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Cathy Erdmann loves the squishiness of clay and making things with her hands. However, this was not always the case. She quickly dropped her first sculpture class in college when the instructor told everyone to reach into a slimy vat of previously used clay. At that point she decided clay was not for her. Years later when introduced to sculpture a second time she rediscovered the joy she had experienced as a child making mud pies. Currently, Cathy is most drawn to figurative sculpture and interpreting human emotion through ceramics.

Education

 

2020    BFA summa cum laude, Sculpture and Ceramics, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

2017 – 2019   “Utah Valley University Student Art Show”, Woodbury Museum, Orem, UT

2014    “Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah”, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

2012    “Spring Salon”, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

 

Public Commissions

 

2010    Springville Fire Department, Springville, UT.

2000   Westside Elementary School, Springville, UT.

 

Awards and Honors

 

2019    First Place. "Psyche", Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, Utah

2018    Best in Show Ceramics. “Two,” Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, Utah

2018    Runner up Jurors Award. “Two,” Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, Utah

2017    Best in Show Ceramics. “Teapot No. 1,” Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, Utah

2017    ​First Place Art. “Teapot No. 1,” Touchstones, Utah Valley University

2014    Honorable Mention. “First Communion,” Spiritual and Religious Exhibition,

           Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah.

2012    Second Place. “Hillary,” J Peterman Online Art Contest.

 

Exhibitions Juried

 

2014    Utah High School Art Show, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

 

Teaching Experience

 

2015 – Present            Private and Group Lessons

 

Career Related Experience

 

2013 – 2015    Member of the Board of Trustees, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT