow grant by United States Artists . She’s continuing to work on The Democratic Cup , a project that encourages active civic engagement through pottery and Pots In Action, an ongoing curatorial project of Ayumi’s on Instagram where various themes within ceramics are covered.

Her latest project is Woodstack Book, a book about the craft of woodstacking from a global perspective.

Ayumi will giving a lecture on August 23, 2019 at the Portland Museum of Art about her work in conjunction with In the Vanguard, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950-1969.

If you’re looking for pots, the next online sale will be in the late fall. To be notified and to stay in touch by signing up for her mailing list!

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