My next Pottery Lottery and General Sale will be in the spring of 2023. To enter the Pottery Lottery, read more here.
Each piece I make is a product of fourteen separate steps and multiple creative decisions. I scratch each drawing into the surface by hand—an original drawing on an original form! The pots I make vary in size, form, character, and mark. Though I often work on variations of an image over and over again, each pot is singularly unique. It’s not just that my pots are touched by human hands in the process of their making that have earned them the distinction of being handmade. Instead, it’s the individualized attention paid to each piece and that they have passed through my own hands many times.
Almost 30 Years
I’ve been making pots for almost 30 years, have had my business for 20, and have been selling over the Internet for 15 years. What I love most about selling online is that I can make direct connections with people and form relationships based initially on a shared love of pottery, then one that grows into other interests.
Care In Packing
I might be most the conservative packer you will ever meet. Because everything I make is one-of-a-kind, I am unwilling to take a chance on it breaking in shipping after all the care I have put into it. I normally charge an additional $10 handling fee for packing materials and labor (included in shipping), but if it is a big order I may need to charge a bit more. For combined orders, I charge $12 because of the extra time.
Work will be shipped out within 3-5 business days but often I will get it out within a day or two. I ship work USPS and UPS.
I try to use paper products because they are more eco-friendly, but I also often reuse packing material in order to be more eco-friendly.
If you have a combined order or if the website has overcharged you by more than $5, I will refund the difference in shipping costs.
Please contact me to inquire about rates, as the website is not always accurate. Packing/shipping is not an exact science and because I want a fair transaction for both parties, I reserve the right to adjust the invoice to reflect actual incurred shipping costs if the website has undercharged. If it has overcharged you, I always refund the difference.
At the time of purchase, please let me know if it is a gift, so I can include a note if you would like.
Refunds and Exchanges
Unfortunately due to the limitations of this small business, no refunds are given at this time. Exchanges are accepted within five days of receipt of purchase. Shipping is not refunded and return shipping costs and safe return are the responsibilities of the customer. Email me if you'd like an exchange.
How to Care for the Pots
The porcelain work without decals is fine in both microwave and dishwasher. For work with metallic decals, do not use in the microwave and avoid the dishwasher because the soap will eventually etch the luster.
The white decals on the porcelain are fine in the microwave, though I'd avoid the dishwasher with any decals because they'll wear down over time.
Terms and Conditions
When you purchase anything from Ayumi Horie Pottery LLC, you agree to hold Ayumi Horie harmless from any loss, damage or injury due to any products purchased from us. Our maximum liability to you is the amount you paid for the item(s) purchased. All items offered on this site are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied. Note: We reserve the right to update these policies at any time.
Customer Privacy is very important to me. I do not share or sell any information provided to us by our customers.
You can read more about me and my work here.