I Live in New Hampshire.....

well.....mostly living in the studio.....

I can sometimes be found in the company of my husband and two cats. I fought the good fight for a BFA. , I learned mad drawing skills.  I have taught at and managed the ceramic programs of many schools, art centers, and colleges in the Boston area.  I travel internationally, attending workshops and symposiums in Asia and Eastern Europe.  My work is in collections all over.

New American Art Pottery

.... more information about my making on zee Blog

Inspiration:

I grew up surrounded by nature.  My mother dealt in antiques, and I think the countless hours of gazing at the pictures in antique reference books is with me today.  I look around to find local species which I study and draw first.  I reference local architecture, and all matter of turn of the century craft.

Stephanie Young

  Calmwater  Designs

How I make things:


  • All of the pieces are Porcelain.  Hand thrown on the potters wheel, and trimmed.
  • When leatherhard, I carve each piece with some very simple tools.
  • My designs are freehand.  Not measured.  No stencils or templates.  From the hand, mind, and heart.
  • After firing, glazes are handpainted onto the surface to adorn the carving.  The pieces are then fired once more, in an electric kiln, to Cone 6.