I have a mug made by the very talented Ayumi Horie that I use almost every day. She sends out one of the few email newsletters that I actually read! (For those of you in the Kansas City area, she’s teaching a workshop on Dry Throwing as well as the best way to get your portfolio online March 14-15.) She also has some gorgeous new porcelain work at Akar Design if you’re looking for something special, or just to be inspired.
The above video (muted by YouTube, but you can see it with the soundtrack at Horie’s website) shows Horie dry throwing, “a technique I developed as a student at Alfred in 1995 and have been using ever since to make bowls, dishes, and plates. Even after 14 years of throwing pottery this way, it’s still slightly uncontrollable, a feeling that I love because it means I have to negotiate with the clay.”