Rebecca Erde’s industrial design and art practice are grounded in interdisciplinarity and experimentation. Born and raised in New York, Erde received a Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis in 2015 and is a 2019 candidate for a Masters of Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Erde’s diverse background in architecture, woodworking, metalworking, and digital fabrication allows her to approach glass through an unconventional lens. Erde has been working at UrbanGlass for 15 years with her father and has participated in classes at Third Degree Glass Factory, Corning Museum of Glass, and Pilchuck Glass School. After graduating from architecture school, she worked as a furniture designer and woodworker in the Brooklyn Navy Yard for two years. At RISD, she continues studying kiln casting, furniture, and other forms of digital fabrication and design. She is currently working on her thesis, which focuses on designing commercial and educational products for mental health.