Ayumi Horie is a studio potter in Portland, Maine who makes functional pottery with drawings of animals. In 2015, she was awarded a Distinguished Fellow in Craft grant from the United States Artists Foundation. She runs Pots In Action, a curatorial project on Instagram that features international ceramics and recently completed a collaborative public art project, Portland Brick, that repairs city sidewalks with bricks stamped with past, contemporary, and future memories. 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. She is currently on the board of the American Craft Council and accessCeramics.org.