Guðrún Halldórsdóttir (1947) was born and raised in Ísafjörður (in the Westfjords of Iceland) and lived there till 1987. Then she moved to the United States where she fulfilled her dream of studying art. She chose pottery and attended Special Projects, Independent Studies at Brookdale College, New Jersey, 1994-1996, and Associate in Arts at Brookdale Community College, New Jersey, in 1997. Her works have been widely exhibited in the United States and at a touring exhibition in Russia as well as in Iceland. She has received positive reviews for her contributions to collective exhibitions and won several awards for her work.