Kayo O’Young – After Fifty Years

a collection of pots & ink expressions

September 4 – 27, 2015
Opening reception Friday September 4, 7-9:30pm

Kayo O'Young invitation‘The Carnegie Gallery invites you to a one man show of porcelain works and ink impressions by Kayo O’Young, recognized as one of Canada’s finest porcelain potters. This marks the 50th year of this great potter’s work in ceramics and his significant contribution to Canadian art. It is rare for Kayo to hold one man shows and rarer still to show his ink impressions. We at the Carnegie are honoured to host this exhibition.

Kayo O’Young is an Ontario artist having emigrated from China in 1965. He was taught to pot as a 5 year old child by his Potter parents and grandparents. He is known as “a potter’s potter” and he serves as both teacher and inspiration to numerous potters. Kayo’s work is the focus of numerous exhibits in prestigious museums, galleries, private and public collections worldwide. His work has also been the subject to two films: The Hand and the Spirit (TV Ontario, 1992) and Playing with the Fire (CBC Arts and Entertainment, 1993). As well he is published in Ceramic Spectrum, Robin Hopper Contemporary Studio Ceramics, Winnipeg Art Gallery, A Fine Line, Gail Crawford Works of Craft, from the Massey Collection

His works are sought after for the perfection of form as well as diverse glazes. He is an artist who applies glazes to his pots as a painter uses paint on a canvas. His art is innovative and always evolving.’


Kayo O'Young at work
Ceramic artist Kayo O’Young
Kayo O'Young,exhibition view of turquoise vases
Exhibition view of turquoise vases

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