Chu Bo Wo
Watching "Captain Football"
Specialised in: Ceramic demonstration, exhibition guide, tailor-made works
Subject: Figuring, animal, utensils
Bo Wo's works are candid and gleeful, with figures in bubbly and vivid movements that cheers one up. A specialist in small talks, he talks with captivating wit and charm and is able to render everything lively and interesting under his delivery. Family is and always will be his first priority and the fount of his creative inspirations.
He has served as an assistant tutor in 100 sessions of the workshop series sponsored by the Labour and Welfare Bureau Hong Kong, teaching basic ceramic skills to students, women, the elderly, children, and people in rehabilitation.
|2007||Ni Gao Olympics|
The Pottery Workshop, Shang Hai
Clay Gives Characters Pottery Gives Joy
The City Germinates
|2013||The Various Walks of Life |
St. James’ Creation Gallery, Hong Kong
Outdoor Ceramic Sculpture
|2015||Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2015
Icheon, South Korea
The Wind Blows From Shigaraki
|Of this World Taiwan, Japan and Hong Kong Art Brut Exhibition
New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum ,Taiwan
|2018||Echigo-tsumari Art Field - Gift from Land
Tsunan-machi Nakauonuma-gun, Niigata, Japan
Gift from Land X Gift from Earth
Our Stories – Memories in Clay
Tai Yau Plaza, HK Tram, Local shops, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
|2009||Workshop series bu Labour and Welfare Bureau
|2012||Library Etiquette, Central Library
The Back Story
Bo Wo began creating his Owls series of works in 2012, but never explained where the idea came from, until 2015 when the work was invited to be exhibited at the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale. It was then that he revealed the origin of this series of works.
Bo Wo shared that while visiting the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens with his family one time, he saw five owls that he felt mirrored his own family - his father, his mother, his two sisters, and himself. From there, the creation of the owl tribe hence began.
As much as Bo Wo appears as if he could not care less, he loves his family deeply. His family is his number one always and the source of his inspirations.