What is so interesting to me about Jingdezhen is the entire city is dedicated to a single thing, the production of porcelain or ceramics. Every where you look there is pottery in every stage of completion. In molds, on the street, being painted, being glazed, being carved.
My friends Tonya, Emmy, Cathrin and I went away for the weekend and we took our lovely ayis Ling Ling and Xiao Qing along with us.
It was so fun to spend time with everyone, look around at the pottery and eat yummy, but very spicy food. I bought one new item. My friends all bought a dozen or more.
The weather was mostly awful so my camera stayed in mostly in my bag, but here are some shots.
This wall was built in a very cool artists village. We had lunch nearby. Everything was full of chilis and my lips were sizzling, but my goodness it was tasty.
I was so drawn to the blue and white traditional colours. I didn’t want to buy any but I could stare at them for ages.
Cathrin, Tonya, Xiao Qing and Ling Ling investigate some lovely pots. Tonya bought a red one and Cathrin bought a white one from this stall. This area was everyone’s favorite shopping area. The pottery was plentiful and the prices were very affordable.
Emmy really wanted this pretty green one but the seller would not come down in price.
More blue and white. So lovely.
Emmy and Tonya both bought lots of things from this lady.
Cathrin poses by the laundry in the antique market. The antique market was really just narrow streets full of small pottery stalls.
And here we all are. Cathrin, Emmy, Tonya, Xiao Qing, Ling Ling, me and Ping, our awesome guide.