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 ceramics instructor at Misericordia Home where she works with artists with developmental disabilities.