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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Did You Hear What Happened at Red Earth?

© Carolyn Bernard Young, Healing Magic of a Teacher, 42 x 6 x 2″, stoneware, slips, crushed turquoise, acrylic, poplar

For the very first time, I entered my work in the “Sculpture” category – one of my new Totem Sticks titled Healing Magic of a Teacher. And it won 2nd place!! Yippee! I don’t […]

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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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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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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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