emerging artist: Mia Riley

“My work
is centered on my relationship to the natural environment. I believe
that what defines the wilderness is what we project upon it; that a
journey into this environment is also a journey within oneself. The
contrast found between using our external experience of solitary natural
settings to stem the discovery of internal meditations has become the
foundation for my recent work. I research ways in which visual elements
of contrast can symbolize dualities that exist within a larger context,
most notably in regards to an individual’s relationship to natural
landscapes. In creating contemplative vessels I seek to evoke opposing
feelings; intimacy and distance, movement and quiet, and roughness and


have you heard? Ayumi Horie on The Craft School Experience Podcast

Ayumi Horie is a
potter, maker, and activist living and working in Portland, Maine. She
is also a social media innovator in the craft world and the curator of
the popular Instagram feed Pots In Action (@potsinaction).Recently, as a
recipient of the United States Artist Fellowship, she has turned her attention to learning and including digital and industrial processes in her work.