Jerilyn Virden is a studio artist living in Greensboro, Vermont. She was an artist-in-residence at Penland School of Crafts from 2001–2004 and remained in that community for 10 years. In 2006, she received a North Carolina Arts Fellowship Grant. She earned an MFA from Southern Methodist University in 2001, a BFA from West Virginia University in 1997, and studied abroad at the Jingdezhen Ceramic Art Institute in China. Before attending graduate school, she completed a two--year assistantship at the studio of Silvie Granatelli, in Floyd, Virginia. To learn more about Jerilyn Virden and see more images of her work, please visit www.borealisstudios.com.