401 main street
post office box 401
yorktown, virginia 23690
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michelle erickson is a graduate of The College of William and Mary with a BFA in Fine and Performing Arts. In addition to her considerable contemporary ceramic work, Ms. Erickson has over twenty years experience in working with 17th- and 18th-century reproduction pottery. Her exquisite recreations and contemporary pieces have won critical acclaim internationally and been featured in many national and international publications.
As owner of Michelle Erickson Pottery, Inc., she reproduces ceramics from archeological and acquired collections for organizations such as Colonial Williamsburg, the National Park Service, Parks Canada, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Historic Deerfield.
She has lectured and demonstrated her work widely for scholarly groups and institutions that include Williamsburg’s Antiques Forum, Winterthur Collectors Circle, Sotheby’s learning weekends, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the St Louis Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the British Museum, and the Potteries Museums at Stoke on Trent.She is a partner in the business PERIOD DESIGNS in Yorktown, Virginia, an innovative firm specializing the in the reproduction of 17th- and 18th-century decorative arts, museum quality antique prints and ceramics and contemporary ceramic art.
Examples of her contemporary work are in the collections of the Mint Museum of Craft and Design, The Museum of Art and Design, NY. The Peabody Essex, The Long Beach Museum of Art, The Milwaukee Art Museum, The Chipstone Foundation, The New York Historical Society, the Potteries Museums, UK and Yale University Museum. She has consulted on and designed ceramics for several major motion pictures such as The Patriot, The Time Machine, The New World and the current HBO series John Adams.
Ms. Erickson was commissioned by Jamestown 2007 to create an original artwork in clay as the official gift presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll during her historic visit to Jamestown May 4th 2007 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the founding of the first continuous English settlement America.