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.
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