Concordia, Mexico with Zeb and Eider Duck

Concordia, Mexico, founded January 20, 1565 was first named Villa de San Sebastian.   Concordia is located in the Sierra Madre Mountains in the state of Sinaloa, in Mexico.   Most of the people make a living by making and selling furniture and pottery.   Last time, Zeb and Eider Duck, showed you a small pottery factory on the way into town.   In the center of town, we found the cathedral.

San Sebastian church

San Sebastian church

This church is more than 350 years old.   That makes this church, Concordia’s San Sebastian church, the oldest church in the state of Sinaloa.   The church occupies one side of the main plaza of Concordia.   We love the pretty white benches around the plaza.

Concordia's main plaza

Concordia’s main plaza

Zeb and Eider went inside, but mom did not let us sit on anything in the church.   We did not want to offend anyone there.   This church is often referred to as a stunning baroque landmark with ornate gold detailing.

Inside San Sebastian church

Inside San Sebastian church

We really liked this church.   It is so nicely decorated.   We wanted to see the statues in the front more closely.

The higher statues

The higher statues

Aren’t they beautiful?   This church is so pretty and we thought it was very peaceful, also.

We like San Sebastian church

We like San Sebastian church

The benches outside by the plaza are the perfect place to have a snack and chat with friends.

Relax with a friend

Relax with a friend

We hope you leave the beaches of Mazatlan for a while and visit Concordia.   We like Concordia.

Making Pottery near Concordia, Mexico with Zeb and Eider Duck

Today, Zeb and Eider Duck, are going to see a man make pottery.   They make frogs here.

Pottery frogs for sale here

Pottery frogs for sale here

We like frogs.   This man forms the clay by hand.

All by hand

All by hand

He uses his foot to turn the bowl, but the work is done by hand.

Ready for the ovens

Ready for the ovens

The bowl is formed and will soon be taken to these ovens in the back.

We walked to the ovens in the back

We walked to the ovens in the back

Wood goes in here to build a fire, which will bake the bowl and other items.

Put wood for fire in here

Put wood for fire in here

Even humans need a ladder to climb to the top to place wet, clay items in oven.

Ladder to get to top of oven and put clay inside

Ladder to get to top of oven and put clay inside

This man liked us so he carried us to the oven.

Ducks with man in oven

Ducks with man in oven

Hey, don’t leave us here in the oven.   We like to see things here and the man does not forget us.

Are we supposed to be here mom?

Are we supposed to be here mom?

He got us out of the oven and we are ready to get back on our van.   But first, mom has to look at all the finished items.

So many things are made.   So many things to buy.

So many things are made. So many things to buy.

This small pottery factory sells more than frogs.   We liked seeing the pottery being made and the man was very nice to us.  We hope you go near Concordia, Mexico to see him make pottery.   Maybe you will buy something for a great remembrance of your trip, too.