About Yu-Ting Teng
Yu-Ting Teng was born in Yilan County in northeast of Taiwan and grew up in an environment, which was encouraging her making of ceramics, surrounded by beautiful world of tea ceremonies. Her grandfather Lin Tien-Fu and her uncle Lin Jui-Hwa are renowned Taiwanese ceramic artists. They own a ceramic center Zhunan Snake kiln, which has been Yu-Ting regularly visiting since 2003 with one purpose: to learn the trade of her family – making and wood-firing ceramics.
Her path led her to National University of Taiwan where she graduated in 2015 at Department for Craft and Design. Her works were presented all around Taiwan. She earned many prizes and awards, among them: Wood-Fired Kiln Building Competition - Pottery Prize (2014), Wood-Fired Kiln Building Competition - Fire Spirit Prize (2013) and National Zodiac Ceramic Competition – Excellent (2010).
In 2016 she was also accepted to prestige ceramic competition International Golden Teapot Competition and Exhibition.
Her works are strongly influenced by Taiwanese tea culture, family tradition in making ceramics and the kilns of her grandfather and her uncle. She is also a student of Taiwanese tea master.
Her strong point is functional wood-fired tea ceramics.