Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Ive made a new plate die for my brick press. I really like the look of stars on old pavers and came up with my very own. They fired in the kiln without trouble. Went to 2025'F in a 12 hr firing cycle in my electric kiln. Im gonna make more of these and layout a patio this spring!
Monday, February 7, 2011
Some of my terracotta style tiles laid out in a simulated wall arrangement. The color variations are partly due to kiln location and temp variations of the firing.
Small star paver bricks arranged on the floor to visualize a possible layout. These are early test pavers and the finish is rougher than I will allow in final product.
Im excited over my newest paver. The larger star pattern is more interesting with the three dimensional detail. Im gonna be making alot of these!
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
I would like to introduce to you Tony Mugridge, a fellow brickmaker and potter.
His work is at least a few years more advanced along than what I am doing now. He is fortunate in that he has access to his very own complete historic brickworks. His work can be found on Facebook as well as his own website. I invite you to take a look at what he has done.