Making Tiles in Malpica, Mexico

We recently showed you the great bakery in Malpica, Mexico.   There is also a fantastic silver store there.   But today, we will show you how to make tiles.

So many tiles

So many tiles

Behind the silver store, this gentleman makes beautiful tiles.   He is ready to begin.   He started with this powder.

From this pile of powder to a beautiful tile

From this pile of powder to a beautiful tile

The mixture goes into a form.

Mixed and spread in this form

Mixed and spread in this form

Then color is added.

Adding the blue color

Adding the blue color

Today it is blue.   Now the tile goes to the next form.   He swirls and makes a design with a pencil.

Using a pencil to swirl and make the design

Using a pencil to swirl and make the design

He is finished with the tile.

That is amazing!

That is amazing!

This looks great!   All that is needed now is for the tile to bake and dry.

Zeb and Eider like these tiles

Zeb and Eider like these tiles

These tiles are all the same shape.

A perfect fit every time

A perfect fit every time

Thanks to the molds and forms.   The individual tiles fit together perfectly.   Our tour guide buys a few tiles each time he comes here.   He says his backyard patio is almost all tiled now, and he says it looks fabulous.   This gentleman makes tiles of various colors and designs.

So many choices

So many choices

We really liked these tiles, but the humans said they were not carrying tiles home.   So, we admired them and took photos to remember the tiles and this man.   It is now time to return to our van and leave the cobblestone streets of Malpica.

Leaving Malpica

Leaving Malpica

We really enjoyed our time here and everybody was so friendly and nice to us.   When you visit Mazatlan, we hope you take a side trip to Malpica.   Have a fresh roll from the bakery, get a tile and think of us, the Colorado Traveling Ducks.

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