Ayumi Horie Video Magic

We are big fans of Ayumi Horie around here. Not only does Ayumi make amazing pots, but she makes beautiful, smart, entertaining, stylish, humorous, insightful (we could go on and on) videos as well. Lucky for us, Ayumi has agreed to share these videos with the CLAYflicks audience! Enjoy and stay tuned for new videos!

PS. Ayumi recommends watching her videos with the sound turned up!


Photo: Michael D. Wilson

About the Artist

Ayumi Horie is a full-time studio potter from Portland, Maine who makes functional pots, mainly with drawings of animals. In 2015, she 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. She has taught workshops and given lectures at many universities, art centers and residencies in the U.S. and abroad, including the Archie Bray Foundation, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Greenwich House Pottery, Penland School of Crafts, Peter’s Valley, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, the Northern Clay Center, and the International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark. She served on the board of directors at the Archie Bray Foundation for nine years, where she was a resident for two years between 1996 and 1998. Currently, Ayumi is now on the board of the American Craft Council and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Her work is in various collections throughout the US, including the Museum of Art and Design in New York City. To learn more about Ayumi Horie and to see more images of her work, please visit

  • Deborah L.

    Loved this “flick” – thoughtful, philosophical, and inspirational. And now I know who is to blame for my warped or cracked pots! 🙂 Thank you.

  • Dorienne C.

    Very very interesting watching and listening kept me captive the whole way through brilliant !

  • Gail Y.

    The visual portions of the video are fantastic. She is truly gifted. The music competes with her voice, and my hearing aids amplify everything (even with programmable aids), so it is distracting to have the music going at the same time she is talking.

  • Terri S.

    I truly enjoyed this ” flick”… How totally appropriate it was to have the first flick offered to be one that shared my feelings that clay stands up to the digital world and serves to maintain a solid and artful connection to the physical world… Perfect!

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