Ashton R. Young

Ashton R. Young

Ashton has been a professional artist and craftsman for over twenty years.  As both a studio and consulting artist, he is experienced in stained glass design, fabrication, and restoration.  He also has extensive experience in the design and creation of museum-quality frames for original artworks, and formulated the Studios'process for carving, casting, and reproduction of custom ornamentation.  This draws deeply on his long experience with ceramics, which includes not only pottery, but the carving, casting, and production of decorative ornament.  He is also trained and experienced in lithography and printing; oil painting; woodworking and carving; construction projects from faux beams and garden structures to furniture and home remodeling.  He has worked as an illustrator, calligrapher, museum consultant for installation art, production of wall texts and decorative panels, and as a research assistant for large-scale historical publishing projects.

Clients include:

Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley (Conference center renovation)
Robert Redford (Stained glass restoration)
Cassone Project (furniture design and construction)
Knight-Mangum residence (Historic restoration and stained glass)
Special Projects Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Museum quality frames)
Cascade Project (Estate renovation)
Normandy Project (Private residence renovation)
Uppland Project (Private residence, new construction)
Martellus Project (Globe and floor stand)
Museum of Church History and Art (Exhibit design & construction)

Ashton's constributions to the Studios' commercial portfolio include these fine art Collections:

The High Valley Collection (since 2004)
The Limited Edition Collection (since 1997)
Pioneer Collection (since 2006)
Temple Fine Art Collection (since 2012)
The Women of the Bible Collection (since 2003)

Some of his illustrations (in pen and ink, and other media) have appeared in Women of the New Testament and Women of the Old Testament by Camille Olsen, The Papers of Seymore Wainscott by Al R. Young, and numerous issues of The Storybook Home Journal  His monumental work in transcribing original historical documents figured prominently in the publication of My Father’s Captivity (2009), as well as the online archive of original historical sources associated with the book.

Ashton holds a BA in history from Brigham Young University.

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