Spin CeramicsPhoto: Time Out Shanghai (Shanghai Spin Ceramics branch)

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First published on 10 Jan 2012. Updated on 5 Feb 2015.

With a head team of domestic and international designers, Shanghai-based Spin has been in the porcelain business since 2002. Pieces are made and fired in China’s ceramic capital, Jingdezhen.

There’s a huge selection of ceramic art on offer, all of it handmade, singular and delightful. From the lumpy pots collectively known as the Seven Fortunes to the carved Japanese saké bottles and super-square jewellery boxes, the more you look, the more you have to smile.

Prices start from around 60-70RMB for cups and go upwards to 1,000RMB and beyond for sets and larger, decorative pieces. Even Temple Restaurant Beijing has a few vases from here. Relatively reasonably priced (a saké bottles cost RMB 70), they make great gifts for those more interested in the new China than the old.

Last autumn, the Spin crew opened their first New York City store to much applause, but take advantage of its home-grown roots. In Lido, you can still cop these gorgeous pieces of tableware for a third of the price abroad.


10am-7pm daily.

Telephone 6437 8649

English address 6 Fangyuan Xi Lu, Chaoyang district

Chinese address 朝阳区芳园西路6号


Posted by : Barbara Davis on 12/01/2016 06:30:34
I'll be in Beijing in March, how far are you from the Kerry Hotel? Are there other ceramic artists close to the hotel? I would love to see the local artists, I am a ceramicist also. Thanks

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