Big news for your autumn planning! I’m delighted to announce that I will be the guest artist at Ayumi Horie‘s Studio Sale 2010 in the Hudson Valley of Upstate New York on Columbus Day Weekend, October 9th and 10th. As I am a fan of both the potter and the pots, this invitation is an honor.
There are a handful of potters in our generation who have made great contributions to the field and community of ceramics in addition to being great makers, and Ayumi is one of them with her joyful pots and groundbreaking strategies connecting the importance of handmade to a new audience. Over the years we have compared notes about the strange and interesting career that is being a studio potter, the gypsy life of teaching workshops, marketing to the unmarketable, the curiosities of community and communication, and the notion that when we were undergrads at Alfred in the early 90’s, we never dreamed how much time we would spend on a computer doing all of the above.
More details and info will be forthcoming, but for now mark up your calendar for that weekend to leaf peep and pot shop at Ayumi’s church-turned-studio in the country. Between the two of us, there will be plenty of pots and dots! It’s going to be a great weekend and we hope to see you.
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Pictured above: Rabbit cup and Fox plate by Ayumi Horie.