Meredith was wild about working with a torch and metal from the age of 16. Her grandparents’ home in Green Valley, Arizona spurred an early interest in minerals and the lapidary arts. Meredith attended Marist High School which allowed her to fill her curriculum with different metalsmithing, studio art classes, as well as, art history classes. These teachers, along with her parents, were paramount in her development as an artist.
Making jewelry and small metal sculptures offered moments of intimacy and an emotionally charged physicality with an artistic medium. In addition to receiving her Bachelors in Art History, she studied English and French at the University of Georgia. Concentrating in sculpture and contemporary installation art, an artist’s ability to facilitate an immediate connection with the viewer’s body, to confound the spatial expectations of the viewer, and to transgress boundaries were of particular interest to Meredith. Upon graduation, Meredith reverted back to “making art,” filling her evenings and weekends with metalsmithing and goldsmithing classes and workshops.
For nearly a decade, she worked in a corporate business development career and designed and created jewelry at night in her studio until 2016 when she took her passion full time, launching her first collections of fine jewelry and one-of-a-kind works of art. Inspired by her Academic life, each collection reveals a different story, as well as, an exploration of different patterns and textures in the gold. Young arranges different shaped diamonds and precious stones that juxtapose the geometric and the organic, as well as, chaos and order. The result is an ethereal, edgy, yet timeless line of wearable jewelry that seeks diversity of thought and technique above all else.
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