American Values / Handmade in America

Heather Mae Erickson is an Assistant Professor of Undergraduate and Graduate Ceramics and Studio Art at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina.
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Two works by Heather Mae were recently acquired by the Museum of Art and Design. New York, NY

Heather Mae is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics, the main organization representing the interests of ceramists worldwide. Its membership consists primarily of individual makers, supported by writers and critics, private collectors, museum and gallery curators, educational institutions and ceramic centers.

Nights at the Museum. Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

Robert Turner Teaching Fellowship Exhibition Catalogue from Alfred

Heather's Art Axis page was recently updated. Check it out!

Juried Exhibition
Pewabic Pottery
A new cash and carry exhibition opening in time for the holiday season. All ceramic art will be 6"x6"x6" or less. Selected works will be displayed at Pewabic and presented online for viewing and purchase. November 2015, Detroit, MI

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions, Auctions and Dining Events


Art of the Cup and Teapot Spotlight. Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Center for Southern Craft & Design. New Orleans, LA (September 3-Dec. 8, 2015)

Invitational Exhibition: Winter Show. Greenhill, Grensboro, NC

50 Women A Celebration of Women’s Contribution to Ceramics. The American Jazz Museum. Kansas City, KS (March 2016-NCECA)

New Ceramic Surface Design, curated by Molly Hatch. March 5-April 4, 2016
Northern Clay Center, MN
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Cake Platter Invitational, The Dinnerware Museum. Note: There is a juried component to this exhibition. Follow link for call for entries below. Ann Arbor, MI
April 9 - September 4, 2016

Highlighted Artist in Book and Magazines
New Ceramic Surface Design Handbook, 2015, Molly Hatch

Interview with Heather Mae Erickson. China Ceramic Design Illustrated Magazine. September 2015

“Setting the Table: Completing the Story.” Ceramics Monthly. January 2015 Issue pages 38-43

Upcoming Workshops & Intensive College Courses

Workshops and Classes 2016
Armory Art Center. "Mold Making and Prototyping," Visiting Master Artist Workshop. West Palm Beach, Fla. March 24-26, 2016

Western Carolina University May Minimester. May 2016. 2 Week and 2 day 3 credit intensive ceramics course. 9-5 m-f. Topic TBA
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