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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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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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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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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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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