Why is Indian Market Important?

© Carolyn Bernard Young, Lilac Fusion, 20 x 6 x 1″, stoneware, slips, sgraffito, poplar

 

The 3rd weekend in August every year, Santa Fe is overtaken with more than a 1000 Native American artists, offering traditional and contemporary artwork for sale.

So What?

You may wonder why this is important – what makes […]

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Warrior Spirit

©Carolyn Bernard Young, Warrior Spirit, 12 x 5.5 x 7.25", stoneware, sgraffito

©Carolyn Bernard Young, Warrior Spirit, 12 x 5.5 x 7.25″, stoneware, sgraffito – Available at Worrell Gallery in Santa Fe, NM

Daily Fight to Survive

Hummingbird is known as a warrior spirit with healing powers, and one of the strongest totems. The tiny hummingbird embodies the spirit of a great warrior. His daily fight […]

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Movin' On Out

©Carolyn Bernard Young, Spirits Rising (Back), 7.5″x7″, stoneware, Private Collection

Last month I gave you a little tease about my new direction…but just so you know I’m serious…I’ve sold two of my pottery wheels, making room in the studio for a third work table and two sculpture stations. (Hint: expect to see Spirits Rising […]

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So I Had a Breakthrough

A sneak peek: Spirit Sister wall sculpture in progress. ©2016 Carolyn Bernard Young

The first weekend of November, something close to 100 artists descended upon Golden, Colorado for three full days at Art Biz Breakthrough. Hosted each year by Alyson B. Stanfield, well-known and well-loved business coach for artists, it is truly a life-changing […]

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Five Good Reasons to Get Up in the Morning

Wheel thrown & altered bowl, "Wings of an Eagle", side view

© Carolyn Bernard Young, Wings of an Eagle, Altered Vessel, 5.5″ x 6.5″, stoneware, $225

 

We all have those days when we’d just rather pull the covers over our sleepy head and hide from the world. Been there, don’t think I’ve actually ever done it though.

For 32 years I had to […]

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You Asked...I Made It Happen

© Carolyn Bernard Young, Transforming Grace, 8×5″, stoneware, $475

Over the past several months, many of you have asked if you could purchase pottery on my website. So…I’m delighted to announce…NOW you can!

Free Shipping! And because I truly value your support, I am offering free shipping in the US on all Lidded […]

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Dancing for My Mom at Red Earth

© 2016 Carolyn B Young, Terrapin Races Rabbit II, 10×5″, stoneware

Red Earth is an event dear to my heart. It is an organization committed to promoting the rich traditions of American Indian arts and cultures through their museum and fine art markets. For 30 years, the Red Earth Festival has showcased Native […]

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Springtime Road Trip

“Tiny Warrior” received Honorable Mention at the Trail of Tears Art Show in Tahlequah

Earlier this month, Sam and I drove up to Muskogee for the opening reception of the Trail of Tears Art Show at the Cherokee Heritage Center. We also wanted to visit the

Five Civilized Tribes Museum show where two of […]

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Oklahoma or Bust!

Honoring the Spirit of the American IndianFor the first time, I will be a part of the Greater Tulsa Indian Art Festival in Glenpool, Oklahoma February 5-7.  The theme this year is “Honoring Our Veterans and Code Talkers”, and I am so excited to be… […]

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A Trip to Golden

Just a week ago, I was in the beautiful town of Golden, Colorado for ArtBiz Breakthrough – a gathering of artists like none I’ve ever seen.  Alyson B. Stanfield, author of I’d Rather Be in the Studio, led us through a marvelous adventure in the business side of art.  You can find out more about her at www.ArtBizCoach.com.
 
Alyson is a no-nonsense coach for artists who are serious about building a business around their art.  She is funny, inspiring, and just fun to be around.  But make no mistake, she is serious about helping artists build a business in a fun environment.
 
I made some new friends from all over the country and got to know some acquaintances who live right here in my neck of the woods!  The trip home allowed me time to process what I learned and develop a plan for the next year.  With Alyson on my team, I can’t wait to see what 2016 brings. 
 
As a bonus, the lovely and talented Regina-Marie Mountjoy of www.recherche-photography.com was on hand to take new head shots of the attendees.  I have to say, I think she might be a wizard!  What do you think?
 
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