YU TANG CERAMICS


Yu Tang Ceramics sells fully functional and decorative ceramic ware handmade by 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. 


THE ARTIST


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 Yu Tang Ceramics.

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

Restaurant Featuring

Benefit Events

Yu Tang Caligraphy
 
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