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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
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