The Art Nouveau Porcelain of NH Artist Stephanie Young



Stephanie Young grew up in a household full of antiques. But it was the curves of the Art Nouveau period that captivated this Plaistow artist - eventually using her porcelain vases as a canvas.

Young explains that the Victorian period was "too flowery" and the Art Deco movement was "too straight" for her sensibility.

Using a Nouveau-inspired curvilinear framework, she creates architectural "windows" filled with her love of nature, from ladybugs to dragonflies to dung beetles, all carved into the clay when leather hard.

Her final glazes have a matte finish and natural colors - green and oxidized shades of bronze and copper - for a look reminiscent of ceramics created at the previous turn of the century.

Young's work, including lamps of similar design, is available at most League of New Hampshire Craftsmen shops.

 

Find Stephanie's Work

Calm Water Designs
Stephanie Young
calmwaterdesigns.com
(857) 928-9950

Paradise City
paradisecityarts.com

League of New Hampshire Craftsmen
nhcrafts.org

Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Popular Articles

  1. Secret Swimming Spots
    So maybe "secret" is a stretch, but if you're looking to escape the summer crowds, then here are...
  2. Sip Local Spirits in Winchester
    New England Sweetwater Farm and Distillery brings new life to Winchester's Main Street.
  3. Local Teens Get Their Socrates On
    The Souhegan High School Ethics Forum has earned national attention for its Socratic philosophy...
  4. The Famous NH Family You've Never Heard Of (Probably)
    Do you know about the Hutchinson Family Singers? We're guessing the answer is "no." It's time you...
  5. Technology and Law
    Shifting ground in technology and culture are changing the legal profession.
  6. Tuning Up in Cuba
    What's inside is not what you think.
  7. Step Back in Time in New London
    Enjoy a weekend getaway to a town with quite the knack for preserving the past.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags