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The Breathe
by Wei Cheng

Special Events on June 8th & 17th!

Wei Cheng's June 2023 ceramic exhibition curated by Yumeng Li

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  • June 1st - June 23rd


Location: 106-8889 Laurel St, Vancouver

Exhibition Details:

  • Opening Event on June 1st, 7-9pm

  • Admission by Donation

  • Free Parking Outside

Artist Tour:​

  • June 3rd at 2:00 - 4:00 PM

  • June 10th at 2:00 - 4:00 PM  

Gallery Hours:

Wed:  12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thu:   12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Fri:     12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sat:    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sun:   1:00pm - 6:00 pm

















The Breathe


Pottery, the product of ancient ancestors who mastered the use of fire, is among the early creations of mankind. 


While satisfying the functionality, subsequent embellishments such as rope patterns and decorations also decorate daily life. 


Once a functional ware has been used, its state provides evidence of the owners’ lifestyle back then and gives us a peek as to how they used functional wares. 


This is a narration from ancient times, a language that has not changed, it is with us silently in everyday life.


Wei Cheng, an artist who has been engaged in pottery creation for many years, observes life and uses practical objects as an entry point to dig out the root of beauty and establish the connection between beauty and practicality to the greatest extent. The works present her thinking and expression of life, as well as her self-reflection. From the selection of clay, the combination of glazes, and the consideration of firing methods, each creation reflects a dialogue within herself, and of her current state-of-being.


The transition from clay to an object is resilient, having been beaten, kneaded, shaped and the excess trimmed off; it requires patience, waiting to evaporate from clay, waiting for the firewood to burn, waiting for the object to cure in the kiln, and then waiting to cool off. When it comes out of the kiln, they have a new appearance. The natural and undetermined sheen from different angles, the random appearance of fire marks and the gradient of color make it unique. A person can use this as a connection point to expand into their own past, rebirth after setbacks, and calmness after waiting. The current characteristics of the individual are all experiences of life.


To observe the object is to observe oneself.  


As Mr. Yutang Lin said: "The temperament of the Chinese people is often placed in those functional wares." Experience the comfort of using functional wares every time as a carrier to let us and our lives return to their original state of inner peace and serenity.



Wei Cheng 成玮

Born and raised in China, Wei Cheng now lives and dedicates her art practice in Vancouver, BC. She earned her art education from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she learns to appreciate the ceramic medium. She has been a resident artist at Alferd, Jingdezhen, and Yixin pottery center, and her professional practice has also taken her to States and Europe. Her work has been exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions in both national and international venues.

- 毕业于Emily Carr University of Art + Design
- 2013年创立WStudio个人陶艺工作室
- 2019年创立YunSpace闲云艺术生活空间
- 中加陶艺协会创始人之一
- BC省陶艺协会会员

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Yumeng Li  李雨濛 

A Vancouver-based curator. Graduated from Simon Fraser University with a BA. She has experience curating installation and painting exhibitions for the past of years. She has curatorial interests including immersive and video interactive exhibitions that celebrate interaction and art and technology.  


The Breathe .  Chinese Tea Ceremony |器曰.饮    茶席雅集 

Through the 茶席, guests can experience the beauty of Chinese tea ceremony while learning about the different ways of tea brewing using various tea ware. The event is meant to be educational while stimulating meaningful dialogue about tea and function ware. 


Date: June 8​th, 2023 

Session 1: 1:00 pm -2:30 pm 

Session 2: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm 


Each 90-minute 茶席†session 


  • Chinese tea ceremony hosted by a Certified Tea Sommelier/ Chinese Tea Master 

  •  3 teas brewed in various 

  • 3 kinds of tea paring food curated by Fuye Gourmet 

  • tea ware/vessels 

  • discussion of the evolution of tea ware in China, tea stories & guided tasting 


Price : CAD 88/person 



Teakan Tea Co. is an AAPI women-owned tea company based in Vancouver, Canada. At Teakan, you will find thoughtfully curated specialty tea and tea experience. We enjoy bringing people together through tea while inspiring uncomplicated tea discovery and appreciation for the modern lifestyle. 


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ABOUT Fuye Gourmet 

Fuye Gourmet Bakehouse, the modern Chinese pastry in Vancouver, integrating modern Chinese philosophy of arts and Chinese pastries. Fuye Gourmet is aiming to serve premium healthy Chinese pastries and desserts. We make modern and traditional Chinese pastries. We are now serving desserts at tea ceremonies, exhibitions, weddings and other events. Let more people have a chance to feel the beauty of Chinese culture.

Food with heart, made with care.


The Breathe. Wagashi | 器曰.食    和菓子宴

The Wagashi Event will feature different Japanese confections 

served on dishes made by Wei. Guests can expect to learn the history and technique behind the sweets as well as get 

insights on the plating process. The event is meant to be 

educational while stimulating meaningful dialogue on food, 

culture and function ware. 


Date: June 17th, 2023 

Session 1: 1:00 pm -2:30 pm (Sold Out)

Session 2: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm 


Each 90-minute session includes: 

  • Suhama Higashi – welcome sweet 

  • 2 x Wagashi - Kudzu Sakura & 

  • Iris Nerikiri (per guest) 

  • introduction & background about each wagashi 

  • iris nerikiri demonstration 

  • two teas to accompany the sweets 

Price:  CAD 128/person 




Sen Sakamoto is a Japanese Canadian Nisei who shares her 

deep love for Japanese food & culture through her Instagram 

account Kintokisweets. Having done a wagashi and tea 

pop up with Cultivate tea and as a contributing writer and researcher for ITSUMO life’s seasonal articles, Sen loves working with like minded people who balance 

tradition with innovation in the food and art community. 

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