May 9, 1978
Jon Erickson is from the Nak'azdli Band of the Gitksan Nation. In 2011, Jon began working with Haida artist Clarence Mills to learn engraving technique and formline design. He then studied under Nisga'a artist Robert Tait at Vancouver's Native Education College in 2012, where he graduated from the institution's Northwest Coast Jewellery Arts Program. Throughout 2013, Jon worked as an Instructional Assistant in the Jewellery Arts Program. During the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014, Jon lived on Vancouver Island, learning printmaking and design from famous Tsimshian artist Roy Henry Vickers.