Erica began beading when she was five, and came to glass in her early twenties. The jewelry and sculpture that she creates stem from the ritualistic nature of her childhood art. There are many technical, stylistic and thematic connections Erica finds between her functional and sculptural work. She uses multiple processes to make components which she then sews together with beads to make labor intensive kinetic jewelry and wall tapestries. She has been teaching glass fusing and glass roll-ups at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, NY (where she also uses the studio) and other glass and craft institutions. She is mostly self-taught; has been a T.A. for Klaus Moje and Scott Chaseling. Her work has been featured in various publications including “New Glass Review”, “Glass Magazine”, “New York Magazine” , “In Style” and “Glashaus”. Selected galleries include Heller Gallery, NY; Sienna Gallery, MA; Morgan Contemporary Glass, PA and Snyderman-Works Gallery, PA..