I think the best way is to just go there and take half a day to browse the shops. Yingge basically has one main street where most shops are located (plus alleyways leading to it). Beware though, some/if not the majority of shops may also sell stuff that is actually from China. Advice is probably not to go for anything that looks like it's Yixing clay and/or look for Taiwan made stickers or indications, shopkeepers might tell as well if you ask them.decost0p wrote: ↑Mon Nov 21, 2022 12:03 pmHello, I’ve been reading alot of the posts regarding teaware and I appreciate learning alot from you! Hoping its not rude to veer off topic slightly but I’m not sure if this deserves a new thread?
I’m visiting Taiwan soon and will be searching Yingge for a small teapot as a gift. Its my bestfriends wedding next year and she enjoys Lao Ren Cha over english tea. I only have a few days in Taipei and I got overwhelmed when I read Yingge has over 800 ceramic stores. May I ask for advice on which specific shops to visit for individual artists please? Or if you, as a vendor, have a physical store I can visit? I’m looking for celadon…but if you think clay is better, I’m willing to go for it
The style that strikes me the most from what I’ve seen here, are by Dong Feng and Xu De Jia. Deeply appreciate your help!
If you take the suburban train, it leaves you not from the main street and on the way there are shops as well.
The nicer Taiwanese stuff usually is quite pricey though, the cheaper is often - see above - from China. My friend has a shop there, but it is the woodfired, more earthy looking stuff: https://www.google.fr/maps/place/%E5%A4 ... 21.3495207
Best way is: go there, browse along the street, at the end eat something and then go back and decide where and what to buy, it really is overwhelming there in terms of quantity...