Growing up in the country, Yeh was always interested in playing with clay, and he became seriously interested in pottery while at a vocational school. After finishing school, he began formal training in Nantou County's Chichi. In 1992, he returned to his hometown and set up his own workshop to be near his aging parents and to fulfill his desire to engage in a process of self-discovery. Yeh is greatly influenced by the countryside. Frogs, crabs, beetles and bulls have all been the subject of his work, as have vines and farming tools.