Po Wen Liu


Po Wen Liu is the Ceramics Studio Head at Peters Valley. He received his BFA degree in ceramics and ceramics sculpture from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and MFA degree in ceramics from Northern Illinois University. Po Wen is the manuscript consultant for 2002 Newbery Medal awarded book, A Single Shard, by Linda Sue Park, regarding making celadon. A Place of Reflection, by Dr. Elizabeth Perril, an article about Po Wen and his works was featured in Ceramics Monthly. Po Wen served as the director of The Pottery Workshop Jingdezhen, and executive director of Jingdezhen International Studio from 2015 to 2018 where he facilitated international ceramics events and activities serving the international ceramics community in China and abroad. Po Wen has also taught ceramic courses and workshops nationally and internationally including University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a recent glaze developing workshop at Leksands folkhögskola, Leksand, Sweden and a raku and raku kiln building workshop at the School of Design and Arts, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China.


Lidded Vessels

From a small teapot to a large storage jar, making a nicely fit lid is always a challenging process for potters. This unique hands-on workshop will teach you how to […]

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Wheel Throwing II

Wednesday Afternoons ~ 2:30pm-5:00pm February 1 – March 29 (8 sessions, no session on March 15th) This hands-on course is designed for those who already have established basic wheel throwing […]

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Handbuilding I

Thursday Evenings ~ 6:30pm-9:00pm February 2 – March 30 (8 sessions, no session March 16th) This class is designed to create functional pottery without using potter’s wheel. Participants will develop […]

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