Spin CeramicsYou don't know you need a paperweight shaped like a dumpling until you see it. Hidden behind sliding doors on an unassuming street corner in Shanghai's Jing'an District, Spin is the best place in the city to buy modern Chinese ceramics. The shop works with artists in Jingdezhen, China’s porcelain capital, to make original, limited-edition works of art at competitive prices, from a small porcelain and wood display table to delicate celadon-green teacups and dainty chopstick rests shaped like chili peppers. Spin ships worldwide at a reasonable cost, so you don't have to worry about lugging a vase the size of a small child through Asia.
This is the best place in Shanghai to buy contemporary Chinese ceramics. Spin works with artists in Jingdezhen, China’s porcelain capital, and the pieces here are original works of art at competitive prices. Shapely vases are lovely and generally heavy, but since Spin ships worldwide you need not carry your purchases with you on the rest of your travels. Lighter options include hand-cast celadon green teacups and charming paperweights shaped like dim sum.