MenLo is a studio and gallery focused on growing the international artist community in Jingdezhen, providing access to the city for aspiring ceramic artists, and amplifying young and emerging Chinese contemporary artists in any medium. As a studio we are committed to working in an integrated way with the city, its artisans, and its industry. As a gallery we do not have representational relationships with artists, we facilitate making, and try to find the work done in our studio homes in various galleries, museums, and other venues around China. 

Like anywhere the cost of living and working in Jingdezhen can vary depending on lifestyle. Below are a list of common needs not included in the cost of our residencies and summer programs and a range of prices for them. Send us specific items you have questions about and we will add them to this list. All prices are general and could of course vary situationally.


Street vendors (our favorite Lunches) cost between $0.50 - 1.50

Fruit Vendors are common in town and offer fresh goods by the kg for $1.00 - 3.00 (almost all are in this range but some are pricier, Durian and Cherries for example)

Noodle and Rice shops offer filling meals for $1.50 - 3.50

Western food is a bit more expensive, from sandwich shops and other small restaurants to Pizza Hut, McDonalds, and KFC $5.00 -12.00

A normal dinner with friends consists of many shared dishes $ 3.00 - 10.00 per person

Hot-pot dinner $7.00 - 12.00 per person

The most expensive restaurants in town offer great cooks and interesting styles $10.00 - 30.00 per person


Coffee $2.00 - 8.00

Soda, Tea, beer from a convenience store $.50 - 1.50

Cold Water $.20 - .50

Cocktails (the G&T is the unofficial drink of JDZ) specials for as little as $2.00

normal cocktail price $4.00 - 10.00

Price of Ceramic Labor and produced goods (all projects will vary)

Greenware pot $1.00 - 4.00

Simple model and mold $15 - 20

complex model and mold $50 - 100

Glazing per piece $.50 - 2.00

kiln firing per cubic foot cone 10 $1.00 - 3.00

Flower maker $.50 - 1.50 per flower

“Silver/gold plate finishing” $3.00 - 10.00 per piece

Slip Casting $.80 - 5.00 per piece

Other Labor/products:

Wooden panel for painting 24x24” $3.00 - 4.00

Custom made decorative/gift box $3.00 - 20.00

Shipping crate 1 Cubic Meter $60.00 - 80.00

Extra Studio Assistant (lightly skilled) $5.00 - 8.00 per hour


Massage $8.00 - 20.00

Dry Cleaning $3.00 - 6.00 per item

Cellular Service $15.00 per month for data and calling (China Unicom)


Bus $0.40 per ride

Taxi $0.50 per Kilometer

Train to/from Shanghai $50.00

Train to/from Beijing $90.00

Nearby Airports are Jingdezhen (JDZ) and Nanchang (KHN)

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