Hillary Waters Fayle was born in Elma, New York.  Fayle holds an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she is currently an Assistant Professor in the Fibers area in addition to working in her own studio. Recently, she has taught workshops at Penland School of Craft, the Mediterranean Art & Design Program in Sicily and Yasar University in Turkey. Her work is currently on view at the Sager Braudis Gallery in Columbia, MO, Ellen Noel Art Museum in Odessa, TX, Momentum Gallery in Asheville, NC and Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, PA.