Ginny Gillen studied at the Ringling Art School and Greenville Museum School. She received a certificate in ceramics from the Worcester Center for Crafts' School for Professional Crafts.
Ginny was the 2006 recipient of the Worcester Cultural Commission fellowship for the arts and is a 2007 LCC grant recipient. She has been teaching craft classes at the Worcester Center for Crafts since 1992 and is the coordinator of the T.A.P. Program.