Cheng’Ou Yu received a BA in Ceramics Design from Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in 2012. He continues studied ceramic at Sheridan College from 2013-2015.
He start his making process by combining 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 the design process. Cheng’Ou treats molds as a method of exploring and generating new forms. His process is inefficient yet flexible in several ways.
Cheng’Ou was accepted as an Artist-in-Residence at Harbourfront Centre and was awarded a scholarship in 2015.