Collection: Ayumi Horie

Portland, ME

My work attempts to deepen connections between people and their communities, serving both a physical purpose and as a vehicle to open the softer side of a person. While my primary work for the last twenty years has been that of a studio potter, I have also expanded my practice to include video, social activism, curatorial work, and public art. This desire to deepen connections between people is what knits together my ceramic practice, Pots in Action, The Democratic Cup, Portland Brick, and Handmade For Japan, among other projects. I am interested in the anti-masterpiece and the anti-monumental as a means to create meaningful connections to an object, a narrative, a person. Daily interactions are what drive change whether they’re in intimate domestic spaces or out on a public sidewalk. Read more

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