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Artisan Pottery & Ceramics Class

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 
Cheah Yeow Seng teaching pottery in Touch of Clay, Segambut
Cheah Yeow Seng teaching pottery in Touch of Clay in Segambut, Malaysia

Past Exhibitions 

1986  

Contemporary British Malaysia Art Show

National Art Gallery

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

1988     

Wicitra ’86 Infocraft

National Craft Museum

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

1988     

KLCA Alumni Art Show

Australian High Commission

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

1995     

Ceramic Fine Art Exhibition

Nanyang Art Gallery

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

1996     

Reflective Kaleidoscope Exhibition

Putra World Trade Centre

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

1996     

Malaysian-Japan Ceramic Artisan Exhibition

Japan Cultural Centre

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

1997     

Visi Seni Ceramic Exhibition

Bank Negara (National Bank)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

1997     

KLCA Pottery Instructor-students Exhibition

Sogo Art Gallery

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

1999      

KLCA Pottery Instructor-students Exhibition

Isetan Art Gallery

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

2000 to 2008       

Touch of Clay Instructor-students Exhibition

Badan Warisan

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

2003 & 2005     

Pottery Emotions Exhibition Kraftangan

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

                         

 2006                

Group Exhibition at INAX

Tokoname, Japan

                         
2006                

SelsiusExhibition -Universiti Science Malaysia Art Gallery

Penang, Malaysia

 

2006  

Selsius Exhibition  -Putrajaya Gallery

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

2007

International Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition

National Art Gallery

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

2008                   

Ceramics Exhibition

Kanayama Yaki

Aomori, Japan

 

2009                  

“The Ring of Fire”

Ayala Museum

Philippine

 

2009                    

WHAMPOA ARTS Station Ceramic Exhibition

The Plaza, National Library

Singapore

 

2010                   

One Malaysia Seramic Exhibition

Bangunan Kraf tangan Negara

Jalan Conlay,Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

 2011                

National Craft Day 2011

Bangunan Kraf Tangan Negara

Jalan Conlay,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.

 

2012 & 2013      

Two Man Ceramics show

Bonton Gallery,Penang, Malaysia

 

2012                  

National Craft Day 2012.

Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.

 

2012                   

South East Asia Conference Clay Unity

Fupin, China.

                          

2012 

Clay Unity, Dao Artspace 

Xian, Shaanxi, China.

 

2012 , 2013 & 2014     

Art-Expo Matrade Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia

 

2014                 

The 5th Selsius - USM International Ceramic Festival Exhibition

Penang, Malaysia

 

2014                 

Nami Island International Pottery Exhibition Korea

 

2014                 

Sasaran International Art Festival Exhibition
Sasaran, Selangor, Malaysia 

 

2015                

Icheong 2015 International Inter-local Ceramic Workshop

Korea              

 

2015                

Yuyao Gallery

Qingdao, China
 

2016                

Harmony International Friendship Exhibition

Seoul, Korea

 

2016                

Khajiharo Art Mart Exhibition, India

 

2016                

Sanamchadra Art Gallery, Thailand


2016         

Selsius 2016 7th International Ceramic Festival

National visual Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

 

2016         

Ceramic Studio 2016  

Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur

 

2016         

KKB International Art Festival KKB Library 

Kuala Kubu Bahru, Selangor 

 

2017 Harmony International Ceramic Friendship Exhibition

Geosan, SouthKorea   

 

2017         

My Clay Soul Solo Exhibition at Soka Exhibition Hall, Wisma SGM,

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

2017         

Yu Yao International Ceramics & Pottery Exhibition

Qingdao, China

 

2017           

Sasaran International Art festival Exhibition

Sasaran Art Gallery, Malaysia

 

2018

Harmony International Ceramic Friendship Festival Exhibition

Korea

 

2018           

Malaysia International Contemporary Art Biennale Exhibition

 

2018

Top Art Gallery, Klang, Malaysia

 

2018           

Guiling International Wood Kiln Firing Exhibition,

Guilin Tourism University

Guangxi, China

 

2018           

KLCA ALUMNI GROUP ART EXHIBITION 2.0

White Box@Publika, Kuala Lumpur   

                                    

2019         

Raku International Sculpture Exhibition  

Silpakorn University, Phetchaburi Gallery

 

2019           

Harmony International Ceramic Friendship Exhibition

Geosan, Korea

 

2019     

Thaihang Gallery Exhibition

Shanxi, China

 

2019           

Malaysia-Korea-Brunei Contemporary Art Exhibition

 

2019           

Sasaran Art Gallery

Selangor, Malaysia

About Us

Touch of Clay was founded by Malaysian ceramic artist Cheah Yeow Seng. From 1976, he helped out at Kuala Lumpur College of Art (KLCA) in Subang with ceramic production works. During then, he was pursuing his Diploma in Accounting. However, at that time, he knew that all he wanted was to pursue a ceramics course - which his Asian parents deemed a career that 'does not make much'. He worked in accountancy for 2 years before deciding that it was not for him and made a big decision to pursue the art of ceramics.

He started in 1979 and graduated from Kuala Lumpur College of Art (KLCA) in 1984. From 1985, he taught students as a pottery assistant and then moved on to being a ceramic lecturer in KLCA. Since then, he has created hundreds of artisan pottery pieces and has had many exhibitions both locally and internationally. Many of his works are inspired by the human body, architecture, nature, flora and fauna as well as other forms of inspiration. This in turn allows him to ruminate on how to sculpt the earth into the fine art of ceramics.

"I want my work to speak for itself. If you have your own way to decipher it, go ahead because that is what art should be about." Cheah Yeow Seng wants people to interpret his art in their own ways without him imposing his views on them. This way, he can make his artwork theirs as much as it is his. It also gives more meaning to the work made.

Incorporating various techniques and materials he has gained over time, he opened up his own pottery studio in year 2000 in Segambut, Kuala Lumpur. He hopes that the future generation will continue to create art and not forget the importance of it in society. 

His daughter Thea Cheah Jia Hui has joined in his endeavours with her own project called My Random Pots (MRP.), with smaller scale works incorporating the same ideas as her father. 

Past Works

Cheah Yeow Seng

Cheah Yeow Seng

Cheah Yeow Seng with his art work - Woman figure jugs and tapir.

Cheah Yeow Seng

Cheah Yeow Seng

Cheah Yeow Seng in Thailand ceramic workshop and exhibition 2019.

Cheah Yeow Seng

Cheah Yeow Seng

Cheah Yeow Seng

Cheah Yeow Seng

Cheah Yeow Seng in Thailand ceramic workshop and exhibition 2019.

Cheah Yeow Seng

Cheah Yeow Seng

Cheah Yeow Seng with his work in Thailand ceramic workshop and exhibition 2019.

Cheah Yeow Seng

Cheah Yeow Seng

Cheah Yeow Seng with his potter friends in China.

Cheah Yeow Seng

Cheah Yeow Seng

Cheah Yeow Seng making his work in Thailand ceramic workshop and exhibition 2019.

Cheah Yeow Seng

Cheah Yeow Seng

Cheah Yeow Seng with his potter friends in Korea inside a wood kiln.

Cheah Yeow Seng

Cheah Yeow Seng

Cheah Yeow Seng in Korea with his potter friends.

Cheah Yeow Seng

Cheah Yeow Seng

Group picture of Cheah Yeow Seng in Thailand ceramic workshop and exhibition 2019.

Cheah Yeow Seng

Cheah Yeow Seng

Cheah Yeow Seng in Korea.

Cheah Yeow Seng

Cheah Yeow Seng

Cheah Yeow Seng in a wood kiln in Korea.

Cheah Yeow Seng

Cheah Yeow Seng

Cheah Yeow Seng's 'My Clay Soul' exhibition in Soka Gakkai.

Cheah Yeow Seng

Cheah Yeow Seng

Cheah Yeow Seng in mirror lake in Sasaran, Malaysia for International ceramic workshop.

Interview with BFM

Interview with The Marketens