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Ayumi Horie, Ceramic Artists Student Association (CASA) Sponsored Lecture
February 3, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ceramic artist Ayumi Horie will lecture at the LSU School of Art at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, in the LSU Design Building Commons (room 104). This lecture is sponsored by the LSU Ceramic Artists Student Association (CASA).
Horie is a full-time studio potter from Portland, Maine, who makes functional pots, mainly with drawings of animals. She 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, and is now on the board of the American Craft Council. Her work is in various collections throughout the US, including the Museum of Art and Design in New York City. Currently, she is collaborating on a public art project, Portland Brick, in Portland, Maine, and she just started a worldwide version of Pots in Action.
In the fall of 2008, Ayumi curated and organized Obamaware, a fundraiser involving the work of 27 nationally known ceramic artists who made Obama-themed work specifically for the event. Put together in five short weeks, the three day auction held at the end of October, just before the election, raised $10,843.54 for the Obama/Biden campaign. In 2011, just after the Great East Japan earthquake, she co-founded Handmade for Japan, which to date has raised over $100,000 for disaster relief in Japan.
Ayumi received her BA from Mount Holyoke College, her BFA in ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, and her MFA in ceramics from the University of Washington.
Visit ayumihorie.com for more information about the artist.