Tile Travels - San Miguel de Allende

An immersive tile making & design experience in the heart of Mexico


Beyond the Ordinary: Travel Mexico with Clay Imports

San Miguel de Allende Retreat

Tile Travels is your ticket to a 3-day immersive experience hosted by Clay Imports at our vibrant design hub in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. It's a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of interior design and ceramic tiles of Mexico. Our Spring 2024 retreat combines creativity, culinary delights, and unforgettable experiences to create a truly one-of-a-kind journey. Lodging and flights excluded.

Monday, May 20 - Wednesday, May 22

Discover the Behind-The-Scenes

Deep Dive into the Art of Handmade Tiles

During this retreat, you'll roll up your sleeves and immerse yourself in hands-on ceramic making, delving into the creative process behind Clay Imports' designs. Gain valuable insights into the art of handmade tile production as you get your hands dirty, shaping and crafting your own ceramic masterpieces. It's a unique opportunity that allows you to not only explore the beauty of San Miguel de Allende but also become an integral part of the creative process itself.

Want to join the retreat?

Register for the experience!

Join our one-of-a-kind, 3-full-day retreat for just $840 to join hands-on workshops, exciting excursions, and delicious meals as detailed in the itinerary. RESERVE YOUR SPOT.

Want to stay at Clay SMA?

Reserve your room

Clay Imports' design studio & residence, Clay SMA, all rooms have a queen bed, private bathrooms with shower, and an amazing view of the San Miguel outskirts. SOLD OUT.

Looking for a place to stay? San Miguel offers stunning boutique hotels and lovely Airbnbs. The Retreat will take place in the Colonia San Luis Rey, in the North of San Miguel. Contact us for recommendations!


    Tile Travels is an immersive 3-day retreat hosted by Clay Imports at our vibrant design hub in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. It's a one-of-a-kind experience where you can dive deep into the world of interior design and ceramic tiles.
    During the retreat, you can expect hands-on ceramic making, a behind-the-scenes look at Clay Imports' design processes, and a unique culinary and communal experience in San Miguel de Allende.

    All are welcome!
    You don't need to be an interior designer or trade member to join. Tile Travels is open to anyone interested in the creative world of design and ceramics. It's a great opportunity to explore your artistic side.
      On site will be the Clay SMA crew, including the in-house designer, the CEO of Clay Imports, a professional photographer, and a social media manager.

      The 3-day retreat experience is priced at $840, which covers classes, excursions, and meals as listed in the itinerary. Accommodation rates, travel insurance, visa costs, and meals other than listed in the itinerary, are separate.

      The retreat package is quite comprehensive! It includes classes, excursions, meals as outlined in the itinerary here, airport transfers tour place in San Miguel (from BJX or QRO), ground transportation to all program events, and an exclusive look into Clay Imports' design and tile production processes.
      However, please note that accommodation, flight tickets, travel insurance, and meals not specified in the itinerary are not included in the package

      Not included in the registration costs are
    • flights & airport transportation
    • travel insurance (recommended)
    • meals other than those included in the itinerary
    • ground transportation to the Clay SMA studio (if you're not staying at Clay SMA)
    • Any visa costs (for U.S. citizens, tourist visa are typically included in flight ticket price)
    • lodging

      Absolutely! San Miguel has some of the best boutique hotels and many lovely Airbnbs. You have the freedom to pick your preferred lodging. The Retreat will take place in the Colonia San Rey. Feel free to reach out for accommodation suggestions!

      To reserve your spot, please check out here.
      After reserving your spot, Clay Imports will send you a Release and Waiver agreement for your signature. You must sign the Release and Waiver agreement within 72 hours to confirm the booking.
      After receiving the signed Release and Waiver agreement, Clay Imports will follow up with the final order confirmation. Your booking is NOT complete until receipt of the final order confirmation.

        You have two convenient options: Del Bajío International Airport (BJX) or Querétaro International Airport (QRO).

        Check out the itinerary here.

        The organizers reserve the right to cancel the retreat in the event of insufficient signups or circumstances beyond our control. If the organizers cancel the event, a 100% refund will be issued to all registered participants. Please note that there are no refunds available if a participant chooses to cancel their registration.