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Biography: Peter Young

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Peter Young

While working as a sales assistant in a stained glass supply shop, Peter Young first became intrigued with the medium and began teaching himself the craft. His obsession with stained glass was amplified after exploring the cathedrals of France, propelling him to pursue the medium as a career. A Dublin-based artist, his designs start out of research and drawing, then are translated through multiple processes into colorful, expressive artworks. Ranging in style from geometric and traditional to painterly and illustrative, his finished work aims to create a suggestive and empathetic narrative.

Prior to coming to stained glass, Young earned a degree in design and illustration at the College of Marketing and Design, Parnell Square, in Dublin, Ireland. After discovering his passion for stained glass, he earned a postgraduate diploma in Advanced Stained Glass Studies from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. He has since taught at The National College of Art and Design in Dublin as a visiting lecturer for over 20 years, was a teaching assistant to Maud Cotter at Pilchuck Glass School, and was a stained glass lecturer at The City Literary Institute in London for five years. His work can be seen in the collections of The National Museum of Ireland and The Stained Glass Museum in Ely, England.