Thursday, June 11, 2009

Big Tiles

This is one tile, in the right you can see Maggie our guide walking into the kiln room. Beside her is on full tile. She told us that the factory has an 80% retention rate. One plain celedon tile costs 4000 RMB. We went to 5 different tile factories, they are all within walking distance of each other. Below is a video of how they roll out tiles. He does about 60 tiles a day, I can't help but wonder where is all this ceramic work going?

1 comment:

  1. Hey Pat,

    Is there anything plastic in the tile clay? Do they shrink?

    Thank for posting these things. It's very interesting to see. What a different culture!