Marie Young, Storyteller in Polymer
The Marie Young Creative collection features devilishly sweet creations meticulously handcrafted one at a time in my studio in Hollidaysburg, Pa.–no mass produced work here! Polymer clay is my medium of choice, but many of my pieces are mixed-media. Hollowed egg shells and kitchen spices (paprika, cinnamon, pepper) feature prominently in my work.
Modern Medium, Historic Influences
My work is inspired by Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Victorian Gothic, vintage finds, nature, and occasionally the offbeat. My art history studies at Penn State and the University of Maryland exposed me to the artistic movements of the past that feature prominently in my work. Myths and fables crawl through my subconscious and re-emerge in many of my animal creatures. At the end of the day, I think of myself as a storyteller in polymer.
Devilishly Sweet Polymer Art
My fanciful designs embrace both light and dark of myths, fairy tales, and modern fantasy. I make sculptures, ornaments, light switch plate covers, home decor, jewelry, and wine stoppers. You can browse works for sale in my shop MarieYoungCreative on Etsy. I also have a second shop that features Halloween and Gothic wares 365 days per year: BlackCatVictoriana on Etsy.