Update: This shop has left Queens Road East ☹️. Originally a steel and wire shop, then a ceramic pottery shop and now….?
A heavy industry shop in Wan Chai that used to sell steel wires and steel reinforcements for renovations and contractors was forced to move last year. In its place, a temporary retailer of ceramics called “Stoneage (by Kal)”has taken up residence.
I popped in to have a look at what’s on sale.
Lots of bowls, plates and dishes, many designs and colours.
If you need glasses for less expensive entertaining or vases, they have an assortment in stock. There are also small bowls for smaller helpings, like appetisers or dessert and dipping sauces.
More porcelain bowls, small teacups or sake cups. Square or round, take your pick. In the photo above, the extreme left of bottom shelf you can also see some ceramic tureens suitable for double boiling of chinese herbal soups and stews.
If you need one of these large stew pots, it’s available here quite inexpensively. This would serve a family of four.
There’s also this type of ceramic herbal soup/ tea brewing pot that can sit directly on a gas stove. Volumes are smaller for this pot but it has a handle for pouring. Just bear in mind that it’s non-insulated and you’ll need decent oven gloves to handle it.
There are also lots of mugs in every color to suit any table setting you have.
The only thing is that for that cheaper price, the ceramics tend to be heavier and of a rougher make. So if you want lighter, thinner and more refined crockery, I recommend King Tak Hong across the road which stocks Japanese made ceramics, or Sogo for high quality stuff. But for everyday use or if you urgently need some for a party, it’ll do.