A Potter By Trade

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.

Read her recently published essay on the Maine Crafts Association site on “What Craft Means To Me”.

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.

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From the Blog

Pottery Lottery

Why an Experimental Pottery Lottery? Increasingly, my online sales have become a chaotic scramble for buyers. The last one sold out in 3 minutes. The buying experience is unpleasant …

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Who is Menbachi Bozu?

In the grand tradition Japanese yōkai, or monster/supernatural creature, I created Menbachi Bozu (Noodle Bowl Boy) to explain how warpage and breakage happens in the pottery studio. After …

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Photography Basics: Easy, Fool-proof considerations for making the most of your photos

I’m thrilled that Design Sponge published my article on photo tips for small businesses and everyday photographers. Originally it was written for followers of my Instagram feed, Pots In …

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