Serena is a visual artist originally from Toronto with a BFA in mural painting and installation sculpture from York University. She has always dabbled in various media and has a ceramic studio that also doubles as a space to experiment with a variety of different media like jewellery making, painting, resin and more!
With her 20+ years of teaching experience from gymnastics, to cooking classes and creative workshops, she has a panache for creating a fun learning experience for her students. She also has a Craft Yarn Council certification for teaching knitting and crocheting. Her passion is to make an art space that is accessible to all walks of life and is known for having classrooms full of laughter.
By trade she is a graphic and web designer that moonlights as an artist in her spare time.
Brand Specialist |Ceramicist | Painting | Knit & Crochet | Jewellery Design
Chu Chu’s ceramics is predominately a mix of porcelain and stoneware. It is microwave and dishwasher safe, however it is advised to hand wash to avoid chips. The clay and glazes used are food safe.
“I fell in love with pottery as soon as I got my hands on it. In university I dabbled a lot in sculpture so I was instantly familiar with shape and forming within a three dimensional media. What’s great about it is that people actually use it, potentially daily so you feel like you’re bringing a smile to their morning coffee or dinner party. Working with clay is unique as a lot of it is based on feeling with your hands and not necessarily just visual sight. I love experimenting with different techniques and laughing at all the failures. Currently I’m obsessed with black and white themes because it seems so clean and versatile. Plus it makes food look amazing!”
– Serena Chu
Chu Chu’s studio is excited to move to a new space Sept 15th, 2020 that is only minutes away from our old location! Located in the Eastside Culture Crawl map area, we have acquired a larger space with sunny windows at a great location! Classes will continue as usual.
To everyone that has helped me at holiday markets with setup, take down and selling, those that were stand in models and ones that press like on Instagram or Facebook….thank you for supporting Chu Chu while she’s adding on more work to her evenings and weekends!