ChengOu Yu

Originally from China. ChengOu Yu currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada. He received his BFA in Ceramic Design Program from Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in 2012. He continues study ceramics and received an Advanced Diploma in Crafts and Design (Ceramics) from Sheridan College in 2015.

His making process attempts to combine contemporary Western approaches (trying to work towards innovation and originality) with the influence of Chinese traditions in ceramics (a high level of respect for historical forms and using repetition and technique to reach the ideals of “quality” and “beauty”). He uses pottery techniques to inform his design process. ChengOu treats molds as a method of exploring and generating new possibilities. His process is inefficient yet flexible in several ways.