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Heather Mae Erickson

Heather Mae Erickson is an assistant professor and ceramics area head at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. She earned an MFA in ceramic art from Cranbrook and was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to conduct independent research at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland, from 2004 to 2005. She was the second Robert Chapman Turner Teaching Fellow in Ceramic Art at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Contact her at

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4 S q u a r e, 200g. Porcelain and wood, slip-cast from plaster molds and models.
I strive to share with my audience the essence of who I am: artist, of course; educator, yes; but also the human being behind the art. As I design, I am looking back into my past.