In a rural area of Jingdezhen, 6km from the old campus of Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute. There are restaurant, hotel, gallery, museum and ceramic workshop. Awesome place that you could stay in there for visiting in a whole day. http://chinaclayart.com/
A taxi drove me to Sanbao village, I go there even I am not sure what to look there. I met some interesting local peoples who help a guy from Switzerland who searches porcelain and big stones for an art exhibition.
The ‘flesh and bones’ of porcelain were two components mixed in different proportions depending on the type of ware desired. The first of the ingredients is kaolin, a pure white clay formed by the decomposition of aluminium silicates, in particular, decomposed feldspar. Kaolin remains white when fired, but its low plasticity makes it difficult to pot. The clay is quarried in open mines and washed in a series of ponds where the finer particles are separated from heavier impurities. Only the upper supernatant fluid was allowed into a second and a third pond before the clay was dried and made into bricks. The word kaolin derives from the Gaoling (‘High Ridge’) hill 40 kilometres northeast of Jingdezhen where the clay was first found.
After lunch, we go to see porcelain art studios and here you can rent studio space and come make your own art.
Do you ever wonder where come these Ikea tablewares? Part of them come to this Sanbao factory and we go look those next.
Finally, local lizard and the bird sits on her ass.
What to see in Jingdezhen:
Ceramic Museum - Jingdezhen Ceramic Historical Exhibition Area - Hutian Ancient Kiln Site - Porcelain Street - China Porcelain Garden and so much more.
There are lots ceramic studios, porcelain craft shop, gallery, coffee shop, Sanbao Ceramic Art Village and The Pottery Workshop. Also, there is a Saturday Creative Morning Market every week.
What else interesting you find when you walking in the city.
These outdoor shopping areas are interesting, most likely you find it here what you are looking for, but problem is that area is so big that is not easy to find what you looking for, but if you speak Chinese, then you get help from locals.
When I arrived in Jingdezhen I make a phone call to “Pottery Art Home-stay” and ask if I can come to see how they handmade porcelain and can I stay there.
She tells me that they do not have water this week and they wait to get it repaired. That reason they have cancelled all reservation, I tell that does not bother me and I like to come anyway.
This their factory where everything is handmade. Also, an artist who owns this also living the same place.
She is an artist who shows to me how to drink tea (Chinese tea ceremony).
Here are office and room where you can stay.
Now I have also their contact information if I like to start selling their porcelain.