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Sara Young

Biography to Display: 

1922 Born

EDUCATION

1947-1951 School of American Crafts, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1951-1992 Sole Proprietor, Principal Potter, Eagle Bend Pottery, Clinton, Tennessee

1964-1978 Co-Founder, Twelve Designer Craftsmen, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

 

Sara Young is known for wheel thrown and occasionally slab built functional and decorative ceramics. Young draws inspiration from nature, and often uses rocks as an impression tool to create texture in the greenware stage. Throughout her career, Young balanced heavy periods of throwing production pottery with creating slab works. Young's work features an earth toned opaque glaze palette.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Southern Highland Crafts Guild, Asheville, North Carolina

Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville, Tennessee

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Bonham, Roger D., “12 Designer Craftsmen.” Ceramics Monthly (May 1967).

Bullard, Hellen. Crafts and Craftsmen of the Tennessee Mountains. Falls Church, VA:The Summit Press, 1976.

DuPuy, Jr., Edward. Artisans of the Appalachian. Asheville, NC: The Miller Printing Company, 1967.

Smith, Samuel D. and Stephen T. Rogers. Tennessee Potteries, Pots and Potters 1790s – 1950 Volume 1. Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation, 2011.

 

 

 

 

the center for craft, creativity & design This research was supported by a Craft Research Fund grant from The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Inc.
   
southern highland craft guild The Archive of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.

 

Typical Marks
1976
Bird
Date: 1976
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze, Incised
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Teapot
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Courtesy Museum of East Tennessee History, Knoxville, Tennessee
Photo: TMP
Courtesy Museum of East Tennessee History, Knoxville, Tennessee
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Vase
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze, Stamped
Courtesy Museum of East Tennessee History, Knoxville, Tennessee
Photo: TMP
Courtesy Museum of East Tennessee History, Knoxville, Tennessee
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Jeffrey Kuratnick. "The Marks Project." Last modified May 1, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/young