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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