Maine
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Ayumi Horie

Ayumi Horie is a full-time studio potter in Portland, Maine who makes functional pottery with drawings of animals and typography, inspired by American and Japanese folk traditions and comics. In 2015, she was awarded a Distinguished Fellow grant from United States Artists. She runs Pots In Action, a curatorial project on Instagram that features international ceramics and guest hosts from all over the world. Her collaborative public art project, Portland Brick, repairs city sidewalks with bricks made from local clay stamped with past, contemporary, and future memories of Portland. In 2011, she was the first recipient of Ceramics Monthly's Ceramic Artist of the Year award. Ayumi travels nationally and internationally to give lectures and workshops on social media and ceramics and has organized multiple online fundraisers including Obamaware in 2008 and Handmade For Japan in 2011, which has raised over $100,000 for disaster relief. She co-organized The Democratic Cup, a political fundraiser which is raising money for progressive nonprofits and seeks to catalyze conversation through collaborative cups made by 32 artists. She has served on multiple boards including that of the Archie Bray Foundation and currently the American Craft Council and accessCeramics.org.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Ayumi
Mailing Address: 
Portland, ME
Physical Address: 
Portland, ME
Last Name: 
Horie

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Ceramics
Additional Disciplines: 
Media - Film
Visual/Crafts - Ceramics
Visual/Crafts - Clay
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Visual/Crafts - Photography
Year Founded: 
1988
Populations Served: 
Nonprofits
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Art Sales
Artist Market
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Education: 
University of Washington