Eric was born in Houston, Texas and graduated from University of Houston. He transitioned to a studio glass practice shortly after graduation through work/exchange and scholarship programs at Penland School of Craft, Haystack Mountain School, and Corning Museum of Glass. His pursuit of glass has led him to contracts in Fairbanks Alaska, Murano Italy, Kobo Glass in Toyama Japan and Augusta Glass Studio with Sam Stang and Kaeko Maehata. After residencies, teaching, and visiting artist opportunities at Appalachian Center for Craft, Chrysler Museum of Glass, and Pittsburgh Glass Center, he maintains his studio practice out of Houston, Texas.