|Raccoon Dessert Plate (click on photo to see in Etsy shop)|
|Love Bird Teapot (click on photo to see in Etsy shop)|
Ayumi Horie is a studio potter in the Hudson Valley of New York. She makes functional pots, many with animals on them. I'm a sucker for monkeys, and some of her mugs have some great ones! She definitely has her own style. Something that really astounded me was her invention of a dry throwing technique.... She makes it look easy, but I can't even conceive throwing a bowl without water.
Ayumi and friends are hosting a fundraising auction to help raise money for relief in Japan. The auction will go live on Friday, March 18th and continue through to Sunday, March 20th at 9 pm EST. Many Japanese artists and artists with ties to Japan are donating work for the cause, with 100% of the proceeds going to charity relief for Japan. The facebook page is HERE.
Even if you are unable to participate in the auction please help spread the word!
More information on Ayumi Horie:
Her website HERE.
Etsy shop HERE
A great interview with American Craft Magazine HERE