Sunday, October 17, 2010


It is exciting that the well-known glassware artist, Kay Young, has moved to Overland Park and will be joining the group at the Holiday Gift Open House.

She started Kay Young Glassware in 1993 selling her work at small boutiques and fairs. She was accepted to the prestigious Baltimore American Craft Council Show in 1994 to exhibit her work to the wholesale market. She was an immediate success! Her work has been sold in over 300 stores including Van Maur, Borsheims, Neiman Marcus, Nordstroms, The Boston Museum of Fine Art, the Oakland Museum and many upscale galleries and boutiques. At one time she had 10 people employed in her painting studio and the pace was fast and furious! She still sells her work nationally, but has scaled down her business to enjoy a slower pace.

Along with having a previous showroom on 5th Avenue in New York City, Kay’s work has appeared in Better Homes and Gardens, Sunset Magazine, Cheers, The Crafts Report, American Craft, The LA Times, the SF Chronicle and other well known publications. She was interviewed for SF radio station KCBS after being invited to create a Christmas tree ornament for the Clinton White House in 1996. Her work has been collected by many celebrities including Kelley Preston and John Travolta and Sandra Bullock. She was featured on HGTV “That’s Clever” television show in 2005.

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