When we first set eyes on those vulva bowls and cups on Instagram, we just knew we had to bring them onto Eat & Sip. To be honest, it wasn't hard to fall in love with the other products in her collection as well! We dm-ed Rachel, and a few months later headed down to Victoria, Australia to collect the products!
For our last sourcing trip in Australia, we had actually booked the flights for some random dates few months in advance and then we did our research! (I know I know, research usually comes before the booking)
Luckily, our trip coincided with the last Emu Plains Market of the season which we've been wanting to get to for the longest time! If we had missed this one, their next one would only be in October.
On one of the rare days that we did not feel like checking out ceramic markets, shops or makers, we decided to take a walk around the city. We wanted to snap some photographs of the city so we went across across the Yangtse river! Elements of Jingdezhen being a porcelain city were omnipresent, even in the small villages on the outskirts. We were looking at some of the porcelain pieces on the walls of a small little village, when a villager looked at us intensely (for about a good five minutes) and then invited us in!
We’ve been asked so many times on Jingdezhen that we’ve decided to write about our last trip there! When we first arrived in Jingdezhen, it was pretty obvious why Jingdezhen is called the ‘Porcelain Capital’ of the world! There were porcelain shops everywhere and there were random porcelain pieces spotted around the city - on the streets, walls and even lamp posts.
Sometime back in October, the both of us were feeling rather jaded and unmotivated so... we went on a weekend trip to visit Hellorat Project's maker, Rani, in South Jakarta! Well to be more precise, Rani actually stays in Bogor (an hour's drive from Jakarta), so we met up at Tommy's keramik studio, a quaint little ceramic studio in South Jakarta which she works from.