Kathy Erteman studio news

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Confluence/Influence at Dorsky Gallery

I am pleased to have work in the upcoming exhibition.
If you are in the NYC area next Sunday I hope you can stop by the opening.
The thesis of the exhibition perfectly reflects the way I approach my work.
I am honored to be among the list of distinguished sculptors and painters included in the exhibition.

Confluence/Influence :Mingei in Contemporary Abstraction  Dorsky Curatorial Projects ,Long Island City

Opening reception Sunday,  September 18
2-5 pm

Address & directions:
11-03 45th Avenue, Long Island City
Subway: E train  to 23rd/Ely  or  7 train to Court Square.


Monday, July 25, 2016

Tales of a Red Clay Rambler

In May while visiting Trax Gallery, I met up with Ben Carter and sat down to talk with him about my views on ceramics art and design. Ben is a great interviewer and I thoroughly enjoying talking with him.You can hear the interview here:

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Shirt Factory Artists at Wired Gallery

I am now settled in my new studio located in the Shirt Factory building in Kingston NY.
The studio is a wonderful light filled space with comforting sounds of the passing train several times a day and a community of artists working quietly behind their studio doors.
New work has begun and with plenty of space and the addition of a large oval Bailey kiln, I am excited to see what comes next !

 Last night an exhibition showcasing the work of  22 Shirt Factory artists opened at Wired Gallery in High Falls. A steady crowd packed the gallery during the opening and it was great to see so many old and new friends and supporters.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Art Ichol - International Ceramic Sculpture Residency and Symposium Feb 2016

A month after my return from the residency I am still processing all that is India, from color and sound to the enormous generosity of the people.
Invited by artist Madvhi Subrahmanian the 7 residency artists gathered in Dehli  from different corners of the globe and continued our journey together for 15 hours by train to rural  Maihar,M.P. in the middle of India.

We were greeted by our host Ambica Beri and welcomed us to Art Ichol, the bucolic setting that would be our home and studio for the next 2 weeks.

The theme of the residency was exploration and experimentation within the format of large ceramic sculpture. It was our collective hope to each make and fire a large piece to leave behind for the sculpture park within a 10 day time frame.
The group was well chosen by  Madvhi as we were all work maniacs and up to the huge challenge! Work was made, a wood kiln was built, several kilns were fired and some of the works survived with flying colors!

We got to know each other as we worked, ate, shared slides of our work and did some sightseeing during our memorable time in Maihar.

Returning to Dehli at the end we had a one day symposium with Indian Ceramic artists. Slide presentations were shared and cross cultural topics discussed. I was very impressed by the excellence of the works and presentations of the Indian Artists. There is something familiar among clay artists wherever one goes in the world and we all connected easily as if we already knew each other.

I took over 1000 photos and am still sorting. You can view a few of my impressions of India on Instagram  and a journal of our  work during the residency which is public view on  my  Facebook page.

Eventually I will post an album on Flicker for anyone interested in seeing more.
But for now the studio calls and it's back to work inspired and refreshed by all that is India!

Monday, January 25, 2016


In a couple of days I will be leaving for India to participate in an International ceramic sculpture residency  in Maihar Pradesh followed by a symposium in Dehli. It is a very exciting opportunity  and I am thrilled to be joining Madvhi Subrihamian and 7 other artists for 19 days of art making and discussion with our Indian colleagues. You can follow us here. http://ceramicresidency.blogspot.sg/

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Finally !


I can hardly believe it has been almost a year since I moved from 18th Street to Buck Road !
Next week I move into my new studio.  Sometimes life presents a path not considered.
This is not the studio I planned to build adjacent to my house.
Feeling isolated in the rural environment and facing unending roadblocks getting the construction going, I followed the advice of friends and looked to the nearby city of Kingston, NY.  Rapidly becoming  destination for  artists,  I found a wonderful studio in the Shirt Factory Studio Building in mid town Kingston. The beautiful light streaming in from the bank of windows, high ceilings, and familiar manual freight elevator made me feel right at home. The other tenants are  creatives of all stripe working in the four floor building. Everyone is welcoming and I look forward to getting to know my new neighbors.
I am excited to begin working  in this fresh new space!
I will miss seeing those of you who attended  my annual holiday sale in NYC over the years, and hope we will keep in touch.

You can now follow me on Instagram  @kathyerteman

Have a wonderful Thankgsgiving  and holiday season !


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Santa Fe Clay Show


This is the final week for the show of vessels with Lauren Mabry, Giselle Hicks and myself at Santa Fe Clay. The spare installation was perfect for our minimal vessels.



It was great to see old friends at the opening and meet local artists and collectors.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Spring is Here!


Spring greetings  to you ! 
I made the big move from 18th Street on a snowy day in mid January and am just now resurfacing after a very long winter getting settled. My new home and studio are in Stoneridge, New York in the Hudson Valley. There  is  a vibrant  creative community tucked in and around the nearby villages and towns from New Paltz to Woodstock.

During this endless winter I have been unpacking, organizing, and shoveling snow!
My cats miss their window perch atop the radiator with 18th Street bustling below but we are all adjusting well to our new life.

When the snow melts later this spring I will build a new studio on the property with  lots of light and space. My phone number and email will remain the same once the new studio is completed I invite you to visit by appointment.
In the mean time my small warm studio is functional and I am back to work!
The first piece completed here is  a wall installation for the public space in a new Gensler building in Houston Texas. 

This month my  work will be included in  a three person  at Santa Fe Clay, show opening April 17. 
I am pleased to be in the company of talented colleagues Lauren Mabry and Giselle Hicks in this beautiful space. 
If you are in the area please come by for the opening on April 17,  5-7.

Thanks to everyone who came to the studio  sale in December to say goodbye.
 I quietly opened  an online shop after the sale for those who could not attend in person. I'm glad  that so many of you found it !  There are still a few pieces available now and I will post new functional pots again in May with an announcement  in advance.

Kathy Erteman Ceramics Shop Online 

Happy Spring and keep in touch!


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I Have Moved

I have moved from my loft on 18th Street after 20 years.
It was quite an odyssey and there are stories to tell !
I will be taking a rest and getting reorganized during the arctic northeast winter.
News of my whereabouts and new studio coming soon.

In the mean time I will continue to post a few pieces for sale here:  kathy erteman ceramics store

My very best wishes to you for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2015!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Moving Sale

Moving Sale  Today      Pottery, Books, Furniture
(in the apartment adjoining my studio)

Friday December 12,  4-9 pm 
Saturday December 13,  10am -6pm

16 east 18th Street floor 2 
212 929-3970

 I also added a few new  pieces to my online shop today

Monday, December 8, 2014

Moving Sale is Next

Thanks for coming & making it a great Studio Sale !
Please come back this week and join me in the apartment for the Moving Sale

Friday  December 12, 4-9 pm
Saturday December 13, 10am-6pm
furniture, pots, kitchen, artwork, books 
Studio Sale will also continue through the weekend

16 east 18th Street #2 NYC
212 9293970 kerteman@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Final 18th Street Open Studio & Sale

Please come to my final 18th Street Studio Sale and celebrate the end of an era!
I'll have lots of pots for sale including both sculptural vessels and affordable functional pots!

16 East 18th Street, Floor 2, NYC

Thursday December 4, 6-9pm, cocktails
Friday December 5, noon-8pm
Saturday December 6, 11-3pm

There are also a few pieces for sale here:
Kathy Erteman Ceramics Online

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Today I write to you with BIG news. After 20 years of living and working on 18th Street I will soon be moving. As you all know New York is a changing landscape and my move has been pending for quite some time. The date is now set for mid January.
I am keeping my fingers crossed that my long time wait for a space in Westbeth Artist Community comes to pass. In the meantime I will be living and working upstate in Stone Ridge, New York with frequent trips to the city.

I hope to see you in early December for my final Open Studio and Sale. The following week come back for the Moving Sale where I'll be selling furniture, ceramics from my collection, and miscellaneous surprises from deep in the cupboards!
Please save the dates for the LAST 18th Street Studio Sale and Moving Sale!
Studio Sale
Thursday December 4,  6-9  with cocktail reception
Friday December 5, 12-8

Saturday December 6,  11-3
Moving Sale
Friday December 12,  4-9
Saturday December 13,  10-6

Send me a note with any questions or thoughts and I look forward to raising a glass with you !

Thursday, September 11, 2014

American Pottery Festival September 12-14

I am pleased to be among the invited artists participating in Northern Clay Center's  annual American Pottery Festival in Minneapolis this weekend.

Check out all the events here:    http://www.northernclaycenter.org/apf

I'm on my way to Minneapolis now and looking forward  to a fun weekend , seeeing  old friends and meeting potters whose work I admire..
If you are in the area come by and say hello. Lots of great pots by excellent potters will be on view and for sale, workshops , slide lectures  and other celebrations !

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

China Ceramics Illustrated Monthly


Nice essay in China Ceramics Illustrated Monthly. 
See full article here:

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Brooklyn Rail Review

Review of recent show at George Billis Gallery by
Robert Kushner for The Brooklyn Rail

Friday, December 27, 2013

Closing Reception @ George Billis Gallery

Please join Richard Orient and I for a closing reception today 2-5pm

George Billis Gallery
521 West 26th Street NYC
212 645-2621

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Raffle Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Raffle to  support
the Nixi Tibetan Potters USA tour in 2014.

The winners are:
Deborah Seidman- Kathy Erteman vessel
Heather Brown - Nixi Bird Teapot

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2014

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Open Studio & Sale

Thursday, December 12, 2013- 6-9
Friday, December 13, 2013- noon -8pm
16 East 18th Street  #2 NYC 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Raffle to Benefit Nixi Tibetan Potters

Bucket Vessel,   11" x 9" x 7"
Bucket Vessel,   11" x 9" x 7"
 Bird Teapot by master potter Sun,   7" x 3" x 5"
I'm having  raffle for these 2 pieces during my studio sale .
All proceeds will be donated to

Aid to Artisans Global Giving Fund . 

The fund will help us to bring the Nixi Tibetan Potters to the US in 2014.  

Here's how it works. During the sale we will be selling raffle tickets for $5.00 each and 5 for $20.

There will be separate drawings for each piece and you can specify which raffle you would like your tickets in.

Orders can also be placed by phone on Saturday December 14th. 212-929-3970

The drawing will take place on Sunday and winners  contacted!

Studio Sale December 12th and 13th

The Studio Sale is back!
Thursday, December 12,  6-9 and Friday, December 13,  noon - 8pm.
16 east 18th street #2 nyc
For additional information: info@kathyerteman.com

I hope to see you on the 12th to celebrate the season and catch up over a glass of wine. There's lots of new work to see and my shelves are overflowing with experiments, prototypes, and work from the past. Everything is discounted up to 60 % to make room on the studio shelves!

Don't miss this years' special raffle!  I'm donating 2 pieces and all proceeds are going to  
Aid to Artisans Global Giving Fund for the Nixi Tibetan Potters Cultural Exchange Tour.
Details and raffle images in the next post.

See you soon!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

New Vessels at George Billis Gallery NYC

Kathy Erteman New Vessels and Richard Orient New Abstracts

George Billis Gallery
521 W 26 Street NYC
November 19-December 28, 2013
Thursday November 21, 6-8

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Trax Gallery Group Show

Trax Gallery presents "In the Cast"

Trax Gallery presents: In the Cast

An exhibition of cast and/or molded works by Nick  Bivins, Andy Brayman, Kathy Erteman, Mie Kongo, Paul Kotula, Andrew Martin, Donna Polseno, and Tom Spleth

Opening Reception & gallery talk with Andrew Martin
September 7, 2013, 5-7 pm

September 14 – October 10, 2013
Trax Gallery
1812 5th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710