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 Ayumi, she’s teaching a TWO WEEK WORKSHOP on color and mishima (slip inlay) in ceramics 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”.

The next online sale will be Friday, December 13th at noon EST. To be notified and to stay in touch by signing up for her mailing list!

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