Caroline Yi Cheng was born in Cambridge, England in 1963. She studied fine art at Michigan State University, USA. In 1991 she moved to Hong Kong to teach ceramics and manage The Pottery Workshop, the largest ceramics centre in Hong Kong. Since then Cheng has opened The Pottery Workshop in Shanghai (2002) and The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen (2004).
A tireless promoter of ceramic fine art Cheng continues to lecture, give demonstrations, curate exhibitions and create her own work - work that combines political messages with vibrant and whacky imagery.