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Dwo Wen Chen

Three Wheel Studio

"Clay is a very forgiving medium. I can translate almost anything within my imagination using my hands and clay."

Studio potter Dwo-Wen Chen describes his work as "undisciplined and whimsical." Born and raised in Taiwan and educated at RISD, he has spent the last 20 years working in his studio in Providence, Rhode Island. He incorporates both traditional and modern influences into his clay work and glazing techniques.

Dwo-Wen Chen creates his pieces using wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques. The glaze is applied carefully with brushes. Because each piece is made by hand, no two pieces are exactly alike.

Dwo-Wen Chen earned his MFA in art education at RISD in Providence, Rhode Island. Although not classically trained as a potter, he sees no do's or don'ts in pottery making.

Selected Exhibitions & Awards
American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, MD, Baltimore, MD, 2003-2004
Craft Boston, Boston, MA, Boston, MA, 2004-present
Society of Arts & Crafts Imitational Our Cup Runneth Over, Boston, MA, Boston, MA, 2002 & 2008
Holidazzle, Louisville, KY, Kentucky Museum Of Art, 2006
Arts & Living Show, Brookfield, MA, Brookfield Center For Fine Craft, 2004