Erica began beading when she was five and came to glass in her early twenties. The jewelry and sculpture she makes stem from the ritualistic nature of her childhood art. She combines various glass and beading techniques to create labor intensive, kinetic jewelry and sculpture.
There are many technical, stylistic and thematic connections Erica finds between her functional and sculptural work. Erica is also one of the founding members of the performance group "The Burnt Asphalt Family" who uses various glass and cooking techniques to create glass performances set in the post-war era.