I live in New Hampshire​:


(Well, I mostly live in the studio)


I can sometimes be found wandering in the woods, drinking a guiness, or trying to find my muscle car in the grocery store parking lot.  I enjoy planting weird plants and watching them die of mysterious causes.  I have a fixer upper built in 1923, set to collapse in 2023, and I am racing the calendar to bring it back to it's former beauty.  When you see me in Home Depot, yes...I need help! Yes I'm looking for a date!  And hey, can I borrow your truck?


Other things: reading, writing, travel, looking at things, eating things, drawing, painting, dancing, poorly singing, laughing, learning. I collect old timey medicine bottles, one liners, and french perfume. 



What's your Creds?
I gots a BFA from wonderful Art Institute of Boston.
There, I received a classical training  in drawing, color,
and design.  I have learned most by making and teaching
others to make. Thank you dear students:)  I've taught at,
and managed, the studios of many art centers in
the Boston area.  My work has been shown internationally
and I have followed it through Europe and Asia.  A vase
here, a vase there, in private and public collections all over
the world.  I have well over 10,000 hrs in the studio.


I occasionally give lectures (long rambles) per request. 
I teach at Harvard, in the Ceramics Program



































Inspiration:

I grew up surrounded by nature.  Woods and fields.  Newts and bugs and crayfish were my pals. Catching moths, playing in streams.  My resume includes a master's in fort building and moth catching. 
My mother loved antiques, and I think the countless hours of gazing at the pictures in antique reference books is with me today.  I drool over victorian architecture.  My home is filled with treasures with a backstory. "Old book smell" makes me quiver.

​My father and all the other family fellows work with their hands, construction, farming and fixing. 

I meditate daily, and my studio is sacred space. Within it's walls I ask what needs to be made, and then I make it.

And then it starts it's journey out into the world.  And I turn to the next...


How the vases are made:


  • I create your porcelain vase on the wheel.
  • They wait, and dry a bit
  • I trim the bottom and then I meditate with your blank vase.
  • I work freehand.  Carved without measurement, sketch, templates, stencils, without any sort of grownup or professional method whatsoever.  The designs come through the working of my hand. The process. And alignment with source.
  • They wait, and dry further.
  • After the first firing, glazes are hand painted onto the carvings, around the carvings, in the carvings. Every vase has many glazes, some a dozen or more.
  • Your vase is then fired once more, at a higher temperature, to melt the glaze and vitrify the porcelain.  Upon cooling, we have a fabulous, permanent thing.
  • And then, I go to the wheel and make more vases for you.

The work of Stephanie Young