Wenwen’s family is in a remote alley on the outskirts of Jianshui city. They have just joined the purple pottery industry. They mainly make practical purple pottery such as tea pots, water tanks, steam pots and water cups. Most of them are supplied to shops in Wanyao village and Zitao street, and some are sold to other areas of the province. Recently, a few shops outside the province will often take goods.
They are typical family workshops. The house has two floors. After they decided to make purple pottery, they built another floor on the roof with simple materials. The kiln is located in a corner of the roof, and several workers are doing their own work, or taking care of, or trimming, or carving, or filling mud.
On the second floor, a small room was made available for exhibition hall, with some samples available for customers to choose from. They currently have no physical sales stores, one is that they don’t have enough money to run a shop, and the other is that they don’t have enough people to operate it. They live in the rest of the first and second floors in six of their families.
Next to the house was a newly built house with mud and some pottery tools on one side, while two workers were casting on the other. With Wen Wen, there are six people working on pottery. Two of them are his parents, who used to work in the old factory. The other three workers are relatives of Jianshui remote rural areas who have not made purple pottery. In recent years, Jianshui purple pottery has developed rapidly, and they also come to learn arts.
“In fact, your products are very good. Although they are practical tools, they are quite cheap compared with those of others. Why not set the price higher?”
“We think that’s enough. We can make money by making things in our own home. We are more satisfied now than before.”
“Do you know how much it costs in some shops?”
“I know that I’m not sure about selling like that. We don’t have a physical store or a special sales department, and we are in this hard to find alley. But now more and more people are looking for us to order, and they have never come to our door to say that you are not worth so much money. Jianshui Zitao now knows more and more friends. We are very grateful to catch up with this situation and be able to make Zitao at home and live better. ”
Now Jianshui has many such workshops. In order to catch up with the current good situation, they are trying to do their own things well. They started later, started lower and walked slower, but each step was solid. Most of them are not well-known now, but who says that they will not grow up one day. Are not many big enterprises coming here like this?