Artist bio

Yingling Lin

/ Fine Art Sculptor / YoLin Art Studio founder /

(b. 1994 Taipei, Taiwan, lives and works in Oakland Bay Area, CA)

Yingling Lin is a ceramic sculptor based in San Francisco, CA. She grew up in Taipei, Taiwan where traditional pottery is well-respected and deeply rooted.
She is trained in graphic design and has a keen eye for color assortment. She started as an Interior Design Major when she first attended the Academy of Art University but later changed to Fine Arts Sculpture Major when she realized that it was her true passion because she found more connection with clay. Ceramics is the most dynamic form of expression in our intricate world.

Yingling's works have been exhibited at the Academy and she has contributed to several public park murals. She interned with John Toki, a well-known sculptor in the Bay Area, experimenting with different textures and with different materials in ceramics thereby enhancing ceramic functioning. After the internship, she worked at Sara Paloma’s ceramic studio as a studio manager and potter, working on manufacturing quality decorating forms for Macy’s department stores and custom orders. She works with another well-known clay manufacturer, Laguna Clay Company, using her knowledge of materials to help Laguna Clay expand internationally.

She also collaborated with John Natsoulas Gallery to work on oil paintings and ceramic projects for hotels and gallery group shows. Currently, she is the owner of Yolin Art Studio sharing her love of ceramics to the neighborhood of Oakland and teaches wheel thrown ceramic sculpture at Academy of Art University.

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  • 37th California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts

    John Natsoulas Gallery

    521 1st St, Davis, CA 95616


    Event: 4/12-13/2024

    After 37 years of tradition the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts is proud to continue the largest sculptural ceramics conference in the world. Conceived by the need for dialogue and direct interaction between artists and students, CCACA 2024 brings the ultimate ceramic sculpture event to Davis, CA. In an intimate setting, you can interact with top artists in a way not possible at other venues. UC Davis, home to the late sculptor Robert Arneson, was instrumental in defining a new direction for ceramic art. Enjoy delightful downtown Davis and be inspired by nationally recognized ceramic art talents.

    Demonstrations, lectures, shows—no other event delivers more inspired knowledge of ceramic sculpture for a better price. Meet face-to-face with distinguished ceramic sculptors you might only read about; see and hear from the artists what makes them top in their field.

    40+ Major Shows

    Local gallery exhibitions and over 30 college shows bring the best work of the year within easy reach. These shows run concurrent with CCACA 2024. See all this and over 40 amazing student shows within a short walk. This is a chance to surround yourself with the top ceramic art of today and the ideas of the artists of tomorrow.

    Past participants: Academy of Art University, American River College, Cabrillo College, California College of the Arts, CSU Chico, CSU Fullerton, Chabot College, College of Marin, College of the Redwoods, Cosumnes River College, Cypress College, Davis High School, Delta College, Diablo Valley College, Emerson Junior High School, Humboldt State College, Los Medanos, Foothill College, Fresno State, Fresno City College, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino College, Merritt College, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Reedley College, Sacramento City College, Sacramento State, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, Santa Rosa Junior College, Sierra College, Sierra Nevada College, Skyline College, Solano College, Sonoma State University, Southern Oregon University, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, West Valley College.

    The 37th Annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts is supported, in part, by a grant from the Yolo Visitors Bureau.

    The 37th Annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts is supported, in part, by a grant from the City of Davis Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.