Friday, March 1, 2013

Saturday Photo Hunting

Keyhole Pictures this week's theme is AN ACTION SHOT.

While in Malpica Mexico on Tuesday I was "selected" by our tour guide to "assist" Jorge the tile maker.

The tiles are made from sand, cement and water. The clay/mud mixture is put in these shapes and the designs are created using the eraser end of a pencil. This is me in action!.

Jorge then uses a hand turned machine to "squeeze" the water out and then the tile is left to dry for 17 hours. This is my tile, I would have bought it but it wasn't dry enough.


  1. VERY cool! And beautiful tile! :o)

  2. interesting. I've cast ceramic but all the molds are made of high quality plaster of paris.

    Coffee is on.

  3. Hi J/J, what a cool experience. Your ceramic turned out very beautiful! Wonderful choice for this week's theme.

    Have a wonderful evening.

  4. Artistic action! And your tile looked great. Pity it wasn't dry enough for you to buy...


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