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.

If you want to study with her, she’s teaching a two week workshop on color in ceramics and mishima (slip inlay) at Centro de Arte Curaumilla near Valparaíso, Chile in February of 2020.

Read the interview she recently had with United States Artists about “reacting and responding”.

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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