Geryn Roche was born in Chicago, Illinois.  She created her first pinch pot in Kindergarten, and has been working with clay ever since.  Geryn received a BFA in ceramics and a teaching certificate from the University of Iowa in 2009.  She graduated with an MFA in ceramics from the University of North Texas in 2013 and is currently a ceramics instructor at Misericordia Home where she works with artists with developmental disabilities.