Tracey Young's Profile

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My name is Tracey Young. I earned a BFA from the Appalachian Center for Craft in December 2011 and began keeping bees in April 2012.

I share my studio and kiln yard with my husband, two champion mousers, the spirits of two dobermans and thousands of bees.

Influenced by a 75% colony loss in the Spring of 2015, I began slip casting pint size vintage milk bottles adding iron based decals.

I learned that milk containers, used for advertising in troubled times; from victory slogans in World War II, to finding missing children in the 1980’s, would be the perfect canvas for me to communicate the plight of honeybees.

Although I am primarily a teapot hand-builder, these slip cast milk bottles have become my main body of work for…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 25
  • Joined August 6, 2012

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clay, vintage graphics

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About

My name is Tracey Young. I earned a BFA from the Appalachian Center for Craft in December 2011 and began keeping bees in April 2012.

I share my studio and kiln yard with my husband, two champion mousers, the spirits of two dobermans and thousands of bees.

Influenced by a 75% colony loss in the Spring of 2015, I began slip casting pint size vintage milk bottles adding iron based decals.

I learned that milk containers, used for advertising in troubled times; from victory slogans in World War II, to finding missing children in the 1980’s, would be the perfect canvas for me to communicate the plight of honeybees.

Although I am primarily a teapot hand-builder, these slip cast milk bottles have become my main body of work for 2016-17. As a second career potter, I spent my younger years as a lady draftsman for the glass machine and then plastic container industry. Combining past and present job experience, along with first hand knowledge of an apiary, brings me to this new, creative niche.

Buy a milk bottle (or two). Plant wildflowers. Save the bees.

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