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Artists on Art with Ayumi Horie

March 1 @ 5:00 pm 6:00 pm

Photo Credit: Christina Wnek

Please join us for the next installment of our Artists on Art series, featuring Ayumi Horie. As part of March’s First Friday celebration, this lecture is free and open to the public.

Ayumi is a ceramicist based out of Portland, Maine, who 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. On view currently is her Daburu Plate Installation, a collection of glazed ceramic plates. Join us as she shares about her artistic practice and vision.

Ayumi Horie grew up in the 1970’s in Lewiston/Auburn, Maine, an old mill town where huge brick factories lined the river. She learned to love working with her hands early on as her Japanese family fished, gardened, cooked, and often visited the beach. She learned about the materiality of the world through explorations in both the woods and in old attics where antiques were piled high. Her hand-eye coordination developed through many hours spent playing ball games, mini-golf, and Atari. The refrigerator was always crammed full of food and the table laid with dozens of Corningware dishes loaded with everything from sushi to apple pie. With a childhood like this, it’s only natural that Ayumi grew up to become a potter.

Ayumi received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College, her B.F.A. in ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, and her M.F.A. in ceramics from the University of Washington. In addition to her Daburu Plate Installation which was acquired by the Farnsworth Art Museum in 2022, her work is in various collections throughout the US, including the Museum of Art and Design in New York City. Ayumi Horie is on the board of trustees for Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and in 2022, she was the recipient of the Maine Craft Artist Award from the Maine Craft Association. She is also featured in the PBS show, Craft in America. In 2015, she was awarded a Distinguished Fellow grant in Craft by the United States Artists and is the first recipient of Ceramics Monthly’s Ceramic Artist of the Year award.

This event is free to the public. There is no pre-registration; attendance is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

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