About me

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Background:

 

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Yau moved to the United States with his family in his teens. He gained a BA in Ceramics at the California College of Art in 2017 Then he graduated at the Royal College of art in Ceramic and Glass in 2021. Before moving to London, he worked as an instructor at the American Museum of Ceramics Art and a studio technician at Pasadena City College.


 

Yau has been working with clay on the potter's wheel for thirteen years. His work focuses on the functionality of objects and the experience that craft brings into everyday life. He believes the creative process with clay captures an impulsive emotion with him on the potter’s wheel and an inner narrative at a particular moment. It is important for his work to bring visual sensations to the users and take part in their daily life. This motivates him to be a ceramic artist who strives to reveal the true self of clay and finds the best balance between material, potential users, and himself.

Education:

2019-2021          Royal College of Art, London, UK.

                               MA Ceramics and Glass

2014-2017          California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA.

                               Bachelor of Fine Arts Ceramics

 

 

Professional Experience:

 

2021                        Studio technician at Studio Pottery London

 

2017 - 2019          Instructor at American Museum of Ceramics Art

 

2017 - 2019          Studio technician at Pasadena City College

 

2015-2017           Vice President of California College of the Arts Ceramic Guild

                                Assisted in running events and activities in the ceramic studio student body

 

2016-2017           Ceramic Studio Technician

                                Work-Study in California College of the Art ceramics department

 

 

Exhibitions:

2021                      ‘Metanoia’  -   group exhibition at Cromwell Place

2021                      ‘The Dinner Table’  -   group exhibition at San Mei Gallery

2021                      ‘Cabinet of Curiosity’ - group exhibition at Design Museum

 

2021                      ‘Sketch’ - group exhibition at Sydney Mews

 

2020                     ‘Sensation in Between’ at Arthill Gallery 

  

2017                       ‘One Cup’

                                 Thesis exhibition for Bachelor in Fine Arts Ceramics at the California College of the Arts.

 

2017                        California College of the Art 2017 Commencement Exhibition

 

2016-2017            Oakland Museum of Modern Art Popup Show

 

2015-2017            California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts (CCACA)

                                 Lead the organization of the event and exhibited as a student with the California College of the Arts

 

2016                       ‘Bisque-it’

                                 Curated, organized and exhibited work with the California College of the Arts Ceramics Guild

2016                       ‘Rocks and Socks’

                                Exhibited work with Faculty, Staff, and students from the California College of the Arts Ceramics Department

 

2015-2016           California College of the Arts Ceramics Guild Exhibition

                                Organization and participation in an exhibition of work created in the CCA ceramic studio

 

2015                      ‘Rock, Silica, Soap Box Ceramics Exhibition’

                                Exhibited works created in the California College of the Arts ceramics studio with faculty, alumni, and peers from                                        the department

 

2015                     ‘Why Don’t You Trust me’

                              Social engagement project with small sculptures on the College Ave street in Oakland, CA

 

2015                     ‘Broken’

                               Pasadena City College Center of the Arts, Pasadena, CA, USA