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
The Slipcast Object Revisited. This show opens on the 10th anniversary of the first “Slipcast Object” exhibition, hosted in 2005 by Ceramic Design Group in Steamboat Springs, curated by Jonathan Kaplan with Richard Notkin as the Juror. Plinth Gallery, Denver, CO.
(note: catalogue soon to come)

Upcoming Juried Exhibition
Pewabic Pottery
(look for more info soon)
This is what I know so far:
It's an annual call-for-entries exhibition opening in November. The only limitation on the works submitted is that they must fit into a 6" x 6" x 6" shipping box. Selected works will be displayed at Pewabic and presented online for viewing and purchase.

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions, Auctions and Dining Events


Pattern and Texture featuring work by national clay artists Heather Mae Erickson, Julia Galloway, Bryan Hopkins, Rain Harris and Paul Donnelly, Matt Hyleck, Matt Repsher, Ralph Scala, and Leigh Taylor Mickelson.
(June 5-24, 2015)

Instructor Exhibition, Arrowmont. Gatlinburg, TN (summer 2015)

Salad Days, Watershed. Newcastle, ME (July 11th, 2015)

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)

(Untitled, exhibition in the works?), curated by Molly Hatch. Kansas City, MI (Oct 2015-Jan 2016)
about the curator:

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

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

Upcoming Workshops & Intensive College Courses

Workshops 2016
Armory Art Center. West Palm Beach, Fla. March 24, 25, 26, 2016