This is the best place in Beijing to buy contemporary Chinese ceramics. Spin works with artists in Jingdezhen, China’s porcelain capital, and the pieces here are original, limited-edition works of art at competitive prices. Attractive vases, some in pearly white and others splashed with blue, are lovely but generally heavy. Lighter options include hand-cast celadon green teacups, dainty chopstick rests that resemble chili peppers and tiny bones, and charming paperweights shaped like dim sum. Spin ships worldwide and at a reasonable cost, so you needn’t carry your purchases with you on the rest of your travels.
Spin Ceramics, Beijing
Paper-thin tableware made by craftsmen in Jingdezhen, the porcelain capital of China, are sold at this shop near the 789 art district. Designs are a mix of traditional and whimsical. Check out the chopstick rests shaped like crab claws and pieces of coral.