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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.
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 and a Dry Throwing workshop at Harvard Ceramics from April 4-5, 2020.
Read the interview she recently had with United States Artists about “responding and reacting”.
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. Please consider donating to the project, which is hoping to raise $9000 in order to design and transfer all 2400 posts worth of material. Read her essay on the journey and future of @potsinaction on the Australian magazine, Garland.
The next online sale will be in the spring of 2020, but if you’re going to NCECA in Richmond, VA, she’ll have some work at the Artstream Nomadic Gallery. To be notified and to stay in touch by signing up for her mailing list!