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Carolyn Young

Waterloo, ON
Carolyn Young holds graduate degrees in Art History from the University of Toronto and studied metal smithing and jewellery making in Montréal. She was awarded a Maker Residency at the Canadian Craft Biennial in 2017. Her distinctive organic work has been exhibited in juried and curated national and international exhibitions and published in exhibition catalogues, in 500 Art Necklaces (Lark Books) and on Klimt02. It is in private collections in North America, Europe, and the Middle East.
"I began this project while contemplating the idea of 'home' and feeling intense longing for my own place of origin on the East Coast. I've lived many places and love the way that shells exhibit the passage of time and their own life journeys in their growth patterns. My abstract shell designs reference the use of shell jewellery since the earliest known human culture. These amulets are reflections on human fragility and resilience and metaphors for human journeys." Questions? Email or DM on FB or IG.

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