Pots in action: ceramics through a different lens


Monday, April 6, 2020 (All day)


ArtLab, 140 N Harvard St Allston, MA 02134
Artist, Ayumi Horie
Monday, April 6, 2020 CANCELLED

Ayumi Horie is a visiting artist at the Harvard Ceramics program in Allston. Ayumi will be in conversation with Kathy King, Director, Harvard Ceramics Program discussing the art of making, civic engagement, and community building.  Please note: this is a private event.

Artist, Ayumi Horie


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.

Ayumi runs Pots In Action, a curatorial project on Instagram that features international ceramics and guest hosts from all over the world. In 2016 she created Portland Brick a collaborative public art project, that 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. She 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 has served on multiple boards including that of the Archie Bray Foundation and currently is a trustee at the American Craft Council and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. She has taught and lectured nationally and internationally for the past 20 years.

More information:

Register for the Harvard Ceramics Program, Visiting Artist workshop with Ayumi Horie on April 4 & April 5

Read more about Ayumi Horie from United States Artists