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Heather Mae Erickson is an artist, a craftsperson and a designer. Erickson earned her BFA in Crafts with a concentration in Art Education at The University of the Arts, and subsequently went on to earn her MFA in Ceramic Art at Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2004. After spending the following summer as a resident at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana, Erickson was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct independent research at The University of Art and Design (now Aalto University) Helsinki, Finland. Upon her return to the United States in 2005, Erickson moved back to Philadelphia where she continued her work as a resident artist at The Clay Studio. While in Philly, Erickson taught at The University of the Arts, Rowan University, Arcadia University and several community art centers. Her work has been shown internationally, including exhibitions at the Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, a solo exhibition at the…

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  • Born on February 22
  • Joined November 30, 2008

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Porcelain, Slip, Glaze, Plaster, Clay, Mason Stains, Ceramic

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Heather Mae Erickson is an artist, a craftsperson and a designer. Erickson earned her BFA in Crafts with a concentration in Art Education at The University of the Arts, and subsequently went on to earn her MFA in Ceramic Art at Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2004. After spending the following summer as a resident at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana, Erickson was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct independent research at The University of Art and Design (now Aalto University) Helsinki, Finland. Upon her return to the United States in 2005, Erickson moved back to Philadelphia where she continued her work as a resident artist at The Clay Studio. While in Philly, Erickson taught at The University of the Arts, Rowan University, Arcadia University and several community art centers. Her work has been shown internationally, including exhibitions at the Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, a solo exhibition at the Philadelphia International Airport, and at various galleries ranging from the American Museum of Ceramic Art in California to Greenwich House Pottery in New York. Erickson’s work has earned numerous awards worldwide, including first place for the Hunter Douglas Horizon Award presented by the Museum of Art and Design in New York, as a double-finalist in the 2008 NICHE Awards in which she won first place, and honorable mentions at both the Korea Biennale International 2007 Exhibition as well as the 8th International 2008 Ceramics Competition in Mino, Japan. She was a featured artist in the second edition of Andrew Martin’s book, The Essential Guide to Moldmaking and Slipcasting. Heather Mae’s is featured as an emerging artist on the Craft in America website. Her work was featured in an in-depth critique and cover story by Glen Brown in the February, 2008 issue of Ceramics Monthly. She was granted an Independence Fellowship which she used for a residency at The International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark for the summer of 2009. Heather Mae was the Robert Chapman Turner Teaching Fellow in Ceramic Art at The New York State College of Art and Design at Alfred University from 2009-2012. Since moving to Colorado in 2012 she has taught at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Red Rocks Community College and Colorado Mountain College-Aspen Campus. Heather Mae is the 2013-2014 Visiting Assistant Professor and Resident Artist at CU Boulder.

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