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.

She is one of three makers included in “To Be of Use: The Functional Ceramics of Mike Helke, Ayumi Horie, and East Fork” on view this spring at the Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston.

If you’re looking for pots, there may be a Spring Sale online in June, but no promises as a new baby is on its way in March.  Stay in touch by signing up for my mailing list!

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