Scott’s childhood was spent in and around Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He has always been interested in art and pursued this whenever opportunities arose. His high school years were spent “dabbling” in various art forms such as sketching, painting, pottery, and jewelry. He was also fortunate enough to attend a large school that provided instruction in graphic arts (printing presses), mechanical drafting, and architectural drafting.
Following periods in the United States Marine Corps and the Federal Government as a computer specialist Scott rekindled his affair with art. Initially, he attended classes in stained glass and utilized this medium as his creative outlet. Then, following a move to Dallas with his wife he enrolled in the Creative Arts Center in Dallas, where he studied glass mosaic techniques. Scott found that he loved the glass but not the techniques. This led him to study “marble making” under George O’Grady. This was it, Scott had found his passion. Lampworking was exactly what he was looking for. The three dimensional aspects of working with glass and the ability to do so in a relatively inexpensive setup at home.
Since then, Scott has bought numerous volumes and instructional videos, obtained individual instruction, and basically devoured any information he could obtain regarding hot glass. In December of 2003 he started “Young Designs”, his own glass lampwork studio.
Scott Young brings glass to life. His uniquely colored platters have a beautiful translucent appeal. He fashions stunning vases from dichroic glass, which allows his work to shimmer and cast different colors when viewed from different angles. Scott creates fine art from glass for both decorative and functional purposes. He also makes glass jewelry.