Jerilyn Virden

Jerilyn Virden is currently a studio artist living in Greensboro, Vermont. Together with her husband, glass artist Devin Burgess, they run Borealis Studios, which houses a ceramic studio, Glass studio, and gallery. She was an artist-in-residence at Penland School of Crafts from 2001-2004 and remained in that community until moving to Vermont in 2011. She received the Society of Arts and Crafts Artist Award In 2014 and in 2006 she received a North Carolina Arts Fellowship Grant. She earned an MFA from Southern Methodist University in 2001, and a BFA from West Virginia University in 1997 where she 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. Her work has been exhibited at the Mint Museum of Craft and Design and she has work in multiple permanent collections including that of the Asheville Art Museum and NCECA.