Kathy Erteman was born in Santa Monica, California USA.
She received her BFA in Ceramics from California State University Long Beach, and then interned with Judy Chicago on the Dinner Party.

In 1994 Erteman moved to New York City and now divides her time between the Hudson Valley, NY and New York City.

Erteman’s work has been exhibited internationally and is included in private and public collections including Renwick Gallery/Smithsonian Institute, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Taipei Museum of Fine Arts and SC Johnson  Collection.

A full time studio artist she also designs for companies such as Tiffany, and Crate and Barrel. Kathy has taught at Parsons School of Design and been a guest lecturer at The Brooklyn Museum, Bezalel Academy of Art, Jerusalem and currently teaches at Greenwich  House Pottery in New York City.

She travels to Yunnan,China periodically to work with Tibetan Potters as a Design Consultant and Cultural Preservation Advocate.