"I love calling myself a potter; the word itself has no airs or smugness and carries with it a sense of timelessness. Nearly everyone, in every geographic place and at every point in time since human beings created settlements, has understood what a potter does; I feel I am part a meaningful continuum." -Ayumi Horie
Great quote from this amazing potter. Her philosophy and style are inspiring and ring-true. HUGE FAN!
(Plus she just raised $10,000+ for Obama/Biden by arranging a "Obamaware" sale with other potters on eBay.)
Interview here, in American Craft magazine.
Ayumi Horie's website.