..."Claudia Olds Goldie portrays mature women with candor. In A Weight Bearing Exercise, the figure wears gym gear and has lifted, with little effort, a barbell satirically bedecked with the accoutrements of the modern “superwoman”: cellular phone, computer keyboard, teddy bear, frying pan, dog bowl, paintbrush, books. Olympic Dust exposes a tired, plump swimmer wearing an old-fashioned swim cap. Goldie’s “girls” are whimsical but not a bit funny. While once we judged women primarily by their sexuality, the criterion has shifted, but is no less harsh, Goldie suggests. The haggard Olympian is the antithesis of the celebrated male athlete, who even in pudgy retirement is paid to tout cars or comment on televised sports events.
American Craft Magazine - Feb/Mar 2003"
2012 People’s Choice Award, State of Clay: 7th Biennial National Exhibition
2011 Kiln God Residency Award, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts
2009 Juror's Award, State of Clay, 6th Bienniel National Juried Exhibition
2008 SAC Artist Award - The SAC Artist Awards encourage New England craft artists who demonstrate a mastery of their craft media and who create original and innovative work. Along with this three group exhibition, each winner receives a $3,000 cash award.
2002 Best Sculpture, State of Clay, National Juried Ceramic Exhibition
2001 Merit Award, Ceramics 2001 North American Clay Exhibition
2000 First Prize Sculpture, N.E. Open Photography and Sculpture Exhibition
1999 Best of Show, State of Clay, National Juried Ceramic Exhibition
1986 Honorable Mention, New England Sculpture Association
1985 Third Prize, New England Sculpture Association
1983 Byron C. Cleveland Memorial Award, Copley Society
1983 First Prize Sculpture, Brockton Summerfest
1981 First Prize Sculpture, Brockton Summerfest
1980 First Prize Sculpture, Hull Harbor Festival