Glassbyerica.com is the site of Erica Biery Collins, glass artist. Here, you can find information about fused glass art, fused glass jewelry, dichroic glass, bottle art, and glass slumping. You can also purchase her glass art online or find a local dealer that sells her glass art.
All photography on Erica’s website was done by Matthew Churetta, of Churetta Photography.
I first discovered my love for glass by accident when I found a job through a staffing agency at Warner-Crivellaro Stained Glass in Bethlehem, PA. Prior to that, I attended Penn State University and received a degree in psychology in August 2002. After I graduated, I was left with the question, “what exactly do I want to do for the rest of my life?” I had a few odd jobs here and there that took me to Myrtle Beach, SC, Baltimore, MD, and Negril, Jamaica.
When I started working with glass in January 2004, it helped me realize how amazing and diverse the medium is. Working at Warner, I took advantage of the resources provided and experimented with stained glass, mosaics, fused glass, and beadmaking. I took several courses across the country from well-known artists and absorbed as much as I could about the medium. I started teaching classes at Warner in December 2004, less than one year after I picked up my first glass cutter! I continued my instruction there, expanding my classes to Northampton Community College, the Glass Craft and Bead Expo in Las Vegas, and Stained Glass Stuff in Ottawa, Canada. I continue to teach classes in my glass studio in Northampton, PA.
I became a full time glass artist in January 2007 and have not looked back since! I have my glasswares in several gift shops and galleries throughout Eastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. I create custom work in almost every glass avenue so feel free to search my site and contact me if you have any requests, questions, or suggestions. Enjoy!