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 email@example.com
Group classes and individual lessons are available at Yu Tang Ceramics Studio & Gallery.
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.
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
The Oyster Catcher - Coupeville, Washington
Eden Hill Restaurant - Seattle, Washington
Ghost Note Coffee - Seattle, Washington
Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe - Seattle, Washington
The Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation
- Tacoma, Washington, March 2016
Integrative Care Outreach
- Seattle, Washington, September 2016
Planned Parenthood of Seattle and The Sanctuary Arts Center
- Seattle, Washington, May 2017
North Helpline - Empty Bowls Event
- Seattle, Washington, February 2018
Guatemala Village Health
- Seattle, Washington, March 2018