Young Williams was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1974. As a child, she discovered many activities which led to developing an interest in fine art. At the age of six she began studying the piano, spending the next 12 years enlarging her proficiency in classical music.
During this time, she also amused herself with painting with watercolor, acrylics, and oils, craft-making and pottery, putting into practice the skills passed down from her father, a celebrated and admired ceramics sculptor.
It was this love for clay-crafting that led her to Hong-Ik University in Seoul where she would major in ceramic arts. Her focus was firmly placed in ceramics, yet her love for the canvas never departed.