Shuaiyuan Redware Museum

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Shuaiyuan Redware Museum
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Tom-2009
Toronto, Canada527 contributions
A quick visit to tea pot factory
Apr 2019 • Friends
There was a demonstration up front of how tea pot is made. An older potter was burnishing leather hard pot, trying to make a lid fit. Seem to me he was bored and worked on it way too long. The clay is local, pottery is well made, but they tried to sell the pots way too expensive. I would pay only 20 yuan for such a pot. The sales pitch is not aggressive. There was not photography allowed. I did not see a reason for it as tea pots are made for 1000 years and there is not revolutionary design in this museum. Afraid of industrial espionage? In China?
Written 15 May 2019
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Nicole Abuhakmeh
New Cumberland, PA36 contributions
Tour shopping stop
Feb 2019
This was a stop on our tour with Intertrips. We were told we couldn't take pictures and were lead into a large room with teapots and given the 'you should buy this here because..." speech and then the sales ladies hit us full force as we walked towards the door.
Written 19 March 2019
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AdieEntourage
Toronto, Ontario, Canada38 contributions
Very Informative Demonstration of Tea Pots
Mar 2019 • Family
As part of our tour, we visited the Redware Museum. Yes, it is more like a store, as is every other stop on the tour, but there is no pressure to buy anything. Enjoy the demonstration and hop back on the bus.

I did purchase a tea pot set for approximately $40 CDN. Unfortunately, it seems to drip. I will be writing to the company. You may find similar tea pots in the markets and may be able to get a better price, but if you want a cute souvenir that is functional and authentic, you can't go wrong.

Bus tours around the world include stops like this, labeled museum or institute. They are part of the way bus tours work but I never felt compelled to buy anything.
Written 9 March 2019
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ILoveFoodComa
Burbank, CA3,691 contributions
Handmade teapot
Jan 2019 • Friends
One of the stops on my China tour itinerary. Most of the customers there are tourist. All handmade teapot, they have masters and students designing unique teapot. What amazed me was they are using some physical theory to control the water flow, very interesting! The price can get very expensive depends on who designs it.
Written 3 March 2019
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Summer L
48 contributions
One word: scam
Jul 2016 • Family
This is not a museum, all the things they do is put as show. The pottery they showcase is not the one they provided. We were forced to visit this place as part of the tour. DO NOT COME HERE IF YOU HAVE A CHOICE!
Written 13 July 2016
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DanielMuljanto
Solo, Indonesia309 contributions
Not ok with kids....
Jul 2016 • Family
The place was not a museum its a commercial tea pottery....

Dangerous with kids whose playing around those expensive teapots..

Its ok just for general knowledge about pottery but i guess you have to be a tea person to trully appreciate teapots.

You can buy souvenirs after the teapots place

Not recommended with kids...
Written 2 July 2016
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Megan Wei
Sydney, Australia141 contributions
A commercial place
Apr 2016 • Friends
I thought it was a museum but it's not, more like a commercial demonstration place where you can see locally made redware goods. We have been led by the tour guide and all stay in one demonstration room. Roughly 10 mins later, a host from this place showed up and taught us how to recognize the good redware products. They strongly encourage you to make the purchase. Their products are not bad, I've got one tea cup for myself as I never had one. However, I would say it's optional.
Written 30 April 2016
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Charles_Xavier
Honolulu, HI105 contributions
Less of an actual museum.
The Redware Museum is more like a commercial showcase of locally made redware goods such as teapots, cups, teaware sets, and animal figurines. It is located on the second floor of the building, and while there are some informational posters and antiques the facility is generally made up of several meeting rooms each with a large table where a presenter will go over the finer points of their famous products. After the lecture and demonstration ends, the visitor has a chance to purchase the goods on display. Our family wasn't interested in buying anything, as the teapots are heavy and must be carry-on baggage. I think they only accept Chinese currency (RMB) since there is a foreign money exchange counter with posted daily rates located in the hallway.

After leaving the museum, there is a marketplace downstairs where visitors can buy handcrafted crystal figures, food and snacks, water, and produce.
Written 26 March 2015
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