About Guangzhen Zhou

Guangzhen Zhou's Resume/

Guangzhen "Po" Zhou’s Resume (short version) 
Writer, Curator, Cultural Liaison and Ceramic Artist
Council Member of International Academy of Ceramics, Representative of China,  (2014-2020);
Guest Professor, Sichuan Institute of Fine Arts, Chongqing, China (2017- );
Guest Professor of Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, Shanghai China (2009- );
Board Member of the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California (2010-2015);
Special Reportor and editor advisor for five Chinese ceramic art magazines.

BIRTH: 1953, Shanghai, P. R. China
EDUCATION: Master of Fine Arts, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA;
Master of Arts, University of Minnesota-Duluth. MN, USA;
Chinese Literature, Jingan University, Shanghai, China
1999-present Founder and Director of the Chinese Ceramic Art Council, USA (Ceramic Culture Exchanges), the Chinese Clay Art Corp. (Manufactury and import business of ceramic supplies), Clayground (Ceramic Art School and Studio).
2018 Book Electrical Fired Ceramics, published by Shanghai Science and Technology Publishing House, China
2012 Book Appreciation and Collection of Modern and Contemporary Ceramic Art, published by Jiangsu Fine Art Publishing House, China
2010 Book Carrying Clay Art on My Iron Shoulder, published by Jiangsu Fine Art Publishing House, China
2004 Book Chinese Ceramic Cultural Sites - a Travelers' Handbook, written by Guangzhen Zhou and Guanlu Zeng, English editor Deborah. Bouchette, in both English and Chinese, published by Wu-Shing Publishing House, Ltd. Taiwan.
1998 Book "American Ceramic Artists Today", published by People's Fine Art Publishing House, Beijing, China. Total fifty artists included:

2018, 3, The Ceramic Cultural of the World. The First Central China Ceramic Biennale, Henan Museum,
2016, 10 “The Comparisen of Overseas NGO of Ceramic Art,”, Ceramic Art Magazine, Taiwan, V92, pp116-123,
2012, 10  “The Appreciation and Collection of Ceramic Crafts”,  Ceramic Art Magazine, Taiwan, V76, pp108-116, 
2011, 6  “The Genealogy of Contemporary Ceramic Art”, Collection and Investment magazine. Beijing, China, 
2009, 8  “From the Imperial Kiln to the World Center of Ceramic Art”, Ceramic Vision Magazine, Jingdezhen, China,
2009, 6  “The Critic of American Contemporary Ceramic Art”, Ceramic Art Magazine, Taiwan, V64, pp146-148, 
2001  Winter "American Ceramic in Shanghai Art Fair", Ceramic Art, V.30. pp.50-51, Taiwan.
2000  Fall "The Visiting of North American Artists Delegation in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan", Ceramic Art, V.29. pp.122-127, Taiwan.
2000  "Chinese Contemporary Ceramic Arts", NCECA Journal, Higher Ground, PP. 132-134.
2000  Spring "Jun Kaneko, the artist make air shaking", Ceramic Art, V.27. pp.36-39, Taiwan.
1999, 10  "The Pricing, Market and it's Ragulations of Ceramic Art in the US", Jiangsu Art Monthly, pp.34-35. P. R. China.
1999, 3  "Ten Years Working on Clay - Statement of a Chinese lives in the Western Country", Jiangsu Art Monthly, pp. 53-54, 50-51, and inside the cover. P. R. China.
1999  Winter "Ceramic Art Education in the United States", Ceramic Art, V.22. pp.44-49, Taiwan.
1999  "We have made a History of Chinese Contemporary Ceramic Art: Diary of China Delegation of Ceramic Artists to NCECA", NCECA Journal, Passion and Process. PP. 155-158.
1997  Spring "Marilyn Levine---The Master Makes Reminiscent Leather Products", Ceramic Art Spring 97, V.15, pp 90-93, Taiwan
1996. 9  "The Magician Richard Shaw---From Junk to Treasures". Artist, Sept.96, V.256,  pp. 436-437, Taiwan.
1996  Summer "Rudy Autio---Hedonistic Master", Ceramic Arts, Summ.96, V.12. pp.30-35, the cover. Taiwan.
1995. 12  "Robert Arneson --- The Bad Boy Who Was Playing Clay." Artist, Dec.95, V.247. pp. 422-424, Taiwan.
1995. 11  "Peter Voulkos---The Pioneer of the Otis Revolution." Artist, Nov.95, V.246. pp. 424-425, Taiwan. 
1995. 10  "Paul Soldner---Father of Western Raku." Artist, Oct. 95, V.245. pp. 398-401, Taiwan.
1995. 5  "American Clay Today". Decorative Arts. pp. 51-53, P. R. China
1993.8  "The Conceptions of America-Chinese Ceramics Art Exchange." Artist. Aug.93, V.219. pp.378, Taiwan.
1993.4  "A Brief Talk in Contemporary Ceramics of America." Artist. Apr.93, V.215. pp.424-427, Taiwan.
1992. 9  "From China to America." Ceramics Monthly, Sept.92, pp. 96-97, U. S. A.
1992. 2  "Ceramist Thomas Kerrigan and I." Artist. Feb. 92, V.201. pp.310-311, Taiwan.
1990.10  "Playing Clay in America." Hsiung Shin Art. Monthly. Taiwan.
1989. 9  "Introduction to Modern Ceramics". Fine Art in China. P. R. China.


  1. 2018,7 Jury Member, Seres’2018, Fantastic Teapot Exhibition, Turkey
  2. 2017,7 Jury Member, 39’International Ceramic Artwork Competition in the City of Gualdo Tadino, Italy
  3. 2017, 2 Curator, Refresh Memory-IAC Chinese Members’ Artworks and Documentary Exhibition, Host by Central Academy of Fine Arts-Taoxichuan Art Museum, Jingdezhen, China.
  4. 2016, 3 Lecture: China and the U.S. The Two-Way Traffic between Ceramic Communities, NCECA Journal Volume 37, PP 55-59
  5. 2015, 9  Lecture: Flying between East and West, IAC DAY “Connections”, Ariana Museum, Geneva, Swissland
  6. 2015, 7  Curator, One Humanity Beyond the Diversity – International Ceramic Art Exchange Documentary and Artworks Exhibition – in conjunction with NGO-UNESCO Rapprochement of Cultures-International Decade-Beijing Forum 2015
  7. 2014, 9  Curator, Beyond the Time and Space-Chinese Contemporary Ceramics, – 2014 IAC Dublin congress.
  8. 2013, 12  Curator, the Chinese Decorative Ceramic Art Exhibition at Abu Dhabi, UAE
  9. 2013, 9  Lecture, Carring Clay Art on my Iron Shoulder, Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2013, the 2nd International Competition-Talks by Artists
  10. 2013,5  Lecture, Wuxi Professional College of Arts and Technologe, Yixing International Ceramic Art Fastivel, China
  11. 2012, 11  Curator, Time, Space and Vision, International Ceramic Art, Shanghai Art Fair, China,
  12. 2012, 8  Ceramic Sculpture Symposium, Jilin Institute of Art, Changchun, China
  13. 2012, 6  Lecture and Exhibition, the 7th Chinese Youth Contemporary Ceramic Art Biennal, China Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China
  14. 2012, 4  Juror, the 5th International Teapot Competition, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA, US
  15. 2011, 10  Lecture and Exhibiton, Ceramic Annual of America, San Francisco, California
  16. 2011, 9   ISCEE, Tokyo University of Art, Tokyo, Japan
  17. 2010, 2  Juror, the 4th International Teapot Competition, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA
  18. 2009, 8  Curator, The Best of American Ceramic Art—the 12th Beijing Internatonal Art Expo.,
  19. 2009, 4  Curator, Beyond the Function—Contemporary International Teapots Exhibition at NCECA conference, Phoenix, Arizona;
  20. 2004-2012  Juror, International Small Teapot Show and Competition, American Museum of Ceramic Arts, California.
  21. 2007, 3  Ceramic Education Through Electronic Resources, Panel with Mel Jacobson, (Moderator), Vince Pitelka and Elizabeth `Snail` Scott at NCECA conference Luisville Kentucky.
  22. 2006, 2  Juror, the 2nd International Teapot Competition, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA
  23. 2005, 6  Lecture, American Ceramic Arts Today, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China.
  24. 2005, 6  Panel Discussion leader, “East meets West”, Yixing International Ceramic Art Conference; and co-chairman of the conference.
  25. 2005, 6  Co-curator, “International Ceramic Art Exhibition”, Yixing Ceramics Museum, Yixing China, Yixing International Ceramic Art Conference.
  26. 2004, 7  Co-curator, “Purple Sand and Fragrant Tea, Contemporary Yixing Masterworks”, Chinese Cultural Center, San Francisco;
  27. 2004, 3  International Connection-Yixing China, 38th NCECA conference.
  28. 2004, 2  Juror, the 1st International Teapot Competetion, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA
  29. 2003, 5  14th California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art, presentor with slides lecture and clay workshop.
  30. 2003, 4  Organizes Yixing Teapot Workshop and Exhibition at New London Art Center, MN.
  31. 2003  Organized Yixing Ceramic Art Traveling Exhibition
  32. 2003-04  Chinese Cultural Center, San Francisco, California, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, California, d.p. Fong Gallery, San Jose, California, New London Art Center, New London, Minnesota, Clayground Ceramic Studio, San Jose, California,
  33. 2002, 10  Organized Intetrnational Clay Artists Delegation, participated Foshan Ceramis Expo 2002, and Chinese Ceramics in China.
  34. 2001, 5  Curator, International Ceramic Art Exhibition; and co-chairman of the Yixing International Ceramic Conference, China. Over 30 pices of ceramic artworks were donated to the museum.
  35. 2000, 11  Curator, American Clay Art Works at Shanghai Art Fair, China, 2000.
  36. 2000, 5  Organized American Clay Artists Delegation - 25 days Chinese Ceramic Cultural and Travel, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
  37. 2000, 3  Curator, the Chinese Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition, conjunction with NCECA conference in Denver, 2000.
  38. 2000, 3  Lecture, Chinese Contemporary Ceramics, at NCECA, Denver, Colorado.
  39. 1999, 3  Organized the First Delegation of Chinese Ceramic Artists visited the US and participated NCECA conference.
  40. 1999, 3  Curator, East Meets West, Topical discussion leader. Columbus, OH 1999/ NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts).
  41. 1997, 3  Bridge to The East, Topical discussion, co-hosted with Professor Stan Welsh, San Jose State University, California. Connections Las Vegas '97 / NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts).
  42. 1997  Lecture, American Ceramic Arts Today, Slides lecture, College of Fine Arts, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China.
  43. 1997  Lecture, American Ceramic Arts Today, Yixing Ceramic Artists Association. Yixing, China.
  44. 1996  Hand building demo. California Ceramics & Glass Festival, Oakland Museum of California / Association of California Ceramics Artists. CA.
  45. 1996  American Ceramic Arts Today, Slides lecture, '96 China Arts Expo. Sponsor: General Office, The Ministry of Culture, The People's Republic of China. Beijing, China.


  1. 2018, 9 IAC members exhibition, IAC 2018 New Taipei City, Yingge Ceamics Museum,
  2. 2018, 4 The third Guangdong Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition, Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
  3. 2017, Sifangshuitu-The second Qingdao International Ceramic Art Exhibtion, Qingdao Sculpture Museum, China
  4. 2015, Sifangshuitu-The first Qingdao International Ceramic Art Exhibtion, Qingdao Sculpture Museum, China
  5. 2013, Chinese Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition, Nantong,China
  6. 2012, Puture Pass World Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing,
  7. 2011, Ceramic Annual of America-San Francisco, USA,
  8. 2010, The Seventh China Contemporary Young Artits’ Biennle Exhibition, Zhejiang Fine Arts Museum, Hangzhou, China,
  9. 2010, 10, Ceramic art by Guangzhen Zhou, Solo Exhibition, San Jose, CA, USA
  10. 2010, The World Overseas Chinese Art Exhibition, Shanghai Art Museum, China,
  11. 2010, 9 IAC members exhibition, IAC 2010 Paris,
  12. 2008, 8 IAC members exhibition, IAC 2008 Xi’an,


  1. Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth, USA
  2. AT&T Multi-Linguage Center, San Jose, California, USA,
  3. American Museum of Ceramic Art, USA,
  4. Tokyo University of Arts Japan,
  5. Tsinghua University, Beijing, China,
  6. Yixing Ceramics Museum, China,
  7. Jingdezhen Ceramic Museum, China,
  8. Shiwan Ceramics Museum, China,
  9. Zibo Ceramics Museum, China,
  10. And plus many private collectors.
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