Jerilyn Virden is a ceramist who works from Borealis studios, located in Greensboro Vermont. Virden received her MFA from Southern Methodist University in 200, additionally, she has studied under Silvie Granatelli, at West Virginia University, and in China at the Jing-de-zhen Ceramic Art Institute. Jerilyn creates both utilitarian pottery and ceramic sculptural forms. Hollow construction of these vessels allows Virden to exaggerate form creating bold features that contribute to “a visual weight that floats above the table.” She finds inspiration in pairing down form, focusing on slight arch shifts to give life and emotion to her work. The pottery transcends traditional use, morphing our perspective from utilitarian qualities to sculptural and back again, redefining what a bowl, mug, or centerpiece may evoke.