Letting Go of the Wheel

Hand-built footed vessel with black and white sgraffito and bright red glaze inside

© Carolyn Bernard Young, Visions of a Shaman, 39 x 6 x 1″, stoneware, slip, sgraffito, poplar

After more than 20 years as a potter who loves the wheel, both my hands have developed chronic tendinitis. As it became more difficult and painful to wedge, center, and throw, I resolved to create more sculptural […]

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So what the heck is a Totem Stick?

© Carolyn Bernard Young, Wings of Joy, 32 x 6 x 1″, stoneware, slips, acrylic, crushed turquoise, mounted on poplar

A Tribute

Totem Sticks are my own design, inspired by the magnificent totem poles of northwestern tribes like the Tlingit. Totem Sticks are an homage to those massive works of art – and you […]

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Remembering WWI Code Talkers

©Carolyn Bernard Young, Big Gun, 9.5 x 6 x 7″, stoneware, sgraffito (Red Earth permanent collection)

Memorial Day is a time to remember those who gave their lives in service of our country. Travel with me today back to World War I. It’s near the end of the war, late in the fall of […]

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Counting Down

Installation Day

Installing wall pieces

Still too high? Yes, but I do love them!

Spirits Rising, an exhibition of my work, opens April 3 at Red Earth Art Center in Oklahoma City. This is wildly exciting for me so I hope you will bear with my exuberance. Installation day was Friday, March 31, […]

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One Woman Show

© Carolyn Bernard Young, Ishki (Mother), stoneware mounted on board, sgraffito

It is with breathless anticipation that I announce my solo exhibition, Spirits Rising, opening April 3.

Opening Reception

I am pleased to invite you to the Opening Reception April 5 from 5-7 pm at the Red Earth Art Center, 6 Santa Fe Plaza, […]

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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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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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Merry Mug Madness!

©Carolyn Bernard Young, Red Dragonfly Mug, 5.5″ x 3.25″, stoneware

Yes, I know it’s only October, but I want you to have plenty of time to get involved. If you’re a fan of my handmade, hand carved, black & white sgraffito mugs with the bright color inside, then this is important…they will only be […]

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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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