Tian You (born 1985) is a studio potter, diver and mad nature lover.
She “seeds” the personality of a pot in the early throwing stages and matures it through until it becomes an independent soul. Asymmetrical shapes, waving rims, comfortable handles, spirals and free hand glazing; these are the hot tools in Tian’s toolbox.
She uses the finest Australian porcelain and stoneware clay with exceptional studio developed glazes. The incorporation of shapes and glazes is the pathway she has chosen to express the inspiration of the beauty of nature, sealife, plants, landscape and ancient visions.
She was born and grew up in China; moved to Melbourne, Australia when she was 25 years old. She knew nothing about potting until she accidentally booked a wheel throwing hobby class in 2014. From then on, learning, practicing and expanding her ceramic craftsmanship to her has been like swimming in oceans to a shark.