Monday, October 24, 2011

Production Techniques At Syzygy Tileworks


In the previous building boom high end tile became a key element in design,
 but where do those tile come from?

This is the second post on Syzygy Tileworks,
and here are the other posts:


In the previous post we looked at the showroom 
and a sampling of the tiles they make,
now we will take a look at how they make those tiles.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Syzygy Tileworks In Silver City, N.M.


Before we left Silver City back at the end of August 
we stopped by Syzygy Tile for a tour of their operations, 
expertly led by the showroom manager Patrick Hoskins.

This post will take a look at the showroom and their tile,
 and then the next three posts will look at their production facilities.

The rest of the set is as follows:

Friday, October 14, 2011

Cecilia Stanford's House of Ceramic Art



This is the third post in a series on ceramic artist Cecilia Stanford,
and this time we will look at the tile work she has done in her home.

What better place to look at tile than the bathroom.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cecilia Stanford's Ceramic Art Studio



In the last post 
we were introduced to the home and studio of Cecilia Stanford, 
now let's take a look at her studio.

The day we were there she was between projects 
and moving things around so things were a bit cluttered 
but what I noticed were lots of large flat work tables at various heights.

The old lumberyard where she lives and works provides lots of room.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Cecilia Stanford's Ceramic Art In Silver City, N.M.



I have posted on the ceramic art of Cecilia Stanford before
(Tile Mosaic) without knowing that she had done the work 
and when I finally realized her name she generously invited Allison and I over
 to meet and see her home and studio. 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Naturally Formed Wood



Breitenbush Hot Springs in western Oregon
 has lots of beautiful use of free form wood,
and being in Oregon they have lots of wood.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Exterior Cement Trim For Doorways And Windows In Mexico



I am constantly amazed at the mastery 
of the finished cement and concrete work in Mexico 
and it is no wonder as the prevalence of termites
 makes the use of wood almost impossible.

These first four photos are from San Carlos, Sonora.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Stone Work In Guanajuato, Guanajuato



From time to time I like to acknowledge some of the beautiful stone work 
we have run across in our travels.

 The photos for this post came when we were in Guanajuato, Guanajuato 
 and took a walk from our campground.

 Guanajuato is a state full of silver mines and stone quarries
 and the city displays much of that.