Creative Sonoma

Kay Young

Artisan: Glass
Kay Young



Kay Young loves to play with color and textures.

She is currently creating functional glass dinnerware for the retail and the wholesale marketplace as well as making one-of-a-kind mixed media collage pieces on glass. Her use of layered papers, paint, and gold leaf offer a depth not normally seen in mixed media.

She holds a BFA in Textiles from The California College of Arts and Crafts and a Certificate in Client Services and Business from Santa Rosa Junior College.

Her work has appeared in publications including Sunset, Better Homes and Gardens, Traditional Homes, Crafts Report, Cheers magazines, Horchow, Boston Museum of Art Store , and Femail Creations catalogs, and has appeared on HGTV’s Thats’ Clever tv series. Her work is collected by many celebrities including Sandra Bullock, John Travolta and The Clintons. She was invited to create a glass holiday ornament for the Clinton White House as well as for Victoria Magazine which hung in the Women’s Art Museum in Washington, DC.

Her hand painted, functional dinnerware has been purchased by over 300 galleries and museum stores since the early 90’s.

Kay Lives in Santa Rosa, CA and is the owner of Hopscotch Gifts & Gallery inside the Fulton Crossing artisan Center. Her shop was one of three finalists in the 2022 Best of Sonoma County Gift Shop category by the Press Democrat’s Reader’s Poll. She is a mentor to other artists who want to learn more about the business of art and is starting a formal workshop on that subject in 2023.