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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 delight 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
 
2021    "Certain Women Art Show", Anthony's Fine Art, Salt Lake City, UT

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
 
2021    First Place, "Heaven Weeps, Heaven Reaches," Certain Women Art Show, Anthony's Fine Art, Salt Lake City, UT

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