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.

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

 

Springville Fire Department, Springville, UT.

Westside Elementary School, Springville, UT.

 

Awards and Honors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah.

 

 

Career Related Experience

 

Member of the Board of Directors for the Springville Museum of Art, 2013-2015.

 

 

Education

 

2020 Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, BFA, Sculpture and Ceramics

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