Maine Artist Ayumi Horie Featured in Latest Episode of Craft in America on PBS
Brenda Bonneville, editor
November 7, 2022
Maine ceramic artist Ayumi Horie is a central focus in INSPIRATION, the newest episode of Craft in America, the Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated documentary series on PBS discovering the beauty, significance, and relevance of handmade objects and the artists who make them.
Based in Portland, Maine, Horie believes that handmade objects hold power, and together with the stories that accompany them, can drive change. She exemplifies leveraging the internet to influence contemporary craft – creating practical, usable ceramics combined with unapologetic activism.
“We premiere the episode during the holiday season when inspiration and human authenticity are at the fore. Fittingly, INSPIRATION visits communities and distinguished artists of varied disciplines impacting new generations of makers through their work,” shares Carol Sauvion, Executive Director of Craft in America. Says Executive Producer and Director Patricia Bischetti, “The episode INSPIRATION explores how the featured artists not only influence us today, but how they will continue to impact and inspire the next generation, other artists, and viewers at home.”
“Craft in America…[has a] knack for telling big stories… about the formation of culture, the purpose of creativity, the idea that the pursuits of beauty and utility are foundational to humanity.” – New York Times
Digital release: November 1, 2022
PBS Broadcast Premiere: December 16, 2022 at 9:00 pm
View episode here