Tina Yu

Making Creative Sugar Cookies | Inspired By Asian Elements & Pattern

Thank you for all the love on my mooncake video! This is kind of an impromptu baking video hehe. I made some regular sugar cookies the other day, and it got me thinking: since cookie dough is so similar to clay, maybe I can do something fun & creative with it! As you guys know, […]

The Making of ‘Lulu’ | My First Collectible!

This piece is dedicated to my mom, my role model, my support, and my inspiration. My limited edition collectible statue ‘Lulu’ is now available for preorder ‣ https://www.sideshow.com/collectibles/tina-yu-lulu-atomic-misfit-700138 The deer looking creature represents my mom, and I’m the pouty bunny on her back. It depicts an interesting relationship I had with my mom growing up. […]

Halloween Makeup Look Inspired by My Sculpture | Traditional Chinese Hairstyle | 金鱼精 Goldfish Spirit

The look is inspired by this sculpture ‣ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDuqfwUxxnM&t=10s I know it didn’t turn out perfect, but I tried haha! Overall, I’m pretty happy with the final look (except for the cracks :P). It was hard to keep my forehead completely still during the process, and maybe I should’ve done my hair first. Also, liquid […]

‘A Miracle’ Making Process | Commission Work Clay Sculpture

This is a custom sculpture for a dear client and I’m so honored to create this special piece for her and her daughter. I named it ‘A Miracle’ for the story my client shared with me about the miracle birth of her baby girl. Everything they went through together is just so touching and inspiring. […]

Making Ice Skin Mooncake With Custard Filling 冰皮月饼 | Happy Mid-Autumn Festival

I like handwritten notes because I feel like they add a personal touch to the video. but just in case you can’t read cursive or think the notes are too small: 🌸 Making the skin 🌸 1. Mix sweet glutinous rice flour, powdered sugar, tapioca flour, rice flour, and wheat starch. Use mesh filter to […]

Moon Bunny Sculpture | Happy Mid-Autumn Festival | The Sound of Sculpting

Little moon bun bun wishes everyone a happy mid-autumn festival! This sculpture is inspired by one of my favorite festivals growing up, 中秋节 the Mid-autumn Festival or the Moon Festival, because I love mooncakes. Btw, I recorded a mooncake cooking video, it will be posted next weekend. 🙂 I wasn’t gonna add background music to […]

‘A Taste of Summer’ Watermelon Sculpture | The Sound of Sculpting

Comment below what’s your favorite summer fruit? For my ‘The Sound of Sculpting’ series, do you guys prefer only ASMR sounds without the background music like the gold pillow tray video – https://youtu.be/paNVlNfOiMg or like this one, where there’s background music playing. Please let me know! 🙂 Summer went by so quickly for me this […]

‘哪吒 Nezha’ Making Process | Chinese Mythology Character Sculpture

The journey of creating a series of characters based on legendary fictional figures in Chinese mythology continues… This sculpture is based off of the 2019 animated film Nezha. However, I wanted to give him a more calm and gentle vibe to contrast with his personality in the film haha. If you haven’t watched it yet […]

Making A Birthday Cake For Myself…For The First Time! | Trying New Things

My birthday wish this year was to make a cake for myself! This is not a spontaneous decision, I’ve been thinking about it for months, and I almost gave up on it. Because not only that I was very busy in July, I also have no experience in baking what so ever. But I’m glad […]

‘巾帼英雄 Heroine’ Making Process | Chinese Mythology Character Sculpture

This is a very special piece for me, so I’m posting it on my birthday! I’m turning 26, can’t believe I started all this when I was 21, freshly out of college. It’s been a wonderful journey. Thank you so much for all your love and support in the past few years! The character is […]

Making A Gold Pillow Tray | The Sound of Sculpting

Happy Monday Everyone! Finally, I finished everything for my upcoming solo show that I spent a whole year working on. I feel like for the past 3 years I was constantly overwhelmed with art shows and other projects, I really want to take a break from that and focus more on making videos. That being […]

‘Nigiri’ Making Process | Commission Work Clay Sculpture

This sculpture is a custom order for a client, it’s inspired by my client’s tattoo done by Korean tattoo artist SUZAI, please check out her amazing original design here – https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj063I2hsl9/?igshid=1u7gm3ocbvnme. This sculpture is not available. Please email me at tina.yu.artist@gmail.com for commission inquiries. Thank you! Love, Tina ▶︎ For more exclusive video content please […]