Auymi Horie is a potter living and working in NY state. Her work is lovely and we just love her website.
You can view cups, plates, jars, pots, tiles and vases. Our favorite part of the site: Pots in Action - a series of photographs of Ayumi's pieces in their new homes with their new owners. It's a really nice idea and we love the sneak peek into the "new lives" of the inanimate objects and the homes they've gone to.
These are sweet and personal pieces, but not too precious; they seem very usable. The animals which appear frequently make them perfect as a baby gift, but we think most anyone would enjoy the humor and simplicity of the images. They would be nice to start the day with - perfect for a cereal bowl or coffee mug.
These are not mass-produced - if you see one you like and purchase it, it's sold out. Prices for bowls are around $40-90, cups stay around $42., and tiles are $22.
If you are in the area (2 hours North of NYC), you can visit Ayumi's studio by appointment. Email to set one up: ayumihori(at)yahoo(dot)com.