Ceramic artist Ayumi Hoire will present a visiting artist lecture at West Virginia University’s Creative Arts Center, Thursday (Feb. 24).

The presentation begins at 5 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A) and is free and open to the public.

Ayumi Horie is a full-time studio potter who lives in the Hudson Valley of New York and makes functional pottery, mainly with drawings of animals.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Holyoke College in 1991, her Bachelor of Fine Arts in ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1996, and her Master of Fine Arts in ceramics from the University of Washington in 2000.

Ayumi has taught workshops and given lectures at many universities, art centers and residencies in the United States 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.

Since 2004, she has been on the board of directors at the Archie Bray Foundation, where she was a resident for two years between 1996 and 1998.

Her work is in various art collections throughout the United States.

See her website at: www.ayumihorie.com.

For more information about the lecture, contact the WVU College of Creative Arts at (304) 293-4359.


CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
304-293-4359, Charlene.Lattea@mail.wvu.edu

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