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When you¡¯re having guests over for dinner, it¡¯s always nice to use some fine dinnerware. And ¡°Between Earth and Sky¡±, located inside Hongqiao market in south Beijing, offers some strange ideas.
The shop carries a nice collection of dishware with very unique designs. First, the shapes are not your typical round ones. They may resemble leaves, little boats, and other things. In fact, the shopkeeper Ms. Liu told me the shape is anything that comes to the designers¡¯ mind.
Black, white, and Purple-red glazes are applied to each piece, giving them distinctive shines. Chinese calligraphy engraved adds a sense of culture. I have personally never seen anything like this before.
In addition to dinnerware, the shop also offers a variety of tea sets and cups.
Prices range from RMB 30 to RMB 3,000. Ms. Liu speaks fluent English for easy communication.
What I appreciate
A plate engraved with a Tang emperor poem
What customers appreciate
Nice dishware, quality service
Original designs on match boxes
Homemade pottery in an old lane
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Handmade notebooks to write your favorite things