Erica graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2014 with a BFA in ceramics. Post graduation, she has been teaching ceramics at communal studios throughout the New England area. Erica has studio spaces in Maine and Massachusetts. She makes and sells functional ceramics online and in person at markets/open studios. She officially started Thermal Shock Studio in 2017 with Owen Roberts (2015 MassArt Alum).
Erica works with a cone6 ivory colored porcelain clay body and black underglaze. She utilizes wheel throwing, hand building, and mold making techniques when creating functionalware. Currently, she is interested in transferring her illustrations onto functional and sculptural forms. Her surface design is inspired by animals, wallpaper, nature, and ink wash paintings.