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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Claudia Olds Goldie




..."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"





Awards

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









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