Taiwanese pots

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Mon Nov 21, 2022 6:14 pm

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Mon Nov 21, 2022 12:03 pm
Hello, 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!
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.

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...
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Mon Nov 21, 2022 6:18 pm

Add on: While in Taipei, there are many shops as well, although you can probably get a better price and more choices in Yingge. Yongkang street in Daan has a lot of teashops and also teaware, but it is generally overpriced and caters to the gullible.
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Mon Nov 21, 2022 8:35 pm

Bok wrote:
Mon Nov 21, 2022 6:18 pm
Add on: While in Taipei, there are many shops as well, although you can probably get a better price and more choices in Yingge. Yongkang street in Daan has a lot of teashops and also teaware, but it is generally overpriced and caters to the gullible.
Thank you so much Bok! Will definitely take your advice, visit your friends studio and walk around Yingge. I’m only aiming for one Taiwanese pot, I might get too overwhelmed with ceramics if I visit Yongkang. I appreciate the tip on cheaper items made in China!

Thanks pedant, went through most of the forum and no luck on location aside from Bok’s friend. I was mistaken on Dong Feng. I really do like the style of Xu De Jia and Xu Jin Choi. And am curious on the wood-fired pieces. But I was able to find awesome links to online retailers posted by regulars in the forum. There was one link for Yingge in another site but when you click on it, its says permanently closed :

https://www.google.com/maps/place/239,+ ... 11b7g2g_cs
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Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:38 pm

@decost0p You are welcome! One more thing: with Taiwanese teaware be mindful not too pick anything too heavy/thick-walled. I noticed quite a few potters have a tendency to do that here.
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Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:50 pm

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Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:38 pm
decost0p You are welcome! One more thing: with Taiwanese teaware be mindful not too pick anything too heavy/thick-walled. I noticed quite a few potters have a tendency to do that here.
You’re in Taiwan!! Is there a chance you also sell teapots and teas please? May I visit your store? I’d rather buy quality from trusted vendors
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Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:58 pm

decost0p wrote:
Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:50 pm
Bok wrote:
Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:38 pm
decost0p You are welcome! One more thing: with Taiwanese teaware be mindful not too pick anything too heavy/thick-walled. I noticed quite a few potters have a tendency to do that here.
You’re in Taiwan!! Is there a chance you also sell teapots and teas please? May I visit your store? I’d rather buy quality from trusted vendors
Sorry, not really selling Taiwanese local stuff and also no shop... just a side kick to support my own collection.
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Mon Nov 21, 2022 10:00 pm

Bok wrote:
Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:58 pm
decost0p wrote:
Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:50 pm
Bok wrote:
Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:38 pm
decost0p You are welcome! One more thing: with Taiwanese teaware be mindful not too pick anything too heavy/thick-walled. I noticed quite a few potters have a tendency to do that here.
You’re in Taiwan!! Is there a chance you also sell teapots and teas please? May I visit your store? I’d rather buy quality from trusted vendors
Sorry, not really selling Taiwanese local stuff and also no shop... just a side kick to support my own collection.
No worries, grateful for the spot on advice! Appreciate you!
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