At 17, Erin Garmezy became enamored with glass as an artistic medium. She assisted two local glassblowers in her hometown before attending Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts. Garmezy studied glassblowing at VCU arts, earning both a BFA in craft/material studies and a BFA in art education in 2007. She now works both on the torch and in the hot shop, creating realistic and delicate lifeforms made of glass, and frequently collaborates with her husband, Grant Garmezy. She has taught glass workshops at the Chrysler Museum of Art, the Glass Furnace in Turkey, Flint Institute of Arts, and Pilchuck Glass School, among others. Her work was featured on the cover of Glass Art Magazine.