Kathy Erteman’s ceramic pieces animate the walls with a grounded, quiet minimalism. Erteman draws inspiration for her clay-based work from the modernist architecture and design of the 20th century, and the clean lines of her ceramics reflect that. Textures that breathe with variety and a more organic sense of imperfection bring life to the simplicity of Erteman’s chosen forms. Here, the textures and rich color palettes of her surfaces find their inspiration in the abstract art of Josef Albers and Mark Rothko. Erteman was born in Santa Monica, California and received her BFA in Ceramics from California State University Long Beach. Her work has been exhibited internationally—from London to Taipei—and she is currently based in New York, where she continues to explore the possibilities of clay.