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© Valérie Sanguinetti
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© Valérie Sanguinetti
© Valérie Sanguinetti

Carol Youngner

  • Glass sculptor
  • Waterloo, Belgium
  • Master Artisan
Carol Youngner Glass sculptor
French, English
By appointment only
+32 478692317
© Valérie Sanguinetti

The art of matching glass and clay

  • • Carol first worked for social programmes around the world
  • • She took up glass art after many years as a full-time potter
  • • Her creations are inspired by landscapes and human relationships

American-born Carol Youngner first studied sociology and worked for various social programmes around the world, including Peace Corps in Africa. At first, ceramics was just a hobby, but she decided to make it her profession after moving to Belgium. In 1989, she started to work as a potter in her studio at Waterloo, in the countryside just outside of Brussels. “I did a one-year apprenticeship to improve my wheel technique, but I am mostly self-taught,” says Carol. About 15 years ago, she decided to broaden her horizon and took up classes in glass sculpting. “I now like to combine these two materials, clay and glass, to create unique sculptures.” Carol derives inspiration from the landscapes around her home, like vineyards and farm fields, and from the relationships between people.

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  • © Valérie Sanguinetti
  • © Valérie Sanguinetti
  • © Valérie Sanguinetti
  • © Valérie Sanguinetti
  • © Valérie Sanguinetti
Photo: © Valérie Sanguinetti
Clear Embrasse

This series of crystal knots explores relationships and connections seen through transparent and satin textures of the crystal and the intertwining of the knot.

Length 20 cm
Width 20 cm
Height 20 cm

Photo: © Valérie Sanguinetti
Mountain Meadows

The idea of this colourful landscape is to climb to the top of the mountain. The alternation of coloured and clear strips of fused glass moves the eye to the sky.

Height 55 cm
Width 30 cm

Photo: © Valérie Sanguinetti

These three elements, twisted together, are part of a series of crystal knot sculptures exploring relationships. The tourbillon, a whirlwind or swirling vortex, is chaotic, but still comes together.

Length 25 cm
Width 25 cm
Height 25 cm

Photo: © Valérie Sanguinetti
Piece 1: Green and White Chain, Piece 2: Magnetism

In both these pieces, the sculptor explores the themes of continuity and connections. The chain links 2 parts, white and green, as one. Magnetism attaches one to another in an unending circle.

Height 25 cm
Diameter 25 cm

Photo: © Valérie Sanguinetti
Autumn Vines

Pass through a landscape of changing autumnal colours of the vineyards. Rapid movement is shown through the colored strips of glass. Nature’s natural order is totally changed by human needs.

Length 35 cm
Width 15 cm
Height 25 cm

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