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 University of Wisconsin, the British Museum, the Potteries Museums at Stoke on Trent, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and The Smithsonian Corcoran Graduate Studies course lecture.
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, Stoke on Trent; Yale University Art Gallery; The Carnegie Museum of Art; and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. She has consulted on and designed ceramics for several major motion pictures such as The Patriot, The Time Machine, The New World and the recent HBO series John Adams. Also Ms. Erickson has co-authored a series of articles Illustrating her seminal work in the rediscovery of arcane ceramic techniques in the prestigious annual journal Ceramics in America edited by Robert Hunter and published by The Chipstone Foundation, Milwaukee WI.
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.