YU TANG CERAMICS STUDIO & GALLERY


Yu Tang Ceramics Studio & Gallery is a cooperative ceramic studio and gallery space located in the Greenwood Neighborhood of Seattle since February, 2017. This space is open for all to mindfully explore clay, personal expression, and identity by building community with its students, teachers, studio members, and resident artists

Yu Tang Ceramics Studio & Gallery features and sells works by various artists and the works of the owner and artist Curtis Yu. 

Works for sale can be found at the Yu Tang Ceramics Studio & Gallery located at 519 North 85th Street, Seattle, WA 98103, at the Ballard Farmers Market, and custom orders are available by contacting Curtis Yu at sales@yutangceramics.com

Group classes and individual lessons are available at Yu Tang Ceramics Studio & Gallery. 


CURTIS YU


I have formally studied Ceramics at Western Washington University, Tacoma Community College, Whatcom Community College, and at Quyang Dingci Chinaware Co., in northern China. In 2015 I started my ceramic business, Yu Tang Ceramics. The character “Tang” is an ancient Chinese word meaning “style of” in reference to ceramics. The name Yu Tang translates to “The Yu style ceramic ware.”

THE LANGUAGE OF CLAY

I am fascinated with the endless expressive possibilities of clay. I am intrigued by the sensory journey taken in ceramics - from the earth as clay, to being molded with human hands, to being set permanently in fire.

I make contemporary functional and nonfunctional wares influenced by Chinese art and culture. I enjoy making wheel thrown pieces applying a variety of different textures that accentuate the way glaze appears on the piece. 

-Curtis Yu


Education

  • Formal Study - Tacoma Community College Ceramic Dept.
    - Tacoma, Washington, 2001 - 2003
     

  • Formal Study - Western Wasington University Ceramic Dept.
    - Bellingham, Washington, 2003 - 2004
     

  • Independent Study - Quyang Dingci Chinaware Co. 
    - Quyang Baoding, Hebei, China, Spring 2005
     

  • Formal Study - Whatcomb Community College Ceramic Dept.
    - Bellingham, Washington, 2006 - 2007
     

  • BA, Self Titled Concentration - A Multicultural Perspective on the Expressive Arts for Children - Western Washington University / Fairhaven College
    - Bellingham, Washington, 2009

Teaching and Work Experience

  • Ceramic Arts Instructor - Four Winds Westward Ho Camp
    - Orcas Island, Washington, 2001 - 2009
     

  • Multi-Media Arts Teacher - Hui Nui Au Visual Arts Center
    - Maui, Hawaii, 2010 - 2011
     

  • Production Potter - Millbrook Clayworks 
    - Port Hadlock, Washington, 2013 - 2016
     

  • Owner/ Artist/ Instructor - Yu Tang Ceramics
    - Seattle, Washington, 2015 - Present 

Gallery Exhibitions and Representation

  • Baas Gallery - Seattle, Washington, Winter 2016

  •  Phinney Ridge Umpqua Bank - Seattle, Washington, Summer 2017

  • Roosevelt Square Umpqua Bank - Seattle, Washington, Fall 2017

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Benefit Events

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