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More than 40 years of craftmanship

Since 1976, Cheah Yeow Seng has been working closely with ceramics. 

In the hope of bringing the art to the public, he teaches pottery in his studio in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

To express his views and thoughts, he translates them into functional pottery artworks,

incorporating art as a source of inspiration in people's daily lives.

Cheah Yeow Seng kneading clay

How the passion started

The passion started when Cheah Yeow Seng was in primary school. Part of a school project, he was required to make a face mask out of clay. The class then went to a brick factory to get their own clay for the task. From then, he would sometimes use clay to make some small figurines with his friends.


Coming to Kuala Lumpur

To continue his post-secondary education, Cheah Yeow Seng came to Kuala Lumpur from Sungai Petani, Kedah. While still studying, he helped out at Kuala Lumpur College of Art (KLCA) in Subang doing 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.

Image by Elliot Andrews


A leap of faith